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September 22, 2005

Adult Day Care

The following medical day-care facilities are licensed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:

  • Adult Day Services at Ravenwood

    Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1109 Luther Drive, Hagerstown.

    Call 301-791-1030.

  • Easter Seals Adult Day Services

    11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. Call 301-745-3828. Also a medical/social adult day-care program and is licensed by the Maryland Office on Aging and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

    Contact the Washington County Health Department's Adult Evaluation and Review Service, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave, Hagerstown, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Helps put elderly and disabled adults in touch with services they need to remain in their communities. There is no charge for these services.

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Call 240-313-3350.






Child Abuse

The Department of Social Services/Child Protective Services at 122 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, investigates reports of child abuse or neglect.

The 24-hour number is 240-420-2222.




Mental Health Care

  • The Office of Consumer Advocates Inc.

    265 Mill St., Suite 200, Hagerstown, offers resource information and referral, peer support, advocacy and a speakers bureau.

    Services affiliated with the office are The Listening Line, a socialization and support line serving all ages (it is not a crisis hot line) and Soul Haven Drop-In Center, a place where consumers can socialize, take part in activities and enjoy themselves in a relaxed, mutually supportive atmosphere.

    Call 301-790-5054.

  • The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

    Offers support, education and advocacy for families affected by mental illness.

    Call 301-824-7725.






Parental Guidance

The Parent-Child Center provides parenting and nurturing classes and child advocacy programs. The "Right from the Start" program matches volunteers with first-time pregnant teens.

Parenting classes are offered Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The office at 998 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Call 301-791-2224.




Shelters

  • Rescue Mission

    The Union Rescue Mission provides shelter for men and three meals a day at 125 N. Prospect St.

    Call 301-739-1165.

  • Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army provides shelter for up to 60 days for homeless single women and women with children. The office is at 534 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown.

    Call 301-733-2440.

  • Community Action Council

    Provides shelter, food and utility bill assistance. The Meals-on-Wheels program takes daily meals to the homebound. Hours at the 101 Summit Ave. office in Hagerstown are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Call 301-797-4161.

  • REACH Caregivers

    Provides escorted transports to doctor appointments, therapy, grocery store, pharmacy, errands, etc. REACH volunteers perform light chores and home repairs, assist with emergency placement, eviction prevention, food, utilities, medication, etc. They install donated air conditioners to those in need and provide a shelter during winter months. REACH is at 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, in Hagerstown.

    For details, call 301-733-2371 or go to www.reachcaregivers.org. The 24-hour crisis intervention line is 301-739-8975. You may send e-mail to reach@myactv.net.






Social Services

The Department of Social Services at 122 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, provides financial assistance to Washington County residents and protects vulnerable adults and children from abuse and neglect.

Call 240-420-2100 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The agency's 24-hour hot line number is 240-420-2222.




Substance Abuse and Addiction Programs

  • Washington County Health Department Division of Addictions and Mental Health Services

    Provides prevention and counseling services to individuals experiencing problems with substance abuse, addiction and emotional issues.

    Staff members are trained in assessment, intervention and counseling techniques for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including residential, outpatient and jail. Employees can provide meeting times for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.

    Other services include physical examinations, TB assessments and testing, breathalyzer and urinalysis monitoring, HIV testing and counseling, court assessments and parenting classes.

    Services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and weekend appointments as needed.

    For information, call 240-313-3310.

    The health department is at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

    Washington County Health Department services include immunizations, WIC/nutrition, AIDS case management, breast exams, Pap tests, children's medical services and geriatric evaluation services.

    Call 240-313-3200.

  • Rescue Mission

    The Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission at 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, has a 12-week program for mission residents with substance abuse problems.

    Call 301-739-1165.






Women's Shelter

Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused (CASA) offers shelter, support groups and services for battered, sexually assaulted or homeless women and their children. The Abusers Intervention Program for men or women also is offered. Individual counseling and legal advocacy are available.

The 24-hour hot line number is 301-739-8975, or call the office at 116 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, at 301-739-4990.

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