Resources and Announcements


During this uncertain time, it feels like information is coming at us from every direction and it can be difficult to keep track. MD-EN has compiled a list of information, resources, and announcements to help make things a little easier for our community. Please note, this list is not exhaustive, and will be updated as we become aware of additional resources.

The Maryland Employment Network 
Maryland Health Connection
Meals
Financial Information
Department of Human Services (DSS)
Social Security Administration
Unemployment
Job Opportunities
Senior Citizens
Relief Funds
Internet Access
Substance Use/Mental Health
Fun Stuff

The Maryland Employment Network

We are open for business, and accepting new referrals for both employment and benefits counseling services. At this time, we are providing services virtually, and will work to accommodate individual preferences for method of communication. While we do not know when, we do intend to resume in-person services once it is safe to do so.

Maryland Health Connection

Maryland has implemented a special enrollment period in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Click here for details.

Meals

Click here for a comprehensive list of locations providing lunches while schools are closed. This list includes the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore (City & County), Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Prince George’s.

Click here for additional information in Frederick County.

Click here for a map of meal service locations in Baltimore City.

Click here for information on lunches provided to students in Montgomery County.

Click here for information on lunches provided to students in Charles County.

Click here for information on meals provided to students in Talbot County.

Click here for information on meals provided to students in Kent County.

Click here for information on meals provided to students in Wicomico County.

Many of Jose Andres’ restaurants in the Maryland/DC/Virginia metro area will be operating as community kitchens. Click here for more information.

Manna Food Center in Montgomery County will continue to operate. Click here for information on how to access the food bank.

Financial Information

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has prepared a comprehensive guide to protecting yourself financially during this crisis. It can be viewed here.

The federal tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15. Click here for more information.

The Maryland state tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15. Click here for more information.

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) is suspending disconnection of service, as well as new late fees, until May 1. Click here for more information.

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is also suspending disconnection of service, as well as new late fees, until May 1. Click here for more information.

WSSC Water is also suspending disconnections. Click here for more information.

Maryland’s Office of People’s Council has created a guide to utility assistance. Click here to view.

Department of Human Services (DSS)

The Maryland Department of Human Services will continue to provide all programs and services. Click here for more information. Click here to download the FAQ’s.

Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration field offices are closed to the general public. Please click here for to view the press release.

Click here for SSA’s COVID19 FAQ’s.

Unemployment

If your employment has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, please click here for frequently asked questions regarding unemployment benefits in Maryland. Please click here for information on how to apply.

Job Opportunities

Amazon is looking to add 100,000 more employees to meet their current demands. Please click here for more information.

Aldi reports they are hiring in all stores and warehouses. Click here to apply.

H&S Bakery in Baltimore is hiring to meet increased demands. Interested individuals should email HR@nefoods.com for more information on how to apply.

Sam’s Club is hiring. Visit their Facebook page for more information. To apply, click here.

Costco is hiring. Visit their website to apply.

Senior Citizens

Seniors can register to receive a daily call to check their well being during the COVID19 crisis. Call 1-866-50-CHECK or visit the Department of Aging’s website to register.

Relief Funds

One Fair Wage Relief Fund provides financial assistance to food service, hospitality, and other service workers during this time. Click here to find out more.

USBG National Charity Foundation provides financial assistance to bartenders and other hospitality workers. Click here to find out more.

Internet Access

Comcast Internet Essentials is low-cost internet access for qualifying households. Currently, the first two months are free. Click here to learn more.

Easton Utilities has several free drive-up hot spots available for internet access. Click here for locations and information.

Substance Use/Mental Health Support

Sheppard Pratt has opened a virtual walk-in clinic. Click here for more.

Recoveryspeakers.com provides online resources for those unable to attend a meeting.  

Baltimore Area AA groups are offering conference call or online options. Click here for a list of times and join-in information.

The Maryland Health Department / The Behavioral Health Administration has released a fact sheet/resource guide. Click here.

Click here to learn the definition of various terms, including the difference between social distancing and isolation.

Fun Stuff

Pete the Cat Story Time
Virtual Museum Tours
Zoo and Park Tours


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