Emergency Resources


As of Wednesday, March 18th, you may call the JCS main phone number- 410-466-9200 for information, resources and assistance to support you at this challenging time. You can also email info@jcsbaltimore.org.

 

Baltimore Area Meal Programs

With schools and senior centers closed, local jurisdictions are making to-go meals available.

Children

 

Older Adults

Local Senior Centers, though closed, will provide boxed to-go lunches.

Baltimore County Dept of Health or call 410-887-3816

Home delivery of meals may be available for eligible older adults. Call the following for eligibility information:

Baltimore City Maryland Access Point Home-Delivered Meal Program: 410-396-2273

Baltimore City residents age 60 and over, or a family member concerned about an older relative without food, should call Maryland Access Point at 410-396-2273 (CARE).

Baltimore County Maryland Access Point Home-Delivered Meal Program: 410-887-2594

 

Financial Support

Please click here for a list of Maryland’s essential businesses, loan and grant information, unemployment Insurance benefits, and more.

 

COVID-19 Testing

Important Information About COVID Testing

  • Not everyone needs a test. Testing is appropriate for those who are at the highest risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease.
  • Currently, COVID-19 testing is not widely available.
  • Mildly ill patients should be encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management.        

 

COVID Testing Sites Currently Available in Baltimore:

Prior to visiting these test sites, please contact a medical professional:

  • Lifebridge Health/Sinai Hospital Drive Through
    410-601-2222 (must call first)
  • MedStar PromptCare
    410-230-7820 (can test walk-ins)
  • Mercy Hospital 410-332-4866
    (no drive-through available yet)
  • Maryland State Health Department
    410-767-6871 (will have updated list of test sites)

 

Additional Sources of Credible Information and Resources:

Your local health department website and telephone

 

Additional Resources

Stores with Special Shopping Hours for Adults Over 60 and Vulnerable Customers: 

 

Laundry Service:

  • Laundry City – Free pick-up, washing, drying, and delivery for people age 70+

 

Medications: 
Check with your insurance carrier as many are making accommodations to ensure that individuals have proper medication during this time. 

  • CVS Pharmacies have put several provisions in place to assist the community and provide guidance. 

 

Stimulus Package:  

 

Unemployment Resources:  
Please find below links to assist with unemployment benefits in the State of Maryland. To contact a Claim Center, call 410-949-0022 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

 

Business Resources:

 

Mental and Behavioral Health:

 

Domestic Violence Resources

 

Caregiver Resources:

 

Family Resources:

 

Utility Services:

  • BGE will work with residents whose service was disconnected prior to the March 13 moratorium on service disconnections. Residents who have had their electric service disconnected should contact BGE to begin the reconnection process. 
  • Comcast will help to keep people connected to the Internet: 
    • Free WIFI hotspots – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
    • Comcast Internet Essentials “Affordable Internet at Home for Eligible Households”  provides two months of free services for eligible new customers. Available to individuals receiving a public benefit (MEDICAID, Public housing, SNAP, TANF, SSI, National School Lunch Program or Head Start, LIHEAP, WIC, VA PENSION). 

 

Teleconferencing Tools:

 

Fore more information, please visit jcsbaltimore.org/COVID19-Resources/

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