National CASA Infographic -- *GAL : guardian ad litem (same role as a CASA just a different title)

Important Numbers:

  • National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • General Maryland Help Connection hotline
  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health National Hotline
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline

Important Links:

Maryland CASA

  • Child advocates and volunteers represent abused and neglected children in juvenile court for foster homes, child welfare services and child care.

National CASA

  • A nonprofit network supporting and promoting court appointed volunteer advocacy throughout the country for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe environment.

 Youth Empowered Society/YES Drop-in Center

  • Provides a safe space for youth ages 14-25 who are homeless and on their own to get basic needs met and connect to important resources.

DHR (MD social services)

  • Provides explanations of state guidelines, programs and services as well as contact information and related links.

Youth Matter Handbook, including the Youth Bill of Rights

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