Family Navigator

Our Family Navigator provides support for HCAS families most in need and helps to “navigate” them to appropriate services – food, shelter, utilities, medical assistance, insurance, disability services, and more– as part of our annual Community Service Partnership (CSP) Grant through the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services.  If you or your family are in need of services, please contact the HCAS office at 410-290-3466 or email info@howard-autism.org.

 

Emergency Grant

MADHU FUND EMERGENCY GRANT APPLICATION

HCAS offers emergency funds to those in greatest need through its Madhu Thibaudeau Emergency Fund.  Click the link above to access the application.

 

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Crisis Hotline:  In Maryland, call 211, press 1

Grassroots Crisis Intervention: 410-531-6677 (TDD for Hearing Impaired 410-531-5086)

Link to Local Resources – Howard County

Maryland Coalition for Families: Maryland Coalition of Families (mdcoalition.org)

Helps families who care for someone with behavior health needs.

NAMI Howard County:  National Alliance on Mental Illness | Health Organization (namihowardcounty.org)

An organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness.  410-772-9300 (office)

Autism Society of America: Menatl Health and Well-Being 

Community Outreach Division at Howard County Police Department

410-313-2207

Howard County Behavioral Health Directoryincludes listings of mental health professionals in Howard County

Behavioral Health Navigator:  Leah Bulka, 410-313-6240

Mobil Crisis Team -Howard County

Transition Programs for Youth with Mental Health Challenges

  1. Maryland Coalition of Families –  What Happens When My Child Turns 18 (mdcoalition.org)
  1. Humanim Health Transitions Program  –  Mental Health – Humanim

3. Accessible Resources for Independence 

 

SELF-CARE RESOURCES FROM GENERAL FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup: Supporting Your Social and Emotional Well-Being

Self-Care (Presentation from General Family Support Group)

Adapting the Love Languages To Individuals With Autism and Related Disorders

Effective Self-Care list of ideas

Self-Care Checklist

Self Care Matters Planning Tool Kit

Self Care Starter Kit

Self care plan

SELF-CARE & Relationships Checklist

Self-Care-Bingo-ourmindfullife.com_

Spiritual-self-care list of ideas

Tips for Self Care During COVID 19