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Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services

Hours of Operation: Monday evenings 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., M-W-F 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Provides emergency services, assistance vouchers for food, shelter, eviction prevention, utility assistance, prescriptions, transportation and clothing for people in crisis based on the availability of … Continue reading

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Language Line

Contact Person: Frank Masin (877) 862-1816 or Interpreters are available 24/7 via telephone   and speak 170 languages   Association of Community Services (Howard Cty)   can register for this service. This will permit a   $1.30/min rate. All … Continue reading

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First Call for Help

Subscriber to Language Line, which provides interpreters for 140 languages as needed. Walk-ins accepted at Baltimore office, located at 100 S. Charles Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, 8:30 – 4:30 weekdays. One can access telephone information and Referral service … Continue reading

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Free Bankruptcy Advice

Families may call for a free conversation to discuss whether debt relief under bankruptcy makes sense for them.

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Tax Relief Hotline

Agency works directly with the IRS on behalf of citizens who generally owe over $10,000 in back taxes. Services include: offers in compromise, payment plans, innocent spouse relief, and garnishment relief. Free consultation.

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Student Loan Relief Hotline

Agency works for students and graduates who wish to reduce their monthly payments by consolidating. Counselors will evaluate and seek ways to provide relief. Candidates must have over $10,000 in Student Loan debt, and be less than 150 days past … Continue reading

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Debt Relief Hotline

For families struggling with credit card debt, (typically over $10,000), relief is available. This agency will contact a family’s creditors, reduce payments, interest, principal.

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Mortgage Payment Assistance

For families falling behind on mortgage payments, this agency will work with a family’s mortgage company to arrange a workout plan to catch up missed payments. Counselors will discuss all options available to avoid foreclosure. Agency does not make loans … Continue reading

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Child Care Subsidy Hotline

When daycare costs are too high, there is help. The National Association of Child Care Resources will help caller find payment assistance programs.

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Child Support Enforcement Hotline

For single moms due support, the DHHS will send a handbook complete with advice and contact numbers.

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