On this page: Free Food, SNAP, Childcare, Covid information, Mental Health care, Medical Care, Internet Access, Health Insurance, Utility Assistance.
Access to Food
Free Groceries and meals – free groceries and school meals for children, prepared meals for seniors and people in-need. Information on food pantries and faith based meals. Some resources also provide toiletries (soap/shampoo), cleaning products, and pet food.
SNAP (Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program, formally known as Food stamps)
As of December 1, 2021, SNAP benefits will return to pre-Covid levels. This can mean a significant drop in benefit amount and the return to providing proof of income and expenses. Below are links to assistance.
Additional help with your SNAP EBT card (click below to enlarge).
Quick assessment to see if you are eligible for Maryland’s Childcare Scholarship (CCS) program
- If you receive Free and Reduced Price Meals (FARM) at school for your child, you meet the qualifications for CSS.
- You may be eligible if:
- You need childcare because the parent(s) living in the household work, are in an approved training program, or are attending school,
- You already receive CCS for any of your children
- You have applied for or receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
CoVid19 (Coronavirus) Information
COVID-19 Vaccine age requirements by manufacturer
All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Pfizer: 5 years of age and older
- Moderna: 18 years of age and older
- Johnson & Johnson (Janssen): 18 years of age and older
To Find a Vaccine Site Near You
Text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish to get contact information for three sites near you with available COVID vaccines
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for a booster? Can I get a Covid vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time? To answer these and other Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Statistics and Resources
- Latest Coronavirus statistics Maryland Department of Health
- CovidLINK is Maryland Department of Health’s hub for information about COVID-19.
- Governor Hogan’s Coronavirus website and resources
- CoVid19 information and updates – UM Upper Chesapeake Health
- How to care for yourself at home if you have mild symptoms
How to Find the Care You Need
Mental Health Care
- Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP 24/7 to talk to a trained mental health professional. They are there to answer any mental health questions you have and to help you find the resources and the help you need. Call for community referrals, information/advice on mental health and substance abuse issues for yourself or others, or to request Mobile Crisis services to come to your home/work when there is an urgent need for intervention and the client won’t come to the crisis center.
- Visit the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center (KFHCC), 802 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air. Open 9am to 9pm every day. No appointment necessary. Just walk in and they will provide assessment and treatment for your mental health needs. The KFHCC provides walk-in services and immediate assessment and treatment. They also offer short term outpatient treatment for clients needing services until they are settled with a new Provider, and short term residential services. Clients under 18 can receive assessments and referrals to appropriate services in the community.
- Contact your health insurance or the Human Resources Department of your work to determine what and how mental health services your insurance or employee assistance program (EAP) covers.
Health Clinic – Beacon Health, 253 Lewis Lane, Suite 202, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Beacon Health is a branch of the West Cecil Health Center (WCHC)and the only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Harford County. FQHC’s offer high quality health care to anyone regardless of which insurance they carry, as well as a sliding scale fee for those without insurance. Patients of Beacon Health, also have access to dental, gynecology, and behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) services. Patients of all ages are welcome.
Health Insurance Need health insurance? Call the Seedco Hot Line at 866-492-6057, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm to speak with a Navigator.
or Visit MarylandHealthConnection
Free Internet is available in parking lots and on the grounds of the following government buildings:
- Agricultural Center, Street
- Churchville Recreational Center
- McFaul Recreational Center, Bel Air
- Havre de Grace Senior Center
- Fallston Recreational Center
- All 11 Harford County Public Library buildings, and the Library Office on Brass Mill Road, Belcamp.
Free/Low Cost internet through Comcast- Comcast is proud to partner with the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. See how you could qualify for FREE monthly Internet Service through the limited-time Federal Internet Benefit. visit internetessentials.com
Do you want to stop smoking? The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health offers free six-week tobacco quit classes to adults who live or work in Harford County. More more information or to register for the program, call Cancer LifeNet at 866-393-4355.
Eviction Prevention/Help Paying Utilities – Harford Community Action Agency will help navigate all available funding sources for eviction prevention and help paying utilities. If you are falling behind in your rent, please do not wait to call as available funds are limited.
Utility Bill Assistance – The Harford Community Action Agency can assist with utility bills.
Transportation – Harford Transit Link will provide on-demand service for residents that need transportation to medical or social service appointments, or in some cases transportation to work. Call 410-612-1620 or 410-838-2562 to book an appointment.
Getting There Ride Share – Serves seniors ages 60 and over, in the Dublin, Darlington, Pylesville, Whiteford, Jarrettsville, and Street areas. Call 410-836-3005.
Bill assistance For assistance with paying your bills, call the United Way at 211
Homelessness – If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Street Card – List of local resources for housing, food, mental health and other needs. Please note, hours and services may be different during Coronavirus restrictions. For the most current access to resources, please refer to other links on this page.