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We’re so glad you found us. As parents and caregivers of children and young adults with mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health challenges, we understand what you’re going through. Please know that you are not alone. We’re here to help you access resources and make connections with those in your community who can support you, your child and your family.
One-to-one Support for Parents and Caregivers
Our trained staff, who themselves have cared for a child with mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health needs, will work one-to-one with you—listening to your concerns, attending meetings, assisting you to complete forms, explaining your rights and connecting you to appropriate services. Services are provided free to Maryland families.
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Support for Youth and Young Adults
Our youth-driven programs empower and support youth and young adults.
Information and Resources
MCF staff can provide you with information, referral and connections to appropriate services for your child.
Connect with a staff member in your community.
Resources are also available 24/7 through our website. Click here to access articles, webinars and fact sheets on a variety of topics.
Often, talking to others going through a similar experience can help you find answers and reduce stress. Connect with others in your community—find a Support Group near you.
"One of the hardest things has been to watch our circle get smaller and smaller…of feeling isolated and alone...MCF has just changed our lives."
— Naomi, mother of 12-year-old son
"MCF…helped me to navigate different services and agencies that I had not heard of before."
— Lo-An, caregiver to 9-year-old grandson
"MCF has helped us understand what the children we’re caring for are going through, and how to better serve them."
— Frank and Wendy, licensed-foster parents