In some of life’s most challenging times, we connect you to someone who’s been there.

Connecting families through shared experience.

Supporting Maryland Families Since 1999

Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) is a state-wide nonprofit dedicated to connecting, supporting and empowering families who are experiencing behavioral health challenges. We also advocate to improve services and systems that impact individuals with behavioral health challenges and to reduce stigma related to behavioral health.

What is Family Peer Support?

Family peer support is all about connecting families through shared experience. Our staff know firsthand what it’s like to care for someone with a behavioral health issue. They draw on their own experience to offer emotional support, share knowledge, build skills and connect Maryland families with resources and opportunities in their own communities.

Maryland Votes to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use

On November 8, Marylanders voted overwhelmingly to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults…


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By the Numbers

families received individualized support for help with children’s mental health, addictions to substances or gambling, or involvement with the Department of Juvenile Services
family members connected with others facing similar issues through more than 500 face-to-face and virtual support groups and workhops
board and committee meetings at the state and local levels were attended by MCF staff to share the voice of families with policy-makers and to support and advocate for families
individuals were reached with information about Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law, which protects people assisting in an emergency overdose situation from arrest and prosecution for certain crimes