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We’re so glad you’re here!

So many other families have gone through the same challenges you’re facing now. You don’t have to do it alone--we’re here to help. All services are provided FREE to Maryland families.

You can connect with a family peer support specialist by:

Calling 410-730-8267, PRESS 1
Emailing [email protected]

Family Peer Support

We provide one-to-one support to families who have a loved one with behavioral health issues. We work with parents and caregivers of children with mental health issues, anyone who cares about someone with a substance use or problem gambling issue, and families with youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Services. When you face these kinds of issues, it can be life-changing to hear from and talk with someone who has gone through this before. Our trained staff listen to your concerns and offer emotional support, connection to community resources, and help with goal setting and action plans.

Learning Opportunities

Join us in person or on a webinar to learn more about MCF’s services as well as specialized topics to help you develop skills to manage your family’s situation and take care of your own well-being. Find an upcoming Workshop or Event.

Support Groups

Support groups offer a space where individuals can come together to share their stories and experiences and reduce isolation and loneliness. Talking to others going through similar issues can help you find answers and gain perspective. MCF staff facilitate a variety of support groups that help you connect with others in your community—find a Support Group in your area or online.

Emergency Help

The National 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours/7 days a week to provide support, guidance and assistance. Call specialists will connect you to local services in your community that can help if you or a loved one are feeling depressed, suicidal or are dealing with other mental health issues.

Call 988.