There are a range of services available in Baltimore City to help people who are looking for support and treatment for mental health and/or substance use.
Need immediate emotional support for yourself or someone else? Call 988 to connect to a counselor who can help you find treatment and other services. Our specialists provide confidential care 24/7.
To search for treatment and other services, go to Network of Care (A link to an external site). Network of Care is a great resource with an interactive directory of behavioral health services and resources in Maryland.
The Maryland Crisis Stabilization Center (A link to a .pdf is present)is open 24/7 and is a place for people under the influence of alcohol or drugs to get sobering services and other support. They accept walk-ins at 2700 Raynor Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216. Call 443-438-3509 to learn more.
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. The process, unique to each person, involves transcending shame and stigma, experiencing an increased sense of self-efficacy, purpose, and direction in life, and increasing connections to family, community, or social support.
Baltimore Recovery and Wellness Centers
Baltimore’s Wellness & Recovery Centers are here to offer a safe place to be, harm reduction services, peer support and connection to treatment, employment resources and other social services. Learn more about Recovery and Wellness Centers. (A link to a .pdf file is present)
Wellness and Recovery Centers (walk-in peer support and other services):
Outpatient Civil Commitment
Do you have a loved one who struggles with a mental illness that has led to hospitalization? Do they need help connecting or staying connected to outpatient mental health services? There is a program that may be able to help them.
The Outpatient Civil Commitment (OCC) program is a pilot program in Baltimore City that assists people who are not well-connected to mental health services get connected and stay connected to care. There is no cost for this program, and it does not matter what type of insurance you have. Many people choose to participate in the program voluntarily, but there is a path for involuntary admission into the program for those who qualify.
- To learn more about the program and how you might get your loved one enrolled, click here (A link to a .pdf file is present)
- You can also contact Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB) at [email protected] or (410) 735-8574 for more information.
The OCC program is a partnership between the Maryland Department of Health, Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maryland, the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD), and Bon Secours.
Capitation programs are responsible for the provision of mental health care and linkage to/coordination with somatic care including dental, vision, medication, and substance use services. Services are provided through a team of mental health professionals who work directly with the member and their supports to address the complex needs of those living with serious and persistent mental illness.
To learn more about the program, providers and services, here.