Maryland Department Of Veterans Affairs Resource Guide
Under the Department of Veterans Affairs are five major programs:
- the Veterans Service and Benefits Program
- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
- the Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Program
- Outreach and Advocacy Program
- and the Maryland Veterans Trust
Local County Resources for Veterans
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has identified local county resources for veterans and their families. A number of counties in Maryland have local veterans commissions, work groups and councils which are designed to support constituents in specific regions of the State. If your County provides local services to military service members and veterans, and you do not see your commission or council represented, please contact the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs at 410-260-3838.
Baltimore City Street Card
If you are seeking services in Baltimore city, take a look at this Street Card for the address and phone number for the shelters, meal providers and day resource centers in the city. This street card is updated annually by the Mayor’s office for Human Services.
Point in Time Counts
Each year HUD requires Continuums of Care (CoCs) across the nation to count those experiencing homelessness within their communities. The count must happen within the last two weeks of January. During the odd years, the count focuses on those that are sheltered, the even years, communities count those that are sheltered as well as those that are not. Counts are conducted by volunteers and should be seen as a snapshot of the overall numbers.