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African Diaspora Resource Directory

The Governor’s Commission on African Affairs compiled the resource directory below in collaboration with the African Affairs Advisory Group of Montgomery County and the Anne Arundel African Diaspora Advisory Board in Maryland. The agencies, private and nonprofit organizations listed provide services and resources within the county, state and federal government as described.

If you would like to submit a suggestion for resources to be added to this list, please submit via the Request for Resource Updates form

AD Commissions Advisory Boards
Provider Region Coverage Website
African Diaspora Affairs of Anne Arundel County State https://www.adaonline.org/resources
Governor’s Commission on African Affairs (GCOAA) State https://goci.maryland.gov/governors-commission-on-african-affairs
Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives State https://goci.maryland.gov/governors-commission-on-african-affairs/
Business
Provider Region Coverage Website
Agriculture, Maryland Department – General Inquiries Maryland mda.maryland.gov
Anne Arundel County Economic Development – Agriculture County Arundel Ag
Anne Arundel County Economic Development – Minority Business County Arundel Minority Business
Anne Arundel County Economic Development – Next Stage Tech Fund County Arundel Next Stage Tech Fund
Assessments & Taxation, Department – Uniform Commercial Code Maryland https://dat.maryland.gov/
Assessments & Taxation, Department -Business Personal Property Maryland https://dat.maryland.gov/
Assessments & Taxation, Department -Businesses / Charter Maryland https://dat.maryland.gov/
Attorney General Office – Business Complaints Maryland
Attorney General Office – Health care / Insurance Billing Maryland
Bi-County Business Roundtable bcbroundtable.com
Budget & Management Department – General Inquiries Maryland dbm.maryland.gov
Commerce Department – COVID-19 Impact on businesses Maryland commerce.maryland.gov
Commerce Department – Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund Maryland commerce.maryland.gov
Commerce Department – Loan and Grants Maryland commerce.maryland.gov
Comptroller of Maryland – General Inquiries Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Comptroller of Maryland – Corporate Information Reporting Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Comptroller of Maryland – Corporate Information Reporting Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Comptroller of Maryland – Sales & Use Tax Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Comptroller of Maryland – State License Bureau Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Comptroller of Maryland – Tobacco tax Maryland Comptroller of Maryland
Crossroads Community Food Network (Food entrepreneurs) Misc Comptroller of Maryland
Empowered Women International (Women entrepreneurs) Misc https://www.ledcmetro.org/ewi
General Services Department – Procurement Maryland dgs.maryland.gov
Labor Department – Employer Unemployment Insurance Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Labor Department – Employer Unemployment Insurance Bulk Claims Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Labor Department – Labor & Industry Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Labor Department – Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Labor Department – Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Latino Economic Development Center Misc www.ledcmetro.org
Legacy Global Network Local & Global legacypremier.org
Life Asset, Inc. Misc lifeasset.org
Maryland Department of Emergency Management – Large corporate volunteers Maryland mdem.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Emergency Management – Vendors Maryland mdem.maryland.gov
Maryland Port Administration – General Inquiries Maryland mpa.maryland.gov
Maryland Sister state International www.marylandsisterstates.org
Maryland Transit Administration – General Inquiries Maryland mta.maryland.gov
Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation County www.pgcedc.com
The Whitaker Group International thewhitakergroup.us
Children and Family Support
Provider Region Coverage Website
Anne Arundel – Community Resource Initaitive/Care Teams (CRICT) County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Early Childhood Community Resource Initaitive/Care Teams (EC CRICT) County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – Disconnected Youth County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – Family Navigation County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Education Department, Maryland – Essential Personnel Child Care Maryland www.marylandpublicschools.org
Juvenile Services, Department – General Inquiries Maryland djs.maryland.gov
Labor Department – Maryland Health Working Families Act, also known as Safe and Sick Leave Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Partnerships for Children, Youth and Family Warm Line County www.aacounty.org
Register of Wills – Allegany County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Anne Arundel County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Baltimore City County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Baltimore County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Calvert County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Caroline County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Carroll County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Cecil County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Charles County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Dorchester County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Frederick County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Garrett County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Harford County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Howard County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Kent County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Montgomery County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Prince George’s County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Queen Anne’s County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Somerset County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – St. Mary’s County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Talbot County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Washington County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Wicomic County County registers.maryland.gov
Register of Wills – Worcester County County registers.maryland.gov
Domestic Violence
Provider Region Coverage Website
Annapolis YWCA
National Domestic Violence Hotline Nationwide
Education
Provider Region Coverage Website
Ana A. Brito Foundation Inc. Misc www.aabfi.org
Anne Arundel – Community Resource Initaitive/Care Teams (CRICT) County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Early Childhood Community Resource Initaitive/Care Teams (EC CRICT) County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – Disconnected Youth County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – Family Navigation County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – Homeless Youth County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel – Systems of Care for Child Serving Agencies – information and Referral Line County Systems of Care | Anne Arundel County, MD (aacounty.org)
Anne Arundel County Public Library County www.aacpl.net
Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. County acdsinc.org
CASA (Wheaton, Rockville, Silver Spring Sites) Misc https://wearecasa.org/programs/education-fallesol/
Ethiopian Community Center Misc www.ethioccmd.org
Francophone Africans Alliance Misc faa-usa.orgg
Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center Multiple sites across the County Misc https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/gilchrist/
Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) Misc https://www.mcael.org/providers
Montgomery College County www.montgomerycollege.edu
The Universities at Shady Grove State shadygrove.umd.edu
Workforce Development and Continuing Education (Montgomery College) County https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/index.html
Food Assistance
Provider Region Coverage Website
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) State mymdthink.maryland.gov
Adventist Community Services GW Misc acsgw.orgv
Annapolis Immigration Justice Network County www.aijnetwork.org
Anne Arundel County Food Access and Covid Care Warmline County aacounty.org
Baltimore County – Food assistance County aacounty.org
Bethesda Cares Misc bethesdacares.org
Bethesda Help Misc www.bethesdahelp.org
Catholic Charities Misc www.catholiccharitiesdc.org
Food Pantry Information County gis.aacounty.org
Gaithersburg Help Misc www.gaithersburghelp.org
Germantown Help Misc germantownhelp.org
Interfaith Works Misc www.iworksmc.org
Manna Food Center Misc www.mannafood.org
Mid-County United Ministries (MUM) Misc mumhelp.org
Olney Help Misc www.olneyhelp.org
Rockville Help Misc www.rockvillehelp.org
Shepherd’s Table Misc www.shepherdstable.org
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) State mymdthink.maryland.gov
General Inquiries
Provider Region Coverage Website
Carroll County – General Inquiries County
Allegany County – General Inquiries
Anne Arundel – General Inquiries County
Archives, Maryland State – General Inquiries Maryland msa.maryland.gov
Assessments & Taxation, Department – General Inquiries Maryland dat.maryland.gov
Attorney General Office – Civil Rights Maryland
Attorney General Office – General Inquiries Maryland
Baltimore City – General Inquiries County
Baltimore County – General Inquiries County
Calvert County – General Inquiries County
Caroline County – General Inquiries County
Cecil County – General Inquiries County
Charles County – General Inquiries County
Charles County – General Inquiries County
Comptroller of Maryland – Tax forms & instructions Maryland www.marylandtaxes.gov
Comptroller of Maryland – Tax general information Maryland www.marylandtaxes.gov
Comptroller of Maryland – Tax payment extension Maryland www.marylandtaxes.gov
Comptroller of Maryland – Unclaimed property Maryland www.marylandtaxes.gov
Dorchester County – General Inquiries County
Education Department – Office of the State Superintendent Ombudsman Maryland marylandpublicschools.org
Elections, State Board – General Inquiries Maryland www.elections.maryland.gov
Environment Department, Maryland – General Inquiries Maryland mde.maryland.gov
Environment Department, Maryland – NPDES Permits Maryland mde.maryland.gov
Frederick County – General Inquiries County frederickcountymd.gov
Garrett County – General Inquiries County www.garrettcounty.org
General Services Department – General Inquiries Maryland dgs.maryland.gov
Governor’s Office – General Inquiries Maryland governor.maryland.gov
Harford County – General Inquiries (Bel Air) County www.harfordcountymd.gov
Harford County – General Inquiries – (Edgewood/Woodbridge) County www.harfordcountymd.gov
Health Department Maryland – General Inquiries Maryland health.maryland.gov
Howard County – General Inquiries County public information County www.howardcountymd.gov
Kent County – General Inquiries County www.kentcounty.com
Labor Department – Racing Commission Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Lt. Governor – General Inquiries Maryland Ltgovernor.maryland.gov
Maryland – General Inquiries Maryland www.maryland.gov
Maryland Aviation Administration – General Inquiries Maryland marylandaviation.com
Maryland Department of Emergency Management – General Inquiries Maryland mdem.maryland.gov
Maryland Energy Administration – General Inquiries Maryland energy.maryland.gov
Maryland Transportation Authority – General Inquiries Maryland mdta.maryland.gov
Maryland Transportation Authority – General Inquiries Maryland sos.maryland.gov
Montgomery County – General Inquiries County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Natural Resources, Department – General Inquiries Maryland dnr.maryland.gov
Office of Administrative Hearings – General Inquiries Maryland oah.maryland.gov
Planning Department – General Inquiries Maryland planning.maryland.gov
Prince George’s County – General Inquiriess County www.princegeorgescountymd.gov
Public Safety & Correctional Services, Department – General Inquiries Maryland dpscs.maryland.gov
Public Service Commission – General Inquiries Maryland www.psc.state.md.us
Public Works, Board – General Inquiries Maryland bpw.maryland.gov
Somerset County – General Inquiries County www.somersetmd.us
St. Mary’s County – General Inquiries County www.stmarysmd.com
State Ethics Commission – General Inquiries Maryland ethics.maryland.gov
State Highway Administration – General Inquiries Maryland roads.maryland.gov
Transportation, Maryland Department – General Inquiries Maryland mdot.maryland.gov
Treasurer’s Office, Maryland State – General Inquiries Maryland www.treasurer.state.md.us
Washington County – General Inquiries County www.washco-md.net
Worcester County – General Inquiries County www.co.worcester.md.us
Health
Provider Region Coverage Website
Anne Arundel County Coronavirus Information County https://www.aacounty.org/coronavirus/
Catholic Charities Misc https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/medicalclinics
CCI Health Wellness Services Misc cciweb.org
CCI Health Wellness Services Misc cciweb.org
CCI Health Wellness Services Misc cciweb.org
CCI Health Wellness Services Misc cciweb.org
Emergency Medical Services Systems – General Inquiries Maryland cciweb.org
Gaithersburg Health Center Misc cciweb.org
Health Department Maryland – Maryland Medicaid Maryland health.maryland.gov
Health Department Maryland – Prevention and Health Promotion Administration Maryland health.maryland.gov
Health Department Maryland – Social Services Maryland health.maryland.gov
Holy Cross Health Center – Aspen Hill Misc www.holycrosshealth.org
Holy Cross Health Center – Gaithersburg Misc www.holycrosshealth.org
Holy Cross Health Center – Silver Spring Misc www.holycrosshealth.org
Human Services Department – General Inquiries Maryland dhs.maryland.gov
Insurance Administration Maryland – General Inquiries Maryland insurance.maryland.gov
Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic Misc mansfieldhc.org
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange – Enrolling for Health Coverage Maryland www.marylandhbe.com
Mobile Medical Care Misc mobilemedicalcare.org
Muslim Community Care Clinic Misc www.mccclinic.org
Shepherd’s Table Eye Clinic (Referral needed) Misc www.shepherdstable.org
Mercy Health Clinic Misc mercyhealthclinic.org
Talbot County – General Inquiries, Emergency Services County www.talbotdes.org
Talbot County – General Inquiries, Health Department County talbothealth.org
Transporation Taxi Voucher for COVID Vaccine County
Transporation Voucher for COVID Vaccine County
Wicomico County – General Inquiries – Covid-19 Call Center County www.wicomicocounty.org
Wicomico County – General Inquiries – Notifiable/Reportable Conditions Line County www.wicomicocounty.org
Wicomico County – General Inquiries, 24-hour emergency hotline County www.wicomicocounty.org
Housing & Utility Assistance
Provider Region Coverage Website
Anne Arundel – Emergency Shelter County www.aacounty.org
Anne Arundel – Energy Assistance Relief County www.aacounty.org
Anne Arundel – Eviction Prevention Program County www.aacounty.org
Anne Arundel – Foreclosure Prevention County www.aacounty.org
Assessments & Taxation, Department -Ground Rent Programs Maryland dat.maryland.gov
Assessments & Taxation, Department -Homeowners’ Tax Credits Maryland dat.maryland.gov
Assessments & Taxation, Department – Homestead Tax Credits Maryland dat.maryland.gov
Assessments & Taxation, Department – Homestead Tax Credits Maryland dat.maryland.gov
City of Gaithersburg, Office of Landlord and Tenant Affairs County www.gaithersburgmd.gov
City of Rockville Office of Landlord/Tenant Affairs County www.rockvillemd.gov
City of Takoma Park, Landlord and Tenant Affairs County takomaparkmd.gov
Talbot County – General Inquiries, Emergency Services County www.talbotdes.org
Talbot County – General Inquiries, Health Department County talbothealth.org
Transporation Taxi Voucher for COVID Vaccine County
Department of Health and Human Services County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Department of Health and Human Services County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Department of Health and Human Services County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
DHHS Silver Spring County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Eviction Prevention Program County acdsinc.org
Housing & Community Development Department – General Inquiries Maryland dhcd.maryland.gov
Housing Opportunity Commission County www.hocmc.org
Housing Opportunity Commission County www.hocmc.org
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless County mcch.net
Montgomery County Landlord and Tenants Affairs Office County montgomerycountymd.gov
Montgomery County Renters Alliance County www.rentersalliance.org
Stepping Stones Shelter County steppingstonesshelter.org
UpCounty Regional Services Center County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Immigration Assistance
Provider Region Coverage Website
Annapolis Immigration Justice Network County www.aijnetwork.org
Mental Health
Provider Region Coverage Website
Africans for Mental Health International https://bit.ly/3hE1oaH
Anne Arundel County – Department of Aging and Disabilities County www.aacounty.org
Anne Arundel County Department of Health (COVID related) County www.aamentalhealth.org
Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency County www.aamentalhealth.org
Anne Arundel County Warmlin County
Bill Payment Assistance – Anne Arundel County County www.aacounty.org
Department of Health and Human Services County https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/Maps/1301PiccardDr-M11.html
Disabilities, Maryland Department – Attendant Care Program (ACP) Maryland mdod.maryland.gov
Disabilities, Maryland Department – MDTAP Maryland mdod.maryland.gov
EveryMind Misc www.every-mind.org
Family Justice Center Misc www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Health Department Maryland – Behavioral Health Administration Maryland health.maryland.gov
Health Department Maryland – Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Maryland health.maryland.gov
Health Department Maryland – Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Maryland health.maryland.gov
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse County www.jcada.org
Mental Health/Substance Abuse Screening & Referral County
MidCounty DHHS Building County
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) – Montgomery County Misc namimc.org
Substance Misuse Treatment Referral and Resource Line County
Auto.Motor Vehicle
Provider Region Coverage Website
Automobile Insurance Fund Maryland – General Inquiries Maryland www.mymarylandauto.com
Comptroller of Maryland – Motor Fuel Tax Maryland www.marylandtaxes.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – Emergency Business (obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or registering fleet vehicles needed to bring resources to Marylanders) Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – General Inquiries Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – Driver Education Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – Driving records Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – Motorcycle safety Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – Online services Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Motor Vehicle Administration – Motor Vehicle Administration – Vehicle emissions Maryland mva.maryland.gov
Older Population
Provider Region Coverage Website
Anne Arundel County – Department of Aging and Disabilities County https://www.aacounty.org/departments/aging-and-disabilities/
Aging, Maryland Department – General Inquiries Maryland aging.maryland.gov
Baltimore County – Senior Citizen Food Access Need County www.baltimorecountymd.gov
Veterans Affairs
Provider Region Coverage Website
Veterans Affairs Department, MD – Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Maryland veterans.maryland.gov
Workforce Develoyment
Provider Region Coverage Website
Adult Education and Job Readiness program
CASA – Vocational Training Misc wearecasa.org
Career Catchers Misc careercatchers.org
Per Scholas (DMV Region) Misc perscholas.org
Upwardly Global (DMV Region) Misc perscholas.org
Workforce Development and Continuing Education (Montgomery College) Misc www.montgomerycollege.edu
Workforce Development and Continuing Education (Montgomery College) Misc www.montgomerycollege.edu
Workforce Montgomery – Germantown Misc worksourcemontgomery.com
Workforce Montgomery – Wheaton Misc worksourcemontgomery.com
Anne Arundel County Impacted Workers Support Fund County aawdc.org
African Community Center DC Metro, Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC)
Anne Arundel Community College County aacc.edu
Baltimore Alliance Careers in Healthcare (BACH) County baltimorealliance.org
CASH Campaign of Maryland Maryland
Chesapeake College Adult Education Program County www.chesapeake.edu
Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, Inc. County www.chesapeake.edu
Community College of Baltimore County County www.ccbcmd.edu
Employ Prince George’s Inc. County
Ethiopian Community Development Council County
Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives Maryland goci.maryland.gov
Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) Maryland
Howard Community College County www.howardcc.edu
Howard County Library System County www.howardcc.edu
Howard County Office of Workforce Development (Columbia AJC) County www.howardcc.edu
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Latino Economic Development Center
Latino Health Initiative- Welcome Back Center of Suburban Maryland
Latino Health Initiative, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
Literacy Council of Montgomery County
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)
Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) Maryland dhs.maryland.gov
Maryland Department of Labor Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) County mima.baltimorecity.gov
MD Labor – American Job Center (Baltimore County) County
MD Labor DWDAL Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Montgomery College County www.montgomerycollege.edu
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Montgomery County Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center County www.montgomerycountymd.gov
Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships County
Prince George’s County Department of Social Services County www.princegeorgescountymd.gov
Upwardly Global Nation www.upwardlyglobal.org
Welcome Back Center of Suburban Maryland County
WES Global Talent Bridge Nation www.wes.org
WorkSource Montgomery (Montgomery County AJC) County
Comptroller of Maryland – Tax information for tax professionals Maryland www.marylandtaxes.gov
Labor Department – Claimant Unemployment Insurance Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Labor Department – Occupational and Professional Licensing Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us
Labor Department – Workforce Development and Adult Learning Maryland www.dllr.state.md.us

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