The Mission of the MultiService Center is to enrich the lives of residents in our community. We do this by offering ready access to human services and supports for becoming self-sufficient.
MultiService Center Schedule (Update Nov 2016)
The MultiService Center
9900 Washington Blvd, Suite I
Laurel, MD 20723
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Walk-ins are welcomed. Appointments can also be made in the office or by calling our main number.
Main: 410-313-0220 (voice/relay)
Bus Service: Purple Bus Route (1-800-270-9553)
If you need this information in an alternate format or need assistance, please email us at email@example.com.
7th Annual North Laurel Community Fair (photo above)
We offer the following services:
A one-stop shop for human services available to Howard County residents – some agencies are not only for Howard County residents. Call to inquire and to be directed to the appropriate agency. All agencies provide full services unless otherwise stated:
Accessible Resources for Independence (ARI)
ARI provides services to enhance quality of life and strengthen support systems including accessibility adaptations, peer mentoring, advocacy, independent living skills training, transition services, information and referral, and more...all designed to help people with disabilities take part in and contribute to their communities. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11am – 7pm.
Community Action Council (CAC)
CAC services include eviction prevention, first month’s rent, energy assistance and referral to AMVET Thrift Store. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Wednesday, 11am – 7pm.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS)
DSS provides assistance to low-income families through the TCA grant, SNAP and Medical Assistance, Tuesdays, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesdays, 11am – 7pm.
FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES (FCS)
FCS provides case management services, counseling for individuals, couples and families. Offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Wednesday, 11am – 7pm.
FOREIGN BORN INFORMATION AND REFERRAL (FIRN)
FIRN provides services to immigrants. Services include immigration counseling, interpreters, consumer counseling, adult and student literacy, job counseling and crisis counseling. Offered Tuesdays, 11am – 4pm.
THE JACARANDA CENTER FOR FAMILY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Provides a variety of support programs and trainings to strengthen families and help adults and youth thrive. These include: 1) Marriage and Relationship Support; 2) Family Strengthening Courses; 3) Parent Workshops; 4) Youth Programs; 5) Wellness programs and 6) Professional Development Training and Consulting for Family and Youth Providers. For more information, contact us at (410) 978-1859 or visit our website at www.thejacarandacenter.org. Office hours offered Mondays, 8:30am – 2:30pm.
MAKING CHANGE (MC)
MC provides a variety of programs to help you with your finances. These include: 1) Financial Coaching: personalized financial education for individuals to develop healthier money habits. These sessions encourage learners to develop a personal spending plan, create a strategy to pay down debt, or set financial goals and plans for success; 2) Financial Seminars: programs provided on a broad range of financial topics focused on comprehensive, personal money management skills; and 3) Free Tax Preparation: available for eligible individuals who made less than $54,000 in 2016. Appointments are encouraged with walk-ins accepted based upon availability. Please visit our website at www.makingchangecenter.org to learn more or make an appointment. Monday, Tuesday, Friday 1:30pm - 4:30pm and Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 6:30pm
MARYLAND LEGAL AID
Legal Aid provides free legal services to low income persons. Areas of law include family, consumer, public benefits, housing and elder law. Provides representation to vulnerable populations such as seasonal farm workers, nursing home and assisted living residents. Second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11am – 6pm.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF CENTRAL MARYLAND (MOW)
MOW enables people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services:
Other programs that Meals on Wheels offers:
OFFICE OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (OWD)
OWD strives to generate employment and training workforce solutions which are responsive to business and job seeker needs. The office of Workforce Development provides professional and individualized services to job seekers. Offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am -6pm.
Re-entry assists individuals experiencing barriers in housing, employment or other services due to their criminal history. Staff meets with client to determine areas of need and link the client to agencies to address the needs. Examples of assistance include: linkage to public assistance benefits such as food stamps and medical assistance, employment assistance, housing search and assistance, linkage to vocational training or college, linkage to food pantries and clothes closets, referral to addictions services and local NA/AA meetings, referral to mental health and medical service providers, and assistance with accessing and navigating public transportation. Criteria for services: a minimum of one night spent incarcerated at a correctional facility. Mondays, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursdays, 12:30pm – 4:30pm and Fridays by appointment only.
SUCCESS IN STYLE (SIS)
SIS provides business wardrobes and coaching at no cost to disadvantaged men and women seeking employment. A referral is needed. Services offered on Tuesdays, 12:30pm -2:00pm and Wednesdays, 11am – 4pm.
Making Change Workshops
Tuesdays, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. OR 6 - 7:30 p.m.
December 13 - Identity Theft
January 10, 2017 - Retirement Planning
Please call or email to RSVP!
Adult Basic Skills Classes
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The Howard County Audrey Robbins Employee Team of the Year is the MultiService Center, a seven-year old nonprofit organization that focuses on serving the residents of southeast Howard County. The Center’s mission is “to enrich lives in this community by offering ready access to human services and support to help clients become self-sufficient.” https://youtu.be/dewniHpee4k
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland new Distribution Site at the County’s MultiService Center in Laurel: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q75760esk111qro/AABlkZpIhyRVN9UHJCqgboE0a?dl=0
Q: Do I need an appointment to speak with a Case Worker or Counselor?
A: No, walk-ins are welcomed.
Q: Can I come to the MSC if I don’t live in North Laurel, Savage or Fulton?
A: Yes, there are services at the MSC that can be provided to you as a Howard County resident.
Q: Is there a cost for counseling services or other programs at the MSC?
A: No, all services are provided to Howard County residents free of charge.
Q: Is there a waiting list for counseling services?
A: There is not a waiting list for counseling services. You can contact the MSC to schedule an appointment to speak with someone.
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