Family support resources

A military familyFort Meade recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices that military families make every day. They are important because the strength of our service members come from the strength of their families.

A permanent change of station - moving to a new duty station - is a part of military life. Learning about a new community can be stressful.

This page is designed to share information about the family support resources available in the Fort Meade community.

One important resource is Fort Meade's Army Community Service, which provides comprehensive, coordinated and responsive services that support the readiness of service members, civilian employees; both Appropriated and Non-appropriated funded, and their families.

To learn more, select your location from the list below or explore statewide resources.

2-1-1 Maryland connects you to health and human service resources in your community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 180 languages.

WorkLife4You helps civilian employees and their dependents manage day-to-day responsibilities and life events to help work/life balance. Specialists are available 24/7 to assist civilian employees. WorkLife4You assists with child care, adult care, education, financial, legal, health/wellness, daily life and much more. Expert specialist will assist civilian families.

WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy supplemental foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under age five. The program has a 35-year record of preventing children's health problems and improving their long-term health, growth and development. WIC serves over 9.1 million women, infants and children through over 10,000 clinics nationwide. In 2010, Maryland WIC served over 148,000 women, infants and children each month.

LOCATE: Child Care is a computerized resource and referral service that helps parents identify and choose care best suited to their needs, preferences and ability to pay. The National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies subcontracts with LOCATE: Child Care to assist Army families.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service provides free (and in some cases low cost) legal representation to Marylanders with limited income. MVLS also provide free legal help for community-based nonprofits that are working to strengthen low-income communities in Maryland. is a free resource by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development for finding and listing rental housing anywhere in Maryland. Property providers across the state can post apartments and houses for rent at any time.

The Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models, and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

The Maryland Department of Human Resources is the state's social services provider. Its programs include foster care and adoption, child protective services, food and energy assistance, child support, medical assistance and health coverage, and purchase of care.

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation protects and empowers Marylanders by safeguarding workers, protecting consumers, providing a safety net and cultivating a thriving workforce that can meet the demands of Maryland's dynamic economy.

Maryland Workforce Exchange is a powerful online job seeker/workforce services system, which was specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking benefits and services. The system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one website.

SAIL is a web-based screening and application tool through the Maryland Department of Human Resources that will allow Maryland applicants to complete applications for the following programs: Food Supplement Program, Temporary Cash Assistance, Temporary Disability Assistance Program, Medical Assistance, Maryland Children's Health Program, Medical Assistance Long Term Care, Maryland Energy Assistance Program, Electric Universal Service Program and Child Care Subsidy Program.

Maryland's Commitment to Veterans is an outreach and referral initiative designed by the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to serve those that have served our country. Maryland's Commitment to Veterans aims to connect veterans to behavioral health services in a timely manner.

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