Center of Help

Serving the Immigrant Community in Anne Arundel County since 1999

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COH offers the following programs and services year-round to address the myriad issues facing our clients.


Maria de la Paz Youth Outreach Center for youth ages 12-17, which opened in June 2018, provides a safe space after-school daily (M-F) for learning and personal growth for Hispanic youth facing pressures from gangs and violence.

Leadership and Learning Program, for ages 6-17, which began in 2012 as a once-a-week homework program, was expanded to two days a week and a 2-week summer camp in 2018. The program operates Wednesdays and Saturdays plus a 3-week summer camp and uses STREAM (STEM plus Reading and Arts) to create a positive learning environment.  


ESOL Classes year-round:  English classes are taught in English by English speakers.  We offer five classes every week for learners at varying levels.  Citizenship Classes:   year-round,Thursdays, from 7 – 9 pmComputer Classes: Saturdays from 2- 4 pmChildcare Providers Training Class (one-year class); Mondays and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm.

FOR ADULTS:  Assistance

- Translations/interpretations

Bilingual employees assist clients interpreting or translating documents for immigrants to successfully and lawfully navigate their environments.Financial Assistance

The Center offers workshops, one-on-one financial advice, and guidance.Medical issues - assist with medical bills, help create payment plans, provide resources and help clients enroll in programs. The COH is designated as an Application Counselor Sponsoring Entity by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.Housing and financial issues

- Help navigate housing opportunities, leases, payment schedules and fees, and educates clients about what entails being a good neighbor in their new community. Court issues

Pro-bono bilingual lawyers come to the Center twice a month offering legal advice. 

- Employment and workers compensation resources. The Center provides help with job search, job applications, and resume writing, and provides information about immigration-related unfair employment practices. Applications assistance

– Assists clients with correctly completing any and all types of applications.

Debido a COVID-19, estamos tomando sus llamadas telefónicas. Favor mire el mensaje en ROJO de la página principal para más detalles. Manténgase seguro!

Due to COVID-19 we are taking phone calls. Please see RED message on Home Page for phone numbers and other details. Stay safe!

  • Monday to Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • We will be closed Nov 28-29 for Thanksgiving reopening on Dec 2.  We will also close at 12pm on Dec 24 and will be closed Dec 25-Jan 1.  We will reopen after the holidays on Jan 2.  Thank you for your understanding


1906 Forest Drive, Suite 2A- 2B
Annapolis, MD 21401


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  • We speak English and Spanish


Fax: 410 - 295-3436

© 2018 The Center of Help - Centro de Ayuda, Inc., a 501(c)(3) is a non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For your records our tax ID number is 52-2282782

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