WELCOME TO THE CENTER OF HELP

Serving the Immigrant Community in Anne Arundel County since 1999

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WHAT DO WE OFFER?

One-Stop-Shop

Many immigrants struggled knowing where to go for assistance for different issues. At the Center of Help, we provide a one-stop-shop model which facilitates them accessing services. This it is helpful for families with limited transportation, education and economic resources.  Services are provided free with a donation suggestion to the clients.

FAMILIES

CHILDREN

ADULTS

The assistance and referral programs are offered at our Gardner Center office Monday through Friday. The Center of Help, with our experienced and dedicated caseworkers are here to help YOU. 


a) Translations/interpretations - Bilingual employees assist clients interpreting or translating documents for immigrants to navigate successfully and lawfully their environments


b)Financial Assistance - The Center offers workshops, one-on-one financial advice, and guidance about organizations that may benefit their families


c) Medical issues - 
 The Center helps immigrants understand their medical bills and create payment plans, provide resources and help them with enrolling in programs available. 
The Center of Help is officially designated as an Application Counselor Sponsoring Entity by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Enrollment is year-round for Medicaid and MCHP and people with certain life changes For more information please contact us. 

Qualified families can enroll in the healthcare insurance through the Maryland Health Connection. For more information please contact us.


d) Housing and financial issues - The Center helps immigrants navigate housing opportunities, leases, payment schedules and fees and educates about the rules. Educates about what entails being a good neighbor in their new community. 


e) Court issues - Pro-bono bilingual lawyers come to the Center to assist immigrants offering legal advice. 


f) Employment and workers compensation - The Center supports the Hispanic, Latino community and other immigrants with job search, job applications, and resume writing and educates about immigration-related unfair employment practices. 


g) Applications assistance- The Center ensures that applications are done correctly, and help fill out those from whom may need assistance in reading and writing. 



Leadership & Learning

Program

Year-Round

Students 6 to 17 year-olds 


Wednesdays

6:00 - 8:00 PM at our Gardner Center office

Math, Chess and Engineering


Saturdays

10:00 - 12:00 at Maryland Hall

Science and Environmental Literacy with Art Integration


Once a month Art Workshops provided by Maryland Hall of the Performing Arts


Summer Camps

Two weeks at Quiet Waters Park and Field Trips in partner with different organizations in Anne Arundel County


María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center

at 1701 Belle Drive Annapolis, MD  21401

Students 12 - 17 year-old who have experienced trauma, gang pressures, anxiety and other emotional and behavioral concerns.

Monday to Friday from 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM year-round


The Center of Help partners with:

Tennis Alliance offered lessons all summer and fall for Leadership and Learning Program and María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center and children from that community, 2018

Maryland Hall provides art integrators for all our children programs and now we are conducting our Saturday program at their location

Compass Rose Theater offered one week summer camp, 2018

Historic Annapolis offered one full day, 2018

Crab Sailing offered one full day, 2018

Quiet Water Park Ranger offered two days of instruction


Annapolis Soccer Club for María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center (ongoing)


And thank you to the many volunteers who come to our programs!



ESOL Classes year-round

Citizenship Classes year-round

Computer Classes (Next cohort starts in January)

Financial Literacy one-on-one assistance

Childcare Providers Training (one year class)

Pro bono Lawyers (once a month by appointment

Waleska Casiano


Lawyer

Elsa W. Smith

Women Support Group

International Women's Club




Health Insurance Assistance

The Center of Help is officially designated as an Application Counselor Sponsoring Entity by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.
Enrollment is year-round for Medicaid and MCHP and people with certain life changes.
For more information please contact us.
You can enroll in the health care insurance through the Maryland Health Connection.

For more information please contact us.

Our people talking about the Center

I am very satisfied with all the help I was provided in order to prepare my documents for my court case process. On this occasion, I was personally advised from the court to come to this office to receive help; it was my first time requesting services at the Center of Help. I feel one hundred percent supported with the translations, copies, advice and the assistance I received completing the court applications.

Sincerely,
Guillermina Guzman

    WE ARE OPEN

  • 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 22-25 for Thanksgiving reopening on Nov 26.  We will also close Dec 22-Jan 1.  We will reopen after the holidays on Jan 2.  Thank you for your understanding


LOCATION

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



CONTACT US

410-295-3435
director@centrodeayuda.org

© 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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