The Center of Help’s mission is to empower, educate and connect immigrants with resources to promote self-sufficiency, and to advocate for the successful integration of the immigrant community into Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas.
Welcome to the Center of Help, a beacon of hope and a home of empowerment for the immigrant community in Anne Arundel County since 1999. Our organization, a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, has tirelessly worked to break cycles of poverty and adapt to the ever-changing needs of our community.
We focus on three key areas of service: Family Services, Educational Services, and Health & Mental Health Services. Our Family Services are designed to strengthen the familial fabric of our community. We assist families in navigating complex care systems, enhance the well-being of our youth, and foster robust family relationships. Our goal is to build resilience and empower our clients to reach their full potential.
Our Educational Services are centered on providing unique educational opportunities and fostering a culture of lifelong learning. We offer Citizenship classes and English language programs to equip our community members with the knowledge they need to succeed in their new home. These educational tools serve as the stepping stones to a brighter future.
Our Health & Mental Health Services are designed with a deep understanding of the unique challenges immigrants face. We provide bilingual mental health support and resources, ensuring no one has to navigate these challenges alone.
The Center of Help stands as a steadfast partner for immigrant families, assisting them to overcome hurdles, navigate unfamiliar systems, and achieve self-sufficiency. We’ve built trust, provided support, and left a lasting impact on thousands of lives. Today, we invite you to join us in this mission. Your help can change a life. Together, we can continue supporting our neighbors and make our community even stronger.
The Center of Help’s Case Navigation program assists immigrants in connecting with essential systems of care. Our experienced case navigators undergo rigorous training to provide guidance and support on a range of topics, including government application processes, legal resources, health programs, translation and interpretation, notary services, and more. We are committed to helping immigrants navigate complex systems and processes, so they can access the resources and services they need.
A flexible and adaptive educational program for Spanish speakers who have not completed elementary or middle school. Plaza Comunitaria combines in-person and online sessions to accommodate the learning pace of each participant. In partnership with the National Institute of Adult Education (INEA by its abbreviation in Spanish), Plaza Comunitaria offers elementary and middle school diplomas and encourages graduates to continue their education with high school studies.
Our Mental Health Program offers free therapy to uninsured immigrants experiencing distress. We feature a bilingual (Spanish and English) licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 40 years of experience who provides culturally sensitive care. Our program aims to address a variety of mental health concerns, empower individuals to build resilience, and ultimately enhance their overall quality of life.