Serving the Immigrant Community in Anne Arundel County since 1999

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Our impact 2018

The Center of Help responds to the increased low income immigrant community in Anne Arundel County and helps people navigate different services in the community, solve problems, learn English, become citizens, and learn computer and financial literacy. The Center of Help offers other adult educational programs and youth and children programs.

We are proud to present our 2018 Annual Report, which offers a glimpse into our work—and the impact of generous support from government entities, corporations, foundations and individuals.

In 2018, the Center of Help:

      • Resolved over 5,000 cases
      • Provided 40 children with educational opportunities
      • Held the first summer camp for children and youth
      • Graduated 6 people to become American Citizens
      • Provided food, diapers and other items to 250 families
      • Connected women and youth with support groups
      • Provided support through safe spaces to 15 youth with María de la Paz Youth Outreach Center from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      • Provided parenting support to all families with students in our programs
      • Served over 800 Anne Arundel County families, 506 of which are female head of household
      • Offered three community events: Cinco de Mayo, Fiesta Grande, Día de los Muertos, and a Holiday Party for low income families
      • Developed partnerships for collaboration to improve programs: Maryland Hall, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, Annapolis Soccer Club, Tennis Alliance, Compass Rose Theater, CRAB Sailing, Historic Annapolis, Anne Arundel Library, Anne Arundel Police Department, Annapolis Police Department, Arundel Child Care Connections, Seeds for Success, South River Federation, Arundel Lodge, City of Annapolis, Motivation Education (ECRC), Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland Healthcare Connections, SEEDCO, Honda of Annapolis, Transportation Solutions, St. Margaret’s Church, USNA Midshipmen, Howard Community College, and more
      • Trained 7 women become child care providers
      • Worked more than 2,600 cases for people accessing health services
      • Helped 33 asylees
      • Assisted around 100 families to renew their documents with the Mexican, Salvadorian and Honduran Embassies
      • More than 200 volunteers supported the work of the Center of Help
      • Provided workshops to the community to learn about home buying, types of insurances and more
      • Provided ESOL classes
      • Provided Computer and Financial Literacy Classes
      • Provides pro-bono legal assistance twice a month with an immigration lawyer and a criminal and civil litigation lawyer
      • Offered a scholarship fund of $6,000 dollars for students of Anne Arundel Community College
      • Began a scholarship fund for $37,000 for college students


  • 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


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


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© 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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