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For those experiencing financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic


Please use the link below to access the application for the 211 Emergency Assistance Program. We ask that anyone interested in receiving assistance first speak with a 211 representative. If you have not spoken with a 211 representative yet, please call 211 to be connected with a Community Resource Specialist before attempting to apply or access the application.

We recommend using a smartphone to complete this application, since the application allows you to take pictures of required documents and upload them with your phone. Applicants will typically receive a response within two business days, but please note that high application volumes may create longer than usual response times.



211 is a free and confidential service providing information, community resources, and referrals for a variety of health and human service issues 24/7, every day of the year. Our professional and caring call specials are here to help.

The 211 Maryland United Way Helpline can help you access:

  • Food
  • Shelters and emergency housing for the homeless
  • Access to transitional housing
  • Medical care
  • Utility assistance
  • Tax help
  • Job training
  • Eviction prevention services
  • Family services and counseling
  • Day care
  • Prescription assistance
  • Mental health support, suicide prevention, and crisis center services