How does the Family Network Help Maryland Families?

By Pathfinders for Autism


What is the Family Network?

The Family Network provides experienced Family Navigators to assist families in accessing services for their children from all systems of care.

What is a Family Navigator?

  • A parent of primary caregiver who has experienced caring for a child with special needs.
  • Someone who is trained to assist other families in obtaining services and supports for their child and family
  • Someone who understands state and local resources and how to access them

The purpose of the Family Navigator position in each Maryland County is to assist family members whose children have intensive needs relating to developmental disability and/or mental health issues, in navigating the local and State system to obtain needed supports for your child and family.

How are the Family Navigator positions funded?

The funding for Family Navigators comes from the Governor’s Office of Children and the Local Management Boards (LMB) within each County. Visit your county website for more information about your Local Management Board.

Please feel free to contact the Navigator in your County!

FAMILY NAVIGATOR LIST:

Allegany County MD Coalition—The Family Network 301-777-2005
Anne Arundel County The Family Tree 410-266-5105
Baltimore City Families First 410-662-5500 x286
Baltimore County Villa Maria Continuum 410-252-4700 x265
Calvert County ARC of Southern Maryland 410-535-4461 x112
Caroline County MD Coalition of Families 410-479-1146
Carroll County Get Connected Family Resource Center 410-871-0008
Cecil County MD Coalition—The Family Link 410-620-3221
Charles County Family Connection Center 301-885-1334
Dorchester County MD Coalition of Families 410-479-1146
Frederick County Mental Health Association 301-663-0011
Garrett County Partners SysCare 301-334-1189
Harford County MD Coalition of Families 410-420-9880
Howard County MD Coalition of Families 410-730-8267
Kent County MD Coalition of Families 410-810-2673
Montgomery County Federation of Families 301-681-8929
Prince George’s County The Family Tree 301-909-2138
Queen Anne’s County MD Coalition of Families 410-479-1146
Somerset County Somerset Family Link 410-623-2906
St. Mary’s County The Family ACCESS Center 301-863-6664
Talbot County MD Coalition of Families 410-479-1146
Washington County MD Coalition—The Family Network 240-313-2086
Wicomico County Wicomico Partnership for Families 410-546-5400
Worcester County Family Connections 410-352-5616

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