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|