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Guide and Service Dogs

Guide and Service Dog Information and Resources What are guide dogs? According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, guide dogs are trained to lead the blind or vision impaired. The dog acts as a pilot to direct its owner in a straight line unless directed to turn, while avoiding obstacles in all directions.  Read More…


Tax Preparation, Financial Education and Coaching

Tax Preparation and Taxpayer Assistance: Maryland CASH Campaign through its partners offers free tax preparation for those earning under $54,000 annually. For tax site information, visit: http://mdcash.org/free-tax-preparation/info-for-taxpayers/free-tax-prep-locations/ Need help finding the nearest free tax preparation program? Click here for a full listing of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)  Read More…


Doing Business With The State Of Maryland

Attention Veteran Owned and Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Owners: Please see eMaryland Marketplace for a full listing of contracting opportunities with the State of Maryland Departments and Agencies.  For more opportunities and information for veteran owned small business owners visit the Department of General Services. The partial list below may be of particular interest to veteran owned  Read More…


Homeless Services

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838

If a veteran in your community is experiencing or is at risk for homelessness there are a number of ways to refer them for help. Homelessness and Housing Services Resource Guide: For veterans experiencing homelessness and the providers who serve them. (available for download) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Services for Homeless Veterans The U.S.  Read More…


Local County Resources for Veterans

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has identified local county resources for veterans and their families.  A number of counties in Maryland have local veterans commissions, work groups and councils which are designed to support constituents in specific regions of the State.  If your County provides local services to military service members and veterans, and  Read More…


Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Flags in front of Charlotte Hall

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has been proudly “Serving Those Who Served” since 1985.  The Home is situated on 126 beautiful acres in St. Mary’s County, and offers and a continuum of care from the 168-bed assisted living program to the 286-bed skilled nursing program.   Charlotte Hall Veterans Home also offers memory care in secure units.  Read More…


Housing Services

Maryland offers a number of programs designed to support home ownership and to ensure the availability of affordable housing.  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development facilitates a number of these programs, in addition to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which provides services under the U.S. VA Health Care System.  Programs exist to  Read More…


Living in Maryland

A number of services and benefits designed to enhance living are available to veterans in Maryland.  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and State Parks offer free day use area admission to all veterans, including  100% service connected disabled veterans and former prisoners of war.  In addition, Maryland offers no-cost hunting and fishing licenses to  Read More…


HOPE Counseling

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) supports a statewide network of 31 nonprofit agencies that provide foreclosure prevention assistance to homeowners in Maryland.  HOPE counselors within this network are the critical link in assisting individuals facing foreclosures, acting as a resource to negotiate reasonable terms with mortgage servicers, and advising citizens on the  Read More…


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