MAY 2024

Learn about EMRC New Programs & Services:

Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) and Care Coordination for Children, Youth, and Adults


Empowering Minds Resource Center is proud to announce there is currently NO WAIT LIST at the agency. We work hard everyday to ensure referrals are quickly processed and clients are engaged by our staff and partnered therapists immediately. We are ready, willing and able to accept new clients TODAY.


Empowering Minds Resource Center has no waitlist for our CARE COORDINATION FOR MINORS and our PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PROGRAM in Harford County

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In May we highlight the following:


Mental Health Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Women’s Health Month

National Teen Self-Esteem Month


National Mental Health Counseling Week (May 6-12)

National Prevention Week (May 11-17)

National Women’s Health Week (May 12 -15)


World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 6)

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 9)

EMRC Tips for the Month of May 2024

Empowering Minds is looking to add some new members to our wonderful team. Check out the link below for more information!


Licensed Mental Health Therapist- Full time

Empowering Minds Resource Center is seeking a licensed clinician to provide therapeutic services to children and families in the Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford County areas. This individual will be responsible for providing clinical assessment/diagnostic and follow-up individual and group therapy. He/she will develop and monitor treatment plans and client progress, document significant interactions, and maintain clinical charts and other reporting data. The candidate should have the ability to work with a diverse client population in a variety of treatment approaches.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Must possess active master level license (LMSW, LGPC, LCSW, LCSW-C, LCPC) in Maryland; and 1 year of comparable experience. Polished communication skills.

***$5000 sign on bonus w/2 year employment commitment***

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Part Time

Baltimore, Glen Burnie and Edgewood locations (Telehealth is available)

Empowering Minds Resource Center is seeking a licensed clinician to provide therapeutic services to children and families in the Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford County areas. This individual will be responsible for providing clinical assessment/diagnostic and follow-up individual and group therapy. He/she will develop and monitor treatment plans and client progress, document significant interactions, and maintain clinical charts and other reporting data. The candidate should have the ability to work with a diverse client population in a variety of treatment approaches.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess active master level license (LMSW, LGPC, LCSW, LCSW-C, LCPC) in Maryland; and 1 year of comparable experience. Polished communication skills.

Case Manager - Baltimore, Harford and Prince Georges locations

 Job Summary:

· Provide targeted mental health case management for youth with serious emotional disturbances and co-occurring disorders

· Meet with enrolled and potential clients and their families to create a Plan of Care

· Conduct comprehensive assessments and other assessments as required by DHMH

· Coordinate and facilitate Family Team Meetings

· Provide management of the POCs

· Collect information during the application process and as identified in each POC

· Identify providers, supports, and resources for clients

· Coordinate meetings with client and family to (a) meet with providers to ensure goodness of fit for proposed services and products in compliance with the POC (b) meet with family peer-to- peer support, intensive in-home service, mobile crisis response service, and other providers appropriate to the POC

· Maintain client clinical documentation using EHR

· Provide on-call services as scheduled

· Promptly respond to client crises

· Provide case management for client open-access as scheduled.

· Facilitate groups

The Direct Service Coordinator (DSC) assists clients with mental illness in reaching a higher level of independence and integration within their community. The DSC is an advocate who support clients in accessing and coordinating benefits, services and community-based resources.

  • Monitor each client during in-person visits of 30-45 minutes for a minimum of three visits (for children & adolescents) and six visits (for adults) per month and document any changes in the client's emotional, psychological, or physical health
  • Document monthly all client contact, interaction, interventions and goal achievement, including dates, locations, and types of contact 
  • Work cooperatively with family and other involved professionals to coordinate services with other agencies and programs in the best interest of the client
  • Research and provide the client with community-based resources as needed to meet the client's needs and encourage progress toward personal goals
  • Facilitate client participation in weekly EMRC group meetings to encourage peer socialization and development of coping strategies/techniques

Community Outreach Coordinator

Empowering Minds Resource Center is seeking to extend resources to local facilities and is looking for an entry level Part Time Community Resource Coordinators to work within the community and residence facilities to promote EMRC services, engage potential new clients, obtain referrals, and complete client intake assessments.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate community information sessions; promote EMRC services, including maintaining attendee lists and preparing materials.
  • Assist with the client referral process
  • Completes client intake assessment
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence via email, postal mailings, and direct person to person contact.
  • Other general outreach-based work as needed.

And a host of other positions
Visit our website for employment opportunities Employment

May is a mix of things to highlight and be informed about to include Women's History Month and Self- Harm Awareness Month. In addition to World Down Syndrome Day and World Bipolar Day. Below we go into further detail to discuss March offerings:

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a national observance started in 1949 by Mental Health America to bring attention to the importance of mental wellbeing. Across the country, individuals and organizations step up to raise awareness of and help address the challenges faced by people living with mental health conditions.

Why is Mental Health Awareness Important?

Despite recent strides in how our society approaches mental wellbeing, many Americans still don’t have access to the high-quality, comprehensive treatment and care they need. Just take a look at some of the staggering data about mental health in the United States:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.
  • Only 47.2% of U.S. adults with mental illness received treatment in 2021.
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.
  • Only 65.4% of U.S. adults with serious mental illness received treatment in 2021.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth have a mental health condition, but only half receive treatment.
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.

How Can I Support Mental Health Awareness?

  1. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). You can be the difference through MHFA, a course that teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use challenges. Already trained? Learn how to become a MHFA Instructor!
  2. Raise your voice. Help us advocate to expand access to mental health and substance use care and bring attention to the importance of mental wellbeing.

National Prevention Week (May 11-17)

National Prevention Week is a public education platform showcasing the work of communities and organizations across the country that are preventing substance use and promoting positive mental health.

This year, National Prevention Week is taking place from May 12-18, 2024! Learn more about how you can get involved throughout the week and register for the events taking place. You can help amplify the power of prevention leading up to National Prevention Week and beyond by sharing your #MyPreventionStory on social media, downloading our planning toolkit, and spreading the word about National Prevention Week.

We recognize that prevention happens every day, not just during the second week of May. As such, National Prevention Week is shifting to celebrate and promote your year-round prevention initiatives. SAMHSA created a new, ongoing virtual series to showcase, elevate, and celebrate the important prevention ideas, events, news, and activities that impact communities across the country. Throughout the year, the series will spotlight prevention organizations that are creating positive social impact, fostering collaboration, and effectively responding to the changing substance use landscape. Ultimately, enhancing the health and well-being of our communities.

National Women’s Health Week (May 12 -15)

Every May beginning on Mother’s Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) leads National Women’s Health Week (NWHW). This year, NWHW takes place May 12 – 18th. This observance aims to highlight women’s health issues and priorities and encourage women of all ages to prioritize their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Join us in this uplifting journey as we dive into everything that makes women’s health so important.

Empowering Women, Cultivating Health:

Celebrating Voices, Wellness, and Resilience

This year’s theme is dedicated to empowering women to take charge of their health journeys and shining a light on health issues unique to women. We’re celebrating the strength and determination of women who have taken control of their health and fostering an environment where all women feel supported and empowered to speak up about their health needs and concerns. The NWHW 2024 messaging encourages women to engage in healthy practices, access preventive care, and share their health experiences to inspire others.

Each day of this observance week spotlights a different and timely women’s health topic and provides engaging resources to spread the 2024 #NWHW messages.

Day 1: Empowering Women in their Health Journey

Day 2: Safe Sexual Health

Day 3: Shining a Light on Maternal Mental Health

Day 4: Talk About It - Reducing Women's Health Stigma

Day 5: Understanding Care Is There

Day 6: Reproductive Health from Puberty to Menopause

Day 7: Women and Heart Health

World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 6)

May 1, 2024 is World Maternal Mental Health Day

The first Wednesday of May is World Maternal Mental Health Day. Organizations from around the world — including the US, Canada, UK, Turkey, Australia, Argentina, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Nigeria, and more — are leading efforts to raise awareness about maternal mental health through a collective social media push and in-country events. Postpartum Support International is proud to be a member of the worldwide taskforce.

How you can get involved

During the month of May, you can participate in PSI’s campaigns and events to raise awareness for maternal mental health!

  • Use the hashtag #maternalMHmatters on social media
  • Like the PSI’s Facebook page and share your events, stories, facts or research
  • Raise awareness of maternal mental health issues so that more women will get treatment and fewer will suffer on our blog
  • Come up with your own ideas to highlight that #maternalMHmatters in your area and let others know by submitting your event details to us via email
  • Use our infographic to highlight that maternal mental health is an issue globally

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 9)

This year’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is observed on May 9. It is an annual event that occurs on the Thursday of the first full week of May. It is a day to raise awareness of the importance of every child’s mental health. Mental health is a serious issue in modern societies. The mental health of children is even more so. According to the data from the C.D.C., one in six children between the ages of two and eight has a mental or behavioral disorder. Children are the most precious thing in the world. Children with serious mental illness and severe emotional disturbance need full-time care and treatment. Even the family of such a child needs help to cope with the situation. This is a day to help them by encouraging them into therapy. Conditions like A.D.H.D. as well as anxiety and behavioral disorders can be diagnosed and treated to help the child have a better life.


Help a child

  1. Help a child who suffers from mental health problems. Let him know that you are there to help and that he is not alone.

Create mental health check campaigns

  1. There are mental health conditions like A.D.H.D. and anxiety which children usually will not be aware of. Conduct a mental health check campaign to help people realize their status.


  1. There are a lot of N.G.O.s working for the welfare of children and their mental health. Arrange a fundraiser to help support these N.G.O.s and their activities.


Community Resources:

Utilize this website for the following resources


Visit FoundinFaithMD.org/get-help/apply/

to apply to the Fresh Start Furniture Program TODAY!

If you do not have computer access, please call 443-519-2464 ext. 2


If you need immediate help finding shelter or a place to eat, call 211.


Baltimore- Our Daily Bread Employment Center

725 Fallsway, Baltimore City


PG CO- Bethel House 301-372-1700 & Salvation Army of Prince George’s County Food Pantry 301-277-6103

AA CO- Anne Arundel County Food Access WARM Line 410- 222- 3663 &

Anne Arundel County Food Bank

120 Marbury Drive Crownsville, MD 21032

Harford CO- Breathe 379, 2124 Nuttal Ave. Edgewood. Groceries, prepared food, clothes.

& EPICENTER, EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood. 443.981.3742.

Mental Health Assistance

National Alliance for Mental Illness

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  

Call 24/7: 1-800-273-8255

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.

Call 24/7: 410-433-5175 if you or someone you know needs help with a mental health crisis

Legal Services

Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP)

201 N. Charles St., Suite 1104, Baltimore City

410-685-6589 / 800-773-4340

Provides free legal aid to those experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Maryland Legal Aid

500 E. Lexington St., Baltimore City


Provides a full range of free civil legal services to financially eligible individuals, with a focus on legal issues concerning elder rights, employment, family, public benefits, health care and housing

Reentry Services

Assists prisoners, ex-prisoners and others in need become independent, responsible citizens through civil legal assistance and re-entry services

Baltimore- Alternative Directions

2505 N. Charles St., Baltimore City


PG CO- People Ready 5814 Baltimore Ave.

Hyattsville, Maryland 20781 (301)277-2172

AA CO- AmeriCorps (800) 942-2677


Beans and Bread

402 South Bond St., Baltimore City


ID cards and birth certificates available on the first business day of the month to the first 5 to 10 people who arrive

Manna House

435 East 25th St., Baltimore


Provides assistance with birth certificate and ID cards applications

Employment Assistance


Downtown One Stop Career Center

1100 North Eutaw St., Room 101, Baltimore City


Eastside One-Stop Career Center

3001 East Madison St., Baltimore City


Provides assistance with job search strategies, employment referrals and placement and other workforce services; offers access to copiers, faxes and phones

Northwest American Job Center (Re-entry Center)

Mondawmin Mall, Suite 302

2401 Liberty Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21215

Telephone: 410-396-7873


Manna House

435 E. 25th St., Baltimore City


Franciscan Center

101 W. 23rd St., Baltimore City



2828 Loch Raven Rd., Baltimore City


Provides clothing, communication, laundry, food, recreation and showers

** For any other region specific info email socialmedia@emrcgroup.org **

Empowering Minds has partnered with the Salvation Army, location to provide hot meals in Baltimore City to the homeless. We recognize a need to provide support services and meet the needs of our struggling community. As the weather changes we are asking for donations to purchase socks and blankets. We appreciate all donation. https://www.emrcgroup.org/make-a-donation/


EMRC In-person Groups

Call your local EMRC office for more info!

(EMRC Clients ONLY, Accepting Referrals)

Be Safe is an app that enables people at risk of overdose to anonymously connect with remote support. This could be a useful tool to help people who use drugs reduce the risk of overdose when they are using alone.
The organization, Brave, that developed the app are based in Vancouver. However, supports are available in the United States. To join the Maryland Public Community in the app, use the join code “Maryland”. 

To Whom It May all Concern,

At Empowering Minds, we value your feedback. That’s why we would like to invite you to participate in a short survey about your recent experience. 

Click on the link below to share your opinion. 

Link to the survey: EMRC Satisfaction Survey

You will be directed to the survey by clicking on the link, and it will only take a few minutes to complete.

We appreciate your time and effort in providing us with this valuable feedback.

Thank you for choosing EMRC and for your ongoing support. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Warm regards,


Empowering Minds has been awarded been awarded a contract BCDSS Wellness Program for Children in Out-of-Home Care with Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

Providing therapy and management in-office, telehealth, and in community services throughout surrounding counties. 

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