Resources for Latinx in Baltimore

Pro Bono Counseling Project 

Pro Bono Counseling Project is a non-profit organization founded with the goal to connect
residents experiencing mental health issues
in Maryland’s
underserved communities with a licensed mental health professional at no cost.

For the Latino/Hispanic community, mental health and mental illness
are often stigmatized topics resulting in prolonged suffering in silence.
Unique institutional and systemic barriers currently exist that may impede access to mental health services, resulting in reduced
help-seeking behaviors.

One of Pro Bono Counseling Project’s
tools available for individuals who identify as Latino/Hispanic is the mental health WARM- Line. This telephone service offers immediate, temporary support to Maryland residents who are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or just need someone to talk to. 
Since its founding in 1991, Pro Bono Counseling Project has helped more than 30,000 individuals. Mental health professionals are available to help with a variety of mental health needs.

Proyecto de Consejería Gratuita es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que fue fundada con la finalidad de conectar a aquellos residentes que sufran problemas de salud mental en comunidades marginadas de Maryland con un profesional licenciado en salud mental, de forma gratuita.

 

Para la comunidad latina/hispana, la salud mental y la enfermedad mental

son a menudo temas estigmatizados que derivan en un sufrimiento prolongado en silencio. Actualmente existen barreras institucionales y sistémicas únicas que pueden impedir el acceso a servicios de salud mental, lo cual conlleva una disminución de los comportamientos de búsqueda de ayuda.

 

Una de las herramientas del Proyecto de la Consejería Gratuita disponibles para las personas que se identifican como latinas/hispanas es la línea de apoyo de salud
mental.
Este servicio telefónico ofrece apoyo inmediato y temporal a los residentes de Maryland que estén inquietos, estresados, deprimidos o que simplemente necesiten alguien con quien hablar. Desde su fundación en 1991, el Proyecto de Consejería Gratuita ha ayudado a más de 30.000 personas. Los profesionales de la salud mental están disponibles para ayudar en diversas necesidades de salud mental.

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Southeast Community Development Corporation (CDC)

Offering Housing Counseling, Eviction Prevention and more in Baltimore City 

Information About the Organization

 

The Southeast CDC is dedicated to growing and supporting a thriving, socioeconomically and racially diverse Southeast Baltimore where residents share in the success and improvement of their communities.

To achieve this vision they stimulate private and public investment in housing, infrastructure, parks, employment and city services; mobilize and support existing residents to participate in the planning and implementation of community projects that improve their quality of life; and attract residents to homeownership while preserving good quality affordable housing.

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Newspapers

"In a time of crisis, solidarity grows between Black and Latino activists in Baltimore."

— By Stephanie García

Follow the link to read about how activists in "Baltimore’s Black and Latino communities have increasingly been working together to fight for a range of social justice issues, " an important issue covered by Stephanie García in the Baltimore Sun. In a time of crises like a pandemic, racial inequality, and constant discrimination, unity amongst Black and Latino activists shows the importance in continuing to break down barriers to fight for collective safety and liberation -- rights everyone is entitled to. 

Covid-19 Resources

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Pharmacy camp

Notre Dame of Maryland University, School of Pharmacy, offers Pharmacy Camp designed to help high school students entering grades 9-12 discover exciting topics and career paths in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science. It is important that more Latinos become interested and get involved in this field because  bilingual pharmacists are essential. A healthcare professional that understands the client, their language, and their culture allows for a trustworthy, sustainable relationship between the two individuals. Follow the link for more information and to register. 

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