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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

Make a referral today

The OMHC is accepting new referrals for Harford Co, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, and Prince George's County. Make a referral today, no wait list.

In October we highlight the following:


ADHD Awareness Month

National Depression Education and Awareness Month

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month 

Health Literacy Month

Bullying Prevention Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 

Selective Mutism Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month


Borderline Personality Awareness Week (TBD)

Trichotillomania Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7)

Dermatillomania Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7)

Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 2-8)

Baby Loss Awareness Week (Oct. 9-15)

OCD Awareness Week (Oct. TBA)

National Health Education Week (Oct. 16-20)

ADHD Awareness Week (Oct. TBA)

Body Acceptance Week (Oct. 23-27)

International Stress Awareness Week (Oct. 30-Nov. 2)


Dermatillomania Awareness Day (Oct. 1)

International Day of Non-Violence (Oct. 2)

National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 5)

National Depression Awareness Day (Oct. 7)

World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)

National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11)

National Stop Bullying Day (Oct. 11)

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Oct. 15)

Stress Management Tips October 2023

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

October is a mix of things to celebrate and be informed about.

In October, we’re raising awareness about mental health, recovery and self care.

National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month- This observance works to bring awareness to the need for depression awareness and the need for accessible and affordable mental health screenings. A number of different factors can often come into play with depression that can include a mix of environmental, genetic, psychological, and biological /biochemical components. Not everyone experiences depression in the same way, but it can affect anyone at any time. So, it is important to take that next step and seek out professional help and be screened if you or someone you care about feels they may be depressed. Depression is a highly treatable condition with many different options available, but a professional should be sought out to help determine the best course of action for every individual that is suffering from it.

Health Literacy Month- Beginning in 1999, many organizations from many nations around the world have observed October as Health Literacy Month. The month is dedicated to bringing attention to the importance of making health-related information and education easy to understand, thereby making health care systems world-wide easier to navigate.

ADHD Awareness Month- There are over 17 million children and adults in the United States who suffer from ADHD. October is a month to celebrate the successes of those living with this condition, their families, educators, and caretakers. The goal of ADHD Awareness month is not only to celebrate these successes but to continue to look for further ways to improve the lives of those with ADHD.

Bullying Prevention Month- With the frightening increase of intolerance and bullying seen in schools across the United States, Bullying Prevention Month is observed in schools to teach children how to stand up together against it. There are several ways to get involved and get children involved. One way is to share and watch the movies shared each day throughout October from the Anti-Bullying Film Festival, and discuss these films and the messages afterward, and to encourage children to help make their environment safe and inclusive for all.

Mental Health Awareness Week (First week of October)- Started in 1990 by The United States Congress and observed the first week of every October, this week is dedicated to spreading awareness and education on mental illness. You can look to your community or online for events like seminars held by healthcare professionals, health fairs, art and music events & more. Did you know that over 25% of adults in the United States are estimated to be affected by a diagnosable mental illness every year and that 45% of these diagnoseable adults may be suffering from 2 or more mental health disorders? With numbers like these, it is imperative that we continue to spread awareness & to let each person know of the help available.

OCD Awareness Week (Second week of October)- OCD Awareness Week is a worldwide awareness campaign about obsessive-compulsive disorder & related disorders that spreads the message that effective help and treatment is available.

National Health Education Week (Third week of October)- National Health Education Week (NHEW)’s purpose is to take a week in October to address and increase awareness and understanding throughout the United States about health education. Activities, events, and webinars are held during the week to inform and educate people and promote a better understanding of health education.

National Depression Screening Day (October 8)- An estimated 40 million adults in the United States suffer from anxiety or depression. The intent of National Depression Screening Day is to bring help and hope to those who suffer from depression. Mental Health America (MHA) offers an online depression screening tool here. However, depression screening is not a diagnosis of depression. The tool is intended to help people who feel they may be affected by a depressive disorder start a conversation with their doctor or trusted individuals about their mental health. Other screening tests are available from the page as well.

World Mental Health Day (October 10)- Since 1992, World Mental Health Day is a day celebrated in over 150 countries worldwide to educate, advocate against stigma, and bring awareness of mental health education and available resources for help in communities. Many online events and resources are available, including the This Is My Brave Virtual Live Stream with poetry, music, storytelling, and more from people living with mental health conditions or who have been affected by a loved one’s mental health condition. You can also share your story on the website as well.


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”. 

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