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Chapter 6-B: Energy Assistance


Related Topics: Family Financial Assistance | Housing


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Assistance Center of Towson Churches
120 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Financial assistance available for those facing cut-off utilities and needing help in crisis oil situations. Available to those in service area bounded by zones 21210, 21212 and 21239 on the south, west to Falls Road east to include all of 21234 and north to the state line.


Baltimore County Department of Social Services - Emergency Assistance for Families with Children
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
A program which provides cash assistance in emergency situations to families with children. Emergencies due to unforeseen circumstances are limited to prevention of homelessness, such as utility turn-offs, eviction or foreclosure.


Baltimore County Department of Social Services - Office of Home Energy Program
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Provides a grant to help low-income families and individuals pay home energy bills and promotes energy conservation through the Maryland Energy Assistance ( M E A P)  which provides one-time a heating season grant to low income families and individuals for heating, Electric Universal Service Program (E U S P) that provides a grant once a year to low income families and individuals based on their annual electric usage to subsidized Budget Billing with Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE). and The Utility Service Protection Program (U S P P) that protects low-income families from utility cut-offs and allows eligible households to enter into a payment program with their utility company.


Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) - Energy Assistance
Assists with questions and working out payment arrangements as a result of reminder notices, past due notices or turnoff notices for gas and electric bills.
410-685-2200 Baltimore Metro area
800-685-2210 statewide toll-free number
TTY: 800-735-2258 (Maryland Relay Service)


Camp Chapel United Methodist Church
5000 East Joppa Road
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
Offers limited financial help with Baltimore Gas and Electric cut-off notice to church members and non-members. Call church office or E-MAIL:


Catonsville Emergency Assistance
25 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Assistance to prevent utility cut-off to Baltimore County households in zip code 21228, some of 21244, 21207 and 21229.


Community Assistance Network
7900 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Assists low-income county residents meet their energy needs. Manages the Fuel Fund of Baltimore County. Applications for the Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) are available at all offices. Supports weatherization to reduce energy costs to low-income persons by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.


  • Dundalk Office
    7900 East Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21224


  • Essex Office
    Department of Social Services
    439 Eastern Avenue
    Essex, Maryland 21221


  • Hillendale Office
    Hillendale Gates Apartments
    6600 Wycombe Way
    Baltimore, Maryland 21234


  • Randallstown Office
    Liberty Family Resource Center
    3525 Resource Drive
    Baltimore, Maryland 21133


  • Rosedale Office
    Fontana Village Community Center
    20 Serpens Court
    Rosedale, Maryland 21237


Community Crisis Center
725 Main Street
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Those in need should visit the Center to complete a brief client-intake process. All adult family members should be present during the client-intake process. Upon its completion a grant application is issued. The client may be eligible for a one-time monthly financial assistance grant for eviction-prevention and utility shut-off assistance. All financial assistance grant applicants (head of household only) are required to participate in a family spending class. No money given on the spot. Decision as to which families/individuals will be awarded the grant is made several days following the class. Funds are issued directly to landlord/mortgage lender and/or utility company. Must bring photo identification with current address; must reside within zip codes 21136, 21117 or 21071. Bring income verification in the form of SSI, SSDI, unemployment, paystub, child-support, food stamps, etc. Include copy of court-ordered eviction notice, landlord-issued eviction notice, and utility shut-off notice with grant application. 


Jewish Community Services
5750 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Provides emergency assistance to avoid utility shut-offs and eviction. See website for necessary documentation.


Owings Mills Office
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117


Sacred Heart Catholic Church
P O Box 3672
Glyndon, Maryland 21071-3672
410-371-3509 (Please leave a voice mail message. You will receive a return call)
Provides temporary financial assistance to persons who have a utility cut-off notice. Must provide photo identification and proof of need for emergency financial assistance. Call Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.,  E-MAIL: (opens in new window).


Salvation Army of Central Maryland
Baltimore Area Command
814 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
The Salvation Army of Central Maryland serves residents of Baltimore City, as well as Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, and North Anne Arundel counties, through a broad array of social services that include providing emergency food, utilities, and rental assistance.


Southwest Emergency Services
1201 Maple Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Assistance for water bill, utility turn-off and to purchase heating oil. Low-income resident must live in 21227 area. Identification and shut-off notice required.


United Churches Assistance Network (UCAN)
P.O. Box 1103
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030-6103
Office Location: 40 Church Lane, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Provides emergency assistance to residents of northern Baltimore County on ZIP codes 21093, 21030, 21111, 21131, 21136 and 21152 who are in crisis situations. Assistance offered to those facing utility turn-off. Must have utility cut-off notice, most recent wage statement and photo identification. 


Revised: January 5, 2017