Maryland Legal Aid is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income people across Maryland. The firm handles cases involving a wide range of issues, including family, housing, government benefits, healthcare, education, employment, and consumer law.
Maryland Legal Aid also represents children in Child in Need of Assistance proceeding in 12 Maryland jurisdictions. Other vulnerable populations, such as homeowners facing foreclosure, migrant and seasonal farm workers, nursing home and assisted living residents, and veterans seeking benefits and assistance with related legal issues also receive representative through special projects.
Service provided at the American Job Center
Maryland Legal Aid provides civil legal services at the American Job Center to assist clients with legal issues that impede successful employment. These issues include criminal record expungements, negotiations with the motor vehicle administration, child support modification, housing concerns, and employment law.
Immigrant & Refugee Services
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) helps people affected by humanitarian crises to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. The mission of the IRC is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, including the climate crisis, to survive, recover and gain control over their future. The IRC will put in place high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis. The IRC uses their learning and experience to shape humanitarian policy and practice in ways that improve the live of more people worldwide.
Career Pathways For All (CPFA)
The Career Pathways For All Program (CPFA) is an inclusive workforce development program designed to address and mitigate the barriers immigrants, refugees, asylees and English language learners, and those residing in those households, face when trying to achieve viable incomes and wages. With free customized career counseling, occupational skills training/tuition assistance, and supportive services, connections to employment with local business, CPFA will provide a pathway for all Prince George's County residents to obtain livable wage careers. CPFA aims to break language and cultural barriers by bridging the gap and by developing relationships within Prince George's County's immigrant and immigrant servicing communities.
PGCC Adult Ed ESOL Classes
Prince George’s Community College Adult Education ESL classes is tailored to assist Prince George’s County residents seeking to improve English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. These classes benefit learners who would like to develop their speaking and understanding of English for life or work, develop their English language skills for employment, or develop their English skills to assist your children in their school life. The Adult Education ESL courses offer instruction and practice in speaking and understanding English; and instruction in reading, writing and grammar in real-life contexts.
Returning Citizen Services
Department of Health/Bridge Center at Adam’s House
The Bridge Center at Adam’s House is an inter-agency collaboration between the Health Department, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Family Services and other community based partners to provide holistic assistance to any Prince George’s County resident reentering the community, especially people that are formerly incarcerated, veterans, and youth (18-24 years old) who are trying to attain stability in the community. The Bridge Center at Adam’s House is a central and accessible location for residents to receive services that support a positive community reintegration and that promote productive community life that reduces recidivism rates and improves health outcomes.
Pathways to Success
Pathways to Success (PTS) focuses on providing basic life skills, addressing mental health needs, occupational skill training, developing and increasing the employment outcomes of ex-offenders returning to the DC Metropolitan Region.
PTS is built on a work-based learning model where participants are on-boarded in the program through an extensive 6 week process, placed into work-based learning opportunities and mandated to participate in various one-on-one and group setting trainings designed to build their career readiness, financial literacy, decision making, critical thinking, occupational skills, literacy, math computation, and basic life skills.
Vehicles for Change
Since 1999, Vehicles for Change has provided the tools necessary to achieve financial stability for families through our car donation and reentry internship programs. Whether a family needs a car, or an individual needs a new job, Vehicles for Change promotes respect and independence.