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Local nonprofits that could use help this holiday season

Animals

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter Inc.

Rescue and adoption services for all animals. 301 Stockholm St., 21230, (410) 396-4695,

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Arts

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Catalyst for cultural-community cohesion in Baltimore. 1800 N. Charles St., #810, 21201, (410) 230-0200,

Maryland Art Place

Fosters a local contemporary-arts community for artists and audiences alike. 8 Market Place, #100, 21202, (410) 962-8565,

Crisis

Baltimore Child Abuse Center

Counseling and treatment for all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Baltimore. 2300 N. Charles St., #401, 21218, 410-396-6147,

Baltimore Crisis Response Inc.

24-hour hotline and mobile crisis team to help people with immediate needs. 2041 E. Fayette St., 21231, (410) 433-5255,

House of Ruth Maryland

Prevention of spousal abuse and domestic violence. 2201 Argonne Drive, 21218, (410) 889-0840,

At Jacob's Well

Works to get the homeless housed. 323 E. 25th St., 21218, (410) 235-8877,

On Our Own

Helps the psychiatrically disabled to cope. 1521 S. Edgewood St., Suite C, 21227, (410) 646-0262,

Education

Arts Every Day

Seeks to provide opportunities for arts education and cultural experiences for all Baltimore City Public Schools students. 1800 N. Charles St., #810, 21201, (410) 685-1172,

Baltimore Curriculum Project

Conceives and advocates for educational reforms to improve student performance. 2707 E. Fayette St., 21224, (410) 675-7000,

Baltimore Reads

Adult and family literacy services. 31 S. Calvert St., 4th Floor, 21202, (410) 752-3595,

Baltimore Urban Debate League

After-school debate league for Baltimore City Public Schools students. 2601 N. Howard St., #150, 21218, (410) 752-2835,

South Baltimore Learning Center

Helping people gain life skills and functional literacy so they can get jobs. 28 E. Ostend St., 21230, (410) 625-4215,

Environment

Blue Water Baltimore Works

to restore clean water to Baltimore's streams, rivers, and harbor. 3545 Belair Road, 21213, (410) 254-1577,

Parks and People Foundation

Works to provide parks-based opportunities for recreation, education, and environmental awareness. 800 Wyman Park Drive, #010, 21211,

Health and Mental Health

Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Support and treatment for survivors of war and torture. 431 E. Belvedere Ave., 21212, (410) 464-9006,

AIDS Action Baltimore Inc.

Services to people with AIDS or those who are HIV-positive. 10 E. Eager St., 21202, (410) 837-2437,

Chase Brexton Health Services

A full-service community health clinic. 1111 N. Charles St., 21201, (410) 837-2050,

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Children

's Guild

Counseling and education for severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. 6802 McClean Blvd., 21234, (410) 444-3800,

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

Promotes healthy, lead-free homes. 2714 Hudson St., 21224, (410) 534-6447,

Health Care for the Homeless

Health-related services and advocacy to reduce homelessness and its burdens. 421 Fallsway, 21202, (410) 837-5533,

Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Family planning and women's reproductive-health services. 330 N. Howard St., 21201, (410) 576-1414,

Shepherd's Clinic

Free health clinic for the uninsured. 2800 Kirk Ave., 21218, (410) 467-7146,

The Arc Baltimore

Support services for the developmentally disabled. 7215 York Road, 21212, (410) 296-2272,

Job Training

Maryland New Directions

Job and vocational training and placement for the unemployed and ex-offenders. 2700 N. Charles St., #200, 21218, (410) 230-0630,

Civic Works

Project-based training and mentoring for students and adults to become job-ready. 2701 St. Lo Drive, 21213, (410) 366-8533,

Law

Homeless Persons Representation Project

Free legal services that strive to end homelessness. 201 N. Charles St., #1104, 21201, (410) 685-6589,

Community Conferencing Center

Alternative conflict resolution designed to prevent crime and burdens on the court system. 1500 Union Ave., #2700, 21211, (410) 889-7400,

Free State Legal Project

Helps fight discrimination, police brutality, and improper denial of services. 1111 N. Charles St., 4th Floor, 21201, (410) 625-5428,

Miscellaneous

Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project

Coordinates care for wild gorillas in Africa, housed at the Maryland Zoo. 1876 Mansion House Drive, 21217, (443) 552-3388,

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