Howard County nonprofits directory

Tucker Orcel, 4, of Bel Air makes friends with Inferno at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine.
Tucker Orcel, 4, of Bel Air makes friends with Inferno at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine. (Phil Grout / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Whether you’re looking to contribute to a worthy cause or you’re in need of services, you’ll find a number of Howard County nonprofits working to make the community a better place to live.

This broad sample of organizations is extensive but not comprehensive. To request inclusion in a future issue of the Guide to Howard County, email howardmagazine@tronc.com.



All Creatures Great & Small Wildlife Center


Provides care for small mammals and birds that are ill, injured or orphaned.

10111 Silver Twine Lane, Columbia

Animal Advocates of Howard County


Promotes animal adoption, offers free spay and neuter programs to low-income pet owners, and advocates against animal cruelty.

P.O. Box 1403, Ellicott City

410-880-2488, animal-advocates.org

Animal Welfare Society of Howard County

Shelter assisting with veterinary services and adoption for unwanted pets.

8556 Davis Road, Columbia

410-465-4350, awshc.org

Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco-Retreat

Provides shelter and care to abused and neglected farm animals and raises money to meet their needs.

3950 White Rose Way, Ellicott City

410-489-4696, burleighmanorretreat.org

Canine Humane Network

No-kill rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless dogs, providing a safe haven, humane foster care and adoption programs.

9557 Red Apple Lane, Columbia

301-775-7661, caninehumane.org

Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses.

1372 Woodbine Road, Woodbine

301-854-5037, defhr.org

Frisky’s Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary

Provides rehabilitation services for injured animals and takes in animals that their owners can no longer care for.

10790 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock

410-418-8899, friskys.org

Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue

Volunteer-run organization that rescues, rehabilitates and finds new homes for horses facing slaughter.

17250 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy

Howard County Beekeepers

Provides its membership with a forum for sharing knowledge in honeybee keeping.

P.O. Box 1416, Ellicott City

443-831-0553, hocoba.com

Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue

Operates a no-kill shelter dedicated to providing care and finding homes for cats and dogs.

10236 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City

410-461-0516, smallmiraclesrescue.org

Tara’s House, Inc.

Rescues and provides care and compassion for pets while working to place them in permanent, loving homes.

8775 Centre Park Drive, Suite 258, Columbia

410-461-0516, tarashouse.org


A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring-Tutoring Inc.

Recruits, trains and screens adult mentors and tutors to work one-on-one with Howard County elementary school children to improve children’s academic and social development.

P.O. Box 871, Columbia

410-730-6030, aokmentor.org

Arc of Howard County

Funds programs, such as job training and respite care, to benefit developmentally disabled citizens of Howard County and their families.

11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City

410-730-0638, archoward.org

Athelas Institute

Provides educational, residential and employment services to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

9104 Red Branch Road, Columbia

410-964-1241, athelasinstitute.org

Building Families for Children

Helps abused and neglected children and works with underprivileged families to provide foster care, parenting classes and other assistance.

7161-A Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia

Camp Attaway

Operates a therapeutic summer day camp for children with serious emotional and behavioral problems.

8640 Guilford Road, Suite 220, Columbia

410-730-2633, campattaway.org

Center for Social Change

Provides residential programs and training for the developmentally disabled.

6600 Amberton Drive, Elkridge

Changing Destinations Journey to Excellence

Works to inspire a renewed desire for academic, social and personal success in middle and high school students.

8630 M Guilford Road, Suite 174, Columbia

Colleen & Erin Marlatt Scholarship Foundation

Provides scholarships to children of Catholic school teachers and administrators.

P.O. Box 321, Clarksville

410-796-4437, colleenanderin.org

Factory Athletics Foundation

The charitable arm of the Baseball Factory and Softball Factory promotes baseball and softball education and quality of life for children.

9212 Berger Road, Suite 200, Columbia

800-641-4487, factoryfoundation.org

The First Tee of Howard County

Provides educational programs for young people that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through golf.

Fairway Hills Golf Club, 5100 Columbia Road, Columbia

Girls on the Run of Central Maryland

Encourages preteen girls to develop healthy lifestyles and boost self-esteem through running.

9150 Rumsey Road, Suite A7, Columbia

443-583-7740, gotrcentralmd.org


HC DrugFree


Helps teens avoid alcohol and drugs through educational programs for parents and youth at the county’s schools and libraries.

5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206, Columbia

443-325-0040, hcdrugfree.org

Disabilities services

Adaptive Living Inc.*

Provides residential and community living support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

11089 Swansfield Road, Columbia

410-730-1289, adaptiveliving.net

Howard County Autism Society

Provides programs and conducts advocacy for people on all areas of the autism spectrum.

10280 Old Columbia Road, Suite 215, Columbia

410-290-3466, howard-autism.org


Provides workforce development services for individuals with disabilities.

6355 Woodside Court, Columbia

410-381-7171, humanim.com

LeCheval Stable

Educates the community about therapeutic horseback riding; provides counseling and equine-facilitated support services for the purpose of recreation, exercise, sport and rehabilitative therapy.

3244 Danmark Drive, Glenwood

410-977-7989, lechevalstable.org

Le’Chic Academy Foundation

Works to inspire children ages 5 to 18 with the guidance, resources and tools required to be confident, cultivated and self-assured, decision-making leaders.

P.O. Box 6472, Columbia

410-530-4876, lechicacademy.com

The Leon Day Foundation

Connects children with baseball history by making it “relevant and exciting.”

P.O. Box 511, Ellicott City

443-267-8383, leondayfoundation.org

Linwood Center

Runs a school and provides residential services for children with autism; offers residential and employment services for adults with autism.

3421 Martha Bush Drive, Ellicott City

410-465-1352, linwoodcenter.org

Maryland Works

Promotes economic and workforce development strategies to include individuals with disabilities and others with barriers to employment.

10270 Old Columbia Road, Suite 100, Columbia

410-381-8660, mdworks.com

Mia Sutphin Foundation

Supports programs to benefit children in need through direct health care and health outreach.

9095 Furrow Ave., Ellicott City

410-465-2090, miasutphinmf.org

From the time the readers’ poll launches in August to the issue’s delivery in December, businesses, nonprofits and readers alike are abuzz in anticipation of who might take home the coveted Best of Howard County title.

Project Linus, Howard County chapter

Works to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans.

9307 Michaels Way, Ellicott City

410-418-4994, projectlinus.org

Special Olympics Howard County

Conducts a training and competitive sports program for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia

410-740-0500, somdhc.org

Therapeutic & Recreational Riding Center Inc.

Provides physical and occupational therapy services to children and adults with a wide range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

3750 Shady Lane, Glenwood

410-489-5100, trrcmd.org

Voices for Children

Recruits and trains volunteers to represent children in Howard County court cases involving family placement.

8358 Main St., second floor, Ellicott City

410-740-0933, voicesforchildren.org

Way Station

Operates an outpatient mental health clinic and offers community employment, residential rehabilitation and supported housing programs for people with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance abuse addictions.

9030 Route 108, Suite A, Columbia



Bright Minds Foundation

Provides support and services to Howard County public school children.

10910 Route 108, Ellicott City

Children & Company Cooperative Preschool

A cooperative preschool run by its members.

5355 Phelps Luck Drive, Columbia

443-741-2436, childrenandcompany.org


Supports academic achievement of Hispanic students in Howard County.

P.O. Box 6997, Columbia

Friends and Foundation of Howard County Library System

Raises funds, sponsors educational initiatives and provides volunteers for the library system.

9411 Frederick Road, Ellicott City

410-313-7750, hclibrary.org

Howard Community College Education Foundation

Raises money for the community college to fund scholarships, grants, facilities, equipment and programs.

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

443-518-1000, howardcc.edu/foundation

Maryland Educators of Gifted Students

Enhances curriculum, instruction and achievement for all students.

10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia

410-489-7488, megsonline.net

The Pick Me Up Foundation

Provides musical instruments, equipment and music lessons to needy kids.

7112 Brandywine Way, Columbia


Works to ignite and nurture a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics through events and activities for youth and their families.

3000 Route 97, Suite 203

U.S. Dream Academy


Holds afterschool and mentoring programs to help thousands of at-risk youth, especially children of incarcerated parents.

5950 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia

410-772-7143, usdreamacademy.org


The Beacon Institute

Offers education, scholarships and research in senior and long-term care.

10280 Old Columbia Road, Columbia

410- 381-1176, lifespan-network.org

Coalition of Geriatric Services

A group of agencies, companies and individuals who provide services for older adults.

P.O. Box 2131, Ellicott City

410-997-0610, cogsmd.org

Neighbor Ride

Provides door-to-door transportation for people age 60 and older at a modest price.

5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 102, Columbia

410-884-7433, neighborride.org

Vantage House

A retirement community offering residents a lifetime of services and enriching wellness, intellectual and social growth opportunities within fiscally responsible parameters.

5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia

410-964-5454, vantagehouse.org

Winter Growth

Provides adult day care programs and assisted living services.

5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia

410-964-9616, wintergrowthinc.org


Center for Watershed Protection

An organization dedicated to protecting and restoring watersheds through effective land and water management.

3290 North Ridge Road, Ellicott City

410-461-8323, cwp.org

HoCo Climate Change

A group of volunteers working to fight climate change and promote clean energy.

10306 Champions Way, Laurel


Howard County Conservancy

Conducts environmental education on a 300-acre farm it operates as a nature reserve.

10520 Old Frederick Road, P.O. Box 175, Woodstock

410-465-8877, hcconservancy.org

Koolhof Earth

Works to inspire, educate and lead by example to reverse the adverse effects of human activities on earth and preserve and restore its natural resources for future generations.

10245 Old Columbia Road, Columbia

410-216-4606, koolhofearth.org

Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Inc.

Provides resources to support environmental education in schools, nature centers and informal settings throughout the state.

10015 Old Columbia Road, Suite B-215, Columbia

410-290-6226, maeoe.org

Maryland Recycling Network

Promotes sustainable reduction, reuse and recycling.

P.O. Box 1640, Columbia


The Patapsco Heritage Greenway

Conducts stream cleanups, tree plantings, environmental education and policy planning aimed at protecting and restoring the environment, history and culture of the Patapsco River valley.

P.O. Box 96, Ellicott City


Transition Howard County

Raises awareness of climate change and declining resources; encourages use of local resources, ethical stewardship of the environment and lifelong learning by collaborating with community organizations and government.

2814 Montclair Drive, Ellicott City


FISH of Howard County

Provides emergency food, supplies and financial assistance to needy residents.

P.O. Box 34, Ellicott City

410-964-8660, fishhowardcounty.com

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

Delivers meals to people who are homebound because of age or disability.

5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 214, Columbia

410-730-9476, mealsonwheelsmd.org

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry

Works to provide gluten-free and allergy friendly food to those in need.

5305 Village Center Drie, Suite 274, Columbia

443-741-1060, safefoodpantry.org


American Heart Association

Promotes cardiovascular health through partnerships and local health campaigns. Local events include the annual Heart Ball fundraiser.

217 E. Redwood St., Baltimore

410-685-7074, heart.org

American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region

Provides disaster assistance, blood donations and various certifications and training.

4800 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore

410-624-2000, redcross-cmd.org

Foundation for Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine

Advances the quality of life for people in post-acute and long-term care by inspiring, educating and recognizing health care professionals.

10500 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 210, Columbia

410-992-3134, paltcfoundation.org

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation

Supports initiatives in the research and development of advanced breast disease treatments and technologies in order to improve the standards for patient care and education.

10330 Old Columbia Road, Suite 100, Columbia

Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund

Raises money for cancer research and treatment for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

1022 Philip Powers Drive, Laurel

Arthritis Foundation

Provides advocacy and resources to those suffering from arthritis and chronic joint pain.

9891 Broken Land Parkway, Columbia

443-738-9621, arthritis.org

Bigger Conversations

Offers education and workshops to help caregivers and promote community wellness.

10065 Windstream Drive, Columbia


443-799-0308, biggerconversations.org

Cancer Support Foundation

Provides financial assistance to cancer survivors and their caregivers by helping pay for utilities, rent and medicine.

8268 Academy Road, Ellicott City

Carol Jean Cancer Foundation

Provides recreational programs to children with cancer and their families throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.

10718 Cleos Court, Columbia

410-531-0758, cjcf4kids.org

The Children’s Cancer Foundation

Dedicated to the treatment and cure of childhood cancer.

5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 204, Columbia

Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center

Provides counseling for adults and children living with cancer and helps connect them to resources in the community.

10710 Charter Drive, Columbia

410-740-5858, hcgh.org/cmcrc

Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical Research Institute

Supports research for prevention, treatment and cures for people affected by eye diseases that cause blindness.

7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia

410-423-0600, blindness.org

Gilchrist Hospice Care

Offers a variety of hospice services, including an inpatient facility on Cedar Lane in Columbia.

5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia

410-730-5072, gilchristhospice.org

A flash of bright silver beckons visitors to the warehouse at 9010 Maier Road in North Laurel.

Healthy Howard

Provides services aimed at connecting the uninsured with health care programs and promotes healthy practices in restaurants, schools, child care facilities and workplaces.

8930 Stanford Blvd., Columbia

410-988-3737, healthyhowardmd.org


Supports survivors of sexual, dating and domestic violence, and works to change attitudes that allow sexual and domestic violence to happen.

5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia

410-997-0304, wearehopeworks.org

Horizon Foundation

Gives grants to support health and wellness initiatives in Howard County.

10221 Wincopin Circle, Suite 200, Columbia

410-715-0311, thehorizonfoundation.org

Howard Hospital Foundation

​​​​​​​Raises and manages funds for Howard County General Hospital.

10760 Hickory Ridge Road, Suite 206, Columbia

410-740-7840, hcgh.org

Howard County Striders Inc.

Promotes lifetime fitness through running by sponsoring races and training programs for youth and adults.

P.O. Box 563, Columbia

410-718-9671, striders.net

Icing Smiles

Provides custom cakes worldwide to families with children who are critically ill.

4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A-807, Ellicott City

443-420-7096, icingsmiles.org

Maryland Coalition of Families

​​​​​​​Advocates for families of children and adolescents with mental health, substance use and other behavioral health needs.

10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 234, Columbia

410-730-8267, mdcoalition.org

Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped

Arranges dental health care and dental appliances for needy, handicapped and elderly people statewide.

6410 Dobbin Road, Suite F, Columbia

410-964-2880, msda.com

Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association

Works collaboratively with patients, families, healthcare providers, federal and state agencies, and other community-based organizations to improve the lives of those affected by sickle-cell disease in Maryland.

8775 Centre Park Drive, Suite 701, Columbia

Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp Fund

Assists young burn survivors and their families by providing a residential summer camp and other activities year-round.

5430 Harris Farm Lane, Clarksville

410-531-5942. midatlanticburncamp.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Maryland

Provides education and support, and conducts advocacy work for people with mental illness.

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 475, Columbia

410-884-8691, namimd.org

Serenity Center

Provides meeting space for 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous.

9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia

Shari’s Promise

Seeks to end sexual abuse, empower survivors and teach communities how to recognize the signs and react responsibly.

P.O. Box 2665, Columbia

443-838-3524, sharispromise.com

Sheppard Pratt

Provides behavioral and mental health services, including inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.

4100 College Ave., P.O. Box 836, Ellicott City

443-364-5500, sheppardpratt.org

State of Wellness

Works to develop leaders and resources in public health education, worksite health promotion and wellness in order to strengthen policies, programs and environments to enable everyone to benefit from a happier and healthier life.

9622 Basket Ring Road, Columbia

410-715-2268, stateofwellness.org

Team Inspiration Inc.

Promoting nutrition, exercise and yoga for those dealing with illness.

6319 Hampton Place, Elkridge

410-227-1357, teaminspiration.org


Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

​​​​​​​Supports, educates and empowers young adult cancer survivors.

1215 E. Fort Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

410-964-0202, ulmanfund.org

We Promote Health

​​​​​​​Encourages healthy lifestyles through community and school programs, including Family Wellness Day and Get Active Howard County, an annual 10-week fitness initiative.

5052 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 203, Ellicott City

410-988-3786, wepromotehealth.org

Zaching Against Cancer

Dedicated to helping students whose lives have been affected by cancer and to helping further cancer research.

6700 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 185, Columbia

443-319-5394, zachingagainstcancer.org

History and Culture

African American Art Museum

Promotes a better understanding of and deeper appreciation for traditional African art.

11711 E. Market St., Maple Lawn Community, Fulton

301-490-6070, africanartmuseum.org

Ballet Mobile

Brings ballet to those who otherwise would not be able to experience it.

Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City

410-382-1377, balletmobile.org

Candlelight Concert Society

Offers professional, world-class chamber music concerts, children’s programs, community outreach programs, master classes and pre-concert lectures and discussions.

9030 Red Branch Road, Suite 230, Columbia

410-997-2324, candlelightconcerts.org

Columbia Center for the Theatrical Arts

Offers theater classes, workshops and camps for children and teens.

6655 Dobbin Road, Columbia

410-381-0700, cctarts.com

Central Maryland Youth Ballet

Offers American Ballet training with the goal of providing quality physical and artistic instruction so that students will develop strong ballet technique.

9570 Berger Road, Suite A, Columbia

Howard County Arts Council

Fosters the arts in Howard County by nurturing local artists and arts organizations, and ensures arts are accessible.

Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City

410-313-2787, hocoarts.org

Howard County Poetry and Literature Society

Community-based organization that produces readings and other literary events for the general public, including students, seniors and ethnic audiences.

Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Horowitz Center 200, Columbia

443-518-4568, hocopolitso.org

Kinetics Dance Theatre Inc.

A dance company and school of contemporary dance that aims to motivate students and audiences to become more supportive and knowledgeable about the art of dance.

3280 Pine Orchard Lane, Ellicott City

410-480-1686, kineticsdance.org


Aims to publicize wearable art by showcasing the best hair, makeup, costuming and digital art.

9010 Maier Road, Suite 104, Laurel

301-728-0616, manneqart.org

Maryland National Road Association Inc.

Works to raise awareness, appreciation and respect for the natural and historic resources situated along the Maryland National Road.

12985 Frederick Road, West Friendship

410-489-9100, marylandnationalroad.org

Red Branch Theatre Company

Dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of theatre in audiences through professional performances and passionate acting company.

9130 Red Branch Road, Colmbia

Silhouette Stages

Promotes a welcoming and creative environment for a broad range of talent and experience to come together in a shared love of high-quality theatre.

10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia

410-637-5289, silhouettestages.com

Suzuki Music School of Maryland

Provides a variety of music lessons and classes for all instruments and voice.

P.O. Box 1284, Columbia

410-964-1983, suzukimusicschool.com


Bridges to Housing Stability

Provides affordable transitional housing and support services for homeless families.

9520 Berger Road, Columbia

410-312-5760, bridges2hs.org

Enterprise Community Partners

Works to provide affordable housing through grants and low-interest loans and development projects.

11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700, Columbia

800-624-4298, enterprisecommunity.com

Help End Homelessness Howard County

Raises money to provide houses for homeless families in Howard County.

5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia

443-722-2021, hehhcinc.org

National Center for Healthy Housing

Conducts research and promotes findings to make homes safe and healthy.

10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 500, Columbia

410-992-0712, nchh.org

Rebuilding Together Howard County

Provides free home repairs for low-income homeowners in Howard County.

8775 Centre Park Drive, Suite 519, Columbia


Build Haiti Foundation

Lifting Haitian people to a more sustainable and prosperous future.

P.O. Box 6895, Columbia

Beyond All Boundaries

An organization dedicated to assisting underserved communities.


P.O. Box 6262, Columbia

410-740-0589, beyondallboundaries.org


Provides care for abandoned disabled children in Thailand.

P.O. Box 412, Clarksville

443-983-3363, ccd-usa.org

Friends of Tapulanga

Provides educational and healthcare assistance to farm communities in Silay City, Philippines, and neighboring areas.

8511 Black Star Circle, Columbia

410-707-7425, tapulanga.org

Global Vessels

Operates an orphanage in Tanzania.

P.O. Box 702, Fulton

301-596-0945, globalvessels.org

Help for Underserved Communities Inc.

Provides safe drinking water to communities in Tanzania and educational materials to poor communities in Africa.

P.O. Box 6822, Ellicott City

301-379-2342, myhuc.org

Jacques A. Clermont Memorial Foundation Inc.

Runs an orphanage for boys ages 8 to 15 in Jacmel, Haiti.

P.O. Box 1304, Columbia

410-730-6115, clermontfoundation.org

Let Me Shine Guatemala Corporation

Promotes education for children in Guatemala.

P.O. Box 6812, Columbia

443-604-8526, lmsguate.org

Planet Aid

Collects and recycles textiles and uses proceeds to fund sustainable development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

6730 Santa Barbara Court, Elkridge

410-796-1510, planetaid.org

Relief and Rehab Asia

Raises money to provide people of Southeast Asia with clean drinking water and helps with disaster relief.

9454 Ellsworth Court, Fulton

301- 435-1778, reliefandrehabasia.org

The Tanzanian Children’s Project

Raising funds to develop and support medical, education and orphan facilities in Tanzania.

P.O. Box 6507, Columbia

301-490-4660, tanzaniakids.org

Ukraine Children’s Aid Fund

Provides humanitarian aid and support for the children and young people of Ukraine.

P.O. Box 2047, Ellicott City

410-995-1522, ukrainechildren.org


Provides clean food and water, shelter and education for child waste pickers living in or near trash dumps in Africa and India.

3709 Grosvenor Drive, Ellicott City

443-668-2648, unforgotten.org

We Are Kenya Inc.

Seeks to partner with existing resources in Kenya to provide food, clothing, shelter and education to those in need.

4969 Lee Farm Court, Ellicott City

443-414-6429, wearekenya.org


Braj Dham Seva

Organizes religious and spiritual discussions and provides education, food and medicine to the poor.

8710 Peachtree Lane, Laurel

410-290-8608, brajdhamseva.org

Christian Counseling Associates

Provides counseling for individuals, couples and families, and offers guest speakers.

9650 Santiago Road, Columbia

Christian Jail Ministry

Works to instill Christian values in inmates and turn them to God by providing chaplaincy services to the Howard County Detention Center.

P.O. 6037, Columbia

Islamic Leadership Institute of America

Promotes leadership development, education and research based on Islamic values and principles.

P.O. Box 726, Clarksville

240-765-7151, islamicleadership.org

Jewish Federation of Howard County

Strives to meet the needs of the local Jewish community and of Jews in Israel and worldwide. Works to promote Jewish identity, involve and build Jewish community in Howard County, and strengthen ties with the broader local community.

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, Columbia

410-730-4976, jewishhowardcounty.org

Kavod v’Nichum

Educational organization providing information and assistance with traditional Jewish funeral practices.

8112 Sea Water Path, Columbia

410-733-3700, jewish-funerals.org

Village Life Company

Provides objective clarity and a sense of hope to the news, and encourages the open discussion of issues of interest to people of faith.

P.O. Box 1543, Columbia

800-382-1365, villagelife.org


Columbia Pregnancy Center

Provides support, counseling and referrals for women with unplanned pregnancies, as well as material assistance when needed.

10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 254, Columbia

410-730-3223, columbia-pregnancy.org

Pinnacle Empowerment Center

Provides career and life coaching to women having trouble in the workplace.

8180 Lark Brown Road, Suite 301, Elkridge

410-799-1097 ext. 301, empowerctr.org

Women’s Giving Circle

Builds a community of philanthropists in Howard County to address the needs of women and girls.

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 315, Columbia

410-730-7840, womensgivingcircle.org


Association of Community Services of Howard County

A network of human services providers focused on serving individuals and families in Howard County.

10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

410-715-9545, acshoco.org


Association of Community Services of Howard County

​​​​​​​A network of human services providers focused on serving individuals and families in Howard County.

9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 301, Columbia

410-715-9545, acshoco.org


Community Action Council of Howard County

Provides assistance related to food, housing and energy needs, and runs a Head Start preschool program for low-income children ages 3 to 5.

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia

410-313-6440, cac-hc.org

Community Foundation of Howard County

Donates money to nonprofit organizations, grants and scholarships.

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

410-730-7840, cfhoco.org

Credit Union Foundation of Maryland and the District of Columbia

Supports credit unions and the communities they serve with programs in financial literacy and leadership.

P.O. Box 190, Glenelg

443-325-0771, cufound.org


Assists foreign-born individuals in accessing community resources and opportunities through counseling, informational referral and translation services.

5999 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia

410-992-1923, firnonline.org

Grassroots Crisis Intervention

Provides 24-hour phone and walk-in crisis counseling, and offers emergency and other shelter programs.

6700 Freetown Road, Columbia

410-531-6677, grassrootscrisis.org

Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund

Provides financing for small businesses unable to receive traditional financing.

9250 Bendix Road, Columbia


Lazarus Foundation

Refurbishes computers for donation to educational and charitable institutions.

2670 Route 97, Glenwood

410-489-0616, lazarus.org

Leadership Howard County

Offers programs aimed at empowering community leaders and engaging them in local issues.

6760 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 260, Columbia

410-730-4474, leadershiphc.org

Legal Aid Bureau

Provides a range of free legal services to low-income residents.

3451 Court House Drive, Ellicott City

410-480-1057, mdlab.org

LTH Foundation Ltd.

Recognizes public servants and eases pain for families whose loved ones died while serving the community.

2145 Grant Farm Road, Marriottsville

443-546-4270, lthfoundation.org


Conducts financial seminars for schools, businesses and human service agencies.

10440 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 900, Columbia

443-718-9350, makingchangecenter.org

National Family Resiliency Center

Helps families cope with divorce and other life-changing experiences through counseling, seminars and other services.

10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, 2000 Century Plaza, Suite 121, Columbia

410-740-9553, nfrchelp.org

People Acting Together In Howard

A diverse mix of organizations, including religious institutions, nonprofit organizations and unions, who identify community needs and work to solve a variety of problems.

5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia

413-575-9128, path-iaf.org

The Salvation Army Howard County Service Center

Provides assistance related to housing, food and energy needs. Provides holiday assistance and a weeklong summer camp for children ages 7 to 12 in low-income families.

9017 Red Branch Road, Box 420, Columbia

443-656-3376, tsabaltimore.org

Success In Style

Donates business attire to men and women in crisis to aid them in finding employment.

8600 Foundry St., New Weave Building, Savage

443-538-3843, successinstyle.org

Voice of Love

Works to increase the number of language interpreters qualified to work with survivors of torture, war trauma and sexual violence.

4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A-912, Ellicott City

410-707-9088, voice-of-love.org

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