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Special Olympian Julia Phillips, 26, of Ellicott City, left, carries the torch with Deputy State's Attorney Kim Oldham at the start of the Howard County leg of the Special Olympics Maryland Torch Run.
Special Olympian Julia Phillips, 26, of Ellicott City, left, carries the torch with Deputy State's Attorney Kim Oldham at the start of the Howard County leg of the Special Olympics Maryland Torch Run. (Jon Sham/Baltimore Sun Media Group)

Whether you’re looking to contribute to a worthy cause or need services yourself, Howard County offers many resources to help. The following list is a broad sample of the nonprofit organizations actively making the county a better place to live.

ANIMALS

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 adoption for unwanted pets and veterinary services.
8556 Davis Ave., 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
Days End Farm Horse Rescue
Rescues and rehabilitates abused and neglected horses.
1372 Woodbine Road, Woodbine
301-854-5037, defhr.org
Frisky’s Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary
Provides rehabilitation services for injured animals and takes in animals that can no longer be cared for by their owners.
10790 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock
410-418-8899, friskys.org
Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue
Volunteer-run organization rescues, rehabilitates and finds new homes for horses facing slaughter.
17250 Old Frederick Road, Mt. Airy
443-285-3835, gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.com
Howard County Cat Club
Operates a no-kill shelter, works to find homes for abandoned cats, offers a behavior hotline and advises colony caretakers on trap, neuter and return of feral cats.
410- 730-3679, howardcountycats.org
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
CHILDREN
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
Building Families for Children
Helps abused and neglected children and works with underprivileged families to provide foster care, parenting classes and other assistance.
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia
410-872-1050, buildingfamiliesforchildren.org
Camp Attaway
Operates a summer therapeutic day camp for children with serious emotional and behavioral problems.
8640 Guilford Road, Columbia
410-730-2633, campattaway.org
Colleen & Erin Marlatt Scholarship Foundation
Provides scholarships to children of Catholic school teachers and administrators.
6105 Adcock Lane, Hanover
410-796-4437, colleenanderin.org
The First Tee of Howard County
Provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through golf for young people.
Fairway Hills Golf Club 5100 Columbia Road, Columbia
410-730-1114, thefirstteehowardcounty.org
Girls on the Run of Central Maryland
Encourages preteen girls to develop healthy lifestyles and boost self-esteem through running.
8640 Guilford Road, Suite 208, Columbia
443-864-8593, 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
Mia Sutphin Foundation
Supports programs to benefit children in need through direct health care and health outreach.
9095 Furrow Ave., Ellicott City
410-299-3568, miasutphinmf.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
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

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
419-964-1241, athelasinstitute.org
Center for Social Change
Provides residential programs and training for the developmentally disabled.
6600 Amberton Drive, Elkridge
410-579-6789, centerforsocialchange.org
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
Humanim
Provides workforce development services for individuals with disabilities.
6355 Woodside Court, Columbia
410-381-7171, humanim.com

Like most such stores, the historic Ellicott City shop sells used clothing, furniture, books and other donated items. But it uses the profits to provide employment and job-training skills to an often-neglected population that badly needs them: men and women with autism.

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 other barriers to employment.
10270 Old Columbia Road, Suite 100, Columbia
410-381-8660, mdworks.com
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
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
410-740-1901, waystationinc.org/howardcty.htm
EDUCATION
Bright Minds Foundation
Provides support and services to Howard County public school children.
10910 Route 108, Ellicott City
410-740-0707, brightmindsfoundation.org
Conexiones
Supports academic achievement of Hispanic students in Howard County.
P.O. Box 6997, Columbia
conexioneshc.org
Friends of the Howard County Library System
Raises funds, sponsors educational initiatives and provides volunteers for the library system.
9411 Frederick Road, Ellicott City
410-313-7792, 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
The Pick Me Up Foundation
Provides musical instruments, equipment and music lessons to needy kids.
7112 Brandywine Way, Columbia
410-530-3831, thepickmeupfoundation.com
ELDERLY
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

Throughout the past 10 years, Neighbor Ride has provided transportation for seniors who cannot drive or have limited driving ability. Volunteers make about 1,300 trips a month, driving seniors to hair salons, grocery stores, senior centers, doctors¿ offices, post offices, church services and even other volunteer organizations.

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
Winter Growth
Provides adult day care programs and assisted living services.
5460 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia
410-964-9616, wintergrowthinc.org
ENVIRONMENT
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.
hococlimatechange.org

In 1990, a small group of citizens concerned about land conservation founded the Howard County Conservancy. Within 25 years, their organization has become a regional leader for environmental education and stewardship.

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
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Inc.
Provides resources to supportenvironmental education in schools, nature centers and informal settings throughout the state.
7761 Waterloo Road, Jessup
443-773-1220, maeoe.org
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
410-480-0824, patapscoheritagegreenway.org
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.
transitionhoco.org
FOOD ASSISTANCE
FISH of Howard County
Provides emergency food, supplies and financial assistance to needy residents.
P.O. Box 34, Ellicott City
410-964-8660, fishowardcounty.com

In 2006, Julie Rosenthal wanted to teach her daughter a lesson about giving back to the community. Nine years later, that lesson has grown into an organization that has provided over 24,000 bags of groceries to senior citizens in Howard County.

Food on the 15th
Student and adult volunteers who deliver free groceries and toiletries to economically challenged senior citizens in Howard County around the third week of each month.
P.O. Box 2131, Ellicott City
410-997-0610, foodonthe15th.org
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Delivers meals to people who are homebound because of age or disability.
10451 Twin Rivers Road, Suite 215, Columbia
410-730-9476, mealsonwheelsmd.org
HEALTH
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
AMDA Foundation
Advances the quality of life for people in post-acute and long-term care by inspiring, educating and recognizing health care professionals.
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 405, Columbia
410-992-3134, amdafoundation.org
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
301-541-3764, andreahendersonmemorialfund.com
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
410-964-9563, cancersupportfoundation.org
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

Eileen Josenhans knows what it¿s like to be bald. The Howard County General Hospital volunteer, who for 10 years has helped women choose wigs at the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, lost her hair in 2011 after she began treatment for breast cancer.

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
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
HopeWorks
Supports survivors of sexual, dating and domestic violence, and works to change attitude 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.
10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 900, Columbia
410-715-0311, thehorizonfoundation.org
Howard Hospital Foundation
Raises and manages funds for Howard County General Hospital.
10705 Charter Drive, Suite 320, Columbia
410-740-7840, hopkinsmedicine.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

Tracy Quisenberry is founder and executive director of Icing Smiles, a Howard County-based nonprofit whose purpose is to bring a free customized cake ¿ and a special experience of joy ¿ to kids suffering from life-threatening conditions.

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
The Little Things for Cancer
Improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers through transportation to appointments, child care, meals, co-payment assistance, housecleaning, entertainment, complementary therapies and more.
6700 Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 185, Columbia
443-228-858, tlt4c.org
Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Advocates for families of children and adolescents with mental health, substance use and other behavioral health needs.
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 119, 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
410-964-1944, msda.com
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
410-884-6088, serenitycenter.homestead.com
Shari’s Promise
Seeks to end sexual abuse, empower survivors and teach communities how to recognize the signs and react responsibly.
P.O. Box 74, Glenelg
443-838-3524, sharispromise.org
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
Team Inspiration Inc.
Promoting nutrition, exercise and yoga for those dealing with illness.
3183 Sharp Road, Glenwood
410-227-1357, teaminspiration.org
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Supports, educates and empowers young adult cancer survivors.
6770 Oak Hall Lane, Unit 116, Columbia
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.
410-988-3786, wepromotehealth.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

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

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
ManneqART
Aims to publicize wearable art by showcasing the best hair, makeup, costuming and digital art.
9010 Maier Road, Suite 104, Laurel
301-725-5555, 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
HOUSING
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, Columbia
410-964-1230, 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
Helps repair, modify and rehabilitate of the homes of the elderly, disabled and others in need.
8775 Centre Park Drive, Suite 519, Columbia
410-381-3338, rebuildingtogetherhowardcounty.org
INTERNATIONAL
CCD-USA
Provides care for abandoned disabled children in Thailand.
P.O. Box 412, Clarksville
443-983-3363, ccd-usa.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 8-15 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
Mephibosheth Foundation
Funds projects that provide job training to orphan and abandoned children in several countries.
1991 Barley Road, Marriottsville
410-552-1424
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
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
Unforgotten
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
RELIGIOUS
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
410-995-5587, christiancounselingassociates.org
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

¿Eat Chinese food, open presents, watch a movie and save the world.¿ That¿s the motto behind ¿Mitzvah Day,¿ a unique series of volunteer opportunities organized by the Jewish Federation of Howard County on Christmas Day.

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
WOMEN
Columbia Pregnancy Center
Provides support, counseling and referrals for pregnant women in 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
An organization dedicated to building 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
MISCELLANEOUS
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
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 3-5.
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
FIRN
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
410-313-6170, jref.org
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

Support and recognition were just a tweet away for Columbia's Making Change nonprofit organization when Executive Director Mike Couch was notified they would be receiving a $10,000 grant from the Deluxe Corporation Foundation.

makingCHANGE
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 7-12 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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