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Community Assistance Network, Inc. operates Community Outreach Centers located in Hillandale, Essex, Garden Village and Randallstown.

Empowering low-income Baltimore County residents to move toward self-sufficiency requires one-on-one attention with an experienced Community Resource Specialist (CRS). CRS help stabilize low-income families by navigating clients through CAN's community partners for services. All activities include action steps for clients to move themselves toward greater stability and growth by promoting self-worth, encouraging personal responsibility, and providing linkages to community resources. CRS also work to improve and expand public awareness of the services CAN provides.

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Direct Outreach Programs

  • Rental Eviction Prevention

  • Security Deposit Assistance

  • Emergency Financial Assistance- Change to General Financial Assistance

  • After School Program (Garden Village & Rosedale)

  • Whole Family Case Management 

  • Summer Camp Program- Garden Village location

  • Job Development 

  • SNAP Application Assistance

 

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Requirements

 

The Community Assistance Network, Inc. (CAN) receives funding from a variety of sources in order to provide effective services for the community.  In order to receive these services requires that accurate client records be kept. 

In addition please remember the following:        

  1. If you or the vendor party cannot provide the information requested, your case will be subject to denial.

  2. If you have questions about the application requirements, please direct your questions to a CRS representative.

  3. All of CAN’s services require updated information regarding household size, income and residency at each visit.

 

The staff of Community Assistance Network, Inc. is professional and treats each client with respect and courtesy.  However, we reserve the right to refuse anyone who is either uncooperative or fails to adhere to the agency guidelines.

Documents Needed for Rental Assistance Request

Please call 410-285-4674 and press option 1 for a consultation.

 

1. All household members 18 and over must be present 

2. ID’s for all household members 18 and over 

  • Proof of replacement ID/DL accepted

3. SS Cards for all household members 

  • Proof from Social Security Administration accepted

4. Income information for all household members 

  • SSI, SSDI, TCA, Food Stamps, Section 8, Paystubs for last 30 days, child support, unemployment, or pension. 

  • If no source of income, in some cases, a client may be able to submit a notarized letter to support lack of income.

5. Current Month Failure to pay notice (court order) 

6. Money order of client payment amount and/or promissory notes from agencies assisting with payment 

7. Current lease 

8. Most recent Utility Bill

9. Documents supporting the need for assistance

  • Landlord letter of intent, eviction notice, homeless referral etc.

Documents Needed for Security Deposit Assistance Request 

Please call 410-285-4674 and press option 1 for a consultation.

 

1. All household members 18 and over must be present 

2. ID’s for all household members 18 and over 

  • Proof of replacement ID/DL accepted

3. Social Security Cards for all household members 

  • Proof from Social Security Administration accepted

4. Income information for all household members 

  • SSI, SSDI, TCA, Food Stamp Award letter, Paystubs for last 30 days, child support, unemployment, or pension.

  • If no source of income, in some cases, a client may be able to submit a notarized letter to support lack of income

5. If Applicable, proof of Client payment toward Security Deposit/or Promissory Note from other sources (ex. Money Order or Certified Check)

6. Per Move- In Lease Agreement Letter is required from Landlord. Monthly rent amount and length of lease must be included in Letter.

7. Documents supporting the need for assistance. Move has to be in Baltimore Co

8. Homeless referral, Letter of Stay, Reason for move. etc.

Street Homeless Outreach

Outreach staff engage with individuals and families (including unaccompanied youth) experiencing homelessness in Baltimore County, and who are staying in varied locations such as bus shelters, encampments, woods or other unsustainable housing situations. For those who are ready, staff will help them enter emergency shelter programs and take advantage of our full range of case management and related services. For those who prefer not to come to shelter, outreach staff will provide items and services where they are.

For information on Street Homeless Outreach, contact the Street Homeless Outreach Manager, La’Nyece Grant at lgrant@canconnects.org or call 443-794-1849 or 410-285-4674 and press option 4.

If we can't help you, we'll use our resources to find someone who can!

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