Useful Links

NAMI Maryland is the state-level affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Maryland. NAMI Maryland provides educational resources and events, statewide outreach, advocacy, and affiliate organizational support. NAMI Maryland provides free training that allows NAMI affiliates to provide grassroots programming in county-specific communities. NAMI Montgomery County is the local Montgomery County affiliate of NAMI providing free educational classes, support groups, presentations, and resources to all affected by mental illness in Montgomery County, including the individuals living with mental illness as well as the family members/caregivers of those individuals.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 180 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. Call 1-800-273-TALK(8255)


The Montgomery County Crisis Center The Crisis Center provides free crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. Services are provided by telephone (240-777-4000) or in-person at 1301 Piccard Drive in Rockville (no appointment needed). Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) provides emergency crisis evaluations for individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis.   Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has four crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.


Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) is a primary funding source for Rock Creek Foundation. Maryland BHA supports publicly funded services that promote recovery, independent living, and overall health and wellness support programs for individuals experiencing emotional, substance-related, addictive, and/or psychiatric disorders.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. SAMHSA’s vision is to provide leadership and resources – programs, policies, information and data, funding, and personnel – to advance mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in order to improve individual, community, and public health. Their mission is to reduce the impact of substance misuse and mental illness on America's communities.


People with developmental disabilities have the right to direct their lives and services. The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) partners with people with developmental disabilities to provide support and resources to live fulfilling lives. The DDA is the primary State agency that funds community-based services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. The DDA has organized our service delivery system into four regions to serve our stakeholders throughout the state of Maryland. The Southern Maryland Regional Office is the regional office for RCF and has a team of staff to oversee the services we provide.


The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) offers programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work.


Advocacy Resources

Disability Rights Maryland
Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
People on the Go of Maryland