Maryland Access Point
Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a statewide program that provides information and referral services over the phone and in the office. Information specialists link the caller/visitor to organizations that provide service to older persons, send printed material about services and/or assist in completing applications for benefits and services. Each MAP Office works with one of the Centers for Independent Living to serve persons with disabilities of all ages.
Each county (and Baltimore City) operates a MAP Program. Below are phone numbers for the offices in Maryland. Offices are usually open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Anne Arundel County
Prince George's County
Queen Anne's County
St. Mary's County
For more information about the services each area provides for its citizens, links to local government web sites are provided.
Out of State Assistance
If your loved one lives in another state, Eldercare Locator will be a valuable resource for you. Eldercare Locater is a nationwide resource office that provides information about services to seniors. They can be reached by calling 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Time.
Benefits Checkup, a service of the National Council on Aging, is an online resource that can help you determine all programs for which your loved one is eligible. You will provide income, asset and demographic information and Benefits Checkup will provide you with a printout of all programs for which you or your loved one may be eligible.