Peer Support Services
Peer Support Services is a program that utilizes the lived experience of peer support specialists to encourage clients to be advocates for their own recovery. Peers help clients identify barriers to goals and resources, and they help clients access the tools and skills needed to break down those barriers. Through mentoring and role modeling the peer shows the client in recovery that success is possible. To participate in the peer support services, participants can be referred by the courts, treatment providers, community service organizations or a self referral. A participant must also be an Anne Arundel County resident.
Youth and Young Adult Peer Support Services
Youth and Young Adult Peer Support Specialists use their personal lived experience to guide youth in their journey to recovery through providing recovery support groups, education, treatment options, and connecting young people with appropriate resources to achieve their goals. A participant must be a resident of Anne Arundel County and be 12 to 17 years of age.
Referrals can be made by faxing or emailing the referral to 410-222-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding participation in the Peer Support Services, call 410-222-7076.
Intensive Care Coordination
Individuals with SUD often experience complex needs in other life areas (e.g. medical, mental health, family, employment, criminal justice, housing, finances), that disrupt or create barriers in reaching success in the recovery process. Providers are limited in their ability to provide the level of care coordination needed to maintain high risk/need individuals due to a fee for service system that does not reimburse for these services. Intensive care coordination is the systematic management of the system of care to ensure that individuals with the highest need receive linkages to community-based care and the appropriate supports to ensure that their treatment needs are properly addressed. ICC addresses these issues concurrently to improve treatment outcomes. Referrals can be made by fax or email form (and any additional supportive documents) to Intensive Care Coordination – (410)222-4035 or ICC@aacounty.org
Recovery Community Centers
The Department of Health partners with organizations to provide community centers for county residents in recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorders. The Community Recovery Center in Glen Burnie and On Our Own in Annapolis offer free recovery support, such as recreational activities, job training, education assistance and wellness and recovery groups. For adults ages 18 and older with substance use or co-occurring disorders
The Department of Health partners with organizations to provide adolescent clubhouses (ACH) designed to serve youth ages 12-17 (<18 and still in high school) and their families who are in need of recovery support services. ACH is a nonclinical program focused on providing appropriate evidence-based programming related to drug and alcohol-free lifestyle to its adolescent & young adult participants. The H2O 4 L.I.F.E. Clubhouses in Annapolis and Brooklyn Park provide social activities and life skills designed to promote healthy social connection and reduce isolation. These activities include guidance regarding activities of daily living, independent living skills, group social activities and outings, as appropriate within the structure of the program. Services include one-on-one meetings, peer support groups, family Peer to Peer Support Services, activities that reduce isolation, recovery plan development, accessing entitlements and other social services, vocational/Educational activities, and connection to treatment-based supports.
Recovery Housing for Women and Children
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has partnered with Arundel House of Hope, Chrysalis House, Opportunity Ministries and Serenity Sistas to provide recovery housing for women and their children. To be eligible, a woman must be age 18 or older, have at least one child in her physical custody, have a diagnosed substance use disorder and must participate in substance abuse treatment or aftercare as appropriate. A care coordinator hired by the Department of Health provides services to any woman participating in the program. For more information on the Recovery Housing Women and Children program, call 410-222-0120.
Overdose Survivors Outreach Services (ODSOS)
ODSOS is a partnership between the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Lumenis Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) to outreach to overdose survivors and people with opioid and stimulant misuse. Peer Support Specialists use knowledge from their own life experiences to help participants be responsible for their own recovery by offering support and linkages to resources including access to treatment.
Anne Arundel County District Court/DUI Drug Treatment Court-Community Case Management Program (CCM)
District Court Drug Treatment Court is a voluntary substance use program open to qualified adults who have been charged or convicted of a nonviolent crime and who live in Anne Arundel County. The program conducts a thorough intake and assessment to create a comprehensive service and treatment plan for the participants. Case managers provide intensive case management services to all participants enrolled in the CCM and help participants to be linked to and obtain community resources to stay on track with treatment plans and assists them in their recovery journey.
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
Recovery Community Support Services Program
711 Bestgate Road, 1st Floor
Annapolis, Maryland 21401