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Maryland

Resource Guide

WELCOME TO THE MARYLAND RESOURCE PAGE FOR PSI. We are glad you found us. This page lists the PSI Coordinators and other area resources such as groups, telephone support, and reliable services that are available for no charge. We also list local events, trainings, and volunteer opportunities.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PSI COORDINATOR: PSI Coordinators offer caring and informed support and resources to moms and their families. They also provide information and resources for area providers who are caring for pregnant and postpartum families. Please don’t hesitate to contact us; we want to hear from you. You will see the term “perinatal” in these pages. We use perinatal to mean the time during pregnancy, birth, and through the first year postpartum.

PSI SUPPORT COORDINATORS

Jessica Katznelson
919-593-2636 TEXT OR CALL
jkatznelson@gmail.com

Martha Ogburn
Eastern Shore

410-831-3543
ogburn@hughes.net

Joy Twesigye
Baltimore
202-643-4569
joytwesigye@gmail.com

Desirée Israel
Baltimore City/Baltimore County

410-513-9611 TEXT OR CALL
desiree@bloominbaltimore.com

Jennifer Riley
Howard, Baltimore, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel Counties
724-991-2253 TEXT OR CALL
Rileyjennifer1023@yahoo.com

 


MARYLAND EMERGENCY RESOURCE GUIDE:

In an emergency: PSI is a volunteer organization devoted to providing social support and resources to women and their families. We will return your call or email as quickly as we can, but we can not provide an immediate response in an emergency. If you do need immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources now:

EMERGENCY: 911

SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


 MARYLAND SUPPORT GROUPS

The following groups offer support at no charge for women who are at risk of or are experiencing distress such as isolation, depression, anxiety, fearful thoughts, insomnia, trauma, and other difficulties during pregnancy or postpartum. Support groups provide a safe and caring place for connection and recovery. Please call or email for more information.

 

Embrace
Run by Iwona Gerner of the Journey Counselling in Frederick MD.
Meet the first Saturday of the month at 9:45-11:15am.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/iwona-gerner-frederick-md/280826

Carroll Hospital Support Group
Postpartum Support group-support for moms during pregnancy and the first year after birth
Fourth Thursday of each month
(except November, held third Thursday)
1 – 2 p.m.
Free
Carroll Hospital
Tevis Center for Wellness
East Pavilion • 291 Stoner Avenue • Westminster
No registration is required
Walk ins are welcome.
For more information call 410-871-7403 or visit CarrollHopstialCenter.org

Annapolis
When- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9:30-11:00 am – except holidays
Where- Heritage Baptist Church-1740 Forest Drive Annapolis, MD 21403
What to expect- Meetings are casual and small in size.  We introduce ourselves and, if comfortable, share stories.  This is a safe place to discuss motherhood, relationships, and the struggles that new moms face.  The focus of the group is on acceptance, recovering and starting/maintaining good self care habits.
Important Information- This is a peer group lead by a recovered mother who has received social support group training.  The facilitator is not a counselor or a therapist.  Babies in arms welcome.  Let us know if you need childcare for older kids.  This is a free group.
Come as you are, when you can, as long as you can.
Contact Amanda at women@heritagebaptistannapolis.org for more information.

New Mothers Postpartum Support Group
Olney, MD
Ever wonder if you are the only one feeling stressed and alone
now that a baby has joined your family? Wasn’t it supposed to
be easier? If you are finding yourself feeling sad, anxious,
angry or irritable, group support can help! Our group is led by 2
therapists who specialize in the postpartum period. Our group is free, drop in and
babies are welcome.
Every second and fourth Monday Morning
10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832
Contact: Anne M. Waller, LCSW-C
Telephone: 410-718-2229
Email: info@postpartumfamilyservices.com
Website: http://postpartumfamilyservices.com/
Contact: Gina Keefe, APRN-PMH
Telephone:301-466-9457
ginakeefe@comcast.net

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
Montgomery County
A program of the Child Center and Adult Services, Inc. provides free home-based mental health therapy for uninsured and Medicaid Montgomery County residents with prenatal and postpartum depression.
For more information call Nancy Ebb
Telephone: 301-978-9750

Sinai Hospital PP Support Group – Drop In
Baltimore
Time: Wednesday’s from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location:
Ambulatory Outpatient Psychiatry Building at Sinai Hospital
2440 Cylburn Ave Baltimore, MD 21215
side entrance, 1st floor, ring bell for “Population Health”
Babies are Welcome!
Contact: Shelly Bray, LCSW-C
Telephone: 410-601-7832
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Blue is Not Just a Color
Towson
GBMC Hospital
Tuesdays at 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Parent Connection (New space)
Leigh Smith, Facilitator
Lanny Dowell, Parent Education Coordinator 443-849-BABY (2229)
Babies in arms welcome

Breastfeeding Support Group
Carroll County
Eldersburg Library
Tuesdays
Call Susan Weyer at 443-293-7374
www.breastfeedingmaryland. com

JH Bayview’s Postpartum Support Group
John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Thursdays 11:00AM – 12:30PM
Room 1049A
5500 East Lombard St
Baltimore MD 21224
Just Show up!
No group 7/4, 11/28, 12/26
Feel free to bring your non mobile infant
For more information contact SaraDaly,LCSW-C at 410-550-5362
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EVENTS

Please contact the PSI Office if you would like to list an event here.

UPDATES:

If you are aware of a perinatal resource for families that is not listed here, if a current listing needs updating, or if you would like to apply to be listed here, please contact us.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 If you are interested in volunteering, please contact psioffice@postpartum.net with any questions. 

Postpartum Support International.