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Holiday Guide

Do-Gooder To-Do List

Local nonprofits that could use help this holiday season

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Animals

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter Inc. Rescue and adoption services for all animals. 301 Stockholm St., 21230, (410) 396-4695, baltimoreanimalshelter.org

Arts

Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Catalyst for cultural-community cohesion in Baltimore. 1800 N. Charles St., #810, 21201, (410) 230-0200, baltimoreculture.org

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Maryland Works to make art integral to the lives and education of Maryland children. 2601 N. Howard St., #320, 21218, (410) 837-7577, yamd.org

Crisis

Baltimore Child Abuse Center Counseling and treatment for all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Baltimore. 2300 N. Charles St., #401, 21218, 410-396-6147, bcaci.org

Baltimore Crisis Response Inc. 24-hour hotline and mobile crisis team to help people with immediate needs. 2041 E. Fayette St., 21231, (410) 433-5255, bcresponse.org

House of Ruth Maryland Prevention of spousal abuse and domestic violence. 2201 Argonne Drive, 21218, (410) 889-0840, hruth.org

Moveable Feast Meals for people who are sick or in need. 901 N. Milton Ave., 21205, (410) 327-3420, mfeast.org

Project PLASE Homeless shelter and housing-placement services. 1814 Maryland Ave., 21201, (410) 837-1400, projectplase.org

Education

Arts Every Day Seeks to provide opportunities for arts education and cultural experiences for all Baltimore City Public Schools students. 1800 N. Charles St., #810, 21201, (410) 685-1172, artseveryday.org

Baltimore Curriculum Project Conceives and advocates for educational reforms to improve student performance. 2707 E. Fayette St., 21224, (410) 675-7000, baltimorecp.org

Baltimore Reads Adult and family literacy services. 31 S. Calvert St., 4th Floor, 21202, (410) 752-3595, baltimorereads.org

Baltimore Urban Debate League After-school debate league for Baltimore City Public Schools students. 2601 N. Howard St., #150, 21218, (410) 752-2835, budl.org

Living Classrooms Foundation Education and job training that makes use of urban, natural, and maritime resources. 802 S. Caroline St., 21231, (410) 685-0295, livingclassrooms.org

Environment

Blue Water Baltimore Works to restore clean water to Baltimore’s streams, rivers, and harbor. 3545 Belair Road, 21213, (410) 254-1577, bluewaterbaltimore.org

Parks and People Foundation Works to provide parks-based opportunities for recreation, education, and environmental awareness. 800 Wyman Park Drive, #010, 21211, parksandpeople.org

Health and Mental Health

Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Support and treatment for survivors of war and torture. 431 E. Belvedere Ave., 21212, (410) 464-9006, astt.org

AIDS Action Baltimore Inc. Services to people with AIDS or those who are HIV-positive. 10 E. Eager St., 21202, (410) 837-2437, aidsactionbaltimore.org.

Chase Brexton Health Services A full-service community health clinic. 1001 Cathedral St., 21201, (410) 837-2050, chasebrexton.org.

Children’s Guild Counseling and education for severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. 6802 McClean Blvd., 21234, (410) 444-3800, childrensguild.org

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative Promotes healthy, lead-free homes. 2714 Hudson St., 21224, (410) 534-6447, greenandhealthyhomes.org

Health Care for the Homeless Health-related services and advocacy to reduce homelessness and its burdens. 421 Fallsway, 21202, (410) 837-5533, hchmd.org

Planned Parenthood of Maryland Family planning and women’s reproductive-health services. 330 N. Howard St., 21201, (410) 576-1400, plannedparenthood.org/maryland

Shepherd’s Clinic Free health clinic for the uninsured. 2800 Kirk Ave., 21218, (410) 467-7140, shepherdsclinic.org

The Arc Baltimore Support services for the developmentally disabled. 7215 York Road, 21212, (410) 296-2272, thearcbaltimore.org

Job Training

Maryland New Directions Job and vocational training and placement for the unemployed and ex-offenders. 2700 N. Charles St., #200, 21218, (410) 230-0630, mdnewdirections.org

Civic Works Project-based training and mentoring for students and adults to become job-ready. 2701 St. Lo Drive, 21213, (410) 366-8533, civicworks.com

Law

Homeless Persons Representation Project Free legal services that strive to end homelessness. 201 N. Charles St., #1104, 21201, (410) 685-6589, hprplaw.org

Community Conferencing Center Alternative conflict resolution designed to prevent crime and burdens on the court system. 1500 Union Ave., #2700, 21211, (410) 889-7400, communityconferencing.org

Civil Justice A lawyer network that provides consumer-law representation for clients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to get an attorney. 520 W. Fayette St., #410, 21201, (410) 706-0174, civiljusticenetwork.org

Miscellaneous

Bike Maryland Promotes safe and effective bicycling and provides a voice for Maryland bicyclists. 1209 N. Calvert St., 21202, (410) 960-6493, bikemd.org

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