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Anne Arundel County Free Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services to Veterans

Anne Arundel County veterans returning from Iraq & Afghanistan and their families will receive free mental health and substance abuse treatment as announced by County Executive John Leopold.

Please contact (410) 222-0117 to locate an area clinic or health care provider in your area.

Confidential services will include assessments, inpatient and outpatient treatment and intensive case management.

VET Center

Vet Centers first opened in 1979 to provide services to Vietnam-era Veterans. Since then, Congress and the President have extended coverage to all war theater veterans providing:

  • Individual, Group Marriage/Family, Sexual Trauma/Abuse Counseling
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Referral for Tx
  • Referral/Job & VA Benefits Counseling
  • Liaison for VA Medical Center & Other Community Agencies
  • Referral for Homeless Veterans and Community Information

VET Center
100 Annapolis Street
Annapolis MD 21401
(410) 605-7826
(800) 463-6295

Providers for Veterans

Interested in finding services for Veterans? Go to Network of Care for information on services, support, and advocacy for Veterans

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illness, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports.  The 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professonal, peer, social and self-help care.  There are two areas of training:  Adult and Children & Adolescents.  Participants recieve a three-year certification in Mental Health First Aid.  For more information please contact the Training Coordinator at the number below or check this website for future training dates.

For information about any of these programs or services, contact (410) 222-7858


Maryland's Commitment to Veterans (MCV)

What:  Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans (MCV) is a program under the Maryland Department of Health that collaborates with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs; Maryland National Guard; Maryland Defense Force.  Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans:

  • Assists veterans and their families with coordinating behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse services- either with the VA or Maryland’s public mental health system.
  • Facilitates and covers transportation costs to behavioral health appointments.
  • Provides information and referrals related to VA benefits, employment, education, and housing.
  • Provides outreach to educate veterans, residents, and community groups about MCV.

Who:  Veterans - an individual, male or female, with prior active duty service (other than for training), regardless of service era. 

How:  Calls are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; the caller is connected to a Regional Resource Coordinator (RRC).  When a veteran or family member is linked to an RRC, they will always speak to the same person building a relationship that creates the opportunity to link them to community resources which can best meet their needs.


Referral Line: 1-877-770-4801

Suicide Prevention Resources 

Hotlines for families and youth

Call 911 for immediate assistance in any emergency

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Anne Arundel County Public Schools Student Safety Hotline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746

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