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The Arc of Carroll County

180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster, MD 21158

  • Provides a variety of services and support to people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Offers adult day programs, community living, vocational, and recreational services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Autism Society of America

4340 East/West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814
1-800-328-8476 (800-3-AUTISM)

  • Raises public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocates for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan
  • Provides the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

Caring Carroll

P.O. Box 842, Westminster, MD 21158

  • Provides volunteer services to seniors and disabled, frail, isolated and homebound adults to remain independent in their own homes.

Community Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities


  • Community First Choice offers services in personal assistance, nurse monitoring, assistive technology, home delivered meals, and more. Applications are open for Maryland residents who need support with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and getting around


115 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157



  • CHANGE, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides individuals with a developmental disability the opportunity to live more independently and become active members of their community.
  • Other services include life skills, employment, and support services programs.

Church of the Open-Door Handicapped Ministry

550 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster, MD 21157

  • Handicapped Ministry is an outreach to the mentally and physically handicapped for all ages. Check website for meeting times.
  • Open to all ages.
  • Reformers Unanimous, a faith-based addiction program for 18 years old and up, is designed to direct the addicted back to God’s support group, the local church. Check website for meeting times.

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Western Maryland Regional Office (includes Carroll)
1360 Marshall Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • Provides services to all ages and to a limited number of people with developmental disabilities.
  • Regional teams establish individual eligibility and control, access to services, manage available funding and monitor service provision to ensure quality of services.
  • Community services are purchased primarily from private non-profit provider agencies that offer a range of programs, such as residential, vocational and a variety of support services.

Disability Rights Maryland

1500 Union Ave., Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211
410-727-6352 x 0


  • Provides services to persons with disabilities.
  • A Protection and Advocacy agency, mandated to advance the civil rights of people with disabilities.
  • Offers free legal services (Pro Bono Attorney Referral Program) to Marylanders of any age with all types of disabilities (developmental, intellectual, learning, psychiatric, physical, sensory, traumatic brain injury), who live in facilities, in the community or who are homeless.
  • Spanish/English

Disabled American Veterans

Old Glory Chapter #22 PO Box 764, Westminster, MD 21158-0764

  • To provide emergency services for disabled American veterans including assistance with paperwork for needed services.
  • On a state level, DAV offers counseling on veterans’ compensation, health care, pension, employment rights, and more. Also extends disaster relief to disabled veterans affected by natural calamities.
  • Nationwide, the organization works toward legislation benefiting disabled veterans, their widows, spouses, and orphans.
  • This chapter also supports programs at Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Baltimore, Fort Howard, and Martinsburg, West Virginia.
  • For veterans who served and have a service-connected disability, their immediate families, and Gold Star mothers.

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

1004 Littlestown Pike Suite B1, Westminster, MD 21157

  • Offers evaluation, counseling, and training necessary for employment.
  • Also provides some restoration services to maintain independent living.

Flying Colors of Success

88 E. Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

  • 24/7, 365 days
  • Provides group homes and alternative living Units (ALU’s), which are three-person homes with support staff supervision.
  • Special services include case management, medication administration, support services, and non-traditional day services. Two homes are handicap accessible.
  • Individual must have a developmental/intellectual disability to qualify. Serves ages 21 and older.

Frankly Communicating

904 F Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157

  • Provides speech, occupational and physical therapy.
  • Serves 1 year old and up with autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, apraxia, auditory processing, phonological disorders, oral motor, and tongue thrust, feeding and swallowing, aphasia, cognitive linguistic disorders, social skills and voice fluency.
  • Offers individual or group speech therapy sessions, comprehensive assessment, and customized therapy plans.

The Mainstream Voucher Program


  • Mainstream vouchers assist non-elderly persons with disabilities.
  • Aside from serving a special population, Mainstream vouchers are administered using the same rules as other housing choice vouchers.

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.

111 Stoner Avenue, Westminster MD 21157



  • Offers a variety of customized community-based residential, educational, vocational, recreational, and family support services.
  • Visit the website to learn more about programs offered, such as assistance and options for living arrangements, employment programs and the Carroll County Day Habilitation Program.
  • Also provides Service Coordination for children on the Autism Waiver.

West End Place Adult Day Care

7 School House Westminster, MD 21157


  • West End Place Adult day care is a day program that provides respite and care for loved ones impacted by dementia, traumatic brain injury, and other physical disabilities that may not allow an older adult to be home alone.
  • The day care is open Monday through Friday, provides transportation, breakfast, and lunch to the attendees as well as a variety of activities and day trips.

Carroll County Bureau on Aging and Disabilities

125 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157
410-386-3833 disabilities/aging-and-disabilities-services/national-family-caregiver-support-program- in-carroll-county/

  • The Community Options waiver (CO) serves individuals who are medically, technically, and financially eligible for Medicaid waiver services who have been transitioned or diverted from a nursing facility.
  • The Community Options Waiver offers: Assisted Living, Medical Day Care, Nutritionist/Dietician, Home delivered Meals, Personal Emergency Response Systems, Environmental Assessments, Assistive Technology, Nurse Monitoring, Personal Care, Supports Planning/Case Management, Transition Services (for example, assisting an individual to leave an institutional setting and return to the community) and additional services.

Community Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities


  • Community First Choice offers services in personal assistance, nurse monitoring, assistive technology, home delivered meals, and more. Applications are open for Maryland residents who need support with activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and getting around

Freedom Center

125 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157

  • Offers services and support in individual advocacy, systems advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling, and independent living skills training and transition services.
  • Also helps people with disabilities find services such as housing, transportation, education, personal assistance services, assistive technology, and accessibility.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available for our home office work and advocacy work.