Finding the right answers can be a challenge.  Asking for help can be even more intimidating. What you need to know is there are good folks, who will assist you in any positive endeavor you may need. There are many resources that will not only point you in the right direction, but actually help you reach your goal. Choices, Inc. is one of them.


We have put together information to common issues below. Should you need additional assistance, we are always available to you. Just give our office a call, text or send us an email. We are here to help YOU, our future.


FREE HOMEWORK HELP (ENGLISH, MATH, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY)


English Language Study


www.hippocampus.org/‎
Excellent educational resource!  Free online study for all subjects from middle school and above.  Videos and simulations help you master grammar, composition, etc. Study help · Worked examples · Multimedia presentations · Simulations
Curriculum: Math, Natural Science, Social Sciences, Humanities…


Easy World of English
easyworldofenglish.com
An attractive, user-friendly website including grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening practice and an interactive picture dictionary.


Many Things
manythings.org
This website includes matching quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer-assisted language learning activities. The site also includes a special page on pronunciation, including practice with minimal pairs. Not the fanciest or most beautiful website, but with lots to see and use and no advertising.


GCF Learn Free
gcflearnfree.org/everydaylife
A well-designed site with interactive tutorials for everything from operating an ATM machine to reading food labels. If you click on the main page icon and then click on reading, the site has resources for English language learners as well, including stories to listen to and read along, and picture dictionaries.


Language Guide
languageguide.org/english
This is an online picture dictionary, with everything from the alphabet to parts of the body to farm animals.


Math Study


GCF Learn Free

www.gcflearnfree.org/

Learn english, math, science and software


www.webmath.com/
Web Math
WebMath is designed to help you solve your math problems. ... Free Resources ... You'll find hundreds of instant-answer, self-help, math solvers.


www.sosmath.com

S.O.S. MATHematics is your free resource for math review material from Algebra to Calculus. Get help to do your homework, refresh your memory, prepare for a test.


Science Study


GCF Learn Free

www.gcflearnfree.org/
Learn english, math, science and software


www.studystack.com/Science
A list of resources to help students study Science.


www.cram.com/flashcards

Science Study Guide at Cram.com. Quickly memorize info using your flashcards anywhere! Download the official Cram app for free


Technology Study


GCF Learn Free
www.gcflearnfree.org/
Learn english, math, science and software.  MS Word, Excel, Publisher included.


FREE GED PREP & EXAM

Study For Your Maryland GED® Test Online

www.mdadultedonline.org/
In order to be eligible for Maryland i-Pathways you must be: A Maryland resident. At least 17 years old. Officially out of school and. Able to demonstrate at least 9th grade skills by pre-testing in math and reading at your local Adult Education program.


Study for your DC GED and exam

General Education Development Tests (GED) | osseosse.dc.gov/ged
Washington, D.C.


PROM DRESS/GRADUATION ATTIRE ASSISTANCE


The Magic Wand Project
http://www.themagicwandproject.com/
The Magic Wand Project’s mission is to provide formal and semi-formal attire to underprivileged young men and women to wear to their junior and senior proms.
Stuff They Take: Business Attire, Clothing, Footwear, Formal Dresses, Shoes
Locations Served: Maryland


Becca’s Closet
http://www.beccascloset.org/
Becca’s Closet provides formal attire to high school students who otherwise would not be able to attend their prom or homecoming.
Stuff They Take: Accessories, Clothing, Footwear, Formal Dresses, General Household Items, Hangers, Jewelry, Make-up, Purses, Rolling Clothes Rack, Shoes, Women's Accessories
Locations Served: Virginia


FREE COLLEGE PREP

SEED Maryland (live-in)

www.seedschoolmd.org/
The SEED School of Maryland is a statewide, college-preparatory, public ... a tuition-free education that prepares them for success in college and beyond.


The SEED School of Washington, D.C. (live-in)

www.seedschooldc.org/
The SEED School of Washington, D.C. The nation's first public tuition-free, charter, college-preparatory boarding school.


SPC' s FREE online courses prepare you for college
www.spcollege.edu/ready
SPC' s FREE online courses prepare you for college ... You can also take online math prep classes led by an instructor through St. Petersburg College’s non-credit programs


Mindquest Academy - Online Adult Basic Education Courses ...
www.mindquestacademy.org
Mindquest Academy provides resources designed to open new ... It's Free It's Convenient It ... We're a resource of online college prep courses and instruction


The SAT Program - Official Site
collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat
Students take the new SAT starting in March 2016. The SAT, a globally recognized college admission test, has been redesigned to be more focused than ever before.


CAREER COUNSELING

Free Career Counseling

actorsfund.org‎
Help with jobs for artists.  Match your skills to the job market


Free Career Counselling Test & Guides

CareerJoy

www.careerjoy.com
Free 15 minute career test and guides to help identify the right career and best job fit. This free career test will help you with your career counseling and career


Free Career Test Online

CareerFitter.com

www.careerfitter.com/free_test/careerbuilder
60 question free career test uncovers the scientific summary of your work personality. Generates a detailed full version option with lists of careers and jobs plus.


JOB SEARCH & RESUME PREP

Free Resume Prep - America's Top Resume Builder

www.resume-now.com/FreeResume‎
Make a Job-Winning Resume in Minutes. No Writing Experience Required. Start Now!
Easy to get started · Helpful tips at each step · Create a resume in 10 min
Free Resume Templates
Free Resume Formatting
Free Perfect Resume Maker
Free Resume Examples


A Student's Guide to Writing a Resume | Veritas Prep

www.veritasprep.com/a-students-guide-to-writing-a-resume/
A Student's Guide to Writing a Resume. In today's economy, students need to submit their resumes to employers early to land a job after graduation.


Microsoft Careers: Resume prep

https://careers.microsoft.com/help/prepare
Microsoft Corporation
Learn about how to best prepare your resume to land your dream job at Microsoft. Check out our JobsBlog. For more sage advice directly from the site.


USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Sit

ehttps://www.usajobs.gov/
The Federal government's official job list. Shown are employment search, information center, veteran information and forms.


Maryland State Job Openings

DBM.Maryland.gov

www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/Pages/JobSearch.asp
Links to Employment Information from Other State Agencies. These links are provided at the request of the agencies listed here.


DC Government Career Opportunities| dchrcareers.dc.gov/


Careerbuilder.com

Monster .com

Craigslist.org


DRUGS & ALCOHOL

Maryland Treatment Center
(301) 772-5174

http://mountainmanor.org/


Treatment Resources For Youth
Drug Addiction Treatment Center
(410) 366-2123

http://www.tryinc.org


Washington DC Adolescent and Teen Resources - Teen Drug Abuse
www.teenzeen.org/washington-dc.html


Pathways
(443) 481-5400

http://www.pathwaysprogram.org/


First Step Youth Services Bureau
(410) 521-4141

http://www.firststepmd.com/


Above the Influence

abovetheinfluence.com


Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment - ASTEP

dc.gov/service/adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment-astep
Washington, D.C.
The District of Columbia offers four locations where young people can go to seek help for a drug or alcohol issue.


SMOKING CESSATION (Under 18?  Ask Parent/Guardian)

Smoking Cessation

cdc.gov‎

www.cdc.gov/tips‎
Free Help to Quit and Tips to Stay Smoke-Free.


Smokefree.gov
A free resource including quit coaches and quit plans supporting those wishing to quit smoking or chewing tobacco.


HOMELESS SHELTERS (Runaway Youth)


Maryland Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees

www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/grants/maryland-rhy
Administration for Children and Families

AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) Baltimore, MD

Phone: (410) 576-5070

www.airshome.org


Hearts & Homes for Youth Silver Spring, MD

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/grants/maryland-rhy


Maryland Homeless Shelters

www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/maryland.html
A complete list of Maryland Shelters. Many are emergency shelters along with general homeless shelters and some transitional housing opportunities.


Host Homes Emergency Shelter Program - Latin American Youth Center

www.layc-dc.org › MD Programs
Latin American Youth Center
Provides short-term emergency shelter to homeless and runaway youth, ages 12-17 for up to three weeks

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


Youth Empowered Society (drop-in shelter)

3701 Cottage Ave Baltimore, MD 21205

410-528-0267

Founded and run by formerly homeless youth and their allies, the Youth Empowered

http://www.yesdropincenter.org/


Loving Arms

410-367-5869
e-mail: lovingarms3@gmail.com
Phone number: 443-415-1174
Please call for shelter information.
Shelter Address:
3313 Oakfield Avenue
Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207

http://lovingarmsinc.com/maryland-division/


St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families
4901 Eastern Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Phone: +1.301.559.5500
Email: info@stanns.org


Stepping Stones Shelter
PO Box 712
Rockville, MD 20848
Phone:  301-251-0567
Fax:  301-762-0040
Email: info@steppingstonesshelter.org


Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Homeless Shelter
1312 East Capitol St SE
(202) 675-9375
Open 24 hours


Hearts & Homes For Youth
Non-Profit Organization
3919 National Dr Suite 400
(301) 589-8444


Covenant House Washington
Homeless Shelter
7 New York Ave NE
(202) 842-5459









 











Tools & Resources

Perseverance is key.  Never give up!

Choices Inc, 2016

FOOD PANTRIES

Maryland - Food Pantries
www.foodpantries.org/st/maryland
There are several food pantries and food banks in the state of Maryland.

Maryland Food Bank
mdfoodbank.org/
Maryland Food Bank is leading the movement to end hunger in Maryland.

Capital Area Food Bank
www.capitalareafoodbank.org/
CAFB and retailers are working together to improve the food supply for 12% of the local population. ... Morgan Stanley has supported the food bank, and the community it serves, with more than $300,000 in financial ... Washington, DC 20017

District Of Columbia Food Pantries
www.foodpantries.org/st/district_of_columbia
There are several food pantries and food banks in the state of District Of Columbia. With help from users like you we have compiled a list of some.


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS

Find a local meeting, sponsor
https://www.na.org

ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS MEETINGS

Find a local meeting, sponsor
http://www.aa.org


SUICIDE PREVENTION

National Youth Crisis Hotline 
crisistextline.org‎
www.crisistextline.org/‎
Talk to someone now: Text "Go" to 741741.
Confidential · Free · 24/7

Maryland Youth Hotline
http://www.help4mdyouth.org/
24/7 Text, Chat, Phone
http://www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS


Baltimore County Md. Health - Mental Health Services

www.baltimorecountymd.gov
The Bureau of Behavioral Health administers a Crisis Mental Health System ... The Transitional Age Youth Program is a Residential Rehabilitation Program
Phone: 1-800-422-0009


Crisis Hotline - Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health
www.mdcoalition.org/get-help-now/crisis-hotline.html
Youth Crisis Maryland operates a Hotline that is linked to a network of hotlines throughout the state.


MD Youth Crisis Hotline: 1.800.422.0009 (operates 24/7)
Crisis & Other Resources - Behavioral Health System Baltimore

www.bhsbaltimore.org/

Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. (BCRI)
24 Hour Hotline, Mobile Crisis Team, ... 800-492-0618/ TDD 410-889-8040

Crisis Hotlines, MDCSL
Maryland Community Services Locator
www.mdcsl.org/avjsc/csl_hotlines_ci.asp
Provides mental health treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals and families .... toll-free hotline designed to meet the needs of troubled youth in crisis.


Emergency Psychiatric Services
dmhdbh.dc.gov/service/emergency-psychiatric-services
Youth & Family Services · Consumers & Families · Emergency Psychiatric ... The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program is a twenty-four ... DC General Hospital Compound ... Mobile crisis services teams respond to adults throughout the District who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis whether in the homes or not.

RUNAWAY HOTLINE

24-hour runaway hotline - 1800RUNAWAY.org
www.1800runaway.org/‎
(800) 786-2929
National Runaway Safeline Confidential, anonymous, every day.
Available 24-7 · Confidential

Crisis Hotline Maryland - Talk to someone now
crisistextline.org
www.crisistextline.org/‎
Text us for confidential support.
Free · 24/7 · Confidential

Hotlines | infoMONTGOMERY
www.infomontgomery.org/resource-guides/finding-help-information/hotlines
Maryland Youth Crisis Line (800) 422-0009; Family Stress Line (800) 243-7337. Provides ... National Runaway Hotline (800) 621-4000, (800) 621-0394 (TTY)


National Drug Abuse Hotline 800-662-4357; CDC AIDS Info 800-342-2437; National Runaway Hotline 800-621-4000; National Hotline for Missing & Exploited

Crisis Care for Homeless and At-Risk Kids | Covenant House
https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-youth
Covenant House
Crisis Care for Homeless and At-Risk Kids ... Covenant House Washington D.C. ... The NRS can connect you to help and hope through hotline, online and offline 



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Maryland


dosomething.org‎
Sign up for everything you need to make the world suck less

Baltimore in Children & Youth Volunteer Opportunities
www.volunteermatch.org/search/index.jsp?r=msa&l...22
Volunteer Opportunities in the Baltimore, MD Metro Area in Children & Youth.

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org › Greater Chesapeake Region › Volunteer
Our goal is to provide youth with meaningful opportunities for training, leadership throughout Central Maryland (Baltimore City/County, Harford, or Howard Counties)

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
www.marylandzoo.org › Support the Zoo › Volunteer
Junior Volunteer Program - APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 NOW CLOSED.  One time volunteer opportunities for teens 14 years old and older.


Washington, D.C.



One Brick
http://onebrick.org/event_calendar

Teen Life

https://www.teenlife.com/category/volunteer/volunteer-dc/

Serve DC
serve.dc.gov/
Washington, D.C.
Serve DC's free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program trains ... Mayor's Day of Recognition for National and Community Service 2016 ... The purpose of the funding is to support organizations engaging youth.

YSOP | Youth Service Opportunities Project
www.ysop.org/
YSOP is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality volunteer service

(currently New York City and Washington, DC).


OTHER INTERESTS


STEMnet
www.thestemnet.com/
”Strong competency and innovation in science, technology,. engineering and mathematics (STEM) are critical to Maryland's - and. the nation's - economic future.

STEMaction  Summer Programs
www.stemaction.org/summer-programs
Summer Programs for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) ... if you search the web for “STEM summer camps in Maryland or DC”

MESA - Maryland

www.jhuapl.edu/MESA/home/default.asp
Applied Physics Laboratory
Teaching students about math, engineering, and science.
Mensa International
lhttps://www.mensa.org/
Provides a forum for intellectual exchange among members.

Jobcorps
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx

Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps
Habitat for Humanity Int'l
www.habitat.org › Get Involved
Help strengthen communities through a year of service.Through full-time service opportunities in communities across the United States, Habitat AmeriCorps program members help homeowners achieve strength, stability and independence through shelter. Habitat AmeriCorps members can serve in leadership roles on active build sites or in local Habitat offices, assisting homeowners, volunteers and staff. Service positions are being added weekly.

AmeriCorps | Corporation for National and Community Service
www.nationalservice.gov/.../americorps
Corporation for National and Community Service
AmeriCorps engages more than 75000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups. Get paid for helping others!

Values.com: Inspirational Quotes - Motivational Quotes - Inspirational
Foundation for a Better Life. The values we live by are worth more when we Pass It On.