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People Like Us is a community-wide campaign led by Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas to give hope, break the stigma and support recovery for underserved community members in Prince George’s and Baltimore Counties in Maryland.

Finding mental health support can feel like an Olympic feat even if you have a support system and insurance coverage. If you are low-income, uninsured or underinsured, or belong to an underserved community, the road to mental wellness can be an ever steeper climb. There’s a wide range of providers, a lack of insurance coverage for some types of treatment, and social stigma that can make it hard to talk about mental health.

Want to help break the stigma? Get involved with People Like Us.

Need help? We are here for you. Connect with our VOA Hope Center.

VOA Hope Center is here to help you.

Whether you are seeking mental wellness or recovery from substance, the VOA Hope Center services and dedicated team will meet your need—right where you are.

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What Stigma Looks Like

Mental health stigma comes in many forms. It can be exclusion, silence, labeling, and policies that limit opportunities for support. Click below to hear firsthand experiences.

Diagnosis of Chronic Mental Illness

1/2 Begins at age 14
3/4 by age 24

'We know many factors are making people feel overwhelmed and vulnerable right now. The VOA Hope Center team is here to help.'

-Sheryl Neverson, Ph.D., LCSW-C, LICSW
Vice President of Maryland Programs
Volunteers of America Chesapeak & Carolinas

No one turned away.

Confidential care regardless of ability to pay, citizenship status, age, active duty military, insurance, or complexity of care.

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