Connecting the Nonprofit Community

Howard County nonprofit organizations employed 11,640 people, representing 8% of the county's workforce and paid $203 million in wages, representing 9% of total county wages.
Howard County profits from its nonprofits!
(Data from Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2011)

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Meet ACIDD and Carson Research

ACIDD (American Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Maryland
ACIDD provides wraparound supportive services for adults with severe and persistent mental health issues in the Howard County through both a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) and Mental Health Vocational Program (MHVP). Services are offered at their center, an individual's home or other location within the community. They are focused on providing individuals with the support and resources they need to help them reach their goals and become involved, productive members of the community. ACIDD Maryland believes that anyone is capable of developing new skills and improving their current situation. They were recently featured in Business Monthly. Read  more.
Photo: Anika Swartz and Joseph Mathew

Carson Research Consulting (CRC)
Carson Research Consulting (CRC) is a small, woman-owned company located in Baltimore, Maryland. As a professional research and evaluation firm, we provide high quality evaluation, data visualization, database support services, capacity building, and consulting services to City, State and Federal agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations and foundations nationwide. We put our love for numbers and data to work to help our clients improve their projects and p

Photo: CRC Staff

 Strategic Partner

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Bruce Grau & Associaties

                 Gold Partners

                Silver Partner

               Bronze Partner
           Athelas Institute
              Carson Research

             In Kind Partners

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ACS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN 52-1320048

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Looking for Board Members? Make Board Connection Your Next Step. Board Connection (formerly known as "Board Bank") is a program that connects community members who wish to serve on local boards, committees or commissions with nonprofit & governmental agencies seeking board, committee or commission members. If you are part of an organization that is searching for qualified board members, or a community member looking for opportunities to serve, become connected by registering your needs and interests at, by emailing, or by calling 410-715-3172. Board Connection is a partnership of the Association of Community Services of Howard County, Leadership Howard County and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County

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10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 920
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone 410-715-9545

ACS Inclement Weather Policy: If Howard County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, ACS programs will be postponed and re-scheduled. If schools are delayed, ACS events will begin on time. Any questions, please call the office at 410-715-9545.

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