Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) helps families who care for someone with behavioral health needs. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones, we connect, support and empower Maryland’s families. Our staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with mental health issues and to any loved one who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issue.

MCF empowers parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones by:

  • Helping them navigate services and systems
  • Providing them with tools to advocate
  • Connecting parents, caregivers, young people and other loved ones to each other
  • Ensuring their voice and perspective is heard
  • Raising public awareness and fighting stigma

10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 234
Columbia, MD 21044
Main Office: 410-730-8267
Fax: 410-730-8331

Executive Director: Jane Plapinger

Chief Officer for Communications & Workforce Development: Gail Doerr

Social Marketing & Outreach Manager: Tara Wetherell

Senior Youth Engagement Specialist & Administrative Coordinator: Haley Rizkallah