PLAN OF MD-DC, INC.
604 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 411
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (301) 740-8444 (301) 740-8455 fax
Who Are We?
What is PLAN?
Founded in 1985 by
families with members who were trying to cope with mental illnesses,
PLAN acts as an extension of the family to support families’ efforts to
provide their loved ones with critical services not provided by the
public benefit programs.
PLAN receives no state or federal funding, but relies on membership fees, donations, bequests, and fees for services.
PLAN was the first organization of its kind and has become a model for similar programs throughout the country. PLAN is a charter member of the National PLAN Alliance, a nation-wide coalition of state PLANS.
The mission of PLAN of Maryland – D.C., Inc. is to enable individuals with disabilities to maximize their potential for independence and quality of life through coordinated service and programs that emphasize long term planning, clinical case management, family services and financial management.
How can PLAN Help You?
PLAN can provide clinical case management, budgeting and escrow account management services to help clients negotiate the public benefits system and to help them manage day-to-day affairs. PLAN serves as trustee for special needs trusts so that families who wish to leave resources for the support of their loved one with a disability, or individuals with disabilities who come into money or resources, can shelter those resources in a way that helps preserve eligibility for public benefits.
What services does PLAN provide?
Although PLAN’s services are integrated to comprehensively address the needs of the person with a disability, services can be thought of in three categories:
1. Clinical Case Management Services
2. Budgeting / Escrow Account Management Services
3. Trust Services (1) for families who wish to leave resources for a family member who has a disability without making that family member ineligible for public benefits, or (2) for individuals with disabilities who receive resources and who need to shelter those resources in order to maintain eligibility for public benefits.
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