Student Resources, Support, and Crisis Management

If you or someone else is in danger of harm to self or others call 911.


  • Campus Police, Baltimore: 410.706.6882
  • Campus Security, USG: 301.738.6065

Counseling Centers:

  • Baltimore: 410.328.8404
  • USG: 301.738.6273

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We're here to support you.

We are here to help you navigate difficult situations the best we can, and to connect you to resources that may help with your success.

The information below includes resources that may be helpful to you. If there are other ways that we can assist you, please contact Jennifer Schum, PhD, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services.

Resources for Students in Crisis or Difficult Situations

Mental and Physical Health Support and Accessibility and Disability Resources

We all experience stress, anxiety, potential accessibility, and other health challenges that can impact our ability to be successful in our studies. You may occasionally find yourself facing challenges that seem insurmountable and require help from others. Asking for help is something that we very much welcome and know that you have a support system here at UMSON that will do everything that we can to ensure that you advance your nursing education. 

The University Counseling Center (Baltimore) and the Center for Counseling and Consultation (USG) are fantastic resources that offer a variety of services such as:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Intake and Emergency Services
  • Counseling
  • Self-Enhancement (time management, study strategies, academic success)

Additionally the Student Health Center offers health care for students enrolled at the Baltimore location which is funded by their student fees. Students enrolled at USG may take advantage of the myriad of health care providers near their residences or campus. 

Our office of Educational Support and Disability Services office coordinates services with students in obtaining reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.  

Understanding fully that some of these issues touch many different aspects of life, you are encouraged to review our website on Crisis Care Resources that may be helpful to you.

Financial Resources

Financial pressures are often the most acute during a student's educational journey, resulting in additional hours worked which can conflict with academic work.

The School is very committed to helping you navigate the cost of your education as well as providing students with substantive scholarship opportunities. Beyond scholarships, many students take advantage of grants and loan opportunities that are administered through University Student Financial Assistance.

School of Nursing Student Emergency Funding 


The purpose of the Student Emergency Fund is to provide limited financial assistance to currently enrolled nursing students who are experiencing serious financial hardship. Support may be needed due to 1) a sudden or unforeseen event or 2) inability to meet expenses related to the academic experience after exhausting all sources of aid, including loans.  


  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled at UMSON during the semester they are seeking financial assistance.
  2. Applicants must have a nonrecurring financial hardship resulting from 1) a sudden emergency, accident, or unforeseen event that must be addressed right away, or 2) an inability to meet expenses related to enrollment, including outstanding bill after awarding of all applicable aid and loans.
  3. Other possible financial resources must have been exhausted and deemed insufficient or not available in a timely manner. The purpose for requesting emergency funds must be for an issue or circumstance that would cause the university financial aid officer to consider a budget increase, which allows for posting of approved aid to the student's account. 
  4. Applicants must be able to provide all required documentation.
  5. International students must meet with Global Affairs for assistance.

General guidelines:  

  1. Decisions regarding the disbursement of funds will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Student and Academic Services.
  2. There is no guarantee of funds availability or award amount.
  3. Awards do not require repayments.
  4. A financial award may be considered taxable income and/or part of the student’s financial package.
  5. Students should also consult with student financial aid on the impact of their award on their financial aid package.

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Housing and Food Insecurity Resources

Students may find themselves not secure in their housing or ability to procure food. If this applies to you, you are encouraged to submit a contact form

  • There are many resources for housing insecurity. Given the many jurisdictions coordinating emergency housing in Maryland, you may want to review the public housing agency website list to find your location for assistance. 
  • The Youth Food Security's Food Pantry, partnered with HeartSmiles MD, is for Baltimore City youth ages 21 and under who need emergency food. Once you submit the request form, food will be delivered to you within a day. We will deliver enough food to last about a week. For youth experiencing homelessness, our team will coordinate alternative delivery options. Contact information: IG: @youthfoodsecurity, 410-934-6420,

Additional On- and Off-Campus Resources for Students

Below you will find resources both on- and off-campus to help you.

These resources are available to everyone in Maryland or near our locations in Baltimore and at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland.

Local Government and Community Services by County

Child Care Services

Counseling Services

Educational Support and Disability Services  
Students in Baltimore and at USG who are seeking disability support will need to contact the Office of Educational Support and Disability Services at UMB to request information and complete the process of obtaining services.

Food Resources


Help Paying Bills

Public Transportation

Rental Assistance (for those affected by COVID-19 pandemic)

Rental Assistance (for those experiencing a housing crisis not due to COVID-19)

Need additional support, contact Jennifer Schum, PhD, Associate Dean for Student and Academic Services.

Faculty and Staff: If you are concerned about a student, please contact the associate dean for student and academic services directly.