Our Mission

Southern Maryland Community Network (SMCN) forms a partnership between people with mental health needs and their community to foster understanding, empowerment, integration and enhanced quality of life. 



Mental Health Housing Stability ProgramThe Porter House Referral

When it is a concern that an individual may be in need of a Porter House placement a referral source must obtain the required information through a face-to-face evaluation with the individual and complete The Porter House MHHS Program Packet.  A referral packet includes a Referral Application, Assessment of General H4ealth Physical Form, and a Screening Assessment.  It is imperative that all required documentation is completed in full before an application can be considered for approval. Each part of the overall application requires a specific authorization signature.  

Referral Application

In-Home Intervention Program (IHIP) and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) for Minors Referral:

IHIP or PRP for minors are between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.  Eligibility and participation in this program require medical assistance, a diagnosis within the target population, and the referral form needs to be completed by a psychiatrist and/or therapist.  

IHIP/PRP for Minors Referral

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Program Referral:

For the TCM and PRP programs, an individual must have a mental illness; meet the medical necessity criteria; and not have private insurance.  The referral can be completed by the individual needing services (a self-referral), or a community resource as long as the person in need of services signs the referral voluntarily.

Referral Application with Psychiatric Approval

Supported Employment Program (SEP) Referral:

Supported Employment Services are provided for adults who are least 18 years of age, have been diagnosed with a mental illness, is interested in employment education and training, and also eligible for the public mental health system.

SEP Referral Application

Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) Referral:

The Residential Rehabilitation Program referral can be found on the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene's website by clicking the link below.  Individuals must qualify on the basis of psychiatric need and eligibility for the Public Mental Health System.  

RRP Application

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Program Referral:

The PATH program is a voluntary program that serves individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. PATH services include community-based outreach, case management and linkage to community services.

PATH Referral Application

Community Behavioral Health Liaison (CBHL)

Know someone who is in a mental health crisis?  Have the police been involved?  Call the Community Behavioral Health Liaison (CBHL) for assistance.  Providing individualized safety planning, referral and linkage to community resources in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s.  Call Clara Musser, LCSW-C at 410-535-4787, ext. 346 or 443-624-7789.