MATCH Program (Foster Care)

Foster Care: Making All the Children Healthy (MATCH)

The MATCH Program (Making All the Children Healthy) provides coordination of medical assistance (MA) benefits and health care coordination for every child connected with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services (BCDSS) foster care system.

We have a committed team of registered nurses and licensed social workers and healthcare professionals who:

  • coordinate medical exams
  • coordinate dental exams
  • coordinate behavioral health exams
  • enroll children/youth in MD medical assistance insurance program (MA)
  • case-manage children’s complex behavioral and physical health needs
  • support health needs of pregnant and/or parenting youth
  • assist young people in assuming responsibility of managing their own health care when transitioning from foster care into independent adult lives.

Our team of health care professionals are available to support BCDSS workers, foster families, medical providers, dental providers, and behavioral health providers.

In FY ’22, our MATCH team worked with 1,648 BCDSS children in foster care.

Of the 1,648 children in foster care, we served:
  • 158 youth with complex medical needs
  • 459 youth with complex behvaioral health needs
  • 42 youth with pregnancy or parenting needs

Funding: Maryland Department of Human Services | Baltimore City Department of Social Services

Are you are a caregiver for a child in foster care or a youth in foster care needing any of these services?

Contact your BCDSS Out of Home Placement worker for more information or contact MATCH at 443-423-5960.