Essential Resources Day and Free Expungement Clinic

Essential Resources Day and Free Expungement Clinic

Maryland Legal Aid is partnering with Columbia Community Care (CCC) to host an Essential Resources Day for Howard County residents on Saturday, February 4th from 10:00AM-2:00PM at Howard County Community College (10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044). There will be numerous community partners to provide resources and services through workshops, a resource fair with tables, as well as an expungement clinic.


Expungement Clinic from 10:00AM – 1:00PM

CCC will partner with Legal Aid and local attorneys to provide expungement services to those whose records qualify for expungement. Criminal records are huge barriers and obstacles to employment, housing, scholarships, financial aid, and more. This expungement clinic will open up pathways to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Howard County residents and families.

Rotating Workshops: The workshops will focus on financial literacy, building generational wealth, and the intersections of health and wellness and financial wellness. Workshops are:

  • Workshop 1 – 10:00AM-11:00AM: Trusts, Wills, and Estates
  • Workshop 2 – 11:00AM-12:00PM: Financial Literacy
  • Workshop 3 – 1:00PM-2:00PM: Navigating the Healthcare System and the Importance of Health Insurance
  • Workshop 4 – 10:00AM-11:00AM: Health, Wellness, Liberation, and Renewal
  • Workshop 5 – 1:00PM-2:00PM: Small business/Entrepreneurship
  • Workshop 6 – 11:00AM-12:00PM: Free Legal Advice

Resource Fair: The resource fair will consist of tables with various community partners, businesses, and organizations that will provide information about essential services available to Howard County residents. There will also be a free grocery giveaway for families facing food insecurity.

Need transportation for the event? Email or text 443-583-4479

Register here for Essential Resources Day and Free Expungement Clinic