About Us

L.I.F.E. is a Not for Profit Agency dedicated to helping Adults with “special needs” lead dignified, healthy and fulfilling lives in the community.

Since 1983 L.I.F.E. has been serving individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) along with other disabilities in residential, vocational and medical day settings throughout greater Baltimore, Howard County, and since 2015 in Southern Maryland to include Charles and St. Mary's Counties.

We are committed to promoting self-centered practices throughout our agency and hold on to the belief that all individuals receiving services should be the driver of those services.

We believe that collaborations and partnerships are crucial components to service delivery systems.

  • L.I.F.E. Inc is a 501(c) (3) and serves mainly adults and some children under our partnerships with the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DORS)
  • The organization currently serves over 200 individuals across residential, vocation and medical day
  • L.I.F.E. has locations in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Charles County, Howard County and St. Mary's County, Maryland.
  • L.I.F.E. provides jobs to over 200 employees

Message from Executive Director- Haywood W. Evans

Haywood Evans

I welcome and thank you for visiting Living in a Free Environment (L.I.F.E.) website. If you are seeking information about us, we hope you find our site to be user friendly and informative. If inquiring about services for yourself, family member or friend, feel free to contact one of our Directors or me.

We at L.I.F.E., provide the following services in Baltimore, Howard and Charles Counties, MD, and Baltimore City.

  • Community Living (former name Residential)
  • Employment Services
  • Adult Medical Day
  • Personal Supports
  • Individualized Support Services
  • Family and Community Supports

L.I.F.E. is licensed by the Office of Healthcare Quality (OHCQ).

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Contact information

For more information, contact the RMA Civil Rights Office at 202-690-3578 (main line).

Non-Discrimination Statement | RMA (usda.gov)