Assistance

Services Provided: 

Discounted food items are available for Southern Caroline County (Federalsburg, Preston, and Harmony) residents in need of discounted groceries. Families can shop one time per month. A $15 minimum purchase is required for each visit and proof of residency is required upon your first visit only. The food center is open Thursdays from 5pm - 7pm. The Clothing Center is open the first four Thursdays of each month from 3pm-6pm. All gently worn clothing items are $.50 each and all new items are $1.00 with no minimum purchase or income guidelines required.

Contact: 
Peter Smith, Pastor
410-754-9333
101 Bloomingdale Avenue
Federalsburg, MD 21632
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St. Paul's United Methodist Church provides a meal to the community. The meal is provided by their soup kitchen and held on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. You can eat in or take your meal with you.

410-482-8170
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The Office of Home Energy administers a number of programs. The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides assistance with home heating bills. Limited assistance is available to replace broken or inefficient furnaces. The Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) assists eligible low-income electric customers with their electric bills. Assistance is available whether you are an active customer or you are currently without service. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) may provide home weatherization services to eligible individuals such as weather stripping, caulking, plastic window covering, etc. to help make your home or apartment more fuel efficient and comfortable at no cost. The Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) protects low-income families from utility cut-offs and allows MEAP eligible households to enter into a year-round even monthly payment program with their utility company. Call the office for more information or download the application online. OHEP is a year round program. You can apply any time during the year, but you must re-apply each fiscal year (July-June).

Contact: 
Sharone Scott
410-819-4484
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Adult Protective Services Unit investigates vulnerable adult abuse (elder and non-elder), neglect, self-neglect and exploitation. The Adult Services Unit also offers services to seniors, services to non-aged adults, Project Home licensing and case management, In-Home Aide service, and Emergency Assistance to Adults. Provides referrals to homeless individuals during business hours, but those requiring homeless assistance outside of regular business hours can contact the Sheriff's Department at 410-479-2515.

410-819-4500
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

This unit provides child physical and sexual abuse and neglect investigative services, continuing child protective services, family preservation, intensive family services, foster care, kinship care, adoption, licensing of foster/adoptive families, court ordered home evaluations, and homeless services for families. Parenting classes are offered periodically. There are certain eligibility requirements for some of the family service programs.

Contact: 
Dale Oberender, Assistant Director for Services
410-819-4523
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
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The volunteer office serves as the point of contact for persons to donate goods and services to the community at large. They are able to provide children with school supplies at the beginning of the school year, toys, clothing, and other items for Christmas.

Contact: 
Melissa Jones-Harris, Volunteer Coordinator
410-819-4500
P.O. Box 100
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Employment services (see Caroline County Career Center), Temporary Cash Assistance, Welfare Avoidance Grants, Emergency Assistance to Families with Children, Child Care Subsidy, Temporary Disability Assistance, Public Assistance to Adults, Food Supplement Program benefits, Medical Assistance, and Long Term Care Medical Assistance. There is a Burial Assistance program that helps qualified families with burial costs for loved ones. There is a Spanish interpreter available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 - 1:00 to assist in completing the application for the Food Supplement Program. Call for application procedure.

410-819-4500
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

On-site services include parenting education classes and support groups, nutrition classes, developmental screening and education, child care for infants and toddlers while attending center classes, GED, Adult Basic Education, and English as a Second Language classes (Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1-3 PM). A family advocate is assigned to each family to be a case manager and work on their individual needs. Off-site services include home visits by a case manager. The Parents As Teachers program is a family education and support program that includes home visits and group meetings at the center. Call the center for more information or to enroll in any of the programs. Volunteers accepted.

Contact: 
Tearesa French, Director
410-479-3298
100 North Sixth Street
Denton, MD 21629
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MEDICAL ADULT DAY CARE CENTER - DENTON. Call us at 410-479-8065.
Caring for Senior Citizens needs & helping them live independently in our community. Transportation for Caroline Residents included; others provide their own transport. Sliding scale pricing, Veterans Served and clients physician orders reviewed.

CAROLINE COUNSELING CENTER / ADDICTIONS. Call us at 410-479-1882
Saving Lives by helping all ages from negative effects from drug & alcohol abuse. Vivitrol & Medication Assisted / Walk-In Clinic / Outpatient Treatments, Individual & Group Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders Therapy, DWI Ed classes, School Based Counseling & Housing referrals.

BEHAVIORAL / MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT CLINIC. Call us at 410-479-3800
Providing a full range of psychiatric services and supportive counseling to individuals, groups, and families. 606 Sunnyside, Ave, Denton.

MIDSHORE WIC. Please call 410-479-8060 to make an appointment.
A supplemental nutrition program for woman, infants and children under 5. Providing nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social agencies, and free healthy food. Offices located in Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester counties.

COMMUNITY MEDICINE / DISEASE PREVENTION. Call us at 410-479-8000.
Immunizations, TB/ STD's, Family Planning Education & Medicine, TB/ STD HIV case management, Nurse of the Day, Children's Medical Services & Insurance MA/MCHP, Lead Poisoning Prevention.

DDA (DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES). Call us at 410-479-8075
Locates and Obtains resources for residents, conducts Assessments/ Life Plans, Transition & Coordinated Community Care for their needs.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE - MA PROGRAM. Call us at 410-479-8014
Provides transportation to medical appointments for persons receiving Medical Assistance. Pre-Approval needed before scheduling.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Call us at 410-479-8045.
Septic System / BAT Fund, Plat Review, Water Supplies, Food Safety / Inspection; Environmental Health Protections, Property Status Reports, Rabies Clinics / Exposure, Licences.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - PUBLIC HEALTH. Call us at 410-479-8006
Protecting the health and safety of residents during man-made and natural health emergencies.

VITAL RECORDS / BIRTH / DEATH CERTIFICATES. Call us at 410-479-8030.
Records available between 8:30am to 4:00 pm M-F. Call for details.

WELLNESS PROMOTION Call us at 410-479-8080
Tobacco/electronic cigarette prevention & education in schools and community/ Quit smoking classes/ youth tobacco enforcement program
Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for uninsured and under-insured clients.
Chronic disease prevention programs focusing on the prevention of Diabetes, Stroke, High Blood Pressure and Obesity. All programs at NO COST to the client.

Contact: 
Scott LeRoy, Caroline County Health Officer
410-479-8030
403 S. 7th St
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Runs the Meals on Wheels program, sponsors trips, has congregate meals, games, crafts, presentations, music, and blood pressure screening. Every Monday and Friday they take participants to the bank and shopping. Operates a program called SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) that assists Medicare beneficiaries, including those disabled medicare beneficiaries under age 65. Volunteers accepted. Always in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels program. Wheelchairs are available to be borrowed. Occasionally offers classes on how to use iphones, ipads, and laptops.

Contact: 
Carol Donohue, Senior Center Manager
410-479-2535
403 South Seventh Street
Suite 127
Denton, MD 21629