For Coronavirus / Covid19 Information, please check the Caroline County Government Covid-19 Response Page. Please note that there are currently many malicious websites providing misinformation about this rapidly changing situation. This is the official Caroline County Emergency Operations Center website.
All library locations are closed through March 28, in cooperation with the county’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our current plan is to reopen on Monday, March 30.
All Library events and meetings are cancelled while we are closed.
Please keep your library materials, including hotpot devices, until after we reopen.
Library meeting rooms will not be available during this period. All scheduled meetings and appointments will be rescheduled when we reopen.
The Center is a 24-hour, seven day a week residential treatment facility, offering treatment to adults ages 18 and over suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The Center provides a wide variety of services for residents of the Eastern Shore, including Crisis Intervention, Crisis Residential Treatment, Detox, and General Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.
Meetings on the second Monday of every month start with a covered dish luncheon at noon, followed by a program of guest speakers or entertainment. Meetings are held at the Denton Church of the Nazarene, 10660 Greensboro Road, Denton. There are no meetings in July and August. Members donate their time, money, and goods to local non-profit organizations in the area. The group also sponsors a yearly free tax assistance service at each of the library branches. The tour committee sponsors trips that are open to the public.
The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead their lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. The Maryland ACLU acts without partisanship to achieve these goals.
The Civil Rights Complaint Line is 443-524-2558. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1pm and 3pm
This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region's most significant wetlands. Offers five miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, special events, wedding rentals, workshops, garden tours, and native plant sales. Public amenities include a visitor's center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Nature preschool gives free tuition to families living in Caroline County through a community grant.
Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through December 31.
Chesapeake College provides adult education programs to residents in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. Classes include English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and GED® Test Preparation classes. Students wishing to enroll in classes must first attend a registration session. During registration the student's current skill level will be evaluated for the proper class placement. The registration schedule can be found by calling the hotline numbers or on the calendars on the website. Weekly registrations are held at locations throughout the five county area. In Caroline County registration is held on Wednesdays at 10:00 am at the Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street in Denton; and on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at the Maryland Rural Development Corporation, 101 Cedar Lane, and on Thursdays at 10:00 am at the Federalsburg Public Library, 123 Morris Ave. This is part of the National External Diploma Program.
An AERS Nurse or Social Worker can visit a vulnerable person in their home to complete an assessment of their health and overall situation to determine that person's eligibility for certain programs and services.
As part of an AERS assessment, a resource list is shared with the client and referrals might be made for local case management, Medical Adult Day Care (MADC), or other services and supports as eligible. (Please note that some of these programs may have a "wait list.") AERS representatives can re-assess the client each year or when there is a significant change in the client's situation which might affect the type of services they need (client or family can call to request another evaluation as needed).
AERS also conducts the assessment that helps to determine an individual's eligibility for Community First Choice (CFC). CFC is a program that provides personal care support for individuals based on their needs and eligibility (CFC is only available to those who receive straight Medical Assistance - not SLMB or QMB) - AERS completes the initial assessment for CFC and it is then determined if the person will receive a "level of care" for this type of assistance. CFC assists chronically ill, frail elderly, or disabled people to remain in their own home by providing personal care assistance for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating and so on. For those who are approved for the program, personal care services are provided by an approved Agency Provider who is supervised by a nurse monitor. Personal Care Providers are not hired or employed through the AERS office.
Referrals for AERS assessments may come from any source (self, family, physicians, MADC, VA, etc.). The program is voluntary (when a referral is made, the person has the right to accept the offer for an evaluation or to decline). Assessments are provided at no cost to the client or family.
Contact the AERS office at 410-479-8055 to determine if an AERS assessment could benefit you or someone you know. When making a referral, please try to have as much information as possible so that we can determine if the person is eligible for services (name, address, phone number, contact info for the person's Power of Attorney or other involved support person, date of birth and social security number if those are known, and the reason for your referral). We will then contact the client to tell them about AERS and offer an evaluation in order to tell them about programs and services that might make sense for them in their individual situation.
This program does not provide emergency housing. This is permanent affordable housing for tenants that are eligible for independent community living. Intake and placement require matching the tenant to the proper living situation based on available openings. Please call for more information.
Alternative Directions Inc. (ADI) provides three primary services: a pro se Civil Legal program which assists incarcerated people gain closure to things like child custody, child care support, divorce and expungements, provided they are uncontested and can be assisted to completion through the assistance of paralegals; a case management program for women exiting prison; and a child/youth mentoring program for boys and girls, aged 6-18.
The best way to contact them is to visit their website and fill out a contact form.
The center offers job readiness training, job skills enhancement, employment referrals, career counseling, case management, resume assistance, special programs and workshops, and assistance making job contacts. Special assistance available to veterans.
Provides support to children, youth, and veterans through a variety of programs. Gives book scholarships to three high school students each year. Supports local charitable organizations, including the American Legion. Sponsors local high school juniors to attend the Girls State conference each year. Provides catering for American Legion Post Home #29. New officers installed in August. Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 7PM.
A Veterans organization that donates money to legal organizations and charities that send requests. Fifty percent of our income from slot machines, and from other money-raising projects, is given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families, and to support financially worthy community programs and projects. The Legion also runs scholarship programs and sponsors a yearly oratorical contest for high school seniors. Regular events: Bingo every Tuesday at 7:30 PM, Shuffleboard every Friday night at 6:30. Post hall available as a rental for events or as a meeting room. We offer many options to include having our Legion Auxiliary prepare your dinners and assist with planning of your venue. Accommodates up to 250 people. Special features: podium, p/a system, and WiFi. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased through American Legion. Ample parking in front of building. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, please visit our website.
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Arundel Lodge provides services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who seek community behavioral health treatment. We employ sign language interpreters to facilitate communication with hearing staff members and other community providers, and staff members who are themselves deaf and/or are knowledgeable about the needs of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals communicate using American Sign Language (ASL). Through these services, Arundel Lodge makes programs accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to support their recovery. Programs include: supported employment, day program, residential services, outpatient mental health clinic, first step recovery, health home, peer support, supportive living, and teletherapy videoconferencing.