The Women’s Law Center’s free hotlines answer questions about family law. Hotlines are staffed by experienced attorneys. While hotline attorneys cannot represent you in court, they will provide basic information to help you understand your rights and tell you about other community resources to help you. Hotline services are anonymous and are available to men and women.
When you call the Family Law Hotline, you will talk briefly with an attorney for free. The attorney will give you basic information about Maryland family law to help you understand your rights and legal options. The lawyer can answer your questions about:
Custody and visitation
Meet with a lawyer for legal advice concerning Family Law cases: custody, divorce, visitation, child support, name change, etc. Free Family Law legal clinics are held in every jurisdiction in Maryland. Call respective circuit courts for hours and locations, current clinic is Mondays, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Maryland has a network of 26 Family Support Centers in 14 counties that offer free, educational and health-related services to parents and their children ages birth through three.
The Centers provide services designed to:
Promote the optimal development of young children
Help adults develop more effective parenting skills and fulfill their aims related to school, employment and family life
Provide supportive networks among parents in local communities
Connect parents and children to the agencies and community resources that can help them
The Centers offer a range of services including:
Quality infant/toddler care and assessment while parents are on site
Adult education, family literacy and job readiness training programs
Health education and referral for services
Home visits for some services
Service coordination between agencies
This is a resource center for families and schools serving families and educators of children with disabilities in Caroline County. Services include special education resources, information and referral, assistance with the I.E.P., seminars and workshops, consultation, lending library, newsletter, information about local, state, and national parent organizations, facilitation of parent and children's support groups. There is a Mom's Mornings Together support group for moms with children with disabilities. The children are invited, it meets the last Monday of the month at 10:00am at Denton Elementary School, Portable #2. Periodically offers Sibshops programs. These programs target siblings of special needs children and celebrates the contributions they make toward their disabled sibling.
Administers farm commodity programs, farm ownership, operating and emergency loans, conservation and environmental programs, emergency and disaster relief, domestic and international food assistance, and international export credit programs. The programs are provided in an effort to help farmers produce an adequate food supply, maintain viable operations, compete for export sales of commodities, and to contribute to the availability of a variety of low-cost, safe, and nutritious foods.
Informs business and civic leaders of activities and items of interest; helps the community at large; adds input with respect to the growth in the area; tries to encourage business growth in the 21632 zip code.
To collect and disseminate information about the history of Federalsburg. Personal artifacts of Federalsburg residents are on display in storefront windows in Federalsburg. There is youth outreach that includes a hobby fair. Organizes a yearly heritage day called Return to Historic Federalsburg. Volunteers accepted to do historical research on people, places, events, industry, etc. of Federalsburg. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Federalsburg Senior Center (Morris Ave. entrance). The museum is called the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum.
The Federalsburg Judy Center promotes school readiness through collaboration with community based agencies and organizations and by offering many different early intervention and comprehensive services within the school and center.
A faith network of ministries, churches, and pastors in South Caroline county. Sponsors the Bountiful Harvest Center (Food Pantry & Clothing) each Thursday, 5-7 PM housed at the First Church of God in Federalsburg. Offers special events including Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Lenten Luncheons, Good Friday Cross Walk, Easter Sunrise Celebration and The Nigh Before National Day of Prayer. Several members are Character Counts coaches at Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Promotes "The Gathering" (a free meal event) at the VFW of Federalsburg on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Association meets August - May on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 8 am, location varies. For a list of churches in the Federalsburg and outlaying area, contact Ray Parsons, Executive Secretary.
Activities include but are not limited to music appreciation, physical fitness, wellness programs, arts and crafts, educational presentations, day trips, and special events. Seniors can also learn how to access the programs and services offered by Upper Shore Aging, Inc. in Caroline County. The Senior Center enjoys the support of many volunteers. Donations of cash or other gifts are used to expand Senior Center activities and programs, and are welcomed.