Assists parents of children with disabilities by conducting regular parent education workshops, helping parents find information, providing referrals, lending materials from their library, maintaining an up-to-date list of support groups, and working with parents directly to help them obtain the best possible services for their child. Each region has a local Parent Educator contact. Each Parent Educator has a child with a disability and provides assistance to families on issues related to their child's disability, particularly about special education. Visit the website for workshop schedules and links to other resources. The staff also includes individuals who work on the Maryland Family Voices project. This project works to improve access to health care for children and youth with special health care needs. For more information email: email@example.com
Partners In Care is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to help older adults remain in their homes. We do this by providing volunteer assistance with issues such as getting to a medical appointment, grocery shopping and Senior Advocacy to help seniors "navigate" in this every changing and fast paced society. In Caroline County the need is greater than we can serve with the current number of volunteers. WE DO NOT ASSIGN ANY RIDES, IT'S ALL STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. You chose which tasks you would like to do and we make the arrangements. ALL MEMBERS (RIDERS OR DRIVERS) MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. Volunteers are COVERED BY OUR VOLUNTEER INSURANCE POLICY. Members who request services must be 50 or older, be ambulatory, AND a good neighbor. A representative of PIC visits the person requesting services in their home to be sure they are eligible. Membership eligibility is NOT INCOME BASED and members must sign a Release of Liability form and a membership agreement. We do no bathing, lifting or anything medical. We like to be able to provide Caroline County Seniors at least 2 rides a month and requests must be made at least 7 to 14 working days in advance. (We do not do emergency requests for contagious sickness.) We think we've pretty much thought of everything you would need to volunteer to help older adults in Caroline County and we hope you will join us. WE NEED YOUR HELP, If you can give us a few hours each week or each month we can do this together We meet at the Library once a month for informing and orientation of volunteers. A notice will be posted announcing the meetings and an RSVP would be very helpful.
Visit our Website at www,partnersincare.org
Contact Nita Webster or Pam O'Brien at 410-822-1803 and find out how you can help older adults in your community. Partners In Care receives local funding from The Caroline Foundation, ThenUnited Way of Caroline County and Choptank Electric.
Priority population served includes persons with a mental health need who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. This program is designed to provide outreach and linkage assistance to street homeless for mental health services and housing. Please call for more information.
Gloria Greene, Outreach Worker for Crossroads Community
Low Income Housing – PBH strongly believes that increasing the amount of affordable housing is part of the solution to ending family homelessness. As such, we have developed and maintained a number of low income housing opportunities in the Maryland area.
Provides self-represented litigants in Maryland state courts with information about the law, including summaries of the law, links to primary and secondary legal sources and referrals for legal services. The site gives the highest priority to selecting for content development topics that closely relate to civil case types most frequently handled in Maryland state courts by self-represented parties. We provide information on Maryland and federal law affecting Marylanders and their families in a number of topics, including housing, family law, domestic violence, consumer law, and state and federal benefit programs. There is also a directory of legal service organizations and links to websites of legal providers that may be able to assist you in resolving your matter. In addition, site staff maintains a calendar of events for the general public who need legal information.
Continuum of Care Housing Programs are HUD funded rental subsidies for literally homeless person(s)/families with behavioral health disabilities. Eligibility is determined through an intake process by PATH Outreach, Case Management Staff, or CoC Housing Specialist. Programming is provided through supportive services staff. Contact
Mid-Shore Behavioral Health at the above number for more Continuum of Care housing information.
Perry Point VA Medical Center provides a broad range of inpatient, outpatient, and primary care services. As the largest inpatient facility in the VA Maryland Health Care System, the medical center provides inpatient medical, intermediate, and long-term care programs, including nursing home care, rehabilitation services, geriatric evaluation and management, respite care, chronic ventilator care, and hospice care. They also offer long- and short-term inpatient and outpatient mental health care.
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7pm. Locations vary, please call for details.
Offers a variety of programs for youth, families, and adults. Also available are outdoor education programs and a challenge course. Volunteers are welcomed, and internships are available. Open for hiking daily from dawn to dusk. Check the website or call the office for program details.
Planned Parenthood of Maryland has been providing high quality, affordable reproductive health care for more than 75 years. We serve women, men and teens from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Our experienced and caring medical staff gives each client honest information and personal attention. Services include: Abortion Services, Birth Control, HIV Testing, LGBT Services, Men's Health Care, Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception), Pregnancy Testing & Services
STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women's Health Care
The program’s goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. Riders also improve their attention span and their ability to follow directions. We work on coordination and spatial relationships as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.
In addition to Therapeutic Riding, TSR offers Hippotherapy, a treatment technique used by our occupational therapist to improve balance, coordination, muscle strengthening, motor planning and sensory processing. The movement of the horse is what is most important and the goals are similar to those used in a traditional medical facility. The therapist does not teach riding skills, rather she focuses on the individual’s needs and selects exercises and activities to meet those needs.
Current officers are Linda Fletcher, President; Dick Christopher, Vice-President and handles acquisitions; Gail Karge, Secretary; and Tammy Coulbourne, Publicity Chair; Sam Fairbank, Director, and heads Building and Grounds Maintenance. Anyone interested in donating or loaning items to the Society can call him at 410-673-7163 or 410-271-5239.