Addiction

Active Recovery Center of Hope (ARC), Caroline County

(410) 754-4299

A community partnership dedicated to fighting the Opioid crisis among minority groups here in Caroline County, MD.

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The goal of the ARC of Hope is that we will help connect those who are suffering from substance abuse disorders in our minority communities with medical professionals who can diagnose and treat the addiction process. Our Peer Support Specialists will be available to help those navigating the path of freedom from opioids in both English and Creole. Caroline County, hope is on it’s way…the ARC is coming!

For All Seasons, Inc.

410-822-1018

410-479-0067

300 Talbot Street, Ste. 205 & 207, Easton, MD 21601

For All Seasons, Inc., strives to provide the highest level of comprehensive and integrated therapy, advocacy, and psychiatric care in a safe environment where English and Spanish speaking individuals, families and groups who have entrusted us with their care can be empowered and nurtured on their journey to wellness.

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Service

For All Seasons, Inc., offers a full continuum of trauma certified mental health, psychiatric, rape crisis, advocacy, and case management services, to English and Spanish speaking children, adolescents and adults across the 5 counties of the Mid-Shore, regardless of one’s ability to pay. FAS also provides 24/7 Spanish and English rape crisis hotlines and responds to local emergency rooms and law enforcement agencies for victims of sexual assault, trauma and abuse. We have a counseling office at 114 Market Street, Denton, and the phone number is 410-822-1018. English hotline: 1-800-310-7273. Para Espanol, Llamada/Texto: 410-829-6143.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm. M-F evenings and Saturdays by appointment only.

Fees

Vary. Many major insurances are accepted, including Medical Assistance. There is a sliding scale for those without insurance and a waiver of fees for certain qualified individuals.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties

Mid-Shore Behavioral Health, Inc.

410-770-4801

410-770-4809

28578 Mary's Court, Suite 1, Easton, MD 21601

Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. provides information and referral assistance to consumers of public behavioral health services.Although we are NOT a treatment provider, our purpose is to develop a full array of quality, accessible behavioral health services, resources and supports throughout our rural region. We provide education and guidance to consumers, family members, providers and community leaders about behavioral health. We seek to improve the health and wellbeing of consumers and the entire community, because we believe behavioral health is essential to overall health, and is as important as physical health. We have hope that we can achieve wellness together, and aim to inspire others to join us in doing so. ​

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Some of MSBH’s main functions include:Systems Planning and Management – As a core service agency, MSBH is responsible for the development and implementation of community planning, management, and accountability mechanisms for the delivery of mental health services. MSBH conducts regular public mental health systems needs assessments, and develops an annual strategic Community Mental Health Plan. MSBH works closely with Local Addictions Authorities (LAAs) who are responsible for the local substance related health service system towards integrated behavioral health systems needs assessment and strategic planning processes which seeks to develop and expand the regional system of care and its capacity to meet the needs of the mid-shore community. This cooperative data collection, analysis and planning processes allow us as local entities to self-govern, and monitor and evaluate the local public behavioral health system.Funds Allocation and Contract Monitoring – MSBH receives funding from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other state and national sources for services and recovery supports to meet needs identified, accomplish the goals of the strategic plan, and to serve our mission. Approximately 92% of the funding received is passed onto community providers throughout the mid-shore, and for some throughout the Eastern Shore, for programs related to mental health, substance use, peer support, crisis intervention, homelessness and affordable housing, sign language interpreters and other safety net provisions. MSBH works collaboratively with our partners, employing accountability and support mechanism to achieve success through the monitoring of contracts.Systems Navigation – MSBH provides information and referral resources to consumers, their natural support systems, providers and community partners seeking behavioral health services and recovery supports for both mental health and substance use. Our staff offers a full continuum of support in responding to help calls, from simply providing a telephone number or basic information to problem solving complicated care need with multiple providers of services and supports. MSBH staff are there to assist with navigating a complicated system of care.

Eligibility

Although Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, Inc. primarily serves consumers of mental health services under the Public Mental Health System (PMHS), we can offer assistance to all residents of the five county area.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.

Mid-Shore Intergroup (Alcoholics Anonymous)

410-822-4226

P.O. Box 643, Easton, MD 21601

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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Service

Serves the Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the Mid-Shore area. Check the website or call the number above for local A.A. or Al-Anon/Alateen meeting places and times.

Eligibility

The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Hours of Operation

Mon. – Fri : 9:00 – 11:00 AM Sat, Sun CLOSED

Fees

There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Annes and Talbot Counties

MCF Maryland Coalition of Families

410-730-8267

410-479-0018

Maryland Coalition of Families (MCF) helps families who care for someone with behavioral health needs. Using personal experience as parents, caregivers, youth and other loved ones, we connect, support and empower Maryland’s families. Our staff provide one-to-one support to parents and caregivers of young people with mental health issues and to any loved one who cares for someone with a substance use or gambling issues.

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Our trained staff, who themselves have cared for a young person with mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health needs, will work one-to-one with you – listening to your concerns, attending meetings, assisting you to complete forms, explaining your rights and connecting you to appropriate services. Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS) also work in partnership with local agencies and participate on planning and advisory boards to provide a family perspective on policies and programs. Family Peer Support Specialists make every effort to involve many families in leadership roles in their community.

Eligibility

Anyone who needs assistance with obtaining services or support for their family can call a Family Peer Support Specialist. Services are provided free to Maryland families.

Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women

410-829-7020

12400 River Road, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our purpose is to make sure all women on the Eastern shore of Maryland have a chance at a new start. To begin over in a safe sober environment. We are a board of 5 women who have all been affected by the opiate epidemic and thought we needed to do something to help the women in our communities.

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Service

We pay fees and rent for women going into recovery houses (Sober living). We are a local resource so women looking for help can come to us and we will point them in the right direction for recovery. We give rides to rehab facilities, doctor appointments, work, court, etc.

Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocate, Eastern Shore Chapter (MHAA)

301-471-1830

We are an organization fighting heroin addiction, consisting of family members with lived experience who advocate, raise awareness and support those suffering with substance use disorder. We complete our mission by collaborating with other advocates, state and local leaders/officials to create policies, initiate prevention practices along with education and promoting quality treatment through a continuum of care, including recovery services.

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Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center

877-842-8461

240-929-0526

1001 Prince George’s Blvd., Suite 750, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774-7427

“To ensure that victims of crime receive justice and are treated with dignity and compassion through comprehensive victims’ rights and services.”

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Maryland Crime Victim’s Resource Center is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of crime victims in Maryland, while maintaining a nationwide reputation for dedicated advocacy and services.The MCVRC serves victims from three offices, in Prince George’s County, in Baltimore City, and in Washington D.C. and has diversified its services to include criminal justice education, court accompaniment, therapeutic counseling, support groups, community education, national identity theft leadership, legal information and assistance, direct legal representation, policy advocacy, technical assistance for allied professionals and criminal justice agencies, and faith-based referrals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.The website offers a chat function and additional resources that are more specific.

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Mid-Shore Fresh Start Recovery Program

(443) 385-0262

Fresh Start is a nonprofit transitional housing program for people recovering from substance-related addiction. Their goal is to provide, in the Mid-Shore area, a stable housing environment complemented by aggressive case management to assist the residents in achieving sobriety, independence, and self-sufficiency with enhanced possibilities for future success.

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