Advocate

Community for Life

410-544-4800

Maryland Community for Life is an innovative program developed by the Maryland Department of Aging to support older adults as they age at home. The Community for Life program provides grants to non-profits that commit to deliver a package of services that make it comfortable and convenient to age at home to Marylanders over the age of 60.​ The program’s services are designed to prevent the predictable challenges of aging that can require admittance into a high level of care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. 

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Home Maintenance : As part of Community for life home maintenance service, individuals are entitled to an initial home safety assessment, home repair services, and a list of vetted contractors and assistance with contract review for major repairs.

Service Navigation: Each Maryland Community for Life program is required to hire and train a local service navigator. The training to become a service navigator is extensive and has been designed specifically for the Maryland Community for Life program by the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College. Service navigators are experts on all programs and services for older adults in their area. Service navigators can provide advice on topics ranging from local events to fraud prevention. 

​Transportation: Each Maryland CFL offers a fixed amount of transportation each month. These transportation services allow older adults to complete tasks such as food shopping, errands, and attend medical appointments. Additionally, transportation services provide older adults with access to community, cultural, and family events. 

Caroline County Economic Development

410-479-4188

9194 Legion Road, Suite 1, Denton, MD 21629

To oversee economic development efforts in Caroline County.

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Service

We help Caroline County businesses with expansion projects, workforce development, and infrastructure. We lead business attraction efforts for the county as well as assist small businesses and entrepreneurs launch new businesses. Our office manages the County’s small business loan program.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm (Office may not be staffed, but can be reached through mobile at 410-829-2763)

Caroline County Farm Bureau

302-725-7127

915 Sunday Drive, Denton, MD 21629

Private, non-profit membership organization. Farm Bureau’s purpose is to increase net farm income and improve the quality of life by providing a legislative voice, increasing public understanding, and promoting member involvement.

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Service

Current programs for farmer members are our strong grassroots policy-making process and legislative action, the Young Farmers program, Farm Bureau Women, Miss Caroline County and scholarship programs, discussion groups, and commodity-advisory committees. Various group savings and discounts available to members. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in the winter and 8 PM in the summer at the Caroline Co. Extension Office.

Fees

$60 per household per year

Caroline Human Services Council

410-479-4446 or 410-310-5661

410-479-4617

317 Carter Ave, Suite 101, Denton, MD 21629

Serves as Caroline County’s Local Management Board. The purpose is to develop and promote a caring environment that provides efficient and effective services to citizens of the county by working in partnership with public and private individuals, agencies, and organizations. The Council focuses on four result areas: Babies Born Healthy, School Success, Safety, and Healthy Children.

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Service

To continually assess the needs and identify gaps in services to children, youth and families; to develop and enhance communication between agencies and organizations that serve families and children; to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs and services that benefit children and families; to secure, distribute, and monitor public/private funding for the benefit of children and families; to provide information to the public on the status of services for children and families.Please note, the Caroline County Local Management Board is not a provider of services.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Choptank Ruritan Club

443-786-2201

P.O. Box 75, Denton, MD 21629

To create a better understanding between people and make their area a better place to live and work.

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Service

Supports local hospice foundation and United Concerned Christians through monetary donations. Gives 2 $1,000 scholarships a year to local high school students. Serves funnel cakes at the Summerfest . All proceeds from events goes back to support various local organizations in the county.

Eligibility

Must be invited to join and sponsored by a member.

Fees

$175 per year per member

Farm Service Agency

410-479-1202

855-311-1704

9194 Legion Road, Denton, MD 21629

To stabilize farm income, help farmers conserve land and water resources, provide credit to new or disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, and help farm operations recover from the effects of disaster.

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Service

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.

Federalsburg Business and Civic Association

410-754-8173

410-754-9269

P.O. Box 471, Federalsburg, MD 21632

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.

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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Fees

Some activities require a fee to attend

Areas Served

Those people living in the 21632 zip code.

Mid-Shore Foster Care & Adoption Program

P.O. Box 217, Cambridge, MD 21613

Responsible for regional recruitment efforts of potential foster and adoptive families, and conducts training for prospective foster and adoptive families. Also does child specific recruitment.

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Areas Served

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

Mid-Shore Community Mediation Center

410-820-5553

8626 Brooks Drive, Suite 204, Easton, MD 21601

Mid Shore Community Mediation Center educates the public about alternative conflict resolution, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer community mediators, and empowers community members and groups to resolve conflict at the earliest possible point in a dispute.

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Service

Provides conflict resolution services free of charge to the community. Examples of disputes that go before mediators include: divorce & separation, child custody, parent/teenager conflicts, landlord/tenant, neighbor conflicts, and workplace disputes. Also offers re-entry mediation for inmates about to released from incarceration. This helps the inmate and family members resolve issues that might lead to recidivism. After the conflict is resolved, a written agreement is made or sometimes the problem just ends with a mutual understanding. Volunteers are being accepted for a variety of duties, including becoming mediators. MSCMC is currently engaged in school based mediations for conflicts in the Dorchester County School System.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9 AM – 5 PM

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties.

People for Better Housing

410-754-7054

410-754-5071

P.O. Box 208, Federalsburg, MD 21632

People for Better Housing is a private non-profit partnership of residents, businesses, and government whose mission is to develop, manage, maintain, and promote safe affordable housing to benefit low and moderate income households. To foster a favorable community environment that includes education recreational and residential services through community partnership.

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Service

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.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-3 PM

Ages Served

Caroline & Dorchester Counties