Assistance

Vehicles for Change

410-242-9674

410-242-9677

4111 Washington Blvd., Halethorpe, MD 21227

Vehicles for Change accepts donated cars, repairs them while training returning citizens as auto mechanics, and awards roadworthy vehicles to working, low-income families. Vehicles for Change changes lives and empowers individuals through car ownership and technical training. Please visit the website for more information.

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm

Homeless Veterans Reintigration Program, Veteran Employment Assistance Services

410-742-4950x115

410-749-0442

521 Mack Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21802

The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) at St James AME Zion Church was established by the Department of Labor to help homeless veterans get back on their feet by:-Individualized support based on specific needs-Employment support services such as job related equipment, clothing, transportation, and other services for independence-Training and remedial education, job preparation services, trade certification, and licensing assistance-Referral for other services or treatments

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Adult Education, Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Training at Chesapeake College

410-827-5835

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.

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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.

For assistance in Spanish call 410-827-5929

Eligibility: 
English As a Second Language classes are available to all adults whose native language is other than English. Classes provide instruction in English language skills to non-English or limited English proficient adults and are offered at multiple levels from beginning to advanced Adult Basic Education and GED® Test Preparation classes are available to individuals we are at least 16 years of age and who are not a high school graduate or currently attending high school. Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes include instruction for learners at beginning and intermediate levels. GED® Test Preparation classes are for those who are in the final stages of preparing to take the GED® Test. Individuals must be a resident of the State of Maryland for at least 3 months to be eligible to take the GED® Test. The External Diploma Program (NEDP) is for individuals age 18 or older, who are not enrolled in regular high school and can demonstrate essential academic competencies and life skills. NEDP provides a unique way for adults to earn a Maryland high school diploma. Participants demonstrate high school level skills by applying work, family and community life experiences in real life situations. This is not a class-attendance based program. The program structure is self-paced and offers flexibility for busy adults. Individuals meet regularly with an NEDP advisor and assessor. NEDP is a computer- based program.

A one-time $150 fee is assessed for NEDP.

Areas Served: 
Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties

Fees: 
No fees for classes. Classes are supported by grant funding from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Mailing Address: 
P. O. Box 8Wye Mills, MD 21679

Contact: 
Elaine Wilson, Program Director
410-827-5835
ewilson@chesapeake.edu

Contact: 
Danielle Thomas, ABE/GED Intake Specialist
410-829-6043
dthomas@chesapeake.edu

Contact: 
Karen Luceti, ESL Intake & Assessment Speciali
410-443-1163
kluceti@chesapeake.edu