Assistance

Caroline Soil Conservation District

410-479-1202 x3

9194 Legion Road, Denton, MD 21629

Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Caroline Soil Conservation District serves a predominately agricultural region.The district works hand in hand with farmers and landowners to implement Soil Conservation andWater Quality Plans (SCWQP)

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Service

Provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to implement soil conservation and water quality measures at the local level. Technical assistance is provided through the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Maryland Dept. of Agriculture. Sponsors a coloring contest every year for students.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM

Areas Served

Caroline County

Denton Senior Center

410-479-2535

410-479-2535

403 South Seventh Street, Denton, MD 21629

The Center provide a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events, outings, fun and games. Lunch is available daily for a small donation. Denton Senior Center has computers with Internet access and offers Senior specific legal advice thru monthly appointments with Mid Shore Pro Bono. MAP/SHIP/SMP provides information and assistance about Medicare and Medicare Savings programs, Social Security, Housing and Utility assistance information, Senior Care, In Home Care and much more. Please call for more information.

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Eligibility

Must be aged 60 or older. To qualify for the Meals On Wheels program, you must also be homebound and meet the requirements of the assessment scale.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8 AM-3 PM

Fees

Fees apply for some trips

Areas Served

Caroline County

Denton Lions Club

P.O. Box 124, Denton, MD 21629

Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

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Service

Donates money for those that need eyeglasses. Applications for assistance purchasing eyeglasses available at the Department of Social Services. Contributes money to seeing-eye dog school, Leader Dog, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Clinic, local schools, soccer teams, Girls and Boys State. Offer two $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of NCHS. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:29 PM at the Denton Club House on Butler Dr. and Maryland Ave.

Eligibility

Can be invited to join or may inquire about membership. Must be 18 years old.

Fees

$250 per year- includes meals

Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc.

410-742-5052 (V/TTY) & 443-365-2645 Videophone

410-543-4874

To promote access to the services and resources for the Eastern Shore residents who are deaf or hard of hearing and provide opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life

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Service

DILA offers a variety of services, including employment support, residential support, information and referral and communication resources, for Eastern Shore residents with hearing loss. Above all DILA strives to promote active, independent living among the people we serve. Our Communication Center is equipped with leading-edge telecommunications equipment including a Captioned Telephone (CapTel™) and TTYs (text telephones). The center also offers Video Relay Service (VRS), a technology that enables sign language users to converse in their native language with the person they are calling. Interpreting services and community employment services also provided.

Eligibility

Deaf and hard-of-hearing adults, 21 or older

Hours of Operation

Monday- Friday, 9am-5pm

Fees

Fees vary, based on services

Areas Served

9 counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland

Ages Served

Adults, 21 or older

Crossroads Community Inc.

410-758-3050

410-758-1223

Crossroads Community, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach skills and access resources that empower people with behavioral health needs to live satisfying and productive lives.

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Service

Psychiatric Rehabilitation for adults and children, Residential Rehabilitation for adults, Vocation services for adults, Respite services for children, Case Management services for adults, outreach to homeless individuals with mental health diagnoses.

Eligibility

Those applying for services must meet specific medical necessity criteria as designated by Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, Dorchester, Kent & Queen Anne Counties

Circuit Court Family Services Program

410-479-5735

410-479-4072

109 Market St., Denton, MD 21629

To provide information about and referral to family support services. Those services address the needs of children and families who may be involved in domestic relations matters -divorce, custody, child support, visitation – in circuit court.

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Service

Information concerning family law actions,e.g. divorce, custody, visitation; referral for co-parenting education, mediation, family law legal clinic, supervised visitation, and monitored exchange. Parents needing to develop an online parenting plan or prepare for the co-parenting seminar can visit the following websites: www.uptoparents.org for married parents and www.proudtoparent.org for unmarried parents.

Hours of Operation

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

Areas Served

Caroline County

Christ Episcopal Church

410-479-0419

107 Gay Street, P.O. Box 428, Denton, MD 21629

Traditional Episcopal worship service held in an historic gothic-style church on the Choptank River. Holy Eucharist Rite Two at 9:30 AM every Sunday. Adult Bible study at 8:15 AM Sunday. Coffee Hour following the service — join us for fellowship and good things to eat. Parish Hall with kitchen may be rented for meetings/receptions. Tables and chairs available, seats 60. Street parking and after-hours parking at Courthouse lots. Very limited handicapped-accessible. Follow us on Facebook at Christ Church Denton. Christ Church Denton is in partnership with His Hope Ministries, the local homeless shelter. Their Resource Center is usually open in our building next door (105 Gay Street) Monday through Thursday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

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Fees

Hall Rental fees vary by time and usage. Please call the church for more information.

Areas Served

All

Ages Served

All

Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.

877-892-0001

410-479-3516

P.O. Box 430, Denton, MD 21629

Electric distribution cooperative serving over 52,000 members in all nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Service

Electric service provided to residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial consumers. Speakers’ bureau, electrical safety education, and energy conservation information programs available. SCHOLARSHIP: High school or home school seniors whose parents or guardians are members or employees of Choptank Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for seven $2,000 college scholarships.ASSISTANCE: Operation Round Up® is Choptank Electric Cooperative’s community service assistance program. According to its bylaws, the Trust board may make donations to any worthwhile community cause, except no funds can be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills. The current mission statement of the Choptank Electric Trust allows for donations to be made for food, clothing, shelter, equipment, medical and educational needs.

Eligibility

Eligibility: Electric consumers must live within co-op service territory. Educational programs available to all.

Hours of Operation

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

Fees

No fee for educational programs.

Areas Served

All nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Federalsburg Ministerial Association

410-754-9958

P.O. Box 235, Federalsburg, MD 21632

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.

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Federalsburg Lions Club

410-310-7768

PO Box 403, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.Meetings are 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm at Lions Hall located on Kinder Street in Chambers Park, Federalsburg.

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Eligibility

Must be recommended by a current member.