Disabilities

myMDTHINK

1-800-332-6347

311 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

A consumer portal provided by The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services connecting Maryland residents with public health and human services resources. Please visit myMDTHINK and connect with services to support children and caretakers, including Child Support and information on Foster Care and Adoption services with children; Programs that provide healthcare and assistance for those with disabilities; Maryland programs to assist those in unemployment or seeking skills training; Financial assistance programs to provide food and cash to those who qualify based on income and other factors; Services related to keeping children safe and performing background searches for those intending to work with children; Services to protect and care for elderly and vulnerable adults; and Programs that provide energy assistance and cash grants for housing and other emergencies.

tags: public health, child support, healthcare, disabilities, unemployment, skills training, financial services, protective services, elderly, energy assistance, emergency housing

The Visiting Counselor

410-754-9141

27203 Chimpans Lane, Federalsburg, MD 21632

​Lisa May, LCSW-C, CT is a Maryland Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nationally Certified Grief Counselor. Lisa has decades of experience serving elders, parents and children who have experienced practical, emotional or health challenges & have found ways forward. House calls are available for individuals and their families dealing with chronic or terminal illness. Lisa also offers Therapeutic Horsemanship at Idylwild Farm in Federalsburg, Maryland.

tags: therapy, grief counseling, chronic illness, terminal illness

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri by appointment only

Idylwild Therapuetic Horsemanship

410-754-9141

27203 Chipman's Lane, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Since 1993 , as a Clinical Social Worker and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Certified coach, my Therapeutic Horsemanship specialty is serving small groups and families with emotional or behavioral challenges.
Groups typically start in the Fall and Spring running for 4 to 15 weeks. Please visit the Therapy page at www.IdylwildFarm.com

For advanced riders who own a horse we offer Horse Training, Starting, and Horse Shoeing. I became the first person in the US accredited in the Mary Wanless’s “Ride With Your Mind” body-mechanics coaching method. The method optimizes the rider’s ability to learn independently and unlocks the horse’s ability to become more athletic.
With overnight stays on site, guests from far away can bring their horse with them!

Open to all! Call for current rates.

tags: therapeutic riding, therapy, horse therapy

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Hours of Operation

By appointment

Maryland Info Portal

410-767-4490

301 W. Preston Street, Suite 1101 Baltimore, MD 21201

The Maryland InfoPortal provides real-time access to 700-plus state programs providing financial, non-financial, and technical assistance to businesses, nonprofits, families, and local government agencies. The Maryland Department of Planning, through the State Clearinghouse, hosts this digital catalog and coordinates the timeliness and accuracy of the information with a network of more than 80 sponsoring agencies.

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. 

Upper Shore Aging

410-479-2535

410-479-1879

Upper Shore Aging Housing Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the provision of decent, safe and affordable housing for Senior Citizens in the upper five Counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Service

Two Senior Centers in Caroline County provide a pleasant environment where older adults can socialize and participate in group activities, including recreation; education; physical fitness; arts and crafts; holiday events and fun and games. Both Senior Centers have computers with Internet access.Senior information and assistance. Senior Care. Legal assistance, Housing. Public Guardianship.

Eligibility

Individuals must be 62 years of age, disabled or handicapped adult. Income from all sources must not exceed the Federally established income eligibility guidelines for the county where each project is located. Call the agency for an application.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-3 PM

Areas Served

Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot, and Caroline Counties.

Caroline Center, Inc.

410-634-2102

410-634-2653

P.O. Box 460, Ridgely, MD 21660

To inspire individuals.

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Service

Caroline Center’s mission is to provide opportunities that inspire. CCI offers supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities determined through choice, with a focus on the encouragement of natural relationships to result in genuine community integration. Locations of supports vary from licensed homes, to independently owned/leased homes, local neighborhoods and day habilitation with hours determined by the needs of the person(s) being supported.

Benedictine School & Adult Services

410-634-2112

410-634-2640

14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660

Helping children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential.

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Service

The Benedictine School is a year round day and residential school which provides individualized programming with a high staff to student ratio and a multidisciplinary approach. The Adult Program, for ages 21 and over, provides residential and vocational support services and is open all year.

Eligibility

The Benedictine School is for ages 5-21 living with intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, and autism. For the Adult Services program, one has to be age 21 or over and have developmental disabilities.

Adult Evaluation and Review Services (AERS) of Caroline County

410-479-8055

410-479-4912

403 South Seventh Street Rm 262, Denton, MD 21629

To help individuals with functional impairments to maintain the highest possible level of independence and well-being suited to their needs at home.

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Service

An AERS Nurse or Social Worker can visit a vulnerable person in their home to complete an assessment of their health and overall situation to determine that person’s eligibility for certain programs and services.As part of an AERS assessment, a resource list is shared with the client and referrals might be made for local case management, Medical Adult Day Care (MADC), or other services and supports as eligible. (Please note that some of these programs may have a “wait list.”) AERS representatives can re-assess the client each year or when there is a significant change in the client’s situation which might affect the type of services they need (client or family can call to request another evaluation as needed).AERS also conducts the assessment that helps to determine an individual’s eligibility for Community First Choice (CFC). CFC is a program that provides personal care support for individuals based on their needs and eligibility (CFC is only available to those who receive straight Medical Assistance – not SLMB or QMB) – AERS completes the initial assessment for CFC and it is then determined if the person will receive a “level of care” for this type of assistance. CFC assists chronically ill, frail elderly, or disabled people to remain in their own home by providing personal care assistance for activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, eating and so on. For those who are approved for the program, personal care services are provided by an approved Agency Provider who is supervised by a nurse monitor. Personal Care Providers are not hired or employed through the AERS office.Referrals for AERS assessments may come from any source (self, family, physicians, MADC, VA, etc.). The program is voluntary (when a referral is made, the person has the right to accept the offer for an evaluation or to decline). Assessments are provided at no cost to the client or family.Contact the AERS office at 410-479-8055 to determine if an AERS assessment could benefit you or someone you know. When making a referral, please try to have as much information as possible so that we can determine if the person is eligible for services (name, address, phone number, contact info for the person’s Power of Attorney or other involved support person, date of birth and social security number if those are known, and the reason for your referral). We will then contact the client to tell them about AERS and offer an evaluation in order to tell them about programs and services that might make sense for them in their individual situation.

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri 8-4:30

Fees

There is no charge for this service.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Channel Marker, Inc.

410-822-4619

410-820-0124

508 Kerr Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

To provide prevention and support services to individuals, their families, and the community to maximize the mental health potential of all.

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Service

Adult program includes site and community based psychiatric rehabilitation services, supported employment, residential, and special support and assistance for those suffering from mental illness as the primary diagnosis. The Youth Program offers community based psychiatric rehabilitative services. Services are offered year round through after school and summer programming. Incorporated in the structured schedule are activities that encourage the youth to develop skills for working in groups and in peer relationships. A referral from a mental health provider is required. We have access to a language line as needed to assist with intakes and paperwork. We also have one staff member who can speak Haitian-Creole in the Youth program.

Eligibility

Primary diagnosis of mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Fees

Vary according to program. Medical assistance accepted.

Areas Served

Caroline County, Talbot and Dorchester Counties

Ages Served

School-Aged Youth 5-18 & Adults 18+