Non-Profit

Men for Change

443-786-5182

100 Austin Street, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Mentoring

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To redirect young men and women in a new and better life, to give them hope and vision, to break the bounds of poverty, discouragement, low self-esteem, and to avoid some of the pitfalls of life. To assist in any way possible to build strong, dependable, committed loving men and women with strong character and integrity.To seek to augment and strengthen the moral, spiritual, and educational health and betterment of minority youth in our rural community, by exposing our young people to uplifting influences, opportunities, and activities, with a goal to inspire and empower them to become educated, solid citizens as they grow into maturity and assume a role in society.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore

410-543-2447

410-543-8032

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored mentoring matches between adult volunteers and children ages 6+. Our mission is to improve the life of children by providing youth enrichment and mentoring programs to children facing adversity.

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Mentoring and Youth EnrichmentNational research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are more confident in their schoolwork performance and able to get along better with their families.What can you do to help? Make a donation. Mentor a child. Start a program. Call us or email us to find out how!

Maryland Health Connection, Maryland Healthcare Exchange Navigators

443-515-0114

Provides free in person assistance for navigating the Maryland Healthcare Exchange during the open enrollment dates – November 1 – January 31. They can help you compare plans or review or renew a plan you already have.

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Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch

410-742-0050

410-742-0554

28500 Owens Branch Road, Salisbury, MD 21801

The Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch distributes food to eight counties: Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester.In December 1980, the Maryland Food Bank opened a branch in Salisbury in order to better serve the rural populations of the Eastern Shore. In its first year, the branch distributed about 33,000 meals. In FY 2015, the branch distributed more than 5.2 million meals to food-insecure Marylanders.

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Find a Maryland Food Bank food pantry: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/need-food/Volunteer with the Farm to Food Bank program–spend a few hours harvesting produce on a local farm. Opportunities arise throughout the growing season from May to mid-November. Gleanings take place Sunday-Thursday evenings, as well as Monday-Friday mornings 8-12. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and must be able to lift approximately 15 pounds. For more information email farmhelp@mdfoodbank.org or call 443-735-0757.

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Hours of Operation

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M–F

Crisis Care Ministries

410-673-1379

Bethlehem Wesleyan Church, 5330 Bethlehem Road, Preston, MD 21655

Blessing box is located outside Bethlehem Wesleyan Church. Please call if there is a food emergency, or you need more than is in the box.

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Area

Preston

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Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center

To accomplish our mission, AHEC works to recruit and retain health professionals in the medically underserved areas on the Eastern Shore by offering health education programs for professionals in the service area as well as students from colleges and universities in Maryland and the surrounding areas.

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Indepedent Order of Odd Fellows

PO Box 451, Federalsburg, MD 21632

As an organization, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows aims to provide a framework that promotes personal and social development. Lodge degrees and activities aim to improve and elevate every person to a higher, nobler plane; to extend sympathy and aid to those in need, making their burdens lighter, relieving the darkness of despair; to war against vice in every form, and to be a great moral power and influence for the good of humanity.Meets the third Monday of each month except July and August.

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Area

Federalsburg