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Women’s Law Center of Maryland

410-321-8761

410-321-0462

305 West Chesapeake Ave, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204

The mission of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland is to serve as a leading voice for justice and fairness for women by advocating for the protection and expansion of women’s legal rights through legal assistance to individuals and strategic initiatives to achieve systemic change.

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Through its family law programs, the Women’s Law Center provides individuals with information and legal assistance in family law cases.Protection Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP)If you are a victim of domestic violence seeking representation in a protective order hearing in one of the following jurisdictions, please email admin@wlcmd.org or call the number listed:Baltimore City – 410-783-0377Baltimore County – 410-887-3162Carroll County – 410-386-2440Multi-Ethnic Domestic Violence Project (MEDOVI)If you are foreign-born victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking, and need an attorney to help you obtain legal immigration status, please call 410-396-3294 or email admin@wlcmd.orgHotlinesEmployment Law Hotline – 1-877-422-9500Family Law Hotline – 1-800-845-8550Additional ProjectsJudicare – 410-321-8761Limited Scope Representation Project – 410-321-8761To make a contribution, please donate online, call 410-321-8761 or email admin@wlcmd.org.

Greensboro Judy Center

410-482-2622

410-482-2624

625 N. Main Street, Greensboro, MD 21639

The Greensboro Judy Center promotes school readiness through collaboration with community-based agencies and organizations and by offering many different early intervention and comprehensive services to support students and families within the Greensboro Elementary School District.

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Child Development:• Quality Early Learning Experiences at Early Head Start• Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Partnership• Summer Semester for Entering Kindergarten• Support for ELL Afterschool Kindergarten• Wrap-around Licensed Child Care through Parntership• Developmental Screenings and Assessments• Linkages with Special EducationFamily Services:• Enhanced Parent Education Services• Parents as Teachers Home Visiting• Multi-Cultural Resource Center partnership including Spanish speaking staff available• Parenting for Academic Success• Group Socializations• Family Literacy Activities• Family Centered Coordinated Case ManagementAdult Education and Employment Readiness:• Adult Basic Education and GED preparation• English as a Second Language• Job Readiness

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

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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Alternative Directions

410-889-5072

Alternative Directions Inc. (ADI) provides three primary services: a pro se Civil Legal program which assists incarcerated people gain closure to things like child custody, child care support, divorce and expungements, provided they are uncontested and can be assisted to completion through the assistance of paralegals; a case management program for women exiting prison; and a child/youth mentoring program for boys and girls, aged 6-18.The best way to contact them is to visit their website and fill out a contact form.

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Maryland State AIDS HOTLINE

1-800-638-6252

Information on testing and other referrals.Hearing impaired: 1-800-553-3140Hispanic AIDS Hotline: (301) 949-0945Baltimore only TTY area: (410) 333-2437

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

A. F. Whitsitt Center

410-778-6404

410-778-7002

300 Scheeler Road, Chestertown, MD 21620

The Center is a 24-hour, seven day a week residential treatment facility, offering treatment to adults ages 18 and over suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The Center provides a wide variety of services for residents of the Eastern Shore, including Crisis Intervention, Crisis Residential Treatment, Detox, and General Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.

tag: crisis, intervention, substance abuse, addiction

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Hours of Operation

24/7

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