Veterans

VFW–Post Home #5246

410-754-5020

P.O. Box 127, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The VFW has been a voice for our nation’s veterans for more than a century and is the nation’s oldest major veteran’s organization. To America and the world, the letters “VFW” symbolize volunteerism and community service.

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Service

Dinner every other Friday or Saturday at 5:00 (call to confirm). Public hall/meeting room available. Seats 250. Special features: air conditioning, podium, p/a system, kitchen and bar facility. Catering available through Ladies Auxiliary. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased through VFW. Ample parking around building. Handicapped-accessible. To reserve call post home. Awards two scholarships each year for graduating seniors that are going to attend Chesapeake College. Supports many local organizations through the proceeds of the slot machines.

Eligibility

Must have served overseas during an armed conflict or war. See website for full eligibility details.

American Legion Auxiliary Post #29

410-479-2708

PO Box 518, Denton, MD 21629

The mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is: 1. To support the American Legion programs for veterans, children, and community. 2. To provide for today’s needs, while being advocates for a brighter future. 3. To advance the understanding of patriotism and responsibility of citizenship. 4. To promote individual integrity and family values. 5. To ensure that, as volunteers, we continue to be the leaders in all that is good in this nation today, tomorrow, and for generations to come, through serving others, not self.

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Service

Provides support to children, youth, and veterans through a variety of programs. Gives book scholarships to three high school students each year. Supports local charitable organizations, including the American Legion. Sponsors local high school juniors to attend the Girls State conference each year. Provides catering for American Legion Post Home #29. New officers installed in August. Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 7PM.

Eligibility

Women who have direct personal connection with military service during time of war or conflict. This service is through a member of one’s own immediate family who served in the Armed Forces during war or conflict, or through one’s own service with the Armed Forces. See website for complete membership details.

Fees

Membership is $35

American Job Center

410-819-4543 & 410-819-4549

410-819-4503

The Caroline County Career Center is a partnership built to provide employment-related services through a seamless delivery system. Partners include the Caroline County Department of Social Services, the Workforce Investment Office, Adult Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Service, and the Department of Labor.

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Service

The center offers job readiness training, job skills enhancement, employment referrals, career counseling, case management, resume assistance, special programs and workshops, and assistance making job contacts. Special assistance available to veterans.

Hours of Operation

Mon & Fri 9 AM-4 PM

Areas Served

Caroline County

American Legion Post #29

410-479-2708

410-479-0105

PO Box 518, Denton, MD 21629

The American legion is an organization of 3 million veterans who care about America, veterans and their families, and our nation’s youth. The Legion is a powerful voice in Washington dedicated to preserving the rights we’ve all earned–and were promised–by service in uniform to our nation. Since our charter in 1932, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families.

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Service

A Veterans organization that donates money to legal organizations and charities that send requests. Fifty percent of our income from slot machines, and from other money-raising projects, is given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families, and to support financially worthy community programs and projects. The Legion also runs scholarship programs and sponsors a yearly oratorical contest for high school seniors. Regular events: Bingo every Tuesday at 7:30 PM, Shuffleboard every Friday night at 6:30. Post hall available as a rental for events or as a meeting room. We offer many options to include having our Legion Auxiliary prepare your dinners and assist with planning of your venue. Accommodates up to 250 people. Special features: podium, p/a system, and WiFi. Alcoholic beverages must be purchased through American Legion. Ample parking in front of building. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, please visit our website.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, Eastern Shore Service Center

410-690-7181

410-820-7156

P.O. Box 1148, Easton, MD 21601

To assist veterans and their dependents in filing claims for pension, compensation, burial allowance, and other benefits, and to provide consultation and guidance.

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Service

In addition to office hours at the main office in Easton (Monday through Friday), weekly outreach service is provided to the Cambridge office. Outreach service is also provided to Grasonville once a month on an appointment only basis. Please call the above number for office hours or to schedule an appointment at any of these locations.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne and Talbot Counties

MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation Workforce Development – Veterans Services

410-819-4549

410-819-4503

P.O. Box 400, Denton, MD 21629

Provides career and job counseling to qualifying veterans, including information on the labor market and jobs and employers in this area, assistance in tailoring skills and abilities to the job market, assistance with Hot Jobs and with the jobs listed locally, help using the Internet to expand your job searches, recommendations for training and education to qualify for better jobs and careers, information on Veteran job programs and training, assistance and instruction in use of the Resource Room facilities, resume preparation and critique, developing jobs for those Vets with barriers to employment, referral information on social service and family support, and links to Department of Veterans Affairs medical and benefits information.

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Eligibility

Veteran – A person who:
 (A) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge; (B) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; or (C)as a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to section 12301(a), (d), or (g), 12302, or 12304 of title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge.Eligible Spouse – The spouse of any of the following:
  Any veteran who died of a service-connected disability, or Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: (i) Missing in action; (ii) Captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or (iii) Forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
  Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or
 Any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in previous bullet of this section, was in existence.

Hours of Operation

8am-4pm

Fees

no cost for services

Areas Served

Caroline Counties

Talisman Therapeutic Riding

443-239-9400

We serve those who can prosper by the talismanic healing nature of horses with he guidance of professional therapists and instructors in a peaceful farm setting. We strive to create an organic healing center which implements equine assisted activities, horticultural therapy, and other nature related approaches to broaden experiences and benefit emotional, physical, cognitive, and spiritual well-being.

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Service

We offer our participants and riders a safe, enjoyable experience in a pleasant and serene environment. TTR’s seven programs build confidence and self-esteem, improve balance, coordination, and range of motion to increase muscle strength and flexibility. Our programs offer an opportunity to become more independent, acquire new skills, take on new responsibilities, make new friends (some with four legs). Come and experience a new way to view the world – from the back of a horse. We are conveniently located on the county school bus route. Talisman Therapeutic Riding is a PATH International Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). We are a worksite location for the Caroline County School-to-Work Transition Program.

Fees

Full and partial scholarships are available.

Veteran’s Consortium Pro Bono Program

(888) 838-7727 or (202) 733-3324

(202) 628-8169

2101 L Street NW, Suite 420, Washington, MD 20037

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program (TVC) is the leading national 501(c)(3) charity providing free legal services in federal venues for veterans in need.TVC operates a global federal Veterans Pro Bono Program on behalf of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims to represent veterans unjustly denied benefits or compensation earned from military service. Our TVC National Volunteer Corps℠ attorneys also litigate cases that are appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.Our TVC Discharge Upgrade Program℠ represents Veterans before military Discharge Review Boards and Boards of Correction for Military Records.

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Service

Our Program primarily helps with cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, as well as with Discharge Upgrades. Please note we do not currently have the ability to help with the following issues: Federal Tort Claims Act cases (e.g., medical malpractice) Domestic relations issues Foreclosures Divorce/Custody issues Landlord-tenant disputes USERRA cases (e.g., reemployment rights) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases Class actionsFor assistance regarding these legal issues, please visit Stateside Legal’s website at statesidelegal.org for potential information and resources.For questions and information about U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC):Email: mail@vetsprobono.orgPhone: (888) 838-7727For questions and information about Discharge Upgrade Help:Email: upgrades@vetsprobono.orgPhone: (202) 733-3324

Eligibility

At the Veterans Consortium, we will review your case and provide you with a free attorney if you meet all of the following criteria: You are a veteran (or qualifying family member of a veteran); You have received a denial from the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA); You do not have an attorney to help you; and, We find at least one meritorious issue we can argue before the Court.

Caroline Behavioral Health

410-479-3800 or 410-479-1882

410-479-3800

606 Sunnyside Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

The Health Department offers an integrated Behavioral Health Program that serves Caroline county residents that have a need for Mental Health support and/or Substance Use recovery.​Our goal is to Strengthen, Support, and Encourage people with behavioral health needs to engage in, and maintain, a successful treatment regime that fosters an individual’s opportunity for independence, productivity, community integration, and quality of life.

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Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs evenings by appointment only

Veteran’s Crisis HOTLINE

1-800-273-8255, press 1

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline.1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)VET2VET is a confidential connection which uses trained peer veterans ready to provide hope and help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition the peer counselor will help the soldier or veteran navigate the often complex VA system to access the mental health resources that are being sought.

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