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Character Counts! Mid-Shore

410-819-0386

108 Maryland Avenue, Suite 103, Easton, MD 21601

Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Character Education organization serving Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline Counties in Maryland. We have been a member of the National Character Counts Coalition since 1996 and fully subscribe to their message that “Character Counts, Everywhere, All the Time”.

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Character Counts Mid Shore, Inc, is a non-profit (501C3) community-based organization that works to espouse positive character development in every aspect of life. Non-political and non-religious, the organization’s mission is to provide and implement a citizen-driven character enrichment program to all citizens in Talbot Dorchester and Caroline Counties.Our message is based on the Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. CCMS has partnerships with the public schools in Talbot, Caroline and Dorchester Counties.Our program in the public schools is called Winners Walk Tall. Volunteers are recruited and trained to be Character Coaches that visit classrooms for 15 minutes every week with positive character messages, stories, and activities. CCMS also holds an annual Laws of Life Essay Contest for middle and high school students to write essays reflecting on their use of one or more of the Six Pillars of Character. Cash prizes are awarded in addition to a $2500 scholarship. Each year a graduating senior in each county is awarded a $1000 Citizenship scholarship. CCMS is NOT funded by the school systems or any form of government.

Eligibility

CCMS is available to meet with service clubs, business and education groups, and other organizations to provide information and resources to infuse a message of character into their projects.

Hours of Operation

no set hours, leave msg.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot & Dorchester Counties

CASA of Caroline, Inc.

410-479-8301

410-479-8302

114 Market Street, Suite 100, Denton, MD 21629

To speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts.

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Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained adult volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. The CASA volunteer works with the child, his/her family, teachers, the social worker, and the attorney to ensure that a safe and permanent home is secured for the child in the shortest time possible.

Eligibility

Must be 21 or older. Pass a state and federal criminal background check and MVA record check

Hours of Operation

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9 AM-4:30 PM Wed & Fri: by appointment

Fees

None

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Birth-age 18

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

Caroline Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

410-479-2130

410-479-3057

520 Kerr Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

As the premier skilled nursing facility in Denton, Maryland, Caroline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides compassionate and personal skilled care 24 hours a day. We specialize in providing rehabilitation services onsite to help our residents regain their independence and return to their homes.

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Inpatient and Outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapiesSkilled Nursing – Short stay and Long Term

Caroline Mentoring Project at the Y

410-479-3060

410-479-3061

c/o Caroline County Family YMCA, 46 Denton Plaza, Denton, MD 21629

The Caroline Mentoring Project provides young people an opportunity to develop a structured, trusting relationship with caring adults who offer guidance, support, and encouragement. The program is designed to develop competence and character in our mentees.

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Eligibility

Potential mentors must complete an application, undergo reference checks, interviewing, and a fingerprinting and background check.

Fees

None

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Kindergarten-12th grade

Caroline Medical Adult Day Care

410-479-8066

410-479-4911

403 South Seventh Street, Denton, MD 21629

The Medical Adult Day Services program assists residents of Caroline County with physical, psychological, or emotional needs, to remain in their homes living as independently as possible in the community.

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Skilled Nursing: Medication administration and medical treatments, as ordered by your doctor. Transportation: We transport to and from your home and to local medical appointments. Social Services: A licensed Social Worker is available to assist you with any questions or needs you may have. Activities: A daily variety: Music, Exercise, BINGO, Active/Board games, Luncheons, Parties, Educational Nutrition: Meals are served family style: Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks Personal Care: Shaves, Showers, Nail Care, and a Licensed Beautician

Eligibility

Clients must be at least 16 years old and under a physician’s care, free from Tuberculosis, and be able to attend 2-5 days a week for a minimum of 4 hours a day.

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm

Fees

Fees apply for services. Medicaid accepted. Sliding scale set by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. VA pays for two days per week for approved veterans. Also,the program receives reimbursement from respite programs.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

Aged 16 and older.

Community Club of Preston

P.O. Box 4, Preston, MD 21655

To help the community of Preston through volunteer work.

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The Community Club of Preston was founded in 1923, and continues to be active as it nears its 100th anniversary. The Club meets the third Tuesday of the month from September through June, at 12 noon at the Community/Lions’ Club building, 114 Williamson Street, Preston, with some exceptions. Funds are raised by the Club through such activities as a Fashion Show/Luncheon and Christmas House Tour. Proceeds from their fundraisers go back in to the community via support of such groups and projects as the Preston Fire Department, Imagination Library for Caroline County, Partners In Care, CASA of Caroline County, local high school culinary departments, Power Purse ER Victims Project, Preston Elementary School, Colonel Richardson Middle School, and Colonel Richardson High School. The Club has purchased Christmas gifts for needy families, conducted a coat drive, and offers scholarships to graduating Colonel Richardson High School Seniors. The Club also installed and maintains the Little Free Library (#37123) at the James T. Wright Memorial Park in Preston. The Club is always looking for new projects to support, as well as for new members to help us accomplish our goal of supporting our local community. For more information regarding possible assistance, or if you are interested in joining the Club, call 410-310-5454.

Fees

$25/year membership fee

Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc.

443-434-3114

P.O. Box 84, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to preserving and presenting to the public the history of the people, places, and events of the Town of Federalsburg on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Working in conjunction with the Caroline County Historical Society, Inc., we promote and celebrate our unique heritage through historical research, education, and events.Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7pm at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum 100 Covey and Williams Alley

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To collect and disseminate information about the history of Federalsburg. Personal artifacts of Federalsburg residents are on display in storefront windows in Federalsburg. There is youth outreach that includes a hobby fair. Organizes a yearly heritage day called Return to Historic Federalsburg. Volunteers accepted to do historical research on people, places, events, industry, etc. of Federalsburg. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at the Federalsburg Senior Center (Morris Ave. entrance). The museum is called the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum.

Hours of Operation

Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 2:00

Fees

Membership dues are $25 per household which includes a newsletter.

Area

Federalsburg

Denton Volunteer Fire Company

410-479-2121 (station house)

400 S. 5th Avenue, Denton, MD 21629

The Denton Volunteer Fire Company (DVFC) is a 100% Volunteer Fire and EMS service that serves the community of Denton, and provides mutual aid to the surrounding counties areas.

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Non-profit, all-volunteer organization providing fire, rescue, EMS, haz-mat, search and rescue, and extrication services. Our company offers hall rental services to the community for meetings, special events, birthdays, weddings, etc. If you are interested in renting the hall, please use the contact form on our website under hall rental. Handicapped parking and access. No catering available.

Eligibility

The DVFC offers several classifications of membership that allows most age groups to participate and serve their community.

Ages Served

Denton and surrounding area; serves 1500 people living in a 30 square mile area.

Federalsburg Senior Center

410-754-9754

118 N. Main Street, Second Floor, Federalsburg, MD 21632

The Federalsburg Senior Center offers a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere where Senior Citizens in the community over the age of 60 can enjoy the company of friends, a continental breakfast and nutritious lunch and a variety of fun activities.

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Activities include but are not limited to music appreciation, physical fitness, wellness programs, arts and crafts, educational presentations, day trips, and special events. Seniors can also learn how to access the programs and services offered by Upper Shore Aging, Inc. in Caroline County. The Senior Center enjoys the support of many volunteers. Donations of cash or other gifts are used to expand Senior Center activities and programs, and are welcomed.

Hours of Operation

9 AM-3 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Fees

No Fees: a donation is requested for lunch only (Not breakfast)

Areas Served

Southern Caroline County

Ages Served

60 and older

Area

Federalsburg