Women

League of Women Voters of the Mid-Shore

443-646-3338

P.O. Box 1724, Easton, MD 21601

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization of men and women, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities world-wide.

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The League of Women voters promotes political responsibility and active participation in the affairs of government. The League observes, monitors, studies, discusses, educates, lobbies and testifies on issues of local, state and national import. The League also provides voter registration services for special groups. We are available to conduct candidate forums in municipalities, if requested. During the November election time period, they put out Voter Guides in the local newspapers, libraries, and schools in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties.

Eligibility

Membership is open to residents of Talbot, Caroline, & Dorchester Counties aged 18 and older who are U.S. citizens. Simply fill out the membership form that is available on the website and mail it in with the appropriate fees.

Fees

See webpage for current fees. The fees cover membership in the local, state, and national organizations.

Areas Served

Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties

Planned Parenthood of Maryland, Easton Office

410-576-1414

410-820-9674

8579 Commerce Drive, #102, Easton, MD 21601

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Maryland is to enable all Marylanders to have access to a wide range of high quality, affordable, reproductive health care services. By providing medical services, education, training, and advocacy, we seek to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality.

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Planned Parenthood of Maryland has been providing high quality, affordable reproductive health care for more than 75 years. We serve women, men and teens from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Our experienced and caring medical staff gives each client honest information and personal attention. Services include: Abortion Services, Birth Control, HIV Testing, LGBT Services, Men’s Health Care, Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception), Pregnancy Testing & ServicesSTD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women’s Health Care

Hours of Operation

Mon. 10-5, Tues 8-3, Wed 11-6:30, Thurs 11-6:30, Fri 8-3

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.

MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers Denton

410-479-2171

Support and community for moms of preschoolers. Share in the joys, fears, challenges and moments of laughter that are a part of motherhood. MOPS is for any mom-to-be or mom with kids 0-5 years old. Come talk with other moms, make lasting friendships, and become part of a community of supportive women. Every mom needs a break: Free child care during meetings, ages 0-5.

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Food. Speakers/Topics. Conversations. Fun Crafts. Moms Nights out & Play Dates. Child care during meetings for kids age 0-5. The group meets at St Luke’s UMC in Denton from September through May on the second Friday of each month unless it is a holiday (then it’s the following Friday). Meetings are from 5:30pm-7:30pm. View our calendar of dates and events on our Facebook page: MOPS of Denton.

Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women

410-829-7020

12400 River Road, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our purpose is to make sure all women on the Eastern shore of Maryland have a chance at a new start. To begin over in a safe sober environment. We are a board of 5 women who have all been affected by the opiate epidemic and thought we needed to do something to help the women in our communities.

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We pay fees and rent for women going into recovery houses (Sober living). We are a local resource so women looking for help can come to us and we will point them in the right direction for recovery. We give rides to rehab facilities, doctor appointments, work, court, etc.

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

Postpartum Depression (PPD) Hotline

1-800-PPDMOMS (773-6667)

Provides peer support and referrals for mothers suffering from postpartum depression.

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Family Support Center

410-479-3298

410-479-3789

100 N. 6th Street, Denton, MD 21629

Maryland has a network of 26 Family Support Centers in 14 counties that offer free, educational and health-related services to parents and their children ages birth through three. The Centers provide services designed to: Promote the optimal development of young children Help adults develop more effective parenting skills and fulfill their aims related to school, employment and family life Provide supportive networks among parents in local communities Connect parents and children to the agencies and community resources that can help themThe Centers offer a range of services including: Quality infant/toddler care and assessment while parents are on site Parent education Adult education, family literacy and job readiness training programs Health education and referral for services Home visits for some services Peer support Service coordination between agencies

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Friends Helping Friends Network

442-477-3324

A non-profit, Christian-based organization that helps single moms and homeless families by providing temporary shelter, helping them set and reach goals, while working on a budget and a goal plan; teaching them to be independent by helping them to focus, by taking away burdens that hold them back.

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Martin’s House and Barn

410-634-2537

14374 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, MD 21660

Founded in 1983 as St. Martin’s Barn by the Benedictine Sisters of Ridgely, MD, Martin’s House & Barn provides a safety net for individuals and families needing special support during difficult times in their lives. They not only provide essential shelter, food, and clothing to those in need but also help clients find resources to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. They offer a family shelter, an emergency food pantry, a thrift shop, and homelessness prevention services.

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The food pantry operates every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30-11:30am, and every Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm. Proof of address and income are generally required, but rules may be relaxed due to COVID.

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