Service Organizations

Services Provided: 

We are an organization fighting heroin addiction, consisting of family members with lived experience who advocate, raise awareness and support those suffering with substance use disorder. We complete our mission by collaborating with other advocates, state and local leaders/officials to create policies, initiate prevention practices along with education and promoting quality treatment through a continuum of care, including recovery services.

Contact: 
Carin Miller
301-471-1830
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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.

410-730-8267
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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.

Contact: 
Gillian Breedlove
410-479-2171
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Neighbors United to Serve (NUTS) is a volunteer community group of individuals who have served Thanksgiving dinners to Caroline County families every year since 1992. We are supported entirely by donations of time, talent and treasure. This year we hope to share the blessings of Thanksgiving with 1,100 friends and neighbors. To send a request for a thanksgiving dinner please call or email us. If you send a request, you will receive a message confirming approval.

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/CarolineNUTS/

443-550-1180
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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

The website offers a chat function and additional resources that are more specific.

1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
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Partners In Care is a volunteer time banking organization whose mission is to help older adults remain in their homes. We provide rides for members of 50+ years to medical appointments, phamacies, grocery stores or anywhere our older adults want to go. Our "Repairs with Care" program is a honey do list promoting safety in members homes. At Partners In Care, we pride ourselves in finding needed resources, which can be challenging for an older adults. We are "Neighbors helping Neighbors" to ensure safety and comfort for all of our members everyone must pass a criminal background check. As a volunteer you could help someone in your community. We meet at the Library once a month for information and orientation of volunteers. A notice will be posted announcing the meetings and an RSVP would be very helpful.
Visit our Website at www.partnersincare.org
Have questions? Contact Nita Webster or Pam O'Brien at 410-822-1803 and find out how you can help older adults in your community. Partners In Care receives local funding from The Caroline Foundation, The United Way of Caroline County and Choptank Electric.

Contact: 
Nita Webster
410-822-1803
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Preston Volunteer Fire Company is 100% volunteer service providing fire, rescue & EMS haz-mat, search and rescue, and extrication services to the community and surrounding areas.

410-673-7874
P.O. Box 44
Preston, MD 21655
Services Provided: 

Provides fire and Emergency Medical Services. Also holds a variety of fundraising events. Participates in Caroline Summerfest, & Ridgely Strawberry festival. Fire hall available for public use (rental). Room capacity:150. Table and chairs available. If you are interested in making use of the hall, contact us to request a date/time. You should expect to sign an agreement regarding use and provide a deposit to hold the date. The deposit will be returned after the event, once it is determined that the hall has been returned to a satisfactory condition

410-364-5612
P.O. Box 226
Queen Anne, MD 21657
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The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available at Ridgely Elementary School, St. Martins Ministries, the Health Department and Department of Social Services); the Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of baseball and soccer teams; and three $1000 scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community. As part of Lions International we make yearly donations to the Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD) and the Lions Leader Dog Program.

Meeting Dates, Location and Time:

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (September through June) at the Ridgely United Methodist Church Hall (on Central Avenue in Ridgely). Our meetings start at 6:30 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.

P.O. Box 143
Ridgely, MD 21660
Services Provided: 

To provide emergency fire, rescue and EMS services to the citizens of Caroline and surrounding counties as needed. There is a Junior Cadet program for teenagers ages 12-15. Cadet program starts at age 16. Youth volunteers are accepted at ages 16-18 for Junior Fire Fighter, and those 18 and older can become full members. You must apply to the fire department for admission for their free fire or EMS training, and a background check is required. Persons interested in joining RVFD may print a membership application from our website at www.rvfd400.com and bring complete application to the fire department. A meeting room/Fire hall is available for rent and seats 150 people. Charge is $50 per hour to a maximum of $300 per event. For hall bookings please visit our website or call 410-634-2424.

Contact: 
Eric Kellner, Chief
410-634-2424
P.O. Box 425
Ridgely, MD 21660