BNI's Tenant-Landlord Hotline serves residential landlords and tenants throughout Maryland, with the exception of Montgomery County. The hotline handles more than 20,000 calls annually and there is no charge to callers for the service. Hotline Counselors provide both landlords and tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities under Maryland Tenant–Landlord Law and refer callers to other state and local resources such as rent court, small claims court, the local housing code enforcement office, and other legal resources where appropriate. Counselors are unable to provide callers with referrals to lawyers.
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.
Provides food to those in need through food pantry and Mega Food Giveaways. Mega Food Giveaways take place on a bi-monthly basis on the 3rd Thursday of the month. To register for alerts about future distribution dates, you can text (in all capital letters) "THINKINGOFYOU" to 84483. Should food be needed prior to the next distribution, call and leave a message with your name and telephone number on the voicemail and your call will be returned for a box of food which can be picked up on a Wednesday evening or Sunday after service. Affiliated with Maryland Food Bank, so the only criteria to receive assistance is that you are a Maryland resident.