Community Resources

Services Provided: 

We provide twenty four hour emergency response when disaster strikes and to support local military families communicate in times of emergency. Additionally, contact us for training in first aid, CPR, babysitter safety and emergency preparedness.

Contact: 
Suzanne Farris
1-800-777-6620 or 410-202-3043
100 West 10th Street
Suite 501
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604
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The Caroline County Chamber of Commerce is a networking, information and growth resource to businesses, nonprofits, government institutions and other organizations, as well as interested individuals. The Chamber will have several working committees, some of which may be related to Education, Public Policy, Government, Young Professionals Group,Member Social Events, and more. All Executive Committee and Board meetings are open to the membership.

Contact: 
Amy Kreiner, Executive Director
410-479-4638
9194 Legion Road
Suite 1
Denton, MD 21629
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Day Care providers meet together for support and training; also functions as a network of Caroline County providers; can inform parents of which providers have openings. Meetings are open to the public and are held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 PM . Meeting location at Choptank Electric Building, 24820 Meeting House Road, Denton, MD 21629

Contact: 
Philomena Cirrillo
410-714-4534
25570 Beauchamp Branch Road
Denton, MD 21629
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Animal care and control, animal rescue and rehabilitation, enforcement of local animal welfare laws and prosecution of animal cruelty, animal adoption, humane education programs, promoting responsible pet ownership. Spay and neuter program for County residents. Acts as a resource for people finding injured wildlife, such as birds or other animals, who want to know about agencies that provide wildlife rehabilitation. We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers 14 or older may volunteer without a guardian. 10-14 year olds may volunteer with adult supervision. All volunteers must go through our volunteer orientation which is 9am the second Saturday of the month.
Eligibility: There are eligibility requirements for the spay/neuter program and also for adopting an animal. Visit the website or call the shelter for more information.

Contact: 
Amanda Showell, Executive Director
410-820-1600
407 West Bell Street
Ridgely, MD 21660
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Make appointments for local office in cases of vacancy before terms of office are completed if the previous office holder was a Republican. Also make recommendations to the Governor for positions on the school board. The Republican Women's Club furthers the interests of the Republican organization, helps to raise money, and volunteers their services during political campaigns.

Contact: 
Deborah Proud, Treasurer
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To continually assess the needs and identify gaps in services to children, youth and families; to develop and enhance communication between agencies and organizations that serve families and children; to plan, coordinate, and evaluate programs and services that benefit children and families; to secure, distribute, and monitor public/private funding for the benefit of children and families; to provide information to the public on the status of services for children and families.

Contact: 
Susan L. Runnels, Director
410-479-4446
317 Carter Ave
Suite 100
Denton, MD 21629
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Volunteer mentors spend time with a school aged child in need of a caring adult in their lives. Workshops and group activities provided by the program.

410-924-7402
c/o Caroline County Family YMCA
46 Denton Plaza
Denton, MD 21629
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Runs the Meals on Wheels program, sponsors trips, has congregate meals, games, crafts, presentations, music, and blood pressure screening. Every Monday and Friday they take participants to the bank and shopping. Operates a program called SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) that assists Medicare beneficiaries, including those disabled medicare beneficiaries under age 65. Volunteers accepted. Always in need of drivers for Meals on Wheels program. Wheelchairs are available to be borrowed. Occasionally offers classes on how to use iphones, ipads, and laptops.

Contact: 
Carol Donohue, Senior Center Manager
410-479-2535
403 South Seventh Street
Suite 127
Denton, MD 21629
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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.

Contact: 
Susan Luby, Executive Director
410-819-0386
108 Maryland Avenue, Suite 103
Denton, MD 21629
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Chesapeake Center, Inc. will assist individuals with disabilities to reach their potential for independence by pursuing opportunities in housing, employment, natural supports, friendship and community activities.

Contact: 
Donna L. Harrison, President
410-822-4122
P.O. Box 1906
Easton, MD 21601