Assistance

Services Provided: 

Food pantry is open on the first Saturday of the month from 9-11am.

410-479-2689
Services Provided: 

24 hour Food Pantry Boxes. You may take what you need or donate what you don't anytime.

Located:
St. Luke's UMC at 100 South Fifth Avenue, Denton, MD 21629
New Life Wesleyan Church at 13699 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, MD 21639
Trinity UMC at 302 Church Lane, Goldboro, MD 21636

Services Provided: 

The Food Center is open every second and third Thursday from 5pm - 6:30pm which is a discounted shopping program for south Caroline residents (Preston, Harmony, and Federalsburg). All items reduced in price for sales to shoppers. Minimum purchase is $15 per family.

The Clothing Center is open every Thursday from 3 - 6pm. All gently worn clothing items (some are $1 per item) with no minimum purchase or income guidelines required. We accept cash, EBT/SNAP cards, debit and credit cards for payment.

Contact: 
Peter Smith, Pastor
410-754-9333
First Church of God
101 Bloomingdale Avenue
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Services Provided: 

St. Paul's United Methodist Church provides a meal to the community. The meal is provided by their soup kitchen and held on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. You can eat in or take your meal with you. All are welcome!

Another location for Breaking Bread -
St. Luke's UMC
100 South 5th Avenue
Denton, MD 21629
A meal is served the 3rd Saturday of each month (September - June) from 11:15am - 12:30pm in the church hall. Take outs are available.

410-482-8170
Services Provided: 

Food pantry is open Wednesday night at 7pm, Sunday morning 9:45am - 12:30pm, and Sunday evenings at 7pm. For emergencies call 410-924-6404, food is available anytime the church is open.

410-924-6404
Services Provided: 

The Office of Home Energy administers a number of programs. The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides assistance with home heating bills. Limited assistance is available to replace broken or inefficient furnaces. The Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) assists eligible low-income electric customers with their electric bills. Assistance is available whether you are an active customer or you are currently without service. The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) may provide home weatherization services to eligible individuals such as weather stripping, caulking, plastic window covering, etc. to help make your home or apartment more fuel efficient and comfortable at no cost. The Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) protects low-income families from utility cut-offs and allows MEAP eligible households to enter into a year-round even monthly payment program with their utility company. Call the office for more information or download the application online. OHEP is a year round program. You can apply any time during the year, but you must re-apply each fiscal year (July-June).

Contact: 
Sharone Scott
410-819-4484
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Adult Protective Services Unit investigates vulnerable adult abuse (elder and non-elder), neglect, self-neglect and exploitation. The Adult Services Unit also offers services to seniors, services to non-aged adults, Project Home licensing and case management, In-Home Aide service, and Emergency Assistance to Adults. Provides referrals to homeless individuals during business hours, but those requiring homeless assistance outside of regular business hours can contact the Sheriff's Department at 410-479-2515.

410-819-4500
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

This unit provides child physical and sexual abuse and neglect investigative services, continuing child protective services, family preservation, intensive family services, foster care, kinship care, adoption, licensing of foster/adoptive families, court ordered home evaluations, and homeless services for families. Parenting classes are offered periodically. There are certain eligibility requirements for some of the family service programs.

Contact: 
Dale Oberender, Assistant Director for Services
410-819-4523
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

The volunteer office serves as the point of contact for persons to donate goods and services to the community at large. They are able to provide children with school supplies at the beginning of the school year, toys, clothing, and other items for Christmas.

410-819-4500
P.O. Box 100
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

Employment services (see Caroline County Career Center), Temporary Cash Assistance, Welfare Avoidance Grants, Emergency Assistance to Families with Children, Child Care Subsidy, Temporary Disability Assistance, Public Assistance to Adults, Food Supplement Program benefits, Medical Assistance, and Long Term Care Medical Assistance. There is a Burial Assistance program that helps qualified families with burial costs for loved ones. There is a Spanish interpreter available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 - 1:00 to assist in completing the application for the Food Supplement Program. Call for application procedure.

410-819-4500
P.O. Box 400
Denton, MD 21629