Provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to implement soil conservation and water quality measures at the local level. Technical assistance is provided through the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Maryland Dept. of Agriculture. Sponsors a coloring contest every year for students.
Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained adult volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system. The CASA volunteer works with the child, his/her family, teachers, the social worker, and the attorney to ensure that a safe and permanent home is secured for the child in the shortest time possible.
Adult program includes site and community based psychiatric rehabilitation services, supported employment, residential, and special support and assistance for those suffering from mental illness as the primary diagnosis. The Youth Program offers community based psychiatric rehabilitative services. Services are offered year round through after school and summer programming. Incorporated in the structured schedule are activities that encourage the youth to develop skills for working in groups and in peer relationships. A referral from a mental health provider is required. We have access to a language line as needed to assist with intakes and paperwork. We also have one staff member who can speak Haitian-Creole in the Youth program.
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.
The database catalogs community services, maintains accurate information and links citizens with needed services. In addition, the resource database may be used by community planners to document services, identify gaps in services and assist with related community - needs - assessment activities. The database contains approximately 1000 resources and programs throughout the mid-shore and surrounding areas and the United States. The database has been incorporated into two communications vehicles to assist citizens - a toll-free hotline and website. Information referral specialists are available to assist citizens contacting the hotline within a 72-hour period. Inquiries are also accepted via e-mail, fax and written correspondence.
Electric service provided to residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial consumers. Speakers' bureau, electrical safety education, and energy conservation information programs available.
SCHOLARSHIP: High school or home school seniors whose parents or guardians are members or employees of Choptank Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply for seven $2,000 college scholarships.
ASSISTANCE: Operation Round Up® is Choptank Electric Cooperative's community service assistance program. According to its bylaws, the Trust board may make donations to any worthwhile community cause, except no funds can be used for political purposes or to pay electric bills. The current mission statement of the Choptank Electric Trust allows for donations to be made for food, clothing, shelter, equipment, medical and educational needs.
Information concerning family law actions,e.g. divorce, custody, visitation; referral for co-parenting education, mediation, family law legal clinic, supervised visitation, and monitored exchange. Parents needing to develop an online parenting plan or prepare for the co-parenting seminar can visit the following websites: www.uptoparents.org for married parents and www.proudtoparent.org for unmarried parents.
If you or a loved one are in need of assistance with food or clothing and live in Caroline County, Crisis Care Ministries can help. Additionally, they can assist with your housing search and act as a liaison between you and the landlord. They are not currently a funded ministry but rather rely on donations of food, clothing, and personal care items. They work with local, state, and federal agencies to provide support. Thus they do not have the ability to provide funding of any kind at the current time. Those in need are required to show proof of residence (utility bill, lease or ID) and should contact either Charles or Melissa Busch at any time.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation for adults and children, Residential Rehabilitation for adults, Vocation services for adults, Respite services for children, Case Management services for adults, outreach to homeless individuals with mental health diagnoses.