Assistance

Services Provided: 

DILA offers a variety of services, including employment support, residential support, information and referral and communication resources, for Eastern Shore residents with hearing loss. Above all DILA strives to promote active, independent living among the people we serve. Our Communication Center is equipped with leading-edge telecommunications equipment including a Captioned Telephone (CapTel™) and TTYs (text telephones). The center also offers Video Relay Service (VRS), a technology that enables sign language users to converse in their native language with the person they are calling.

Contact: 
Ramona Bradley, Deputy Director
410-742-5052 (V/TTY) & 443-365-2645 Videophone
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Provides food to those in need through their food pantry and Food Distribution Day. Food Distribution Days take place on a bi-monthly basis on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 3-4pm. Should food be needed prior to the next distribution day, please feel free to contact the church and if food is available through their in-house pantry, they are more than happy to help. Please bring your own grocery bags or reusable bags. The Food Distribution Days are affiliated with the Maryland Food Bank so the only criteria to receive assistance is that you are a Maryland resident.

410-479-9519
8680 Mitchell Road
Denton, MD 21629
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Donates money for those that need eyeglasses. Applications for assistance purchasing eyeglasses available at the Department of Social Services. Contributes money to seeing-eye dog school, Leader Dog, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Clinic, local schools, soccer teams, Girls and Boys State. Offer two $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of NCHS. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:29 PM at the Denton Club House on Butler Dr. and Maryland Ave.

Contact: 
John Nussear, Secretary
P.O. Box 124
Denton, MD 21629
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Respite care is short-term relief care for disabled babies, children, or adults in a family setting. Respite care will provide financial reimbursement for respite care services, follow-up, counseling, guidance, and assistance to the parent in finding an appropriate care worker. Families choose their own careworker, the only rule being they cannot choose someone living in the same household. The respite care takes place in the home of the family requesting the service or a home or facility the family has selected.

Contact: 
Donna Wilson, Respite Care Coordinator
1-800-439-1222 or 410-221-1940
PO Box 592
Cambridge, MD 21613
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Meet with a lawyer for legal advice concerning Family Law cases: custody, divorce, visitation, child support, name change, etc. Free Family Law legal clinics are held in every jurisdiction in Maryland. Call respective circuit courts for hours and locations.

Clinic held at Caroline County Public Library in Denton, third Thursday 6-7:30

Contact: 
Mary Bartholomy, Family Services Coordinator
410-479-2303 lv. msg. @ Judge's Chambers-no direct line
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Administers farm commodity programs, farm ownership, operating and emergency loans, conservation and environmental programs, emergency and disaster relief, domestic and international food assistance, and international export credit programs. The programs are provided in an effort to help farmers produce an adequate food supply, maintain viable operations, compete for export sales of commodities, and to contribute to the availability of a variety of low-cost, safe, and nutrutious foods.

Contact: 
Kara Dolch, Director
410-479-1202
9194 Legion Road
Denton, MD 21629
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A civic organization which focuses on providing service to visually impaired children. To this end, the club performs regular vision screenings at community events and schools. Will assist needy children in obtaining eyeglasses. Accepts donations of used eyeglasses. Drop-off at the town office and every bank in Federalsburg. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30pm at the Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 301 North Main Street in Federalsburg.

Contact: 
Debbie Brohawn, Secretary
410-829-9253
PO Box 403
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Services Provided: 

A faith network of ministries, churches, and pastors in South Caroline county. Sponsors the Bountiful Harvest Center (Food Pantry & Clothing) each Thursday, 5-7 PM housed at the First Church of God in Federalsburg. Supports the Caroline County Heartbeat Pregnancy Help and Resource Center housed at the Park Lane Church of God, which helps young women and men struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Offers special events including Community Thanksgiving Celebration, Lenten Luncheons, Good Friday Cross Walk, Easter Sunrise Celebration and The Nigh Before National Day of Prayer. Several members are Character Counts coaches at Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Promotes "The Gathering" (a free meal event) at the VFW of Federalsburg on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Association meets August - May on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 8 am, location varies. For a list of churches in the Federalsburg and outlaying area, contact Ray Parsons, Executive Secretary.

Contact: 
Ray Parsons, Executive Secretary
410-754-9958
P.O. Box 235
Federalsburg, MD 21632
Services Provided: 

For All Seasons, Inc., offers a full continuum of trauma certified mental health, psychiatric, rape crisis, advocacy, and case management services, to English and Spanish speaking children, adolescents and adults across the 5 counties of the Mid-Shore, regardless of one's ability to pay. FAS also provides 24/7 Spanish and English rape crisis hotlines and responds to local emergency rooms and law enforcement agencies for victims of sexual assault, trauma and abuse. We have a counseling office at 114 Market Street, Denton, and the phone number is 410-822-1018. English hotline: 1-800-310-7273. Para Espanol, Llamada/Texto: 410-829-6143.

410-822-1018
300 Talbot Street
Ste. 205 & 207
Easton, MD 21601
Services Provided: 

Supervised visitation and monitored exchange services. Safe, secure, neutral family friendly location for parents who need supervision to visit their children or to effect safe exchanges. Caroline and Talbot Counties jointly operate the program, located at the Futures For Families center, 29466 Pintail Drive, Suite 10, Easton MD (behind Walmart). The center is open Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. and on alternate Sundays from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Call Kristin Roemer, Program Coordinator, at 410-703-8854 for dates, times, and to register for a class. You must pre-register to attend.

Contact: 
Kristin Roemer, Program Coordinator
410-703-8854