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. Interpreting services and community employment services also provided.

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 for those taking care of a disabled child or adult. The program works with families to provide financial reimbursement, guidance, referrals to other appropriate services in their area. Families choose their own careworker, the only rule being someone in the same household cannot be used.

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
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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. 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
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Imagine sitting in a classroom, struggling to pay attention and learn, because you haven't eaten in three days. Unfortunately, this is a reality for 25% of students in Caroline County. These children rarely get a meal except when they're at school. Studies show that children who don't eat over the weekend are not alert enough to learn until Wednesday after they begin receiving meals in school. This means these children are losing half of their time in school to hunger.​ The consequences of childhood hunger are significant:
Approximately 2/3 of these children are at risk for developmental delays.
By the time they are teenagers, these children are twice as likely to have seen a psychiatrist or have been suspended from school.
Children who come to school hungry have lower standardized test scores than low-income children who arrive at school well-fed.
Nationally, less than 5% of children living in poverty are likely to graduate high school.
about the backpack program
In 2015, Caroline County Public Schools launched an initiative to provide children in need with food for the weekend. On Fridays, these children are provided with backpacks filled with food. This puts the food directly into the kids' hands, ensuring they are able to eat over the weekend regardless of their circumstances at home.

CCPS also coordinates a summer food program, distributing free meals to kids 18 and younger throughout the County.

These efforts ensure children arrive at school prepared to learn. Results include improved academic performance and decreased behavioral issues.

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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