Assistance

Services Provided: 

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.

877-892-0001
P.O. Box 430
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

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.

Contact: 
Mary Bartholomy
410-479-5735
109 Market St.
Denton, MD 21629
Services Provided: 

If you or someone you know are in need of assistance with food or clothing and live in the 21655 zip code, Crisis Care Ministries can help. We can also assist with your housing search and act as a liaison between you and the landlord. We work with local, state, and federal agencies to provide support. 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.

410-924-0460
5330 Bethlehem Road
Preston, MD 21655
Services Provided: 

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.

Contact: 
Lisa Moran, Case Management Coordinator
410-758-3050
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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
Services Provided: 

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
Services Provided: 

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