Systems Planning and Management - As a core service agency, MSBH is responsible for the development and implementation of community planning, management, and accountability mechanisms for the delivery of mental health services. MSBH conducts regular public mental health systems needs assessments, and develops an annual strategic Community Mental Health Plan. MSBH works closely with Local Addictions Authorities (LAAs) who are responsible for the local substance related health service system towards integrated behavioral health systems needs assessment and strategic planning processes which seeks to develop and expand the regional system of care and its capacity to meet the needs of the mid-shore community. This cooperative data collection, analysis and planning processes allow us as local entities to self-govern, and monitor and evaluate the local public behavioral health system.
Funds Allocation and Contract Monitoring - MSBH receives funding from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and other state and national sources for services and recovery supports to meet needs identified, accomplish the goals of the strategic plan, and to serve our mission. Approximately 92% of the funding received is passed onto community providers throughout the mid-shore, and for some throughout the Eastern Shore, for programs related to mental health, substance use, peer support, crisis intervention, homelessness and affordable housing, sign language interpreters and other safety net provisions. MSBH works collaboratively with our partners, employing accountability and support mechanism to achieve success through the monitoring of contracts.
Systems Navigation - MSBH provides information and referral resources to consumers, their natural support systems, providers and community partners seeking behavioral health services and recovery supports for both mental health and substance use. Our staff offers a full continuum of support in responding to help calls, from simply providing a telephone number or basic information to problem solving complicated care need with multiple providers of services and supports. MSBH staff are there to assist with navigating a complicated system of care.
Provides a variety of services to victims of domestic abuse. These include a 24 hour hotline, crisis intervention at hospitals and police stations, counseling and support, a shelter, assistance with legal proceedings, information and referrals, outreach and assistance for Spanish speaking victims, transitional assistance, intervention and prevention to community, and prevention education in the schools. Speakers are available for community education and training. There is an Abuser Intervention Program. Volunteers accepted. Cell phone donations are accepted.
Neighbors United to Serve (NUTS) is a volunteer community group of individuals who have served Thanksgiving dinners to Caroline County families every year since 1992. We are supported entirely by donations of time, talent and treasure. This year we hope to share the blessings of Thanksgiving with 1,100 friends and neighbors. To send a request for a thanksgiving dinner please call or email us. If you send a request via email, phone or text if the request is able to be approved you will receive a message confirming approval.
Provides a food mobile distribution to those in need on the first Friday of every third month from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. They partner with the Maryland Food Bank. Please bring a medium sized box to carry your items in.
Currently, the North County Clergy, coordinates the following community events: 1. A Community Thanksgiving Service with a Soup and Sandwich Fellowship; 2. A Community Lenten Series; 3. National Day of Prayer Gathering. The North County Clergy is also working cooperatively in the following areas: 1. Providing a North County Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church in Goldsboro called "Giving Grace". 2. Providing a monthly meal ministry called Soup's on Us". The meal is the 1st Saturday of every month from 11 AM-1 PM at Wheatley Hall at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Although the meal is mostly delivered by volunteers to people in the community, you can also eat in or take out the meal. Volunteers are needed to help cook the meal, and to donate food and money to the ministry. 3. Providing a community cold weather shelter through "Winter Haven." The North County Clergy Assn. generally meets for fellowship and business on the last Wednesday of every month (except December, June and July) at the Greensboro Baptist Church Family Life Center at 9:30 AM. Officers are Doug Morley, President and Treasurer, Bruce Smart, Vice-President and Larry Hanifee, Secretary. For a list of churches in the North County area, contact the President. For "Soups on Us" program, contact St. Paul's UMC at 410-482-8170. For "Winter Haven", contact Brian Gourley at 410-924-6273
Partners In Care is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to help older adults remain in their homes. We do this by providing volunteer assistance with issues such as getting to a medical appointment, grocery shopping and Senior Advocacy to help seniors "navigate" in this every changing and fast paced society. In Caroline County the need is greater than we can serve with the current number of volunteers. WE DO NOT ASSIGN ANY RIDES, IT'S ALL STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. You chose which tasks you would like to do and we make the arrangements. ALL MEMBERS (RIDERS OR DRIVERS) MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. Volunteers are COVERED BY OUR VOLUNTEER INSURANCE POLICY. Members who request services must be 50 or older, be ambulatory, AND a good neighbor. A representative of PIC visits the person requesting services in their home to be sure they are eligible. Membership eligibility is NOT INCOME BASED and members must sign a Release of Liability form and a membership agreement. We do no bathing, lifting or anything medical. We like to be able to provide Caroline County Seniors at least 2 rides a month and requests must be made at least 7 to 14 working days in advance. (We do not do emergency requests for contagious sickness.) We think we've pretty much thought of everything you would need to volunteer to help older adults in Caroline County and we hope you will join us. WE NEED YOUR HELP, If you can give us a few hours each week or each month we can do this together We meet at the Library once a month for informing and orientation of volunteers. A notice will be posted announcing the meetings and an RSVP would be very helpful.
Visit our Website at www,partnersincare.org
Contact Nita Webster or Pam O'Brien at 410-822-1803 and find out how you can help older adults in your community. Partners In Care receives local funding from The Caroline Foundation, ThenUnited Way of Caroline County and Choptank Electric.
Low Income Housing – PBH strongly believes that increasing the amount of affordable housing is part of the solution to ending family homelessness. As such, we have developed and maintained a number of low income housing opportunities in the Maryland area.
Children and Parent Services – We provide unique and holistic programs to homeless children and parents.
People on PAC will get: Free visits to a family doctor. Also called a Primary Care Provider or PCP. Free outpatient visits to a counselor or psychiatrist for mental health services.Lower-priced or no-cost prescription drugs. You may need to pay a co-pay for some prescriptions. Remember that pharmacists can deny prescriptions if you do not pay the required co-pay. PAC will cover the hospital bill for medical emergencies. PAC will not cover the emergency physician bill or any other bills for hospital stays. PAC does not pay for any specialists.PAC will cover all of the services that are covered by the Maryland Family Planning Program except sterilization (tubal ligation). UPDATED FROM WEBPAGE.
Primary Adult Care Program Application, P.O. Box 386
The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available at Ridgely Elementary School, St. Martins Ministries, the Health Department and Department of Social Services); the Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of baseball and soccer teams; and three $1000 scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community. As part of Lions International we make yearly donations to the Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD) and the Lions Leader Dog Program.
Meeting Dates, Location and Time:
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (September through June) at the Ridgely United Methodist Church Hall (on Central Avenue in Ridgely). Our meetings start at 6:30 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.