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Worcester County GOLD

Address:
299 Commerce St
299 Commerce Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Map & Directions

(24 Miles Away - Go to: Snow Hill, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 677-6830

Website:
http://www.worcestergold.org

Services:
Provides emergency financial assistance to residents in need. Also offers a variety of volunteer experiences to anyone in the community that would like to help residents in need.SERVICES: 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers financial assistance with utility cut-off, eviction prevention, transportation and prescription assistance.2) FOOD ASSISTANCE: Offers a gift card to local grocery store or provides referrals to area food pantries.3) BABY PANTRY: Offers emergency assistance to families in need of diapers, formula, baby food and clothing.4) SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2012: Provides free school supplies to students in need. Must live in Worcester County and attend a public school K-12. Must also qualify forgovernmentassistance (EX: SNAP). Must contact Worcester County DSS or Worcester Health Department toreceivea referral for free school supplies.5) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: Offered to residents of Worcester County only. Accepts referrals from Worcester County DSS, Health Dept, Family Connections, self-referrals and human service agencies. THANKSGIVING MEALS: Provides boxed meals that consist of a turkey, potatoes and canned food. Operates on a first come first serve basis until food lasts. Food is distributed on 11/16/12.CHRISTMAS TOYS: Provides toys for children of families in need. Accepts referrals beginning 12/3/12 until list is full. DONATIONS: Accepts monetary donations that may be allocated to any of the following fundsIN-KIND DONATIONS: Accepts new items to supply the Baby Pantry & Adult Care Pantry. Contributions of easter baskets, school supplies, gift cards, food, clothing and gifts can be made. Call the office for more information or email Darlene Onley at donley@dhr.state.md.us

Eligibility:
Worcester County residents.

There are those who travel and those who are going somewhere. They are different and yet they are the same. The success has this over his rivals: He knows where he is going.

-- Mark Caine

Worcester County Health Department

Address:
4767 Snow Hill Rd
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Map & Directions

(24 Miles Away - Go to: Snow Hill, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 632-9915

Website:
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/county/worch/

Services:
OVEERVIEW: Provides professional services to at risk adults. An at-risk adult is one who is maltreated, has inadequate food, clothing or shelter, or lacks essential medical care. DSS investigates and arranges for services to remedy the situation. Legal mandates require adults in neglect cases to be seen within 5 days and in abuse cases within 24 hours. In severe cases, DSS petitions the Circuit Court to appoint a guardian. If no family member or individual is available, then DSS will be appointed guardian for persons under age 65. Area Agency on Aging will be guardian for persons ages 65 and older.

Eligibility:
Ages 18 and older. See notes.

Somerset County Department of Social

Address:
30397 Mt Vernon Rd
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away - Go to: Princess Anne, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 677-4200

Website:
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/somerset.htm

Services:
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Offers services to adults 18 years of age or older who lack the mental or physical capacity to sufficiently provide for their daily needs to protect their health, safety and welfare and are being (or at risk of being) maltreated. A person is maltreated if they lack food, clothing, shelter or essential care. DSS investigates the reports within 30 days and arranges for services to remedy the situation. Legal mandates require adults in neglect cases to be seen within 5 days and in abuse cases within 24 hours. If no family member or individual is available to be the guardian, DSS will be appointed guardian for persons under age 65. Area Agency on Aging is appointed guardian for persons ages 65 and older.

Eligibility:
See notes.

If you're afraid to die, you will not be able to live.

-- James Baldwin

Catholic Charities

Address:
30632 Hampden Ave
Princess Anne, MD 21853

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away - Go to: Princess Anne, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 651-9608

Website:
http://www.ccwilm.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides hospitality, service and advocacy to local residents, Hispanic communities and migrant farm workers. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY PANTRY: Provides emergency 3-day supply of non-perishable food items. Quantity is based on number of household members. Opens Mon-Thurs 1-4PM, clients must be there by 3;30PM. The pantry can be utilized once every 30 days per household. Must provide proof of income, residency, proper ID and social security cards for all household members. Priority is given to Somerset County residents, but will offer to other counties if available. - - 2) FOOD SHARE: Offers groceries to those in need. Donation fee of $4 the first of the month. Participant receives a bag of groceries worth at least $25. Food distribution is on the last Thurs of the month. Intake must be completed by the distribution date. For Somerset County residents only. - - 3) THRIFT SHOP: Offers clothing and household items for a nominal fee. Opens on Tues and Thurs 11AM-2PM. - - 4) CHRISTMAS 2017 CLOSED: The thrift store will be having a holiday sale on Nov 4-6 from 10AM-4PM. The store will feature gift items, decorations, ornaments and clothing items at discounted prices. Open to the public and refreshments will be served. - 5) HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS: Offers hypertension screening, exercise and nutrition classes, and WIC program site. - - 6) WOMEN OF WONDER: Offers social interaction and arts and crafts activities. Held on Monday's 1-4PM. - - 7) FARM WORKER SERVICES: Provides emergency food, clothing and advocacy for farm workers. - - 8) INFORMATION/REFERRAL: Provides each participant with information on food stamps, budgeting, and nutrition. Helps clients identify other service needs and makes appropriate referrals on client's behalf. - - 9) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers eviction prevention and utility assistance. Must provide proof of need and proper identification. Somerset County residents are given priority but may offer assistance to other counties if funds are available. - - 10) COUNSELING: Offers individual, family and marital counseling on Tues only. Must call for appointment. - - 11) DONATIONS: Accepts clothing in good condition and ready to wear, non-perishable food items, household goods, appliance and monetary donations are welcomed.

Eligibility:
Residents in need and migrant farm workers.

Documents To Bring:
Proof of residence, photo id, eviction notice, social security card, proof of income and utility cut-off notice.

Salisbury Urban Ministries

Address:
326 Barclay St
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away - Go to: Salisbury, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 749-1563

Website:
https://www.sbyurbanministries.org/

Services:
Provides emergency food, financial assistance, bathingfacilitiesand education to Eastern Shoreresidents. SERVICES:1) EMERGENCY FOOD: Provides food on Tue & Thur, 10AM-1:30PM. Occasionally has pampers.New clients must come before 1:30PM. 2) EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: May provide assistance to the first 5-6 people on Tue & Thur, 10AM-2PM, (walk-ins accepted come early) to apply for emergency financial assistance. Provides assistance for first month's rent, rent evictions (must be in court proceedings), prescriptions, fuel, water bills and utility ( must have disconnect notice). Must have proper documentation and proof of need which outlines balance owed. A minimum of $250 may be applied towards the bill. Prescription allowance is determined based on funds available. 3) SOUP KITCHEN: Meals are served Sat, 11:15AM-12:15PM. Grace United Methodist Church. 635 East Church Street, Salisbury, 21804. 4) KIDS CAFE: Provides meals and snacks, nutrition education and activities, Tue and Thur, 5-7PM and on some school holidays, to community children kindergarten through 6th grade. Summer program begins June 20, 2012 on Mon, Wed, Fri; 9:30AM-3:30PM.5) HEALTH PREVENTION EDUCATION AND BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: Offered on Sat, 11:15AM-12:30PM. Grace United Methodist Church, 635 East Church Street.

Hours:
Vary. See notes

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of services.

Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.

-- Norman Allen

Halo Bargain Center

Address:
701 Snow Hill Rd
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away - Go to: Salisbury, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 742-9356

Website:
http://www.haloministry.org

Services:
Provides a wide range of services to homeless and anyone in need such as emergency shelter for women and children. Tutoring in basic literacy to adults, spiritual counseling to anyone facing difficult life issues and donation centers to drop off clothing and household items. Also provides a cafe that serves breakfast and dinner to anyone in need. SERVICES:1) CENTER OF HOPE (EMERGENCY SHELTER):Operates a 25 bed emergency shelter for women and children from 5:30PM-7:30AM. Individuals must be at the Shelter at 5pm and registration begins at 5:30pm. Must beat least 18 orolder, provide a picture ID and Social Security cards for each of the children. The shelter is located at 119-B South Blvd (next to Harvest of Plenty Church). Call office for more information.2) HALO CAFE: Provides three hot meals daily from Sun-Sat for anyone in need. Breakfast is served 7:30-8:30AM, lunch12NOON-1PM and dinner 6-7PM.3) BARGAIN CENTER: Provides quality clothing, furniture and household items at affordable prices to the general public. It is located at 321 Tilghman Road, STE 204 Salisbury, MD. Their hours are Tues 10AM-5PM, Wed 10AM-7PM, Thur-Fri 10AM-5PM. For more information call 410-341-4256.4) DONATION CENTER: Accepts new and used clothing, furniture and household items.They will be be priced and sold at the Bargain Center. All proceeds helps the outreach programs. For more information contact donations@haloministry.org5)HALO ON THE STREETS (HOTS):Provides meals to individualsand families living on the streets. 6) HALO READS: Offers a free, confidential, one to one tutoring in basic literacy to adults 18 and older who have requested assistance. 7) JOURNEY OF HOPE:Offers spiritual counseling and guidance to individualsin need of help struggling with differentevents in their life such as financial, addictions or life issues. Walk-ins areaccepted Mon-Thur 10AM-4PM.8) ADOPT A FAMILY 2011: CLOSED Providesholiday assistance to families in need.The application process starts in October andfamilies fill out a wishlistfor each of their children. The wishlist is given to any individual, agencyor groups that would like toadopt the family.Anyone interested can callfor more information. 9) RESOURCE CONNECTION: Provides a community based one stop shop for homeless. Agencies within the community are made available at the Center of Hopeto provide services to anyone in need. Call for more information.

Eligibility:
Homeless or anyone in need.

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Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center

Address:
1300 S Division St
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away - Go to: Salisbury, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 546-5433

Website:
http://easternshorepregnancycenter.org/

Services:
Provides support services for women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.SERVICES:,

Hours:
Thursdays are by appointment only.

Eligibility:
Women experiencing a crisis pregnancy.

You grow up the first day you have your first good laugh-at yourself.

-- Ethel Barrymore

Center For Clean Start

Address:
926 Snow Hill Rd
Cottage 200
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away - Go to: Salisbury, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 742-3460

Website:
http://www.worcesterhealth.org

Services:
Offers support services for pregnant and postpartum women who are struggling with alcohol/drug addictions.SERVICES:1) OUTPATIENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Offers an intensive outpatient program for women who are pregnant or postpartum and experiencing difficulty with alcohol and/or other drugs. Also provides dual services and transitional housing. 2) COUNSELING: Offers individual, family and group counseling.3) SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Provides screening and assessment for addiction and mental health, case management and halfway housing for those in need.DONATIONS: Baby items and clothing are accepted.

Eligibility:
Pregnant or postpartum women up to a year who are experiencing difficulty with drugs or alcohol.

The Joseph House

Address:
812 Boundary St
Salisbury, MD 21801

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away - Go to: Salisbury, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 749-4239

Website:
http://www.thejosephhouse.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides assistance to individuals in need of financial assistance, food and homeless services. - - SERVICES: - 1) DINING ROOM (Soup Kitchen): Offers hot meals to anyone in need on Tues, Wed and Thurs, 10:30AM-12PM. - - 2) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Provides groceries once every 30 days on Tues, Wed, and Thurs, 8:30-11:30AM for Wicomico County residents only. Clients are screened, but no referral is necessary. Formula and pampers sometimes are available. Need ID and Social Security card for everyone in the family (if they are new clients or have not been to the Center for a year). - - 3) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides funds for court-ordered evictions (go to DSS first), first month's rent or security deposit (need leasing agreement), utility turn-offs, water bills and prescriptions (go to Salvation Army first). Walk-ins must come in between 8-8:30AM on Tue, Wed and Thur. Their names are placed on a lottery list to receive service. - - 4) HOSPITALITY DAY ROOM FOR THE HOMELESS: Provides a temporary day shelter for homeless men and women. Offers showers, laundry, breakfast, lunch and one bag of clothes. - - 5) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2017: - THANKSGIVING: (CLOSED): Offers food giveaways to anyone in need, must sign up by 10/31. New clients signing-up or clients updating their cards after 10/31 will not be eligible to receive a turkey, only a chicken. Pantry clients will receive the following: Families with 1 to 3 will receive chicken. Families of 4 or more will receive a turkey. - - Distribution for the turkeys and chicken will be on Mon 11/21 & Tues 11/ 22. There will be no food bags passed out on these dates. - - CHRISTMAS: Provides Christmas toys giveaway to families in need. Must be a client of the food pantry. New pantry clients must sign up by 11/30 in order to receive assistance. Any client that is signing up at the Salvation Army for Christmas assistance will be asked to decide who they want to receive their gifts from. If they decide to get them from Joseph House then they will notify the Salvation Army of the client's decision. - - Distribution of toys will be Tues 12/19, Wed 12/20 & Thurs 12/21. There will be no food bags passed out on these dates. - - 6) REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE: Provides assistance to anyone that needs help managing their finances and paying their bills so that they will not fall into a crisis situation. Call for more information. - - 7) DONATIONS: Accepts clothing, food, household items and monetary donations all year.

Eligibility:
Open to the public. See notes.

Documents To Bring:
Financial assistance must provide proof of need/expenses, photo id and social security cards for all members in the household.

Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.

-- Stanley Marcus

Salvation Army

Address:
407 Oak St
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

(35 Miles Away - Go to: Salisbury, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 749-7771

Website:
http://www.tsamwv.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides a wide range of services for individuals and families in need of food, clothing and financial assistance. - SERVICES: - 1) THRIFT STORE: Open Mon-Sat, 9AM-5PM; for the general public. Persons on a limited income may be eligible to receive free clothing if they bring all information and fill out application. Families can obtain vouchers to receive free clothing once every 6 months. Must apply with in-house social service department to qualify for vouchers. Thrift Store is located at 301 Vine and Eastern Shore Drive. - - 2) EMERGENCY FOOD: Provides food every 30 days for those who qualify. By appointment only on Mon-Fri 9AM-3PM. - - 3) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides up to $60 per year, per family, for help with prescriptions, mortgage or rent and up to $400 per year for utilities through the Good Neighbor Fund, when available. Must have proof of income, proof of residency, turn-off/eviction notice, ID and Social Security cards for every member of the household and you must apply at Shore Up (Office of Home Energy Programs) first before seeking assistance. - - 4) YOUTH CLUBS: Offers a variety of sports and other programs to children in the community. Call for information and listing of events. For more information, contact Mandy Schuyler, Youth Coordinator at 410-749-4757. - - 5) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2017: Provides holiday assistance for Thanksgiving and Christmas to residents in need. - - THANKSGIVING MEALS: Provides a Thanksgiving meal on Sun Nov 26th. There will be a worship service at 11AM and those in attendance will then be served a Thanksgiving meal. - - CHRISTMAS/ANGEL TREE: (CLOSED): Applications for the Angel Tree sign-ups starts on Oct.23-25th & 27th - from 9-11:30AM & 1-3:30PM, and Oct 26th from 1-3:30PM & 5-7:30PM in the Youth Club Gym. Children ages 14 and under are eligible for toys. All other qualifying family members are eligible for food boxes. Distribution dates will be given at the time of sign-up, if approved for services. - *For resident of Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester County only. - - * Anyone that wasn't able to sign up for Angle Tree assistance during the designated days can call the Social Service Dpt. and leave a message with their contact information. It is a first come first serve basis until the list is full.* - - Applicants must bring the following documentation: - Photo ID of applicant and other adults in the family. - Birth certificates for all children 14 years old and under. If you do not have these, you may bring official school records, medical records or social services documentation with your name and your children's name. - Official documentation if you have custody of someone else's children. - Documents (recent pay stub preferred) showing all household income. - Receipts that you have showing all bills paid in the last 30 days. - If you are living with family or friends and they pay all bills, then provide their photo ID and a letter from them stating that they are responsible for all your expenses. - - 6) FURNITURE: Provides furniture vouchers on a one time emergency basis. for families that experience a disaster in their home and a referral from Red Cross is required. Individual/families that have moved from a homeless shelter or have been incarcerated and is moving into a permanent resident, must have referral from shelter or corrections department. Must apply with in-house social service department first to quality for vouchers. - - 7) DONATIONS: Accepts food, toys, clothing, household items, vehicles and appliances. Call for wish list items.

Eligibility:
Open to the public. See notes.

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