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Community Church

Address:
11227 Race Track Rd
Berlin, MD 21811

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(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(410) 641-5433

Website:
http://www.ccaop.org

Services:
Provides a food pantry, clothing closet and financial assistance to Worcester County residents in need. SERVICES:,

Hours:
See notes for program hours.

Eligibility:
Worcester County residents in need of emergency assistance with basic needs.

Diakonia Inc

Address:
12747 Old Bridge Rd
Ocean City, MD 21842

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away - Go to: Ocean City, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 213-0923

Website:
http://www.diakoniaoc.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides an emergency shelter for homeless men, women, and families with children. Offers an emergency food pantry and a low cost thrift store to residents in need. Also provides limited financial assistance for homeless prevention and support services for veterans and their families. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY SHELTER: Offers a 36 bed emergency shelter for men, women and families. The length of stay varies pending on adherence to shelter rules. - - 2) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Provides food once a month to Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset County residents (must be a resident for at least 30 days). Formula and baby items are sometimes available. Photo ID and proof of local residence is required, Call Sun-Sat 9AM-5PM. - - 3) THRIFT STORE: Offers clothes, shoes, household items, furniture and linens at a low cost to the public on Wed-Sat from 10AM-4PM. Located at Sunset Shopping Center on Stephen Decatur Highway. - - 4) EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For individuals and families at risk of being homeless may apply for assistance with security deposit, first month's rent and eviction. Contact Andrea Petersen, Program Manager, for more information. - - 5) SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND FAMILIES (SSVF): Offers case management and other related services for veterans and their families. Provides limited financial assistance with security deposit, first month's rent and eviction. Also provides emergency housing placement if available, for more information, Contact Valencia Hawkins, Program Manager. - - 6) SUPPORT SERVICES: Assists individuals at-risk of becoming homeless remain in their home.Offers personal case management to residents of the shelter so they can connect with appropriate community resources based on their needs. Also provides parenting, job skill training and GED classes. - - 7) DONATIONS: Gift cards/certificates, food, toiletries and new clothing and toys are needed.

Eligibility:
See Notes.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

-- Viktor Frankl

Edward W. Pyle State Service Center

Address:
34314 Pyle Center Rd
Frankford, DE 19945

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Frankford, DE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(302) 732-1700

Website:
http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dssc/pyle.htm

Services:
Houses Various State And Non-profit Human Service Agencies/organizations. Service Providers Include: Social Services, Public Health Clinics, Family Services, Cheer, And Child Development. Pyle State Service Center Offers The Following Services To The Community: Child Dental, Holiday Programs, Nemours, Community Resource Assistance And Food Closet (emergency Only) Furnace Replacement And Repair Program.

Hours:
Call For Detailsmon: 7:30am 4:30pmtue: 7:30am 4:30pmwed: 7:30am 4:30pmthu: 7:30am 4:30pmfri: 7:30am 4:30pm

Eligibility:
Openeligibility: Female: Yes; Male: Yes;

Worcester County GOLD

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

Map & Directions

(17 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.

It's so hard when I have to, And so easy when I want to.

-- Sondra Anice Barnes

Christian Storehouse

Address:
149 Mitchell St
Millsboro, DE 19966

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away - Go to: Millsboro, DE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(302) 934-8151

Website:
http://stmarksmillsboro.org/outreach/storehouse.html

Services:
Christian Storehouse Provides Goods And Services To Low Income, Needy Residents Of The  georgetown, Millsboro, Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany, Fenwick, Selbyville, Gumboro, Frankford, And Dagsboro Area.*operates A Food Closet For Those In Need Of Emergency Food In The 19966 Zip Code Area Only*furniture, Clothing, And Housewares Are Sold At Reasonable Prices, Sometimes Donated.limited Financial Assistance Available For Rent, Electric, Fuel, And Prescriptions. Must Have Disconnect Notice For Electric And Eviction Notice For Rent Assistance.

Hours:
Thrift Store Monday-saturday, 10:00am-2:00pm; Office And Food Pantry Monday, Wednesday And Friday, 10:00am-2:00pmmon: 10:00am 2:00pmwed: 10:00am 2:00pmfri: 10:00am 2:00pm

Shore Up Family Support Center

Address:
500 Snow Hill Rd
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(410) 651-1805

Website:
http://www.shoreup.org

Services:
Provides programs that assist residents in paying their energy bills. SERVICES:1) OFFICE OF HOME ENERGY PROGRAMS: Provides MEAP and EUSP grants to eligible families, renters, roomers, boarders and homeowners toward the cost of heating in the winter and electricity year round. Grant is based on the type of fuel used, household size, household income and annual consumption.2) Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP): Assists with electric utility bill payment. Client is required to have bill in his/her own name and be on a monthly budget billing plan. Some funds are available for a one time only benefit for past due bill payments. 3) FURNACES: Limited funds are available for clients to be referred to the weatherization office for furnace repair, replacement and/or other weatherization procedures.4) WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: (See separate listing.) ELIGIBILITY INCOME GUIDELINES FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013:FAMILY SIZE GROSS MONTHLY INCOME MAXIMUM YEARLY 1 $1,628.95 $19,547.50 2 $2,206.45 $26,477.50 3 $2,783.95 $33,407.50 4 $3,361.45 $40,337.50 5 $3,938.95 $47,267.50 6 $4,516.45 $54,197.50Each additional person, add $577.50 $6,930NOTE: If a caller is slightly over the Maximum Monthly Income Standards, lives on a fixed income, and has significant out of pocket medical expenses, they may still qualify for OHEP programs (MEAP & EUSP) by asking for a medical waiver. The OHEP worker would be able to assist them with this. APPLICATION: Need to submit a copy of photo identity, proof of residence, copies of Social Security cards for all household members (including children), proof of household's total gross income for 30 days prior to application date (from all sources), name of home energy supplier and account number, a copy of the most recent utility bill and a copy of the lease (if renting).

Hours:
Beginning Nov. 9AM-3PM. & Thurs. Evenings, 5-7PM.

Eligibility:
See notes.

Chesapeake Utilities

Address:
32145 Beaver Run Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(410) 548-5515

Website:
http://www.chpkgas.com

Services:
Offers grant funded financial assistance to eligible Chesapeake Utilities and Sharp Tri-County customers, who cannot afford to pay their utility bill.SERVICES:1) SHARING GRANT: Sharing will only issue two specific or general grants to each household during a calendar year. The repair grant is available only to the elderly or handicapped. Officers of Sharing can award a Sharing Grant to assist a resident if the income exceeds the federal guidelines, but only up to ten percent.ANNUAL INCOME-ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Family Size/Income Guidelines.1 $14,3552 $19,2453 $24,1354 $29,0255 $33,9156 $38,8057 $43,6958 $48,585Each additional person - $4,8902) REPAIR GRANTS: Furnace and hot water heater repair grants up to $200 available for elderly and handicapped. Others may be eligible with special approval.HOUSEHOLD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for a sharing grant, applicant must be 60 years of age or older, handicapped or have elderly relative or dependent child (full-time student up to and including age 23) who resides at the same address as the applicant. Customers must have received energy assistance thru the MEAP Office. Total grants cannot exceed $300 for the elderly or handicapped and cannot exceed $150 for all other applicants.DONATIONS: Accepts monetary donations.

Eligibility:
See notes.

Salvation Army

Address:
407 Oak St
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(410) 749-7771

Website:
http://www.tsamwv.org

Services:
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-4PM; 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. Furniture is available on a one time emergency basis ONLY, for families who have experienced a fire or moving from a shelter (must have lease for new place). Families can obtain vouchers to receive free clothing once every 6 months. Thrift Store is located at 301 Vine and Eastern Shore Drive.2) EMERGENCY FOOD: Provides food every 30 days for those who qualify. Must have ID and SS card.3) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides up to $60 per year, per family, for help with prescriptions, utilities or rent when funds are available. Must have proof of income, proof of expenses, turn-off/eviction, ID and Social Security cards for every member of the household.4) YOUTH CLUBS: Offers a variety of sports and other programs to children in the community.5)HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSED.CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE SIGN-UPS Begins 10/16-10/19 from 9AM-11:30AM & 1PM-3PM in the Youth Club Gym. Provides Christmas wishlistitems for families with children ages 12 and under. All other families will receiveChristmasfood boxes only.- Distribution Date: Determined at sign up- Applicants must bring the following: Documentation of all household income, all monthly bills and paid receipts for the past 30 days. If you are living with someone and they are responsible for paying the bills, you must bring all of the income information, photo id and a letter from them stating that they are responsible for all of your expenses. -Photo ID of yourself, social security cards for all household members and birth certificates for all children. If you have custody of someone else children, you must provide official documentation. Please call to verify that you have all necessary documents before coming to the site to sign up.6) FURNITURE: Provides furniture vouchers forfamiliesthat experience a disaster in their home and a referral from Red Cross is required,individual/families thathave moved froma homeless shelter into a permanent resident, must have referral from shelter and individualsleaving incarceration. 7)DONATIONS: Accepts food, toys, clothing, household items, vehicles and appliances. Call for wishlist items.

Hours:
Social Services hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-2:30PM by appointment only.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need of services.

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.

-- George H. Lonmer

Salisbury Urban Ministries

Address:
326 Barclay St
Salisbury, MD 21804

Map & Directions

(23 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.

Hope Inc

Address:
129 Broad St
Wicomico Presbyterian Church Basement
Salisbury, MD 21801

Map & Directions

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

Telephone:
(410) 677-0757

Website:
https://helpandoutreach.wordpress.com/

Services:
Offers assistance to individuals requesting services by interviewing clients,

Eligibility:
Homeless or at risk of being homeless, disabled, elderly and veterans.

People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

-- David H Comins

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