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Social Services Department

Address:
301 Bay St #5
Unit 5
Easton, MD 21601

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away - Go to: Easton, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 770-4848

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

Services:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides an emergency assistance grant to families with children. Assists with court-ordered evictions, foreclosures, utility cut-offs, water bill cut-offs and burial assistance. Assists families with crises, including food and shelter emergencies, provides counseling services to help families overcome problems of parenting, parent-child conflict, and family dysfunction. Benefits are limited to one grant in a 24 month period to families with children under age 21. EAFC occasionally assists those in public housing/section 8.,

Eligibility:
Adult ages 18 and older, children must be under the age of 21 and living in the home.

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.

-- Walter Chrysler

Neighborhood Service Center

Address:
126 Port St
Easton, MD 21601

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away - Go to: Easton, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 822-5015

Website:
http://www.neighborhoodservicecenter.org

Services:
Provides a wide range of services that includes financial assistance, emergency food and utility assistance to low income residents of Talbot County. SERVICES:1)RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Provides funds to prevent court-ordered evictions, first month rentand security deposits. 2) RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM: Provides 6 months partial rent subsidy payments and a grant extension up to the 12 month limitation to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for low-income and elderly residents. Maryland Rental Allowance Program Income Limits, 2012: Family size and gross monthly income: 1 person $18,750 2 persons $21,450 3 persons $24,100 4 persons $26,800 5 persons $28,950 6 persons $31,100 7 persons $33,200 8 persons $35,350 3) FOOD PANTRY: Provides food for needy families of Talbot County. Must provide ID, Social Security & Medical card for each household member. Pantry Hours are Mon-Thur, 9AM-12Noon & 1:30-4PM. Must provide proof of income for the past 30 days of everyone working in the household and food stamp card if client is a recipient. 4) EVICTION & HOMELESS PREVENTION: Homeless adult males and females that need shelter or short term placement receive a 30 day stay at the Ridgeway Transitional Shelter. Provides meals and assistance in finding jobs, offers basic computer skills and professional dress attire for interviews. 5) AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM: Provides a summer and after school program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade throughout the school year. The children are aided with their homework, have visiting guest speakers, go on field trips, and work on various other activities such as praise dancing, arts and crafts, producing skits, etc. 6) H0LIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: For Talbot County residents only. THANKSGIVING: Provides food baskets to families in need. Sign-up begins on October 10th- until the list is full. Must provide photo id, social security cards for all household members, proof of residence, proof of income for one month or award letter needed. CHRISTMAS: Provides food baskets for families in need. Sign up begins on November 5th- 30th. Must provide photo id, social security cards for all household members, proof of residence, proof of income for one month or award letter needed. 7)FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM:Provides household appliances and furniture to needy families.Supports families that are coping with a variety of significant problems.8)WINTER WEAR WRAP-UP: Offers coats, blankets and outwear give aways to needy families. Collaborates with other churches, local businesses and residents that donate their time and efforts in collecting these items. 9) COAT DRIVE: Accepts new or slightly worn coats, jackets or blankets to give to needy families during the fall through winter months.10) BIRTHDAY BAGS: Provided to families that cannot afford to buy their child a gift for their birthday. Bags may include a cake, toys, music or gift cards. Call for more information.DONATIONS: Accepts monetary donations that will help with financial assistance and food items that will stock the pantry and be used for holiday baskets. Call for wishlist items.

Eligibility:
See notes.

Interfaith Housing Development

Address:
103 Gay St
Denton, MD 21629

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away - Go to: Denton, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 479-3000

Website:
http://ifhdelmarva.org

Services:
Provides loans for emergency home repairs and replacement housing for homeowners of uninhabitable dwellings. Also offers some subsidized housing.SERVICES:1) HOME REPAIR LOANS AND SUBSIDIZED HOUSING: Provides and maintains quality, safe, affordable housing and supportive services to those in need. Offers assistance to single family homeowners and rental properties in Caroline & Kent Counties.2) SUBSIDIZED HOUSING: Provides subsidized and low income housing for families and senior citizens. 3) Counseling: Offers free financial and budget counseling to help clients quality for state grants.

Eligibility:
Low income residents.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

-- Lao-Tzu

Caroline County Social Services

Address:
207 S 3rd St
Denton, MD 21629

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away - Go to: Denton, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 819-4500

Website:
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/caroline

Services:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency cash assistance (grant) to families with children. Assists with court-ordered evictions, foreclosures, utility cut-offs, water bills and burial assistance (up to $650) and may be used only once in a 24-month period. Provides funds for persons who have experienced an official disaster (hurricane, flood, fire). Children 18-21 must be enrolled full-time in school.Eligibility for burial assistance:Person must receive public assistance.Child in Foster Care. Person in long-term care medical assistance who was a former recipient of SSI.Newborn, whose mother receives TCA and if the child dies 60 days after birth.Person who is considered eligible for disability but their case had not been finalized.

Eligibility:
Families with children.

Shore Up Inc Headstart

Address:
824 Fairmount Ave
Cambridge, MD 21613

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 749-1142

Website:
http://www.shoreup.org

Services:
Provides a wide range of services to disabled, low income individuals and families throughout the Eastern Shore. Services include family support centers, financial assistance, subsidized housing and senior citizen/elderly care. SERVICES:1) HEALTH CARE AND SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES:o Adult Day Medical Care: Provides daytime supervision in a group setting for frail elderly and/or physically disabled individuals. Service Area: Wicomico and Somerset Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 351.o Foster Grandparents: Allows seniors an opportunity to provide love and care to children with special needs under professional supervision for a tax-free stipend. Ages 55 and over. Service Area: Caroline, Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 354.o Residential Services: Provides care in the home setting for personal care, light chores, meal preparation, transportation, escort and respite. Service Area: Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 376.o Senior Citizen Services: Provides opportunities for the mature adult to socialize and participate in group activities. Ages 60 and over. Service Area: Wicomico County. Call 410-742-8569.o HOME CARE: Provides care in a home setting for personal care, light chores, meal preparation, transportation escort and respite. Service Area: Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset. Call 410-749-1142 ext. 3762) TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT:o Job Start/Youth Employment: Provides a 40-week training and job placement services. Ages 16-19. Service Area: Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 361.o Health Assistant Training: Offers a 7-week program that trains participants to become Certified Nursing Assistants or Geriatric Nursing Assistants. Also includes classroom and hands on experience.3) HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:o Subsidized Housing: Assists only families of Somerset County with low income housing. Must call 410-651-5035 for more information. o Self-Help Housing: Assists families to build and finance their own homes. Service Area: Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 306.o Housing Counseling: Assists families in need of guidance with housing needs. Ages 18 and over. Service Area: Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 307.o Central Transportation: Provides central transportation service to shore up.o MEAP: (See separate listing.)o EMERGENCY SERVICES: Provides assistance for eviction and foreclosure prevention, installation of wheelchair ramps and rails and prescription medications when funding is available. Service Area: Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 307.o Home Energy Program: Provides one time home heating bill assistance for low income residents during the winter months. o HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM: Provides assistance to eligible and low income homeowners to improve their housing condition through rehabilitation and home repairs.4) CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES: o Family Support Center: Provides family support, educational assistance and skills training (GED classes, parenting skills development) for primary caregivers of children ages birth-3 years. Service Area: Wicomico County. Call 410-860-9194. Location: 500 Snowhill Rd, Salisbury, MD 21801. o Adult Education (ABE/GED): Students work at their own pace using individualized computer based instruction. Participants are able to increase their ABE level and work towards a GED.o Head Start: Provides pre-school and head start from birth-5years with a comprehensive project to meet their health, emotional, social, nutritional and psychological needs. Ages 3-4. Service Area: Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties. Call 410-749-1142, ext. 341.o A TO D: Working in conjunction with the Worcester County Health Department the Shore-Up! Head Start Program provides drug prevention education to Head Start families in Worcester County.5) TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: Offers free tax preparation to any individual or married couples that do not exceed a combined annual income of$49,000. E-filing is available. Call Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM to schedule an appointment. Tax preparation will be on Mon & Wed from 4:30PM-8PM & Sat 10AM-2PM at the Main Office location (Worcester County residents appointments will be scheduled for either location). SOMERSET COUNTY TAX LOCATION: Call Main office Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM to schedule an appointment. Tax preparation will be on Tues 9AM-2:30PM & Thurs 2:30PM-7:30PM at UMES Student Developmental Center 2nd floor (look for posted signs).

Eligibility:
See notes.

The effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad. Meditate upon this truth, and seek always to earn good wages from Destiny.

-- Fu Wu Ming

Salvation Army

Address:
200 Washington St
Cambridge, MD 21613

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 228-2442

Website:
http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/cambridge

Services:
Provides emergency assistance to Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne,Talbot and Caroline County residents. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides food once every six months. Must have applied or attempted to apply for food stamps. Must participate in SHARE program.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers assistance with legal evictions and utility turn-offs one time per year. Prescription assistance is provided on a case by case basis. Rental assistance available every 18 months.3) GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND: Offers financial assistance for utility bills.Works like the Fuelbut for electric bills only. Must be utilized as a last resort. Will pay the last $300.4) CLOTHING/FURNITURE: Offers clothing items through the Thrift Store. Items may be free if person making request has a report from the fire or police department.5) EMERGENCY SHELTER: Provides a 9-bed shelterfor men, women and children. Residents may stay up to two weeks. They must provide two valid ID's and Social Security card upon checking in between 6pm-8pm. Breakfast and Dinner will be served and all residents must leave shelter by 8am to look for employment. Contact: Mary Justice, Case Manager for more information.6) COUNSELING: Offers free counseling services by a licensed social worker to anyone in need.7) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2011: CLOSED Provides holiday assistance to low-income families in need of services. Registration begins OCT 3-7. Must go to site in order to sign up for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. For Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline Counties.o THANKSGIVING: Provides food vouchers to families in need CHRISTMAS: Will provide food vouchers and gifts for children 12 years and under.Bring three gift suggestions (less than $30) for each child.,

Hours:
Social Worker hours: Mon-Fri, 9AM-3PM.

Eligibility:
Low income residents. Must have proof of need and proper ID. Income statement for the last 30 days required.

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Dorchester Department-Social

Address:
627 Race St
Cambridge, MD 21613

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 901-4100

Website:
http://www.dorchesterdss.org

Services:
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:Provides emergency cash assistance (grant) to families with children. Assists with court-ordered evictions, foreclosures, utility cut-offs, water bills and burial assistance (up to $650) and may be used only once in a 12-month period. Also available are funds for those who have experienced an official disaster, hurricane, flood, or fire. Also provides individual, marital and family counseling to help deal with parent/child conflicts and other family relationship problems. Does not provide financial assistance to those who are living in Section 8/public housing. Children 18-21 must be enrolled full-time in school.

Eligibility:
See notes.

Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.

-- John Huston Finley

Delmarva Community Services

Address:
1000 Goodwill Ave
Cambridge, MD 21613

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Cambridge, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 901-2991

Website:
http://www.dcsdct.org

Services:
Provides financial assistance, emergency shelter for men and food pantries. SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offered for court ordered evictions, mortgages, and utility turn-offs. Client must complete an intake form. Once approved and funds are available, a check will be mailed to appropriate vendor.2) HOUSING COUNSELING: Offers mortgage and foreclosure counseling.3) SHELTER: Provides transitional shelter for men. Call for information. 4) FOOD PANTRY: Provides bagged goods Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4PM.No referral needed.5) SURPLUS FOOD: Offers the government surplus food commodities program that distributes food to low income residents several times a year.6) TAX ASSISTANCE: Assists individuals at this VITA site. Call 410-901-2996. to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Mon & Thur, 10AM-4:30PM and Wed, 10AM-6PM.

Eligibility:
Persons ages 18 and older. Must be low income to qualify for surplus food.

Salvation Army

Address:
22318 Sussex Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: Seaford, DE Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(302) 628-2020

Website:
http://www.salvationarmydelaware.org

Services:
Salvation Army Provides Crisis Counseling And Financial Assistance Including Food, Rental Assistance, Utility Assistance, And Referrals For Clothing And Temporary Housing (motel Placement).  salvation Army Participates In "operation Share" In Conjunction With The Delaware Electric Cooperative. Operation Share Offers Electric Bill Assistance For Delaware Residents Who Have Received Disconnection Notice. Every Effort Is Made To Work Cooperatively With Referring Agencies.

Hours:
Hours Of Operation:mon: 9:00am 2:00pmtue: 9:00am 2:00pmwed: 9:00am 2:00pmthu: 9:00am 2:00pm

Eligibility:
Individuals Who Have Not Received Salvation Army Assistance Within Last Year. Must Be Financially Self-sufficient Within 30 Dayseligibility: Adult: Yes; Teen: Yes; Child: Yes; Family: Yes; Female: Yes; Male: Yes;

I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.

-- Charles Fletcher Lummis

Goldsboro UM Church

Address:
302 Church Ln
Goldsboro, MD 21636

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away - Go to: Goldsboro, MD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(410) 482-6006

Website:
http://www.umc.org

Services:
Provides a food pantry and financial assistance with utility bills to Northern Caroline County residents. SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Offers a food pantry to those in need on the third Thur of each month from 3-6PM.Must show proof of residence. 2) UTILITY ASSISTANCE: Provides limited financial assistance (when funds are available) to those in need. Must provide proof of need (utility bill), income (current pay check stubs) and proof of residence. Call church for more information.

Hours:
Pantry: Open the third Thur of each month.

Eligibility:
Must be a resident of Caroline County or attend a Caroline County Church.

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