Provides supplemental food vouchers, and food package including fruits, vegetables and a sandwich. Also a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, nursing mothers and households with children under five years old. ELIGIBILITY: Effective April 1, 2011FAMILY SIZE GROSS ANNUAL INCOME1) $20,147,
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: Offers services to adults who lack the mental or physical capacity to sufficiently provide for their daily needs to protect their health, safety, and welfare. An adult at-risk of endangerment is one who is maltreated, has inadequate food, clothing or shelter, or lacks essential medical care. DSS investigates the reports 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 will act as guardians for persons ages 65 and older.
After Hours: Call MD State Police (See notes).
Ages 18 and older.
Not Yet Validated
Sussex Pregnancy Care Center
5 Burger King Dr Georgetown, DE 19947 (302) 856-4344
Provides Free Pregnancy Test With Support Services Including Free Sonograms For Pregnancy Verification. Baby Items Are Offered Through The Caring Hearts And Building Foundations For Successful Dads Support Programs, Which Incorporate Education, Videos, Classes And Encouragement As They Prepare To Be Parents. Schedules Of Topics Discussed For Both Programs Are Available Upon Request. Parenting And Childbirth Classes Are Offered Throughout The Year, Social Services Approved. Drama Available For And Performed By Teens Regarding Relationships And Sexual Abstinence. Also Offered Are "keys For Loving Relationships"--marriage Preparation Classes And Money Management Classes.
Provides transportation, companionship and handyman services to disabled adults 50 and older. SERVICES:1) COMPANIONSHIP: Offers volunteers for senior citizens companionship, pet walking, assistance with shopping and other errands.,
Adults ages 55 and older with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities.
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CASA of the Mid-Shore
1 S Washington St Suite 2 Easton, MD 21601 (410) 822-2866
ADVOCACY: Trained volunteers advocate for eligible children that are abused, neglected and are in the Talbot Count Court system through no fault of their own. CASA also advocates for children's needs in other area of the child's life, ensuring they,
Children, from birth to 21 years, who have been abused, neglected, abandoned and removed from their home.
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.
Provides information and guidance in the foster care process. Responsible for placing children in foster care when there's danger of abuse or neglect. SERVICES:1) FOSTER CARE: Places children in either foster homes or group homes when it is clearly determined that they can no longer remain in their own homes. Placements are court-ordered or through voluntary parent agreement, depending on the nature of the case. Returning home is the primary focus of DSS, and services are provided toward that end. 2) FOSTER/ADOPTIVE HOME LICENSING: A program that requires licenses for those families providing 24-hour care for non-related children. Once approved, foster parents receive board payments, a Medical Assistance card, and an initial clothing allowance when needed for the support of the foster child. Must complete training course before receiving license.