Worcester Resources for Adults & Senior Adults
Delmarva Discovery Center
Executive Director: Jennifer Merritt – Jen@Delmarvadiscoverycenter.org
Museum interpreting the natural and cultural heritage of Delmarva through exhibits and educational programs for adults and children.
Address: 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD 21804
Executive Director: Pattie Tingle – firstname.lastname@example.org
MAC stands for Maintaining Active Citizens, and as the name suggests, it offers an abundance of services to help more active seniors live their lives to the fullest, such as helping retirees find meaningful volunteer opportunities through the RSVP program; helping seniors to improve their physical fitness and to take charge of their health through various wellness programs and classes; and a network of senior centers, where participants can enjoy recreational activities, fitness and educational programs, and the company of other seniors.
Other programs address the needs of the frail and vulnerable elderly, helping them remain independent and living in their own homes for as long possible. Meals on Wheels delivers a nutritious meal, a safety check and a human connection to break isolation for frail, home-bound seniors, who are not able to get food and prepare their own meals due to illness or disability. The Ombudsman program safeguards seniors living in long-term care facilities from abuse and neglect.
Other services provide critical information and support, including health insurance counseling, help for caregivers, case management of supportive services and a senior employment program.
In addition, Maryland Access Point (MAP) is a one-stop source of information and assistance for family members, caregivers, disabled adults, and seniors, which helps them navigate through the maze of long-term care services and links them with local and state programs.
Salisbury Urban Ministries
Youth and family outreach, including the Kids’ Café after school & summer program, God’s Kitchen soup kitchen, Lazarus Food Pantry, Prescription assistance and Saturday Mens’ Welcome Center for homeless men.
Local/MD State Director: Jennifer Shahan – email@example.com
Outreach, financial literacy and foodservice job training to promote self-sufficiency and improved stability. Food Pantry on site. Catering available through FAST program.
Worcester County GOLD
Executive Director: Nicholas Cranford Phone
GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity) provides emergency financial aid and basic needs items for Worcester County residents with low-income. Services include, rental and utility assistance, emergency food, and items for infants, children, and vulnerable adults. GOLD special programs include, Summer Activities for At-Risk Youth, School Supplies for Students, Thanksgiving Turkey Meals, and Helping Hands for the Holidays.
Worcester Youth & Family Counseling
Executive Director: Jennifer Leggour – firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional counseling services at subsidized costs for individuals, couples, and families; Court
Appointed Special Advocate; SAGES /SABERS youth program for middle schoolers; Youth Mentoring Program.
YMCA of the Chesapeake
Executive Director: Deanna Harrell – email@example.com
Provides recreation, physical fitness, and wellness programs for all ages. Provides indoor and outdoor swimming, with a warm water pool. Includes facilities in Salisbury, Pocomoke City, and Cambridge. Provides financial assistance to ensure no one is turned away due to financial circumstances. Offers LiveSTRONG program to support individuals with cancer and Enhance Fitness, a community based senior fitness and arthritis management program to help participants become more active, energized and empowered.
Grace Center for Maternal & Women’s Health
Address: 10226 Old Ocean City Blvd., Unit 2, Berlin, MD 21811
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 5 pm
Phone: 443 513-4124
At Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health, we provide services and programs aimed at helping young parents along the journey of parenthood. We are a non-profit pregnancy resource center offering parenting classes and education, support groups and other complementary services and programs to help pregnant and postpartum mothers flourish. All of our services are provided at no cost to our clients.
Services include: Pregnancy testing & ultrasounds, pregnancy counseling, parenting support, addictions support, post-abortion counseling and workforce training/RISE.
RISE, Raising. Independent. Skilled. Employees., is a workforce development program that includes GED enrollment, job skills training, work experience, occupational skills training and mentorship & counseling.
Maryland Legal Aid
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) provides life-changing civil legal assistance to eligible residents in every part of the State. Since 1911, MLA has provided high-quality legal services to low-income, and marginalized individuals and communities–helping them remedy their civil legal issues and become empowered to overcome challenges, achieve stability and independence, and an overall better life.
MD Legal Aid: Lower Eastern Shore Office
Address: 201 E Main ST
Salisbury, MD 21801
Local Phone Number: (410) 546-5511
Toll Free Phone Number: (800) 444-4099
Monday – Friday 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Telephone Intake Hours:
Monday – Thursday 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM
The Homeless Alliance for the Lower Shore (HALS) Resource Guide
This guide is created by the Homeless Alliance for the Lower Shore (HALS) and serves as a resource guide for Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties. Please reference and/or print this PDF for updated information as of August 2021.