Wellness Made Easy

Worcester Resources for Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore

Phone: 410-543-2447

Executive Director:  Jessica Mimms – jmimms@shorebiglittle.org

Website: www.shorebiglittle.org

Provides children facing adversity with enrichment and a strong, professionally supported one-to-one relationship that will change his or her life for the better, forever.  Programs inspire children to stay in school and to avoid drugs and other risky behaviors, while giving them the tools necessary to succeed and have a better and brighter future.

Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America

Phone: 302-622-3300

Chief Development & Strategy Officer:  Justin Rodstrom – justin.rodstrom@scouting.org

Website: www.delmarvacouncil.org 

Educational, recreational and leadership programs for boys ages 6-17.  Programs emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness.

Delmarva Discovery Center

Phone: 410-957-9933

Executive Director: Jennifer Merritt – Jen@Delmarvadiscoverycenter.org

Website: www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org

Museum interpreting the natural and cultural heritage of Delmarva through exhibits and educational programs for adults and children.

Easterseals DE & MD Eastern Shore

Phone: 410-546-2894

Executive Director: Ken Sklenar – Email: ksklenar@esdel.org 

Website: Easterseals Salisbury Office

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy for children with special needs, as well as a specialized summer and respite camp (Camp Fairlee, Chestertown).

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay

Phone: 1-800-341-4007

Local Director:  Denise Eberspeaker – deberspeaker@cbgsc.org

Website: www.gscb.org  

Girl Scouts provides leadership development to girls in grades K-12th. We continue to provide girls with girl-led, girl-only programming in the core areas of STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship. Additionally, we are emphasizing three areas that are critical to girls’ success right now: supporting girls’ mental health, mitigating learning loss, and helping girls reflect the values of justice and fairness.

The Salvation Army Lower Eastern Shore

Phone: 410-749-7771

Executive Director:  Capts. Matthew & Christina Trantham – matthew.trantham@uss.salvationarmy.org 

Website: https://salvationarmypotomac.org/salisbury/

Youth sports programs, after-school care, and summer camp. Senior citizen social activities and Pickleball Club. Emergency assistance for those in crisis, food pantry, and utility and rental assistance.

Worcester County GOLD

Phone: 410-667-6830

Executive Director: Nicholas Cranford Phone

Email: WorcesterCountyGOLD@gmail.com

Website: https://worcestergold.org/

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

Phone: 410-641-4598

Executive Director: Jennifer Leggour – jleggour@gowoyo.org  

Website: www.gowoyo.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

Phone: 410-749-0101

Executive Director:  Deanna Harrell – dharrell@ymcachesapeake.org

Website: www.ymcachesapeake.org

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. 

Worcester Judy Center Program

Address: 515 Coulbourne Lane, Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: 410 632-5224

Website: https://judycenter.com/

Family Service Coordinator: Gray Jack

The Judy Center at Snow Hill & Pocomoke Elementary Schools supports families to assure school readiness for all PreK & Kindergarten students. The mission of the Judy Center is to provide comprehensive, integrated, full-day, full-year services that promote school readiness for children birth through age five.

Judy Center Services include: PreK & K Family centered service coordination Parent education & family support services. Free Home Education Program for children ages 1-5 Child development programs for infants & toddlers Lending resources for families, child care providers, and teachers Dental & Vision Screenings for PreK & K Professional development opportunities Parent Workshops/Family Nights Adult Education.

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.

HALS Resource Guide Aug. 2021