2-1-1 Maryland is partnership of four agencies working together to provide simple access to health and human services information. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services. Our specially trained call specialists answer calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The 2-1-1 database has information on nearly 5,000 agencies and programs across the state. Each week 2-1-1 Maryland handles thousands of calls from people in need, providing referrals to services and helping people problem-solve when the services they need are not available.
The Office of Adult Services focuses on the needs of the elderly, disabled and vulnerable adults. We work with local departments of social services and community based organizations to coordinate services for the vulnerable adult population throughout Maryland to promote their safety, stability and independence. Our services are delivered with the principles of personal dignity, quality of life, privacy and the right to make choices.
If an elderly or vulnerable person in your family or in your community is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call 1-800-91-PREVENT (1-800-917-7383) immediately.
Child Protective Services (CPS) is a specific social service provided by DHS to assist children believed to be neglected or abused by parents or other adults having permanent or temporary care or custody, or parental responsibility. The program also offers service to household or family members who may require intervention to decrease the risk of any continuing physical, sexual or mental abuse or neglect. The first priority of CPS is to safely maintain a child in their home and to protect the child from further harm and maltreatment. Where the caretaker is willing and able, through the provision of services or other assistance, to work toward maintaining safety for the child, no alternative placement is needed. Remaining safely at home or with family is always preferable to placement in foster care.
A modern, "state of the art" facility, the Talbot County Detention Center opened in July 1992 with a capacity for 148 inmates.
Situated on 1.5 acres across from the Talbot County District Court, the facility is a 3-story split-level building constructed primarily of brick. The climate-controlled facility is equipped with modern safety and security features, including heat and smoke detectors, as well as a fire sprinkler system. The average daily local population is approximately 95. The facility handles both pre-trial defendants and post-trial inmates.
Talbot County's Department of Emergency Services is comprised of four distinct divisions:
1) 9-1-1: responsible for processing and dispatching emergency calls.
2) Emergency Medical Services: Emergency Medical Services Division provides emergency care and medical transportation.
3) Emergency Management Division: implements and coordinates appropriate response to any number of natural and man-made disasters.
4) Technical Support Division: responsible for the implementation and maintenance of all technology in the department.
Talbot County Emergency Services is made up of highly professional and dedicated personnel who are proud to carry on the legacy of those who came before us creating the exemplary system which is in place in Talbot County.
The centerpiece in delivering 9-1-1 Call taking and Dispatching services, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Preparedness services is Safety, Speed and Accuracy. This is accomplished by remaining vigilant in pursuing new training, developing policies, guidelines, and checklists, testing and exercising, and reviewing our efforts through a detailed quality review process.
Domestic Violence Unit – Talbot County Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff's Office is the lead agency in Talbot County for the service of Domestic Violence Petitions, Emergency Evaluation Petitions, Peace Orders and related process.
This is one of the largest areas of growth in the Sheriff's Office, and due to strengthening of Domestic Violence Laws and increased awareness over the past several years, this has strained the resources of the Sheriff's Office. Still deputies in the Sheriff's Office perform welfare checks on victims, arresting those abusers found in violation of court orders.
Deputies assigned to this unit also serve Emergency Evaluation Petitions for people who are considered a danger to themselves or the community.
Domestic Violence Petitions and Protective Orders are computerized for tracking. This enables violators to be served and orders to be enforced all over the .
All victims who bring orders to the Sheriff's Office are interviewed and their situation assessed. A professional staff is able to refer victims to the proper agencies that can assist them in meeting their needs.
For information on Domestic Violence related orders or to make a cell phone donation, please call the Domestic Violence Unit Monday through Friday from 8am until 4:30pm. 410-822-1020.
Eastern Shore Crisis Response Services – Affiliated Sante Group
The hotline is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days of the year and serves all 9 counties on the Eastern Shore .
Mobile Crisis teams are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days of the year (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, Somerset, Talbot, and Wicomico counties).
The Crisis Hotline Can Help With:
- People in Crisis
- Mental Health and/or Substance Use Issues
- Developmental Disabilities
The Crisis Hotline Can Provide Services For:
- Crisis Interventions
- Assessments & Referrals
- Emergency Petitions
- Anyone in Crisis, i.e. Situational Crises
- Suicidal or Depressed Persons Delusional/Psychotic Persons
- Family and Marital Conflicts
- Child/Teen/Elder Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Developmental Disabilities
- Links to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
- Family Education
The Crisis Hotline CANNOT provide transportation in Mobile Crisis Team vehicles. Shelter assistance for homeless individuals is available.
The Easton Police Department has been serving the community with pride since 1906. Our mission is "To enhance the quality of life in our community by maintaining a positive working relationship with our community that inspires trust and confidence in our ability to preserve the peace, reduce crime, the perception of crime, and to protect life and property within the framework of the United States Constitution.
Members of the Easton Police Department take pride in thier professional accomplishments and ability to protect the citizens of Easton. They are dedicated to the concept of personal excellence at the highest level with uncompromising integrity. The core values of the Department are Fairness, Accountability, Integrity, and Respect.
For more than 30 years For All Seasons has been strengthening and enhancing the lives of children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples and families on Maryland’s Mid-Shore by providing a full continuum of bilingual (English-Spanish) outpatient behavioral health services, regardless of ability to pay. Our mission is to provide the highest level of comprehensive and integrated therapy, advocacy, and psychiatric care in a safe environment where those who have entrusted us with their care are empowered and nurtured on their journey to wellness.
All our services are provided to English and Spanish speaking clients regardless of one’s ability to pay.
Our mental health services include:
- Individual, Family & Group Therapy
- General & Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Marriage and Couples Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- School Based Mental Health Therapy in Caroline, Kent, Dorchester, and Talbot County schools
- Telehealth / telepsychiatry
- Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment (mental health and substance use)
- 24 Hour On-Call Services
- Discharge & Aftercare Planning
- Urgent Care Services (Contact Eastern Shore Crisis Response Helpline 1-888-407-8018)
Our Rape Crisis Center services include:
- 24 hour Advocacy Response including response to local emergency departments
- 24 hour English and Spanish hotlines for victims of sexual assault, sexual abuse and trauma
- Crisis Counseling and Support
- Case Management
- Education and outreach programming
No Matter What... You Matter! Suicide Prevention Campaign - For All Seasons wants people to know that If they think a friend or family member is considering suicide, they should reach out and start a conversation. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.
The Talbot County Local Care Team’s (LCT) primary goal is to connect children and families in Talbot County with the services and resources they need to reach their potential and live successfully in our community. Our LCT is comprised of experienced professionals that understand the ins and outs of the maze of programs and systems at the local and state level and are ready to help you figure out why your child is struggling to meet their goals.
A family friendly resource team of Talbot County family serving agencies to assist families with children facing behavioral, school, mental health or physical challenges.
Selecting child care is one of the most important decisions your family will ever make. Take the time to make the right choice—the first five years last forever.
Maryland Family Network’s LOCATE: Child Care is a free, referral service with detailed information on all regulated child care in Maryland. Our trained referral specialists will help you identify care based on your personal preferences including program type, location, and cost.
Safe and reliable child care is only a phone call away. A trained LOCATE: Child Care Referral Specialist is ready to help you select the best child care option for your family.
Medication Drop Boxes
Dispose of unneeded prescription medications safely, conveniently and anonymously by using Talbot County’s free drug disposal service.
MSCFV is a comprehensive domestic violence program which provides support and the following services to victims in crisis and through their transition to self-sufficiency and independence: Crisis shelter, 24-hour hotline, individual counseling, advocacy, legal advocacy and accompaniment to court proceedings, attorneys to represent victims in Final Protective Order hearings and divorce and custody cases, Transitional Program (including a Transitional House), therapeutic mental health counseling, crisis response and emergency food and clothing and all services are provided in Spanish through a Bilingual Advocate. MSCFV also provides an Abuser Intervention Program in each county.
The services available at the kiosk are:
- Vehicle Registration Renewal (sticker delivered at kiosk)
- Non-Commercial Drivers License Renewal (Drivers License will be mailed to address on record)
- ID Card Renewal (ID Card will be mailed to address on record)
- Request Driving Records
- Request Replacement Title
- Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Extension
- Duplicate/additional registration cards (card delivered at kiosk)
- Order plates (Agricultural, Chesapeake Bay, Personalized & Standard)
- Pay Administrative Flag fees
- Request County Pride sticker
- PIN Management
- Temporary Registration (delivered at kiosk)
- Substitute Sticker (delivered at kiosk)
- Email Management
- Emergency Contact
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Call the hotline number, or chat with someone online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat.
Every child has a right to receive support from both parents even if the parents are separated, divorced, or never married. The Maryland Child Support Administration (CSA) works with both parents to provide the financial, medical and emotional support their children need to grow and thrive. With your help and cooperation, we will work to make this process as straightforward as possible.
Poison Control is available 24 hours a day to provide free, expert and confidential guidance in a poison emergency. When you call, a poison specialist will ask you questions to determine the severity of your case, then provide recommendations.
The PSI HelpLine is a toll-free telephone number anyone can call to get basic information, support, and resources. Dial extension 1 for Spanish and extension 2 for English. The HelpLine messages are returned every day of the week. You are welcome to leave a confidential message any time, and one of the HelpLine volunteers will return your call as soon as possible. If you are not able to talk when the volunteer calls you, you can arrange another time to connect. The volunteer will give you information, encouragement, and names of resources near you.
(503) 894-9453 (English) or (971) 420-0294 (Spanish)
Under the direction of the Commissioners and the Town Manager, Chief Smith and the staff of seven, address the public safety of town property, residents and visitors.
We practice community policing daily as we provide law enforcement services to the residents who call this community home. Operationally, we conduct ourselves based upon the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship and caring. Our approach is to develop community partnerships as we address safety and security concerns.
The quality of life for our residents and visitors is a primary concern of the Town and all its employees. Whether you are a resident or visitor, we strive to provide the highest quality law enforcement services with integrity and pride.
At all times, and within jurisdictional limits, the SMPD is charged to prevent crime, preserve the peace, protect life and property, detect and arrest violators of the law, and enforce the laws of the United States, State of Maryland, and local ordinances.
Programs and Services include:
- Adoption Services
- Adult Protective Services (APS)
- Child Care Program, Purchase of Care (POC)
- Child Support Enforcement
- Energy Assistance
- Family Support Services
- Food Stamps (FS)
- Foster Care Services (FCS)
- Homelessness Prevention Program
- In-Home Aide Services (IHAS)
- Location & Contact Information
- Medical Assistance (MA)
- Project HOME
- Social Services to Adults (SSTA)
- Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
To report abuse/neglect after hours: (410) 822-3101
Programs and Services include:
- Administrative Care Coordination
- Birth and Death Certificate
- Breast and Cervical Cancer (BCCP)
- Cancer Prevention
- Children With Special Needs (CYSHCN)
- Developmental Disabilities (DDA)
- Disease Surveillance
- Early Head Start
- Emergency Preparedness
- Environmental Health
- Excess Equipment
- Family Planning
- Healthy Families
- Home Based Services
- MA Transportation
- Maryland Health Insurance (MCHP)
- Maternal Child Health (MCH)
- School Health
- Smoking Cessation
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- WIC Midshore
- Zika Links and Information
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ persons ages 13-24. Chat and Text services also provided.
- Trevor Lifeline—The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people under 25, available at 1-866-488-7386.
- TrevorChat—A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily.
- TrevorText—A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily by texting START to 678678.
If you are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate support. Please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.
University of Maryland Shore Medical Center @ Easton
The University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton serves primarily Caroline, Dorchester, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties, as well as Kent County.
Inpatient services span a broad range of primary and secondary acute care services. Outpatient services include rehabilitation, obstetrical/gynecological, sleep testing, cardiology and additional care.
- Acute Rehabilitation
- Birthing Center
- Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Diagnostic imaging
- Joint replacement
- Kidney transplant
- Pain management
- Sleep disorders
- Women's Health
- Wound care