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.
Mission: By coordinating services and informational programs, The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) empowers people from different cultures to become successful and engaged members of our community. Through education, we strive to breakdown cultural barriers that arise from differences in language, appearance or ethnic traditions.
ChesMRC provides information and referrals for:
- Legal Services
- Immigration Services
- Health Services
- Translation Services
- English Classes
- Family Support
- Driver's License
- Citizenship Classes
- School Enrollment
- Youth Development
- Afterschool Program for grades 1-5
- High School Afterschool Program
- Cub Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- Health Education & Outreach
Since it’s inception in 2012, ChesMRC has provided services to more than 4,000 non-English speakers in Talbot and surrounding counties, involving over 6,500 separate requests for information and referral. No other organization is addressing this need.
There are many different ways we offer support:
1-a one on one meeting to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
2-attending an IEP meeting with you at your child's school
3-a referral to a person, resource or agency that turns out to be the next best step for a particular situation
4-borrowing a book or DVD that speaks directly to a specific disability or issue
Neighborhood Service Center has programs in place to help the citizens of Talbot County in many areas of life.
After nearly 30 years in operation, Neighborhood Service Center, Inc. “NSC” closed Ridgeway Transitional Housing and Homeless Shelter, a lower-barrier shelter, located on 120 North Aurora Street in Easton, Maryland on Monday, February 28, 2022 at midnight,
While NSC will no longer be offering sheltering, the agency will continue to address homelessness prevention through its Webb’s Hope Program, a congregate living rental space; permanent affordable housing units; 2 GEN program; emergency services, Emergency Rental Assistance Program 1 and 2 (COVID-19 relief services); and Homeless Solutions Program (which provides housing stabilization services through rapid rehousing, outreach services and emergency hotel placement).
Neighborhood Service Center, Inc. is the designated Community Action Agency for Talbot County, since 1974. Our mission is to work toward eliminating poverty by empowering families to become self-sufficient. Our other programs include: After School Program; Acquisition of Birth Certificates and Identification; Career Pathways for ages 16-24; burial assistance for COVID-19 victims; medication assistance; emergency food packages; summer youth program; eviction prevention payments; first month’s rental payments; food pantry; mobile food pantry; Responsible Fathers Program; rental assistance; Senior Employment Program and Maryland Energy Assistance Program. More can be found on NSC’s programs at www.nsctalbotmd.org .
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of lay people, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbors.
Members of the Society provide person-to-person service to help those in need, regardless of race, creed, gender or religion. We perform our works of charity quietly and respectfully, preserving the dignity of all those we encounter. No work of charity is foreign to us.
Our Services include:
- Free and low cost food to those who know hunger;
- Emergency Payments for utilities, rent, mortgage to maintain a viable life;
- Emergency Shelter- temporary housing for the homeless;
- Furniture and Household Goods to provide a comfortable pace to live;
- Clothing- free and low cost clothes for the disadvantaged;
- Comfort- Embracing the lonely, forgotten, and alienated
Our Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 1-4 pm and Saturdays from 9 am - noon. Our Thrift Store is open Thursday and Saturday afternoons from 1-4 pm.
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