Chesapeake Center, Inc. envisions a caring community in which individuals with disabilities become empowered to demonstrate their choice of residence, career, friends, and activities where they are safe from abuse, neglect, recrimination, and ridicule.
Chesapeake Center’s mission is to assist adults with disabilities to reach their potential for independence by pursuing opportunities for housing, employment, natural supports, friendship, and community activities.
Chesapeake Center provides Vocational Training through on the job training so employees with disabilities can earn a paycheck for work performed. Some of the participants that attend daily are transported in vans owned by the Center, traveling from Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Dorchester counties. Many vocational consumers live in residences owned and operated by Chesapeake Center. Living with 3 to 8 other adults, Group Home residents learn how to take care of themselves and their house. For those who master household skills and can safely live alone, Chesapeake Center offers drop-in Support Services by trained staff.
As a not for profit agency, Chesapeake Center is reimbursed for many of its community-based services by the Maryland Department of Health and Hygiene’s Developmental Disabilities Administration. Eligibility is determined by DDA by contacting the Resource Coordinator from the County Health Department where the applicant resides.