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Office of Community and Family Development

 Adult Medical Day Care

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SHORE UP!, Inc.’s Adult Medical Day Care Program is designed for mentally and/or physically challenged individuals who require medical supervision and social physical stimulation. Each client is provided with an individualized treatment plan which is developed in conjunction with his/her physician. Therapeutic services and social activities are provided in each center, where clients are supervised by a registered nurse. In addition, transportation to and from the centers is provided.

Adult Medical Day Care is provided at three centers (Westover and Shady Pines) in Wicomico and Somerset Counties. 

   Residential Services

    Residential Services offer a wide variety of services for the homebound chronically ill or disabled population on the lower Eastern Shore.  Services include, but are not limited to, personal care such as daily grooming and medication monitoring, chores such as meal preparation and light housekeeping, and respite care offering supervision and medical assistance from a registered nurse.  Transportation and escort services are also available for those in need. 

The services are designed to delay or prevent the institutionalization of vulnerable populations by helping caregivers keep their loved ones at home.  Residential Services are offered in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties.

 Senior Citizen Services

  Wicomico County Senior Citizens Services provide supportive services that are designed to enhance independence and provide a means for the elderly to remain active and socially involved.  At the centers, seniors are given a chance to socialize by participating in recreational activities such as enrichment trips, arts & crafts, games, etc.  Health, nutrition, and wellness education programs are conducted weekly for those interested.  Transportation to and from SHORE UP! senior centers is provided.  Hot meals are served noon, daily at each center.  Home-delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) are offered to home-bound seniors.

 Housing and Community Development concentrates its efforts on improving the quality of life for low-income residents of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties.  The need for safe, sanitary, and quality housing ranks high among the area's poverty problems.

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Housing Development

Housing Development provides safe and affordable housing for residents in Somerset County.  The Loretta Village Complex in Princess Anne operates a total of 36 housing units.  The Loretta Village Multi-Family (515) houses 32 units, while Loretta Village for the Elderly (202) houses 20.  In 2003 Housing Development completed Loretta Village II (for the Elderly), adding 10 more units for low-income elderly resident in need.  Rent is based on 30% of an individual or family's income. 

Emergency Food Assistance

       For over 15 years, SHORE UP! has provided quarterly distributions of surplus government commodities to thousands of households on the lower Eastern Shore. Partnerships are in place with 30 area food pantries in Wicomico and Somerset counties.                           

  Emergency Services  

Funded entirely by donations, the Emergency Services program provides gap-filling services that could not be provided through state or federal grants. Services include rental and mortgage assistance, medical assistance, as well as food and clothing assistance.

For the 2003 Thanksgiving holiday, 650 Food Baskets were distributed to area residents in need.  Baskets included non-perishable foods such as pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, as well as whole 25 lb. turkeys.  Perdue, Pepsi Co., and Standard Register provided food, beverages, and boxes. 

 

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Housing Counseling

   The Housing Counseling Program focuses on foreclosure prevention by providing post-ownership counseling and education to first-time home buyers to help them understand property and tenant management issues.

 Home Energy Program

   SHORE UP!'s Home Energy Program combines The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) and the Electrical Universal Service Program (EUSP).  The Home Energy Program provides one-time home heating bill assistance for low-income residents during the winter months.  Benefit payments are made directly to heating fuel suppliers.

Self-Help Housing

Becoming a homeowner can be expensive, stressful, and may even seem impossible for low-income residents of the lower Eastern Shore. SHORE UP!’s Self-Help Housing Program makes homeownership easier and more affordable for those who want to own a home. By investing “sweat equity” and helping in the construction of their home, low-income families are able to own three and four bedroom homes for very low monthly mortgage payments and a savings of $10,000 per family.  In 2003, six families moved into new homes in Princess Anne, and an additional 5 will be completed in 2004. wpeB336.jpg (12753 bytes)

Housing Preservation

A project that provides help to homeowners to improve their housing conditions through rehabilitation and home repairs.

 Weatherization         

   Weatherization provides attic and foundation insulation, window and door repairs, weather-stripping, pipe wrap and other energy conservation improvements that help poor families stay warm and save on their heating bills.

 Wicomico Family Support Center

Copy of mom & baby.jpg (11259 bytes) The Wicomico Family Support Center was established to assist teen and young adult parents meet their needs.  The community based center provides a warm and informal environment for parents to set goals and pursue dreams.  The Family Center provides support with parenting skills and promotes the development of children birth to three years of age. Our goal is to strengthen the family.

The Family Support Center welcomes Wicomico County residents that are:

  • Expectant Parents
  • Mothers
  • Fathers
  • Legal Guardians

Of child(ren) birth to three years of age. The program helps families to be self-sufficient through adult education and support services.

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  • Computer Training
  • Budgeting
  • ABE/GED Preparation Classes
  • Career Planning
  • Counseling
  • Parent/Child Activities
  • Special Events
  • Field Trips
  • Cooking Experience
  • Child Development Programs
  • Health Assessments & Immunization
  • Child Care While Parents Attend In-Center Programs & Services
  • Transportation To & From the Center

COME TO THE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER TO:

  • Meet other participants
  • Share good times and relax
  • Make new friends
  • Choose from a variety of programs

 

PROJECT

 

DESCRIPTION

 

CRITERIA

 

SERVICE AREA

 

CONTACT PERSON

 

PHONE NUMBER

 

INCOME

 

AGE

 

Adult Day Services

 

Provides daytime supervision in a group setting for frail, elderly and/or handicapped individuals

 

16+

Wicomico

Somerset

 

Madeline Waters

 

410-749-1142, ext. 376

 

Emergency Services

 

Provides one-on-one counseling, advice and referrals to customers with emergencies ranging from housing to medical, financial and other issues

 

yes

 

 

Wicomico

Worcester

Somerset

 

Kristi Brown

 

410-749-1142

ext. 307

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

 

Provides local food providers with food commodities for distribution to Wicomico and Somerset County soup kitchens, shelters and pantries

 

yes

 

 

Wicomico

Somerset

 

Kristi Brown

 

410-749-1142

ext. 307

 

Home Energy Program

 

Provides assistance with home heating & electric bills

yes

 

Wicomico

Worcester

Somerset

Tom VanLandingham

 

410-749-1142, ext. 302

 

Housing Counseling

 

Assists households in need of guidance with housing issues

 

yes

 

18+

Wicomico

Worcester

Somerset

 

Kristi Brown

 

410-749-1142

ext. 307

 

Housing Development

 

Provides 202 Elderly Housing units at Loretta Village; includes Multi-Family Low-Income Apartments

yes

 

62+

18+

Somerset

 

Candy Molock

 

410-651-5035

Housing Preservation

Provides help to homeowners to improve their housing conditions through rehabilitation and home repairs

yes

 

Wicomico
Worcester
Somerset

McKinley Tull

410-749-1142
ext. 306

 

Residential Services

Provides care in a home setting for personal care, light chores, meal preparation, escort and respite

yes

 

Wicomico

Worcester

Somerset

 

Madeline Waters

 

410-749-1142

ext. 376

 

Self-Help Housing

Assists families in building and financing their own homes.

yes

 

 

Wicomico

Worcester

Somerset

McKinley Tull

410-749-1142
ext. 306

 

Senior Citizen Services

Provides opportunities for the matured adult to socialize and participate in group activities

 

yes

 

60+

 

Wicomico

 

Linda Hearn

 

410-742-8569

 

Weatherization Assistance Program

Provides home weatherization by stopping heat loss and making heating systems efficient

 

yes

 

 

Wicomico

Worcester

Somerset

 

McKinley Tull

 

410-749-1142

ext. 306

 

Wicomico Family Support Center

 

Provides family support, educational assistance and skills training for the primary caregivers of children ages birth to age 3

 

 

 

Wicomico

 

 

Sheree Sample-Huges

 

410-860-9194

 
 

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