Pets with Disabilities need your help. They have not met any of their fundraising goals this year and the dogs are still coming in needing help. Please donate to Pets with Disabilities today. We are currently caring for 30+ dogs that all need continued medical care. ALL the dogs that come to PWD require specialty vet care. The vet bills for 2020 have exceeded $120,000. The cancellation of our "in person" fundraisers was devastating for the rescue. Visit www.petswithdisabilities.org to donate. Or send a monetary donation to Pets with Disabilities 635 Clay Hammond Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
Your St. Mary's Little League is looking for volunteers for the spring board of directors. If you would like to help manage your local little league and give every kid in our community the opportunity to play baseball or softball, then contact RJ Bean at email@example.com for more information!
Boys and Girls ages 5 through 20 are invited to join Scouts! We offer a variety of programs, including Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and STEM Scouts! Go to BeAScout.org to find a unit near you! Some units are currently meeting in socially distanced settings and other are meeting online or a combination of the two. You can also call 240-395-0606 for more information about Scouting in Southern Maryland!
The Maryland Veterans Museum in Newburg is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm. We now have entrance fee of $5 ages 14 – adult, $2 per child ages 7 – 13 and children 6 and under are Free. We also now have annual memberships of $24 individual and $36 for family. We ask everyone to please wear a mask. We have masks available if needed. For more information visit https://www.mdvets.cc/
Visit one of the nation's best-preserved one-room African American schoolhouses on select days each month the Drayden African American Schoolhouse . Check out the renovated schoolhouse and learn about its rich history and importance in St. Mary's County. Staff will be available at the school during this time to answer any questions and provide information. The schoolhouse has been closed for several years, but with the completion of the renovations of the building in the spring of 2018, the public is now able to access this significant historic site on the 1st Saturday of each month and during periodic special event weekends. The St. Mary's County Museum Division also offers special programs for school, bus and other tour groups who would like to visit the site. Visitors who would like to see the schoolhouse times outside open house hours can contact Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park to arrange a visit. All guests must always wear masks while in the building, and social distancing guidelines are encouraged outside family units. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and frequently cleaning all public contact areas. Co-hosted by UCAC - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions and the St. Mary's County Museum Division https://www.facebook.com/events/454152325288931
Center for Abused Persons offers a broad range of services to Charles County residents that aim to support adults and adolescents affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, abuse intervention programming, and community education. Don't suffer in silence. Call CAP's 24 hour crisis hotline at 301-645-3336.
The Calvert Marine Museum is open to the public. We look forward to welcoming back the community and have new procedures in place to keep our guests, staff, and volunteers safe. To adhere with social distancing guidelines, the museum will operate at reduced capacity and implement a timed entry system. This means visitors will be able to experience their favorite exhibits while remaining 6 feet from other guests. In order to have the best experience, we are asking all guests and members to reserve their admission window ahead of time. Reservations can be made at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/visit. The museum will resume its regular hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, however, guests will be able to preselect a two-hour time window for their visit. Session times are 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The museum and Museum Store will completely close between each session to allow for thorough sanitization of our indoor and outdoor spaces. All guests, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a face covering while visiting the museum. Guests under the age of 2 are not required to wear a face covering. CMM understands that wearing your mask for an extended period of time can be difficult or uncomfortable, so several outdoor “no mask zones” have been designated. Here, guests and members of their party may have a seat, take a breather, and relax for a few minutes before continuing with their museum adventure. For more information visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. For questions or comments regarding the museum’s reopening, please contact CMM Deputy Director Rachelle Green at Rachelle.Green@calvertcountymd.gov.
The Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Resource Center has helped more than 36,000 pregnanant womebn and families in the Southern Maryland area since 1983. Last year, the center provided over $65,000 in services and $80,000 in material assistance free of charge to the recipients and at no cost to taxpayers. To donate to the Catherine Foundation, please visit http://catherinefoundation.org/emergency-relief
Take a moment today to download the new Calvert County Sheriff’s Office mobile app free of charge from the app stores. Receive timely alerts about COVID-19, see our Most Wanted, and search for an inmate. You can also submit a confidential tip with photos. Please download the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office app today, and share it with family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for helping us make Calvert County a safer place!
The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to support a program through the Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA) called Maryland Senior Call Check. Maryland is the first state in the country to start a FREE, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents across the state. This program is for seniors living alone to check on them daily. This free service will place an automated daily call to the participant at a regularly scheduled time. If the call is not picked up after three attempts, the service will call an alternate person on your behalf to check on you. If your alternate does not pick up or you do not have an alternate, the local authorities will be contacted to perform a wellness check. MDoA recommends all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The verification and enrollment process can be completed within 24 hours Monday-Saturday. MDoA will provide messages and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) or register online at www.aging.maryland.gov.
Are you a victim of a crime? You do not have to face that tragedy alone. For 37 years, the staff and volunteers at the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc have helped ease the suffering of victims of crime in Maryland with dignity, respect and compassion. Despite the pandemic, we continue to provide assistance navigating the legal system, free legal consultation regarding victim’s rights, and assistance with social service organizations. Our staff of dedicated advocates and attorneys may be reached at 877- VICTIM1, that’s 877-842-8461 or on-line at www.MdCrimeVictims.org. All our services are free! The Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center Inc, . Continuing the mission of the Stephanie Roper Foundation. Call 877-VICTIM1.
The Neighborhood Creative Arts Center, a new non-profit community arts center, is now open at 106 St. Mary's Avenue,in La Plata. Take a class in Music, Art, Sewing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Dance, Kid's Yoga, Musical Theater and more. NCAC;s many talented teachers offer classes in Music, Art, Sewing, Ballroom Dancing, Ballet, and Dance, Kid's Yoga, Musical Theater, Puppetry, Music and Movement for babies and toddlers, Entrepreneur Workshops for Children and more! Neighborhood Creative Arts Center also offers many homeschool events and programs, including Mock Trial, Fun Fridays, Model UN, A Good Old Fashioned Science Fair, and a Homeschool Academy. Please check out neighborhoodcreativeartscenter.org for more information about our free classes, free trial music lessons, and upcoming Spring programs and Summer workshops! If you would like to present a class or workshop, please reach out through the NCAC website. For more information, feel free to call Ms Georgia at 301-542-9359.
Project Home is a program that provides housing to adults who need supervision and assistance with daily living because they are unable to live on their own. A Project Home Provider offers care in their own home for 1 to 4 residents. St. Mary’s County Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking Project Home providers to support the program.
Who (Project Home Provider): Someone 21 years or older with the ability to provide care in their home and a willingness to assist an adult with a disability. Must have income in order to meet their own household expenses without Project Home reimbursement funds.
Who (residents): Adults 18 years or older who have a mental, developmental, or physical disability, or are elderly and are unable to live on their own.
For more information, please contact Lachele Love at 250-895-7077 or Meagan Ricker 240-895-7043
Every day, children across Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties are removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child welfare and court systems. CASA volunteers work one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests. CASA volunteers don’t require any specific education. All they need is compassion, objectivity, and a commitment to children. Anyone interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer should visit https://center-for-children.org/programs/court-appointed-special-advocate-casa/ for more information, or reach out to the CASA of Southern Maryland firstname.lastname@example.org or call NaQuita Coates, Training and Recruitment Specialist, at 410-535-3047.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the Nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated t building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental Illness. NAMI SoMd provides free education and support groups for those suffering with a mental illness as well as their family members. Family support groups meet the 3rd Tuesday in Charles County at Body of Christ Church, Waldorf; 3rd Thursday in St. Mary's at the Wildewood Community Center, and the 4th Thursday in Calvert at St. John Vianney Church. Please contact 301.399.4148 for more information.
The Charles County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Crime Solvers work together to solve crimes and hold criminals accountable for their offenses. Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person involved in criminal activity. For more information about Crime Solvers, contact Detective Sergeant Tim Miner, Crime Solvers Coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office, at 240-216-2173. PHONE**Call 1-866-411-TIPS to report a tip** * An operator takes information about your tip. * You will receive an identification number. * Your tip is provided to the investigating officer. * You must call back later to check the status of your information, using your identification number. Or call https://www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com/
At the Center for Life Enrichment, our mission is to provide programs and support services that will increase the vocational and personal potential of individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to provide these services in a unique and individualized manner to improve overall quality of life. Increased independence, integration into the workforce, and the opportunity for social interaction is the focus of our services. The Center for Life Enrichment, Inc. Visit http://www.tcle.org/ For more information
United Way of Calvert County. The United Way of Calvert County (UWCC) was incorporated in 1980 to respond to the human service needs of Calvert County residents. We function as a leader in the community identifying needs and working most often in a collaborative way, to find solutions to those needs. Visit http://unitedwaycalvert.org
The United Way of Charles County coordinates fundraising and distribution to local non-profit agencies providing health and human services in Charles County. United Way of Charles County also provides information and referrals. For mor information visit http://www.unitedwaycharles.org/
The United Way of St. Mary's County supports 38 member agencies and human service programs throughout St. Mary's County. Donations to our annual campaign and throughout the year help our friends and neighbors to live healthier and more productive lives. For more information visit http://www.unitedwaysmc.org/
The Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region touches hundreds of lives every day. Our mission is to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. We are proud of the wide range of services that we provide throughout the state of Maryland. For more information visit http://www.redcross.org/md/baltimore
Bay Community Support Services (Bay-CSS) is a leader of services to people with disabilities throughout Central and Southern Maryland. Our services enable people with varying abilities, ages and life situations to live and work successfully in their communities. For more information visit http://www.baycss.org/
Calvert Hospice provides compassionate care and comfort to enable dying patients to live their last days in peace and comfort, with dignity and respect. Hospice neither shortens nor extends life, but aims to enhance the quality of life to the end. We do this through a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to meeting the needs of the patient and family. The Hospice team includes a registered nurse, a trained and licensed social worker, a member of the clergy, a certified home health aide, and, of course, community volunteers. For more information visit http://www.calverthospice.org/
The Center for Children believes that every child in need should have the opportunity to receive quality mental health care. We are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and the promotion of positive mental health through crisis intervention, therapy, education, and advocacy. Since 1989, the Center for Children has assist over 50,000 children and families across Southern Maryland. Locations: La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick. For more information visit http://www.center-for-children.org/
Christmas in April St. Mary's County is a local chapter of Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, a national volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the homes of low-income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. We also provide help through work on community projects. For more information visit http://christmasinaprilsmc.org/
Christmas in April of Calvert County is a local chapter of the national volunteer organization. In partnership with the community, it rehabilitates the homes of low-income persons, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live independently in warmth and safety. For more information visit http://www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org/
Christmas in April Charles County is the volunteer organization started in 1990 that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners, elderly and disabled, so that they may continue to live in warmth, safety and independence. After months of planning and preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a National Rebuilding Day on the last Saturday in April. Last year 1,051 volunteers of all ages, faiths and walks of life come together to help neighbors in the American barnraising tradition. For more information visit http://www.christmasinaprilcharlescounty.com/
Habitat for Humanity in Charles County, Maryland is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, nondenominational, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual, church, and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - 'sweat equity' - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. For more information visit http://www.nomoreshacks.org/
The term Hospice comes from the medieval word for a place of shelter for travelers on a long or difficult journey. Today's Hospice provides care for those who are in the final phase of life's journey in the form of support for terminally ill patients and their families. The entire family is the unit of care. Hospice of Charles County is supported by gifts and donations and we are a United Way Agency. We depend upon financial contributions from individuals or organizations in the community in order to provide Hospice services in Charles County. For more information visit http://www.hospiceofcharlescounty.org/
HOSPICE of St. Mary's, Inc. is a not-for-profit service of St. Mary's Hospital that provides physical, psychological and spiritual care and comfort to those who are terminally ill and their families. HOSPICE also offers grief support to those families and to any community members who have experienced the pain of loss related to death, divorce, suicide, re-location, or other significant life change. HOSPICE is there when it hurts. For more information visit http://www.hospiceofstmarys.org/
The Humane Society of Calvert County, Inc., improves our community for animals and people by: sheltering and protecting animals from harm; placing them into caring, responsible homes; increase awareness through humane education and community outreach; endeavoring to reduce animal over population and to eliminate cruelty; serving as an advocate for animals by promoting humane standards; and enhancing the relationship between animals and people. For more information visit https://humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org/
It is the Mission of the Humane Society of Charles County (HSCC) to provide shelter and care for homeless, injured and neglected animals through adoption, fostering, community partnerships, education, and affordable spay-neuter and vaccine services. For more information visit https://humanesocietycc.org/
The Maryland 4-H Foundation was founded in 1959 to support Maryland 4-H Programs through its six Pillars of Purpose: Provide Scholarship to 4-H members, furthering their education; implement opportunities for Leadership Development; support the growth of 4-H in Maryland's Communities; provide funding for Project-Based State and National Trips; expand International 4-H Experiences; and recognize the generosity of our Volunteers and Donors. From awards ceremonies to tournaments to fundraisers, the Maryland 4-H Foundation has sponsored many 4-H events over the past fifty-six years. Regardless of the event taking place, the Maryland 4-H Foundation has built and managed the financial resources to support Maryland youth in reaching their fullest potential as competent, caring, and responsible individuals through Maryland 4-H Programs. If you would like to join 4-H, please visit http://extension.umd.edu/4-h/join-4-h for more information.
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity believes that substandard housing and homelessness are unacceptable. Please join us and our mission to activate faith and build hope! We are looking for people from all walks of life -- young and old, skilled and willing-to-learn, rich and poor -- to join in this mountain-moving venture! We invite you to join our team in whatever capacity you can! for more information visit http://patuxenthabitat.org/
The St. Mary's Animal Welfare League is a nonprofit, rescue organization that specializes in the rescue, care and placement of abused, neglected and homeless companion animals. Our animals are vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered and receive medical treatment before being placed in carefully selected homes. We strive to educate the community in areas of humane education and responsible pet ownership as well as helping to control the pet overpopulation in our area by promoting the spaying and neutering of all companion animals. For more information visit http://smawl.org/