The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) provides a variety of programs including emergency food and legal services, homeless services, transportation assistance and child protective and support services as well as COVID-19 specific information.
Local Mental Health Resources
For All Seasons
Sexual Assault and Mental Health Crisis hotlines:
-English: 1-800-310-7273 or 410-820-5600
For other mental help tips, visit forallseasonsinc.org or call 410-822-1018
Affiliated Santé Group - Eastern Shore Crisis Response Services (ESCRS) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hotline: 888-407-8018
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence Hotline: 1-800-927-4673, https://mscfv.org and via the MSCFV Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Accounts. Emergency shelter for victims, their children, and pets is available. For more information, call the Easton office at 410-690-3222.
Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. - Call 888.407.8018 or visit https://www.midshorebehavioralhealth.org/
2-1-1 Maryland is a statewide resource always available by telephone and internet to connect citizens to health and human resources services, a resource for government officials to make information available to Marylanders in the event of natural disasters or man-made incidents and a way for Marylanders to connect with opportunities to offer help to others. Dial 211 or visit https://211md.org/
Senior Call Check is a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state.
Job Seeker Resources
Maryland Department of Labor offers information and resources for job seekers and those who are unemployed. Their Division of Unemployment Insurance offers unemployment resources for both regular and CARES Act unemployment insurance programs. Of particular note are the new site and the guide to answering weekly claim certification questions.
Talbot Works – offers a monthly jobs report in their listing companies hiring in Talbot County along with links and instructions on how to apply.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono connects low income individuals and families in need of civil legal help with volunteer attorneys and community resources. Call 410-690-8128, email email@example.com or visit www.midshoreprobono.org to schedule a free legal consultation.
Mid Shore Mediation offers community mediators who guide participants through a process that helps identify problems, generate solutions and create agreements to resolve a variety of conflicts. Call 410-820-5553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
COVID Specific Financial Resources for Individuals and Businesses
Maryland's Division of Unemployment Insurance - includes information for employers and applicants regarding unemployment insurance. It's the place to go to learn how to apply, as well as to file your application online.
Unemployment Services and Resources in Maryland is a comprehensive listing of unemployment resources for - compiled by the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the State Library Resource Center.
Maryland Small Business Development Center's COVID-19 Assistance Page - includes links to a variety of resources, including the 40+ page COVID-19 Business Survival Guide, which is being regularly updated.
Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business is a thorough listing of resources for Maryland businesses compiled by the State of Maryland and updated frequently. The Governor's Office of Community Initiatives has also provided a variety of information on COVID-19 in other languages at their Translated Information on COVID-19 page.
Talbot County Economic Development & Tourism's COVID-19 Page - regularly updated local information including sections on financial help for businesses, unemployment information, and additional resources. Also includes details on weekly conference calls for local businesses.
Mid-Shore SCORE - offers national business webinars and a tool for locating a business mentor for your Talbot County business. Also links to national business reference guides, including a Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub for navigating available relief measures.
Talbot County Government provides numerous services that affect the lives of all residents, including law enforcement, property assessment, tax collection, public health protection, public social services, elections and flood control.
HealthyTalbot seeks to link local families and individuals to information and resources that can help them lead healthier, happier lives.
Talbot County Public Schools - Resources and information from the local public school system for students and their families.