The economy is experiencing a difficult period. However, individuals have several local non-profits and charity organizations are providing the unemployed, low income and working poor with access to assistance programs for paying rent, mortgages, utility and heating bills, and are providing other aid. Learn about your options and the resources for people in need in Salisbury and Wicomico County.
Shore Up!, Inc. is the local noon-profit community action agency that wants to help the low income, working poor, elderly and others make it through a difficult period, and help them become self-sufficient. In order to meet this goal they offer numerous services and resources.
Housing is also a focus. Whether it is an apartment for a senior citizen, or money to pay a security deposit, solutions may be provided. Dial Salisbury and Wicomico Couny Shore Up!, Inc. at (410) 749-1142, or read Shore Up! financial assistance programs.
The Salisbury Salvation Army each and every year provides financial assistance, information on government programs, and other services to thousands of families across the region. They provide thousands of local individuals and families with free food, clothing and shoe vouchers, and funds for paying rent, and also utility and heating bill assistance. In addition to these resources and services that are offered to those in need, the Christmas Assistance Program will also provide qualified individuals with support during the cold winter months by providing them with hot meals, holiday food baskets, clothing and gifts. In addition, almost two thousand children receive new toys and gifts every year under their Christmas tree that might have otherwise been left out. Dial (410) 749-7464.
Village of Hope provides low cost health and medical care to any adult in the local community, regardless of her or his ability to pay for their medical or hospital bills. Fees for your health care visits will be calculated on an income-based sliding scale for those without health insurance coverage of any kind. They do accept some types of insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare are accepted, as are some private health insurance and state of Maryland plans. The health and medical care is provided by licensed doctors, nurses and medical providers augmented by pro bono care rendered by several area physicians. Dial (410) 860-5981 to make an appointment or learn more.
Some of the local charities that distribute food, groceries, and household products include Cathedral of Love Food Ministry ((410) 742-5386), First Baptist Food Ministry (phone (410) 548-5486), and Helping Hands ((410) 835-2745).
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