LIVE UNITED. Now, more than ever, this is critical. We all have many concerns and questions – our health, our employment, our financial security, and even our education, are all at risk. The rapid changes to our daily lives are evolving in unprecedented ways.
But please know, help and guidance is available. And even in uncertain times, each of us plays a role. We can make a difference, in big and small ways, every day for ourselves and each other, and one day at a time this makes our families, and our community, stronger than before. At United Way, we’ve been helping do just that for 75 years. Right here. Meeting local needs with local resources and partnerships. This is what it means to LIVE UNITED.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
DO YOU NEED HELP?
If you are experiencing physical symptoms for the Coronavirus (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or in severe cases, pneumonia) and/or have known exposure to someone with the virus or recent travel to an area highly affected, please contact your primary care physician, local health department or the PRHS's hotlines – these links are below. For EMERGENCY needs, call 911.
If you need other help and guidance, call 211 24/7, or visit www.211md.org for resources in our area such as food, utility/housing, prescription, and many other services to help you and your family.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, mental health, depression or substance use crisis, call 211 to speak with trained professionals who can connect you to help 24/7. If you think you are in immediate danger, or thinking of harming yourself or someone else, call 911.
Maryland 2-1-1 is a trusted resource provider serving all of Maryland the USA. The Life Crisis Center manages the 211 hotline for the entire Eastern Shore, and is networked with all 211 centers in the state and country.
See below for specific resource links. We will update this page as needed. Follow us on social media for any additional updates: Facebook @UWLES and Instagram @unitedwayles.
SBA Payroll Protection Program - includes nonprofits and for-profit small businesses (less than 500 employees in most cases):
- Applications will be available to process through an approved SBA lender beginning April 3rd. Reach out to your local bank asap to proceed.
SBA Payroll Protection program INFO: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
You can see the sample application here: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Borrower%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20Application.pdf
Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans
Independent Sector CARES Act: What Nonprofits Need to Apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
USDA Rural Development Assistance Guide for Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities
Maryland Health Department
Peninsula Regional Health Systems - COVID-19 Information and Triage Line: 410-912-6889 available 7 days a week from 8 am - 6 pm
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Maryland Health Connection - Special open enrollment period available for health insurance
Maryland Governor Hogan's Office
Maryland Department of Commerce - For any businesses impacted by COVID-19
WBOC - Help Delmarva
Get Connected Volunteer Center
Facebook @UWLES and Instagram @unitedwayles
Familywize - Free prescription discounts for the public
Imagination Library - Free home-delivered books for children birth-five
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Agency Partner List
Are you a United Way Funded Partner Agency in need of additional resources? See additional resources for Nonprofits below or Contact Claire Otterbein at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorchester County Resources
Somerset County Resources
Somerset County Health Department - Use the PRHS COVID-19 Information and Triage Line: 410-912-6889 available 7 days a week from 8 am - 6 pm
Somerset County Public Schools
Somerset County Commissioners Office
Wicomico County Resources
Wicomico County Health Department -COVID-19 Call Center: 410-341-4600 available Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm
Wicomico County Public Schools
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce- SBY Biz Journal
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce - COVID-19 Business Resource Guide
Worcester County Resources
Worcester County Health Department - COVID-19 hotline available during health department business hours (8am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) at 410-623-1100 option #8
Atlantic General Hospital
Worcester County Public Schools
Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
Additional Nonprofit Resources
We encourage nonprofits to refer to the business resources listed above, and utilize these additional resources open to all local nonprofits:
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) - Nonprofit resource guide and emergency response fund
Click here to add or edit your nonprofit for the 211 database, or call 2-1-1
Click here to add or edit your nonprofit for the Get Connected Volunteer Center
Maryland Secretary of State Charitable Organization Division
A.L.I.C.E. Report - data to assist with research and grants (also free for public download)
Strengthening Communities: Nonprofit Impact Study - data to assist with research and grants (also free for public download)
BEACON-UWLES-CFES Nonprofit Webinar Series: What Will the Post-Pandemic Look Like?
What Will the Post-Pandemic “Normal” Look Like? Strategic Thinking for Nonprofits – Part 2 of 3
UWLES funded partners are eligible to apply for COVID-19 related assistance through the LIVE UNITED Response Fund and will be notified when applications are open. Contact Claire Otterbein with any questions, email@example.com.
Please note that some resources may overlap
Scholastic Kids - site for kids to play, read and connect through fun learning activities