Our Funded & Community Partners




UWLES Partnerships


American Red Cross - Delmarva

Disaster relief for victims of house fires and major disasters, CPR, first aid, water safety & emergency communication for military families.  24 hour emergency service. 

Atlantic General Hospital 

Integrated Health Literacy program for students in partnership with Worcester County Public Schools. 

Bay Area Center for Independent Living 

Community resources and therapeutic pool, adaptive devices with lending library, and multi-level support for individuals with disabilities and their families.  Designated Center for Independent Living for the Eastern Shore.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore

Matches adult mentors to children in single parent homes.  In school & business-based mentoring programs also available.

Catholic Charities/Seton Center

Individual, couple, family counseling and crisis help as well as case management and a variety of emergency food distribution and social service assistance programs.

Chesapeake Housing Mission, Inc.

Provides vital housing repairs, including wheelchair ramps, for low-income families.

Coastal Hospice

Hospice & Palliative care and critical support services for terminally ill patients and their families.  24 hour emergency service.  

Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America

Educational, recreational and leadership programs for youth ages 6-17.  Programs emphasize character development, citizenship training, and personal fitness. 

Delmarva Discovery Center

Museum interpreting the natural and cultural heritage of Delmarva through exhibits and educational programs for adults and children. 

Delmarva Community Services 

Specialized transportation for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities, veterans services, emergency food distribution programs, a men’s homeless shelter, Meals on Wheels for Dorchester, and case management. Also provides Residential living services.


Emergency shelter, transitional housing, food pantry, case management and homeless prevention services for veterans and people in crisis. 

Dove Pointe

Social services, vocational training, behavior intervention, physical and speech therapy, and Traumatic Brain Injury services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and children with autism. Also provides Residental living services.

Easterseals MD Eastern Shore

Physical, occupational and speech therapy for children with special needs, as well as a specialized summer camp, Camp Fairlee.

EPOCH Dream Center

After-school and summer enrichment programs for elementary and middle school youth serving the Hebron community.

For All Seasons 

Mental health counseling for students in Dorchester County Public Schools as well as complete mental & behavioral health, and 24/7 rape crisis services for the mid/upper Shore at 800-310-7273

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay 

Educational, recreational, and leadership programs for girls ages 5-17.  Emphasis on character development, self-esteem, and responsibility.  

Habitat for Humanity – Wicomico

Helping local families achieve home ownership and supporting neighborhood revitalization though home building opportunities and financial counseling.

Horizons Salisbury

Year round academic enrichment program for at-risk children. Program includes year round tutoring and mentoring, as well as a summer enrichment camp for youth K – 8 grade in Wicomico county.

It Takes a Village to Help Our Children 

After school and summer enrichment programs for Somerset County youth

Life Crisis Center/ MD 2-1-1

MD 2-1-1 information, help referrals & crisis hotline, available 24/7.  Designated call center during weather or community emergencies.   Suicide prevention, crisis intervention, advocacy, shelter & counseling for victims of rape, sexual assault & domestic violence. 24/7//365 service.

Lower Shore Enterprises

Employment services for individuals with Disabilities, including job training & development, lifeskills coaching, job placement & coaching.

MAC, Inc. 

Meals on Wheels for homebound seniors, Senior Center & Wellness facility, Alzheimer’s programs, Senior Job training and Caregiver Resource Center and other senior supportive services.

Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch 

Providing food support for the public and community pantries, including outreach and programs to engage in the fight against hunger and food insecurity.  Also offering mobile and community based pantry options.

Mid Shore Community Mediation Center

Conflict resolution and mediation services for students, teachers and families within Dorchester County Public Schools.

Mid Shore Pro Bono

Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore. The service address issues related to consumer debt, foreclosure, family law, elder law, guardianships, landlord-tenant issues, and limited immigration legal services. 

One Year to Empowerment

Mentoring and enrichment program, active primarily during the school year, for middle & high school girls, offering monthly activities, volunteering and more to empower girls to build self-esteem for health, balanced lives

Positive Strides Therapeutic Riding Center

Equine-assisted therapy for those whith special physical or developmental needs and trauma victims. Serving youth and adults through the Lower Shore from their riding center in Preston, MD.

Recovery Resource Center

A meeting support center for individuals recovering from alcohol and drug abuse.  Open every day.  

Salisbury Urban Ministries

Youth and family outreach, including the Kids’ Café after school & summer program, God’s Kitchen providing weekly meals, Lazarus Food Pantry, Prescription assistance and Saturday Mens’ Welcome  Center for homeless men.   

Samaritan Ministries, Inc.

Provides help in crisis situations by providing temporary housing for men, women and families, and supportive services enabling clients to achieve self sufficiency. Soup kitchen and food pantry.

Somerset Committee for the Homeless

Provides assistance for those in crisis including emergency housing for men, women and families at the Lower Shore Shelter in Princess Anne, MD. Offers case management and life skills training.  PLEASE NOTE: The Lower Shore Shelter is temporarily closed.

Somerset Community Services

Day activity center, educational, pre-vocational, and recreational services for mentally and developmentally disabled adults.  Also provides residential living services.

The Salvation Army – Cambridge 

Youth enrichment programs, Senior program, and homeless shelter for individuals & families, with comprehensive case management.

The Salvation Army Lower Eastern Shore

Emergency assistance for those in crisis, food pantry, youth centers, sports and recreational programs, after school and tutoring programs, and senior citizen social activities. 

Stories Love Music

Supports the care of seniors with memory impairment through its program, The Joy of Creative Engagement for Caregivers. The free program integrates music and story-telling to harness their positive effects on the emotional and physical health of seniors and their caregivers. 

Village of Hope

Transitional shelter for women & children with comprehensive case management to achieve self sufficiency.

Wicomico Public Libraries

Provides information services including library materials, free internet access, programs and classes for all ages, and public meeting spaces. Offers Project READ, an adult literacy program for learners with limited reading, comprehension or language skills.

Worcester County Developmental Center

Educational, social, vocational, and residential programs for adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Worcester GOLD

Emergency assistance for those in crisis with a variety of financial and social assistance, by referral from Worcester Dept. of Social Services or other nonprofit partners.

Worcester Youth & Family Counseling

Professional counseling services at subsidized costs for individuals, couples, and families; Court Appointed Special Advocate; SAGES /SABERS youth program for middle schoolers; Family Connections resource center.

YMCA of the Chesapeake

Provides recreation, physical fitness, aquatics, and wellness programs for all ages. Includes facilities in Salisbury, Pocomoke City and Cambridge. Offers LiveSTRONG program to support individuals with cancer.