Community Resources

 

 

Resources for Everyone

 

  • Maritime Accidents and Injuries - Maritime Injury Center - MIC -is a detailed resource for mariners and military alike -- with info on everything from military to maritime, the Jones Act, and more.  Click on the link above and learn more.

 

  • Alcoholism Treatment - This free web guide is a resource for people who are looking to take the next step and learn more about recovery. Our objective is to ensure health and wellness within the community. 

 

  • Directory of Grants for Single Mothers - Listed here are financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others.

 

 

  • The Best Trees for Your Yard - Planting trees in your yard is an investment of your time and energy but is one of the best ways to create an inviting outdoor space. It’s essential to consider the thousands of available tree varieties and make decisions based on the specifications of your yard if you want to make the correct choice.  Want to learn more? Click on the following website:  https://treeservicesearch.com/resources/best-trees-for-your-yard/

 

  • Addiction Treatment Lifeline - Addiction Guide is one of the only educational websites founded by a recovering addict, an addict's spouse, and a board-certified addiction doctor.  Over 100,000 Americans have died of a drug overdose during the pandemic, and so we created this website with a clear mission - we want to save lives.  Please click here for more information.

 

  • Resources for Preventing Memory Loss - The reasons behind memory loss can vary from person to person. For some, it may be due to natural signs of aging, while for others, it may be correlated with early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Memory loss is common and can happen at multiple stages of life. Luckily, there are various exercises and brain games to improve working memory.  Through this website, you will find information on the different ways to prevent memory loss, information on memory disorders, and additional resources to help spread awareness about memory loss prevention. 

 

  • American Red Cross - As part of the Greater Chesapeake Region, the Southern Maryland Chapter provides life-saving services in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties that include emergency disaster relief to local families and emotional and financial support to military families.  For more than a century, the American Red Cross has worked to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
     
  • Center for Abused Persons - A private non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the prevalence and impact of interpersonal violence within Charles County. CAP offers a broad range of services 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.

 

  • Charles County Homeless Services and Resource Guide (PDF) - Click here.

  • The Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force - The state's primary organization that works to prevent trafficking, protect victims by providing them with the services they need, prosecute traffickers, and partner with a variety of organizations to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking from our communities.

Support for Veterans

  • Veterans and Addiction- Traumatic events such as combat exposure and multiple deployments can cause PTSD, and many experiencing it turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate feelings of anxiety and stress.  Our web guide provides information on substance misuse and addiction recovery options for the veteran community. Please learn more by clicking here.

 

  • Camp Lejeune Water Contamination -  Military personnel who served at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 were exposed to contaminated water, resulting in deadly illnesses.  An estimated 500k to 1 million veterans and their families have been affected over a 60 year period.  We put together an educational article that describes more about this issue, including the health effects, and how veterans can receive their benefits.  Click on this link to learn more!

 

 

  • Guide on Veteran Business Loans.  Veteran-owned businesses make up 9% of companies today, with that number only growing. That's why we created a guide covering everything veterans need to know about business and credit loans.  It includes what qualifications a veteran needs to meet for a loan, different types of loans such as VA or SBA loans, tips on how to apply for loans, and additional financial resources for veterans. There's even an infographic outlining the loan pre-application checklist process. Please check out the link above.

 

  • Veterans Starting Small Businesses - Click here.

Technology Support

Maryland MedicareAdvantage Plans Information

  • SelectQuote will help you cut through the clutter of Medicare.  In just minutes, we can compare all the Medicare options available for you.  Don’t wait to ensure you’re getting all the benefits you deserve.  Click here now,  to find out more!

 

  • Designed to be an all-in-one solution, Medicare Advantage Plans are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. There are several types of Medicare Advantage Plans available, depending on your insurance provider and location. Learn the differences between these plans and how they affect your coverage so that you can make the right choice for your medical situation.  Please click here for more information.

Mesothelioma and Other Injury Help Information     

 

  • Mesothelioma Lawyer Center - Choosing the right legal representation for you and your family is crucial. It can also be overwhelming.  At Mesothelioma Lawyer Center , we clear through the confusion on your behalf and connect you with highly respected mesothelioma lawyers near you.

 

   

  • Mesothelioma - Please click HERE for informational resources related to Mesothelioma.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • CATHERINE FOUNDATION Bilingual Volunteers Needed

    Request for bilingual women volunteers that may have a day or two (or more) a month to help us out with our Spanish population.  We have one very dedicated staff member Kathy Martin that sees clients 4 days a week every week and she desperately needs some help. Training will be provided but the main requirement is to be of good standing with the Church. 

    Interest and more information regarding this position can be sent to info@catherinefoundation.org or may call 301-932-8811 and ask Kathy Martin.

     

Resources for Senior Citizens

 

  • How to Keep Senior Citizens Safe from Scams - Our elderly loved ones are some of the most precious people in our lives.  Sadly though, seniors are also some of the most vulnerable, especially when it comes to online scams.  Click here to learn how to protect them.

 

  • Nutrition Guide for Seniors: Understanding Nutritional Challenges for People over 65.  As people age, their bodies undergo a variety of changes that can affect their ability to digest food and absorb nutrients.  To learn more click here for an extensive guide showing how to better understand and manage the nutrition challenges that many seniors face.

 

  • Safety for Elderly: The Ultimate Guide.  Many of our older loved ones enjoy their independence. However, it is essential to recognize that aging can introduce safety issues where before there were none. Consult this ultimate guide for senior citizens to ensure senior safety for your loved ones.

 

  • Online Guide to Senior Care and Wellness - As the Baby Boomer generation transitions into old age, there’s never been a more important time to learn how you can make a difference in the health of senior citizens. Check out the following website to learn what long-term care means for seniors, discover which degrees can lead you to a career in healthy aging, and hear from a gerontology expert about getting involved.  https://www.edumed.org/resources/gerontology-and-long-term-care/

 

 

  • Grants for Seniors - A Guide for Seniors and Retirees - This website is an excellent place to learn about the many benefits available to Senior Citizens in many areas of daily life.  Learn about financial help, food and housing assistance, and much more.  Please check this website for more information.

 

  • Nursing Home and Assisted Living Directory:  At https://cnaclassesnearme.com/assisted-living-nursing-homes/ , you will find a compilation of all nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the United States to help individuals identify all available options in their geographic area. You can use the maps on the state pages to scroll to your region, or you can use the tables to search by city or zip code. 

 

 

  • Nursing Home Abuse Guide - Nursing home abuse is a horrifying reality happening in our communities and affecting our senior citizens. When we place our elder loved ones in a nursing home, we expect staff members to treat them with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. With over 15,000 nursing homes housing 1.7 million licensed beds across the United States as of 2016 and current residents totaling upwards of 1.3 million as of 2015, nursing homes and staff need to be held accountable for how they care for our older generations. Therefore, it's crucial to understand what nursing home abuse is, the different types of abuse, signs of abuse, and how to prevent it.

 

 

SDA Historical Resources

Adventist Digital Library

          https://adventistdigitallibrary.org/

Other Historical Resources:

          www.blacksdahistory.org

          YouTube.com/blacksdahistory

 

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