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Behavioral Health Services Map

Veterans Services Map

Mid-Shore Mental Health System's, Inc - 2016 Resource Guide (PDF)

Mid-Shore Transitional Age Youth Needs Assessment (1.9 MB, PDF)

24-Hour Hotlines & Informational Websites

Eastern Shore Operations Center (ESOC) Serves as the behavioral health emergent, urgent and information and referral call center for all nine counties of the Eastern Shore:  Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.  The ESOC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assess and respond to calls from consumers, family members, community members, businesses and human services agencies.   ESOC staff  provide linkage to community resources through referral to all appropriate and existing behavioral health and human services. 

 Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) Two regional Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) cover eight (8) counties of the Eastern Shore: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot and Wicomico. Mobile Crisis Team members intervene with callers referred from the ESOC who are experiencing a mental health emergency.  Mobile Crisis Teams assist law enforcement and emergency responders, providing behavioral health crisis consultation and intervention to stabilize the consumer in the least restrictive environment through a range of services including assessment, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, information and referrals, linkage with appropriate community based mental health services for ongoing treatment, and follow up. To access the Mobile Crisis Teams, call the ESOC. 1-888-407-8018

 Life Crisis Center Hotline Provides counseling for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, suicide prevention, support groups, emergency shelter, shelter referral, medical care, and assistance with the process of prosecution. 1-800-422-0009 or 410-749-HELP

Suicide Hotline Provides counseling for suicide prevention 1-800-SUICIDE or 410-742-9424

Youth Hotline Crisis intervention, support and referrals 1-800-422-0009

 For All Seasons, Inc. Hotline Counseling, advocacy, and education to victims of rape, sexual assault and abuse. 1-800-310-7273

 Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence Provides direct services for victims of family violence including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, counseling, support group, emergency shelter, client advocacy, children’s program, court accompaniment, information and referral.1-800-927-4673

 Maryland State (AIDS) Hotline Information on testing and other referrals. Monday through Friday - 9 AM to 5 PM (Except Holidays) 1-800-638-6252 Hearing Impaired:   1-800-553-3140

Americans with Disabilities Act Hotline Provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-949-4232

Network of Care A Web-Based Internet Tool for Mental Health, a mental health resource for everyone, including a provider service network, a medical library, resource/veterans’ links and support/advocacy group contacts. Sponsored By: Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; Transformation Project and Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems, Inc. www.networkofcare.org

Chesapeake Helps Information and referral specialists are available to help callers find non-profit local services in their county. 1-866-722-HLPS (4577) www.chesapeakehelps.org

Maryland Community Services Locator

Maryland's Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Maryland's Mental Hygiene Administration

Network of Care

Maryland's Department of Human Resources

Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services

Maryland Health Insurance Plan

Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program

Maryland Health Connection

U.S. Social Security Administration

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