Organizations & Associations
The Berlin Fire Company much like the community we serve, is a work in progress. We strive to serve the best that we can. As our lives get more and more busy, it is harder to find people in the community who are willing to sacrifice the time from their families to become part of the fire company. But, for those that do, the rewards and satisfaction you get is well worth it.
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a public foundation serving the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, specifically Somerset County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County. Established in 1984, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a local philanthropic expert committed to connecting donors with community needs. Gifts to the Community Foundation create permanent endowment funds that steadily grow in value over time and produce income for grants to local charitable nonprofit organizations. To learn more about how to become a partner in charitable giving with the Community Foundation, visit our Give page. To learn about how to apply for grants and scholarships from CFES funds, visit the Receive page. Or, at any time, our Staff welcomes your call or email.
In fiscal year 2015 the Foundation made over 1,500 grants totaling $5 million as scholarships and as grants, to nonprofit and faith-based organizations to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of this region. To view a list of grantees, visit our grantmaking page.
Encourage philanthropy and strengthen our communities.
Increase annual grant making to $10 million by 2024
Integrity is the cornerstone of our values. It means we are above reproach in everything we do. We believe it is not only important to know the right thing to do, but equally important to do the right thing.
Leadership includes not only seizing the initiative but also challenging others to improve the communities we serve. We strive to be creative, thoughtful and innovative in our efforts to serve as the respected resource for regional philanthropy.
Collaboration with interested parties will make it possible to facilitate the most favorable solutions for those we serve; to build consensus in the face of adversity; and to empower others to build lasting partnerships. We embrace our shared responsibility in working toward productive solutions.
Transparency is the best way to prove to others that we are upholding our values. It makes mutual trust possible and helps make our actions understandable. We expect to provide information that will give stakeholders more power and the freedom to make informed decisions.
Respect means operating in a spirit of cooperation and valuing human dignity. It includes embracing different cultures, recognizing unique needs, and honoring diversity. We endeavor to treat others as we expect to be treated.
Accountability for our actions, decisions, and results helps keep us connected to those we serve. It focuses on keeping commitments, achieving results, and exercising sound judgment. We take responsibility for our performance in all our decisions and actions.
Built in 1756, Historic St Martin’s has been vigorously & passionately restored to its original configuration.
Available for weddings & events!
11413 Old Worcester Highway (at the junction of Rt. 589 & Rt 113)
Showell, MD 21862
Since 1996 the Maryland Coastal Bays Program has worked to weave economic and environmental prosperity into one.
Through education and outreach programs, restoration projects and involvement with the business community, builders, residents, visitors and government leaders, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program works to improve water quality, protect habitat and enhance forests and wetlands.
MCBP partners, along with local farmers, fisherman, business owners and scientists, have produced the first ever Coastal Bays Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP link).
This plan represents a consensus of the best means needed to preserve the economic and ecological prosperity of the coastal bays in the next century. With help from local, state and federal planners and scientists, strategies include reachable scientific goals and the most effective means for implementing them.
Community support has created this plan and will drive it in the future. Ultimately it is the residents of this estuary who are the arbiters of its prosperity.
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Ocean Pines is a premier residential community nestled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Northern Worcester County. With over 9 miles of waterfront property on 3,000 acres of wooded areas, with amenities throughout the community including a beachfront property located in Ocean City on the Atlantic Ocean. Today, there are approximately 8,452 platted lots in the community with about 12,000 full-time residents and 8,000 part-time residents and associated guests living and participating in Ocean Pines. It also has restaurants, shops and extensive recreation facilities such as a racquet complex, golf course, five swimming pools, two marinas and more, all supported by the Homeowners Association Fee. Community Map | OPA Playbook Staff Directory
Ocean Pines will be a premier resort community, offering exceptional value and quality of life to property owners who are diverse in age, economic status and interests.
Provide the governance, administration, facilities, services and amenities that are necessary to make Ocean Pines an attractive, affordable, safe and enjoyable place to live and work.
9 miles of waterfront property
Over 3,000 shaded acres
12,000 full time residents
20,000 summertime residents
8,452 platted lots
7,500 homes built
197 condos / 109 townhomes
Four Outdoor Pools, One Indoor Heated Pool
18 Hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
Yacht Club Full Service Restaurant
Two Marinas & Numerous Launch Sites
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Bocce Courts
Playgrounds, Parks, and Walking Trails
Two Volunteer Fire Stations
Accredited Police Force
Ocean City Beach Parking
Beach Club Bar & Grill
Social Clubs and Civic Organizations
THE OCEAN PINES COMMUNITY IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF
Public and private schools
Continuing education facilities
Catered & independent living facilities
55-plus residential community located in Ocean Pines
2 top-notch hospitals
A well-rounded list of medical specialists
A regional airport
Numerous outlet shops and malls
Local Chambers of Commerce
The beach and Ocean City
Chamber of Commerce
Non-profit organization that provides educational services through early childhood and family support programs, workforce and career services, and housing and financial empowerment services to nearly 24,000 individuals a year in eleven states.
The mission of the CRICKET Center is to provide a comprehensive, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team approach to the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child physical and sexual abuse in a child-friendly environment. This collaborative team response will enhance the investigative process, facilitate the prosecution of those who commit these crimes in Worcester County, minimize the trauma of abuse for the child victim and the non-offending family members, prevent further victimization, and promote emotional healing for the child victim and family.
The Child Advocacy Center, includes child protection workers, medical and mental health professionals, local law enforcement,Atlantic General Hospital, Life Crisis, Inc., and the Worcester County States Attorneys Office.
Snow Hill, MD
Non-formal education component of Maryland’s land grant Universities – University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College Park, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore, bringing research-based information and programming to the community through agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family sciences, financial literacy, and 4-H youth development.
The Worcester County Commission on Aging, Inc. (WorCOA) is a nonprofit agency established in 1978 to serve the Senior Citizens of Worcester County on behalf of the Worcester County government. This is accomplished through four multi-service Senior Centers, an Adult Medical Day Care, Meals On Wheels and multiple Direct Services for the homebound. Our dedicated staff ensures the professional delivery of quality, meaningful services.
Monday through Thursday fresh nutritious meals are served in our centers during a time of meaningful social interaction. Fresh daily meals are available Monday through Thursday via our Meals on Wheels program to ensure the homebound are getting the nutrition so critical to their optimal health.
Participants in our Adult Medical Day Services receive excellent professional medical and social care during their time at our center. Their physical and emotional well-being remains our top priority, and a dedicated staff makes sure they are lovingly cared for.
Each center provides activities and interaction relevant to the individual needs of the participants. Outings, exercises, games, education, shopping trips and special events provide a platform for enjoying experiences with friends and acquaintances.
Our Direct Services programs facilitate the opportunity for the frail, health-impaired and elderly to continue living at home. Our commitment to help participants live independently is evidenced though services of assistance such as providing in-home chores and personal care, caregiver support and financial counseling.
WCDC provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Available services include pre-vocational training, job placement, supported employment, transportation, residential options, individual support services, health services, socialization, etc.
Worcester County offers a dynamic growth marketplace, with multiple opportunities in retail, professional and health services. Our county offers a superb family-friendly lifestyle, outstanding school system and friendly towns, which when coupled with our low tax rate, enterprise zones and ready access to major metropolitan markets, including Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, means we are serious about attracting and retaining your business.
Wed like you to know that Worcester County ranks number one in the state of Maryland for in-state wealth transfer, which packaged with a growing population, means that opportunities abound. Our low tax environment, with the second lowest property tax rate and the lowest piggyback tax rate in Maryland means we are highly competitive as a business location. Our area boasts many attractive business incentives as well, including three enterprise zones in Berlin, Pocomoke City and Snow Hill. Worcester County is defined as a Small Business Administration HUBZone, meaning additional benefits for you and your business if located here.
To improve the quality of life for county citizens by increasing employment opportunities, expanding the tax base, protecting our environmental assets and creating full-time, family supporting jobs.
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Berlin Branch Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday. – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Branch Manager: Alice Paterra
Ocean City Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Branch Manager: Brittney Herz Glenn
Ocean Pines Hours
Monday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Branch Manager: Patti Hall
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Sunday – Closed
Branch Manager: Dawn Mackes
Snow Hill Hours
Monday & Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday – Closed
Branch Manager: Betsy Gravenor
“Provides a broad spectrum of services to help people of all ages lead healthy, fulfilling lives, including counseling services, education, outreach, support, professional education, training and advocacy for children.”
WYFCS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families socially, emotionally, and academically to build confidence, independence, and self-sufficiency. The organization provides mental health care, youth enrichment programs, family support, and advocacy for children in the child welfare system. Our goal is for strength and prosperity in the community by offering support systems to families, friends, and neighbors. We strive to stop child abuse, empower youth, prevent homelessness, and enlighten all. Each year we protect more than 45 children from abuse, enlighten more than 80 children through education and experiences, prevent more than 400 families from insolvency, and help hundreds through life’s emotional challenges. Through our work and partnerships, we make the community healthier, stronger and more productive.
This is a non profit gym to help train youth in becoming better fit and active in all aspects of life. We encourage families to join the gym to offer youth dedicated classes while families can work out at discounted membership fees.
The East Coast/Delmarva Titans Organization Inc is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that services our youth through the sport of fast pitch softball. Our philosophy is simple: we are dedicated to fielding the most competitive, fundamentally sound, and exciting girls’ fastpitch softball teams possible. https://www.eastcoasttitans.com/