Organizations & Associations

Berlin Fire Company
214 N. Main Street
Berlin, MD
21811

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.

Berlin Fire Company
410.641.1977
Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc.
1324 Belmont Ave., Suite 401
Salisbury, Maryland
21804

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.

Mission
Encourage philanthropy and strengthen our communities.
Vision
Increase annual grant making to $10 million by 2024
Values

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.

410-741-9911
Doug Wilson
109 N. Main St. / PO Box 153
Berlin, MD
21811

Masonic Fraternity

410-600-5262
Historic St. Martin’s Church Museum Foundation
11413 Old Worcester Highway
Showell, MD
21862

Built in 1756, Historic St Martin’s has been vigorously & passionately restored to its original configuration.
Available for weddings & events!

Church location:
11413 Old Worcester Highway (at the junction of Rt. 589 & Rt 113)
Showell, MD 21862

Historic St. Martin's Church Foundation
(410) 251-2849
Maryland Coastal Bays Program
8219 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin, Maryland
21811

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.

Business email: admin@mdcoastalbays.org

Maryland Coastal Bays Program
410-213-2297
12320 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City Maryland
21842
Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
410-213-0552
Melanie Pursel
Ocean Pines Association
239 Ocean Parkway, Berlin MD
21811

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 Homeowner’s Association Fee. Community Map | OPA Playbook   Staff Directory

OPA VISION
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.
OPA MISSION
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.
FEATURING:

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
Catering Facilities
Two Marinas & Numerous Launch Sites
Community Center
Tennis Complex
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Bocce Courts
Playgrounds, Parks, and Walking Trails
Skateboard Park
Two Volunteer Fire Stations
Accredited Police Force
Ocean City Beach Parking
Community Garden
Dog Park
Beach Club Bar & Grill
Kayak Rentals
Farmers Market
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

Instagram: @oceanpinesmaryland

Ocean Pines Association
410-641-7717
11031 Cathell Road, Berlin Maryland
21811

Chamber of Commerce

Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce
410-641-5306
410-641-6176
Kerrie Bunting
Telamon Corporation
31901 Tri-County Way Suite 245
Salisbury, MD
21804

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.

Telamon Corporation
410-546-4604
9714 Healthway Dr., Berlin Maryland
21811

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 State’s Attorney’s Office.

The Cricket Center
410-641-0097
410-641-0935
Wendy Myers
10 William Street, Berlin Maryland
21811
Town of Berlin
410-641-2770
410-641-2316
Anthony Carson
University of Maryland Extension Worcester County
305 Bank Street
Snow Hill, MD
21863

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.

410-632-1972
Kathy Decker
Worcester County Commission on Aging
4767 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill Maryland
21863

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.

FRESH MEALS
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.

MEDICAL SERVICES
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.

GOOD COMPANY
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.

STAYING INDEPENDENT
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.

Worcester County Commission on Aging
410-632-1277
Worcester County Developmental Center, Inc.
8545 Newark Road
Newark, MD
21841

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.

410-632-2382
Worcester County Economic Development
100 Pearl Street, Snow Hill MD
21863

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.

We’d 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.
Our Mission
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.

Worcester County Economic Development
410.632.3112
Kathryn Gordon, Deputy Director
Worcester County Library- Berlin Branch
307 N Washington Street, Snow Hill MD
21863

VIEW A CALENDAR OF FULL EVENTS FOR ALL BRANCHES HERE.
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
410-641-0650 (phone)
410-641-9566 (fax)
berlin@worcesterlibrary.org

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

410-524-1818 (phone)
410-524-1143 (fax)
oceancity@worcesterlibrary.org 
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
410-208-4014 (phone)
410-208-4017 (fax)
oceanpines@worcesterlibrary.org

Pocomoke Hours

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
410-957-0878 (phone)
410-957-4773 (fax)
pocomoke@worcesterlibrary.org

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
410-632-3495 (phone)
410-632-1159 (fax)
snowhill@worcesterlibrary.org

Worcester County Library
410-632-2600
410-632-1159
Lisa Outten Harrison
Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services Inc
124 N. Main Street
Berlin, MD
21811

“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.

Worcester Youth & Family
410-641-4598
410-641-4696
Steven Taylor
Titan Fitness/Delmarva Titans Organization, Inc
10452 Old Ocean City Blvd, Unit 14
Berlin, MD
21811

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/

https://www.titanfitness24-7.com/
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