AIA is a friends group for National Park supporting educational, interpretive, scientific and recreational programs. All funds raised by AIA are for the direct benefit of Assateague Island National Seashore.
Atlantic General Hospital and Health System
Our hospital was built with the support of a dedicated community. Since opening our doors in May of 1993, Atlantic General has remained steadfast in serving the healthcare needs of our regions residents and visitors.
We are proud to serve patients of:
Worcester County, MD
Wicomico County, MD
Somerset County, MD
Sussex County, DE
Accomack County, VA
Serving Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware Residents Since 1993
Our patients can expect individualized standards of care. We combine the latest medical treatments with personalized attention.
Our staff is here to counsel you in making the right choices for your health and quality of life. Even more valuable than our excellent, award-winning programs? The genuine warmth and concern our staff exudes in caring for each and every patient on a personal level.
In addition to the acute care and specialty services we provide at our main campus in Berlin, MD, we have more than 20 family physicians, internists, and specialists with offices in 15 locations throughout the region that comprise Atlantic General Health System.
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.
A carefully restored early nineteenth century house, located in Berlin’s National Register Historic District, the main block of the house has been furnished as a house museum and the west wing as a gallery displaying local memorabilia.
Welcome to Buckingham Presbyterian Church!
PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD
REV. MATTHEW A. TRASK, Pastor
Contemporary Worship Service – Sunday,9:00AM
Traditional Worship Service – Sunday, 11:00AM
Nursery is Available for the
Traditional Worship Service
Church Office Hours – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM – 3PM
20 South Main Street
(Mail: P.O. Box 248)
Berlin, MD 21811
Wheelchair Accessible from South Parking Lot
9956 N Main St
Berlin, MD 21811
Founded in 1994, Chesapeake Health Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, multidisciplinary healthcare practice serving Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. More than 100 providers are on staff to provide healthcare to the region’s patients in Adult and Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Urogynecology, Mental Health, Dental, and Pharmacy. Health care is extended to individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and insured. A Sliding Fee Scale program is available to assist eligible patients with healthcare payments. For more information about Chesapeake Health Care visit www.ChesapeakeHC.org.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a private non-profit community program that provides traditional hospice services, palliative care, bereavement support, education and training to residents in Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester, and Somerset Counties on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.
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.
Ocean City, Maryland
For more than forty years Diakonia has been helping individuals and families in Worcester County and on the Lower Shore by providing shelter, food, clothing and the resources to rebuild their lives. Diakonia is the only comprehensive provider of emergency and transitional housing for men, women and families on the Lower Shore.
Diakonia is dedicated to building a foundation for those in crisis or who are homeless while maintaining their dignity and respect, providing hope and assistance and helping them change the direction of their lives, one step at a time.
The services Diakonia provides are funded through support from individuals, local civic organizations, churches, foundations and the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Diakonia also receives support from the state and local governments. We have a small staff, but much of the work is done by volunteers. We urge you to look through our website and please consider contributing to support our operation. Even small contributions will help: $25 will provide shelter, three meals, counseling and support to a homeless person for one day. $50 will pay our electricity bill for a day.
We also accept all types of in-kind donations. If you want more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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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Welcome to Ocean City MD – the East Coast’s favorite family vacation destination.
Enjoy our 10 miles of FREE, clean beaches and our world famous Boardwalk. Ocean City is conveniently located for easy travel for your next group or business trip, weekend getaway or a family vacation. With our variety of accommodations and things to do, there is truly something for everyone in Ocean City, Maryland.
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
Our Chamber represents local business professionals, merchants & services in and around Ocean Pines and the surrounding areas of the Delmarva Peninsula. We support and promote our local business community by serving as an important referral resource for residents and visitors to find reputable services & goods in and around the Ocean Pines, MD area.
When you see the Ocean Pines Chamber logo on our partners’ websites or businesses you know that they are part of a long-standing organization that holds their partners to high standards!
Established in 1975, the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce’s partnerships reach Worcester, Wicomico & Somerset Counties in Maryland, Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware and various counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
“Our chamber is committed to promoting our businesses and partnering with our local community leaders and organizations to help ensure a healthy and growing marketplace”
Monday 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 9am – 4pm
Wednesday 9am – 4pm
Thursday 9am – 4pm
Follow them on Instagram! @oceanpineschamber
…to Rackliffe House, a 1740s merchant-planter’s home overlooking Assateague Island and scenic Sinepuxent Bay. Rackliffe House was constructed in the 1740s by Captain Charles Rackliffe, the merchant-planter grandson of one of the earliest English immigrants to Maryland’s seaside. The large two-story, three-bay Manor House features Flemish bond brickwork with random glazed headers, a steeply pitched gabled roof with kicked eaves, and large windows. Captain Rackliffe intended the house to be seen across the water. He built it on a prominent ridge atop a man-made terrace with expansive views of the water and island.
In its time, Rackliffe House has witnessed marauding Spanish galleons, Barbary pirate ships, and English men-of-war. The house has stood through the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Today, thanks to the restoration efforts of the Rackliffe House Trust and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, historic Rackliffe House now serves as a coastal museum that interprets 18th-century life along Maryland’s seaside.
We hope you will enjoy our website, visit us in person, and socialize with us via Facebook.
Church also has a TherZ-a-Need Thrift Shop located behind church on 5 Stevenson Lane. Hours of operation are Wednesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SUMC Spirit Kitchen
In February 2011, a small group of members at our church heeded God’s call to provide a free food ministry in Berlin. As a result, the “Spirit Kitchen” at Stevenson United Methodist Church was born, and it has blossomed into a community ministry that continues to grow each week. The Spirit Kitchen ministry offers a free lunch on Wednesdays at our Church (located at 123 N. Main Street in Berlin) from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Each week, dedicated groups of volunteer’s shop, prepare, and serve meals to anyone who comes to our doors. On an average each week, the kitchen serves 80-100 meals and provides bags of groceries to 60-80 families. The Pantry offers “blessing bags” which include socks, T-shirt, and non refrigerated items.
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 Church Mouse Thrift Shop located at 101 North Main Street in Berlin has been in existence for over 50 years in various locations. At one time it was housed in a wing that was attached to the front of the Atlantic Hotel. Another location was on Old Ocean City Blvd. in the area of the present car wash.
The Church Mouse is staffed entirely by volunteers. The majority of our workers are members of our church but we are pleased to have several helpers from other churches. The local merchants in town have been very supportive of us. We are very active in town events and a member of our staff serves on the Board of Directors for the Berlin Chamber of Commerce.
We fund the majority of the Out Reach Mission for St Pauls Church. We donate to a variety of charities locally, nationally and worldwide. A few of our varied projects include Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Believe in Tomorrow, and various charity WALK A THONS. We also on a continuing basis purchase food items for the Food Pantry run by the Berlin Baptist Church on William Street in Berlin.
We are always looking for donations of small household items, knick knacks, books, costume jewelry and in season gently used clean clothes. Please no furniture, bulky items, electric items or computer hardware. If donating a large amount of items or you have questions please contact coordinator Helen Wiley 410 208 2818. (email@example.com) Our shop is very small and it is difficult to receive and price large amounts of donations when we are open
If donating large amounts of items lease contact Helen Wiley (443) 513 6655. Our shop is small and we have a location near the store we prefer you use for larger donations. Please call for directions. We can always use jewelry, house hold and kitchen items, framed pictures, books (novels and cook books, no text or technical books). We can only take seasonal clothing, due to limited storage space. Please no furniture, electronics or other bulky items.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday Saturday 10-3
Monday by chance
Extended hours during Berlin Town Events
The Freeman Stage at Bayside, an open air performing arts venue located near Fenwick Island, DE, first opened in the summer of 2008. Presents a mixture of free & paid performances.
A program of the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Freeman Stage presents diverse programming in the genres of dance, live music, theatre and children’s programming. Typically, performances are offered on Thursday nights, Friday nights, Saturday mornings and occasional Saturday nights, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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.
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
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.
Berlin Little League became a charter member of Little League International in 1960. We are a non-profit organization serving over 400 children (ages 4-16) with youth baseball and softball programs. Berlin Little League is funded by registration fees and by the generous donations of local businesses each year. The construction of the new concession stand would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of the community. Thank you to every parent, player, volunteer, and donor who have contributed to making Berlin Little League what it is today.
Snow Hill, Maryland
The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
Grace Center for Maternal & Women’s Health (“Grace Center”) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Worcester County, MD. The Center serves clients from the Maryland lower Eastern Shore, the Virginia peninsula, and southern Delaware. Our mission is simple: Grace Center is a safe haven dedicated to improving the maternal health and well-being of women in the community.
Founded in 2010 as a pregnancy resource center, our mission has expanded along with our servcies and outreach programs to address the unmet needs of pregnant and post-partum mothers in the community.
Our clients come from multiple socio-economic levels and cultures. Many are from broken homes that lack parental/family structure with generational alcoholism, drug addiction, psychological, physical, and/or sexual abuse.
All of our services are provided at no cost to the client.
Grace Center is open Monday-Thursday from 10am-5pm.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County believes that all people deserve a decent, safe place to lay their heads. We help to provide the dream of first time homeownership to hardworking families in our community, and provide critical home repairs for existing homeowners. Families always pay back the cost to build or repair their homes, Habitat provides the opportunity and helps them to do so affordably. Join us as a volunteer or donate to the cause and help us help families in our Worcester County, MD community!