Bethel AME Church Summer Enrichment Program
Encourages children in a safe caring environment to participate in enriching activities designed to help them develop creative talents and skills. In the spirit of Christian Love, they assist children by reinforcement of reading skills, math, language, and cultural enrichment to enable them to be successful during their summer break.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore
Helps children and youth reach their fullest potential through evidence-based mentoring relationships and a broad range of services with quality standards and measurable impact. Funds support enrolled youth facing adversity living in QAC who receive consistent case management, regular progress evaluations, and free activities and resources from professionally trained staff.
Boys Scouts of America, Delmarva Council
Prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law. The United Way of QAC Allocation will go to Scout Camp Scholarships and registration assistance.
Assists people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to pursue community membership through employment, community living, natural supports, and developing meaningful relationships in their community. Chesterwye Center will reopen with a range of exciting new programs designed to re-engage the disability community.
Community Mediation Upper Shore
Builds and provides community based conflict resolution and peace building services at no cost. Allocations will support the QAC Public School Peace Team which offers on site mediation for middle school students. Approximately 1,000 students are involved.
Compass, a regional Hospice team, offers comprehensive, professional and compassionate care and support to patients, caregivers and families who have a life limiting diagnosis or loss. The Hospice Center is a ten-bed residential unit for patients who cannot stay home with hospice services. United Way Funding goes toward room and board costs for unfunded hospice and grief support services.
Easterseals Camp Fairlee
Camp Fairlee provides residential camping experiences that excite, challenge, and build the skills of people with disabilities; and provides their caregivers with a respite from the responsibilities of continuous care.
Echo Hill Outdoor School
EHOS provides students with positive experiences in the outdoors which are exciting, interesting and fun. Students learn more about the wonders of the nature, value of history and diversity of individual qualities. UW funding supports the Summer Explore Program which offers exciting three day camping, four day canoeing and five day boating adventures on the Chester River.
For All Seasons, Inc.
Provides therapy, advocacy, education, and psychiatric care in a safe environment that nurtures wellness. This year’s funds support For All Seasons’ clinical team’s consultation and coordination time to provide the highest quality community-based behavioral health care to Queen Anne’s County families.
Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library
The Summer Reading Program serves to expose children to experts in a range of subjects, teach new ideas, and to encourage different approaches to artistic and creative expression. Their goal is to generate financial support for QAC library programs, increase community awareness and encourage greater use of the library and its resources and promote literacy.
Haven Ministries, Inc.
Provides help to the poor through shelter, clothing, food, and support. They continue to operate a homeless shelter, emergency food pantries, resource center, street outreach, art program, warehouse, and thrift store. Funding from the United Way of QAC is specifically for the Food Pantries.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s
Provides a six-week summer learning program offering academic and enrichment opportunities for children in grades K through 8 living in underserved communities.
Kent Island Federation of Arts, Inc.
Provides visual and performing arts opportunities to county residents and neighbors through education, classes, gallery shows, summer camps and other forms of outreach. Allocations from the United Way of QAC will support Summer Youth Camp, 12 disabled students to attend free programs
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
MSCFV’s Domestic Violence Program provides victims the opportunity to develop the skills, resources, confidence, and connections necessary for personal success. Self Sufficiency model provides a pathway to empowerment and includes hotline, shelter, counseling, mental health, and legal services.
Queen Anne’s Advocate for Youth
United Way funds help support the Safety Net Committee, School Climate Presentation for middle School Students at four QAC schools. Their goal is to promote a safe, healthy, and stable environment for all QA County’s children and families through public and private interagency collaboration.
Queen Anne’s Chorale
Enhances the artistic lives of Bay Area residents through a variety of quality choral music. We welcome adult and youth singers in our community chorus and provide skills development in an atmosphere of camaraderie. United Way of QAC funds will be used to support performing spring and fall Chorale concerts.
Talisman Therapeutic Riding
Transforms lives by empowering personal growth and healing through interactive participation in equine-assisted activities and learning. Allocations will be used to assist with Tween Riding lessons for 9 to14 year-olds.
United Needs & Abilities, Inc.
Enriches the lives of people with developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities to live in the community independently and productively. United Way Allocations will go towards the UNA Cash Assistance Program which meets a variety of needs to maintain persons with developmental disabilities and/or epilepsy in the community.