The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services protects the public, its employees, and detainees and offenders under its supervision. Located in central Somerset County, the Eastern Correctional Institution opened in 1987. The Institution is a medium-security prison for men built as two identical compounds (East and West) on a 620-acre tract. It has a pre-release unit, a minimum security annex for 610 inmates, and an operating capacity of 2,665 medium security inmates.
Location: 30420 Revells Neck Road, Westover, Maryland 21871
On April 10, 2012, three Community Behavioral Health clinics opened their doors to serve the outpatient mental health needs of the communities in Salisbury, Maryland in Wicomico County, Cambridge, Maryland in Dorchester County and in Centerville, Maryland in Queen Anne’s County. The Community Behavioral Health mission is to provide the highest quality mental health care and services to the population residing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Joint Commission Accreditation was granted to Community Behavioral Health on June 20th 2014. The Joint Commission is an independent national organization that oversees safety and quality of health care.
Community Behavioral Health’s outpatient mental health programs serves the mental health needs for adults, children, adolescents, geriatrics, and families. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program was established to provide community based services. Certified addiction services allowed for the provision of individualized care to patients with co-morbid conditions of substance use and mental health disorders. Dr. Teresa Crowe, Ph.D., a Professor of Social Work from Gallaudet University, was instrumental in establishing the telepsychiatry program for the deaf and hard of hearing community residing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Location: 817 Eastern Shore Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804 (Administrative Office)
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) is the largest provider of free, direct legal services in Maryland and the state’s 3rd largest law firm*. As a private, non-profit law firm, MLA provides a full range of free civil legal services to low-income people statewide, in Baltimore City and in Maryland’s 23 counties, from 12 office locations. Financial support for our services comes from federal, state and local governments, foundations, law firms, the United Way, and from individual donors.
Location: 201 E Main St., Salisbury, MD 21801
Location: 7982A Tawes Campus Dr., Westover, MD 21871
The Somerset County Local Management Board is a non-profit organization that serves as the local coordinator and planning entity for programs for children, youth and families. By analyzing demographic data and talking to both key informants and members of the community, the SCLMB assesses the most pressing problems facing children and their families and develops a plan to generate the resources and implement programs to meet those needs. The SCLMB emphasizes prevention, early intervention and community-based services. Our goal is to promote a safe, healthy and stable environment for all Somerset County children and families.
Location: 8928 Sign Post Road, Suite 1, Westover, Maryland 21871
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and nearly 400,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.
Location: College Park, MD 20742
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the state’s historically black 1890 land-grant institution, has its purpose and uniqueness grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and sciences, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions. UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates. UMES provides individuals, including first generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth. UMES prepares graduates to address challenges in a global knowledge-based economy, while maintaining its commitment to meeting the workforce and economic development needs of the Eastern Shore, the state, the nation and the world.