Tag Archives: Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services

Keys to Wisdom Workshops

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services will host EmPOWER Maryland, a workshop conducted by Mr. Michael Hoy, Delmarva Power’s Customer and Community Relations Manager, on Thursday, July 11th at 10:30 a.m. at the Grasonville Senior Center. This workshop is part-two of a six-month series of educational seminars being offered at senior centers throughout the county. Participants of EmPOWER Maryland can expect to obtain Energy Management and Energy Assistance Information as well as understand Delmarva Power’s policies and programs.

The seminar is free and morning pastries are compliments of Corsica Hills Center. Lunch will be offered for a small donation of $2.00. Lunch must be ordered in advance.

For more information or to place your lunch order please contact: Kia Reed at 410-758-0848 ext. 2714.

Educational Seminars for Seniors

A series of Financial Educational Seminars for seniors will be offered by Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services, Area Agency on Aging and Financial Advisors of Edward Jones. The free senior forums will be held Thursdays in May and June.

A variety of topics will be covered including Foundations of Investing on May 2, Focused on Fixed Income and Social Security on May 16, Take Stock in the Market on May 23, Rebuilding Your Investment Income Foundation on May 30 and Preparing Your Estate Plan on June 6.

All seminars will be held from 11:00AM – 12:00PM at Grasonville Senior Center, 4802 Main Street Grasonville. Participants are invited to stay for lunch following the presentations. Advance reservation is required for a lunch. Suggested donation for the meal is $2.

For more information and to register please call (410) 827-6010.

QAC Gets Funds for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

Queen Anne’s County has been awarded Federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the emergency Food and shelter National board Program.

Queen Anne’s County has been chosen to receive $7,022 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for these funds must do so in writing by March 15, 2013 to the Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services – Housing Division Attn: Victoria Petrie, 104 Powell Street P.O. Box 327 Centreville, MD 21617. If you have any questions please call 410 758-3977 ext. 2062.

Queen Anne’s County has distributed Emergency Food & Shelter funds previously with, St. Martins, Living Waters Food Bank, Midshore Council on Family Violence, Sudlersville United Methodist Church, St. Christopher’s Outreach, Mother of Sorrows Outreach, The Maryland Food Bank and Our Haven Shelter.

The selection was made by a national Board that is chaired by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of service organizations will determine how the funds awarded to Queen Anne’s County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal Funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.