Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland

Community Partners and Local Resources

Atlantic General Hospital

The mission of Atlantic General Hospital is to provide a coordinated care system with access to quality care, personalized service and education to create a healthy community.  

Diakonia, Inc.

Since 1972, Diakonia has been helping men, women, and families in Worcester County, Maryland by providing emergency housing, food assistance, and resources to help them get back on their feet.  Over the past 10 years, Diakonia has expanded our services to include case management, housing assistance, homeless prevention, and veteran services.

Jesse's Paddle

The Jesse Klump Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program's objective is to end the threat of suicide in Worcester County and beyond through a program of outreach and education.

Life Crisis Center

The Life Crisis Center is a local non-profit agency that was established in 1976. The Center's mission is to improve the quality of life in our community through crisis intervention and violence prevention. The licensed, professional staff uses national best practice treatment models to serve Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties.

We advocate for and provide a wide range of services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Through prevention, intervention, therapy, legal services, advocacy, and collaboration, we work to provide a safe place for healing. Some of the comprehensive support services offered to the community include a 19 bed safe home, intensive case management, supervised visitation, counseling, legal services, victim support, abuser groups, and outreach. The LCC is a United Way agency of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Additionally, the LCC also houses the suicide hotline and is the designated information and referral center for Maryland 2-1-1 for the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland. Through an array of supportive and therapeutic services, it is our hope that survivors and their families find healing and hope for the future.

Worcester County Child Advocacy Center

The CAC is a non-profit agency that provides 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 enhances the investigative process, facilitates the prosecution of those who commit these crimes in Worcester County, minimizes the trauma of abuse for the child victim and the non-offending family members, prevents further victimization, and promotes emotional healing for the child victim and family.

The Child Advocacy Center includes child protection workers, medical and mental health professionals, local law enforcement, and prosecutors.  

To learn more, or to report suspected child abuse or neglect, please contact:

Executive Director:  Lauren Cooper
Phone:  (410) 641-0097

Worcester County Health Department

The Health Department is committed to the health and well being of Worcester County.

A staff of health care professionals provides quality services pertaining to mental health, substance abuse counseling, maternal child health, family planning, personal health, adult health, environmental health, communicable disease, developmental disabilities, and prevention programs.

These services are designed to promote health, prevent illness, and to improve a citizen's ability to lead a productive life. Some services are available every day of the week, while others are offered less frequently. To obtain health department services, it is suggested you call for an appointment. Services are available without regard to the consumer's race, color, creed, sex, or national origin.

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS)

Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. (WYFCS) is a non-profit organization serving the community since 1975 located in Berlin, Maryland. WYFCS has been at the heart of what is really happening in the families and homes in Worcester County by reaching the people who need help. Through programs that include comprehensive Mental Health Counseling, Youth Mentoring, Family Resource Navigation, and Youth Camps and Groups, WYFCS is increasing awareness about mental health, providing community resources and education, and truly making a difference in the lives of the people in the community.