The following programs are monitored and funded by the Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children. For more information regarding these programs please call or email the contact person for the specific program you are interested in.
Contact: Asia Dabner, 410-546-8155
The Family Connection Center is your community resource link for Wicomico County. Located within our offices at 408 Coles Circle (next to Sojourner-Douglas College), the Family Connection Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. While the Center is always open during business hours, if you wish to speak with a Navigator, we ask that you schedule an appointment to ensure that one will be available when you arrive. For more information, please click the link below.
Family Empowerment Initiative
Contact: Annette Spence, 410-546-5400, ext. 13
Through the Family Empowerment Initiative, we are able to offer Family Empowerment Workshops to parents and caregivers of children in Wicomico County free of charge. Currently, we offer three different courses based on your child's age: Active Parenting 1,2,3,4 for parents with young children, Active Parenting Now for parents with children ages 5-12, and Active Parent Teens for parents with children ages 13-17. On days when Wicomico County Schools are closed, we have also begun offering a workshop for teens.
Wicomico Out of School Time Initiative
Contact: 410-546-5400, ext. 16
The Wicomico Out of School Time Initiative includes all out of school and after school providers that receive funding through Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children. Through grant making, technical assistance, networking, resource sharing, and training, we are working to provide affordable, engaging, and safe environments for our youth when they are not in school. Grants are provided for program enhancement, network providers that visit existing sites (such as arts, dance, karate), start-up programs, and established programs. For more information, please visit the EmpowerWicomico website.
Healthy Families receives funding through Wicomico Partnership and is operated by the Wicomico County Health Department. The program serves low income families with children under the age of five. Please visit their website Wicomico Health Department for more information.
Building Foundations for Families
Contact: Tara Kearns, 410-219-5070
The Building Foundations for Families serves Beaver Run, Glen Avenue, Chipman, East Salisbury, and Prince Street Elementary Schools in Wicomico County. Each child and family receives a comprehensive assessment and individualized support. This program is operated by New Transitions and provides case management to prevent elementary truancy.