Somerset CARES is aimed at reducing the availability of alcohol to minors (13-20 years old) by affecting public support of underage alcohol consumption, changing institutional policies that enable alcohol use by minors, and enforcement of laws regulating alcohol sales.
Healthy Families Lower Shore
Healthy Families is a home visiting program for any new parent in Somerset County. Parents can enroll in the program during the third trimester of pregnancy and until the baby is three weeks old.
FACES of Somerset
The FACES of Somerset (Family, Academics, Character, Enrichment, and Service) is an after school program funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant administered by the Maryland Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to increase reading skills, comprehension, and Maryland School Assessment (MSA) scores with eligible participants. The services are available at the Garland Hayward Youth Center in Princess Anne and the Village Youth Center in Crisfield.
Parenting Skills Development
The Active Parenting program offers free,.regular parenting classes in both a community and detention center based setting. The program is taught in Princess Anne, as well as the Somerset County Detention Center and at Eastern Correctional Institute to provide family change.
Sustainable Somerset is an initiative designed to reduce the impact of childhood hunger in the community. This is achieved through a series of evidence based smart cooking, child nutrition, and sustainable small agriculture projects.
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents
The Safeguarding Children of Arrested parents program is designed for children who have parents that are incarcerated and works to address the needs of those children, parents, and caregivers. The program takes place at the Somerset County Detention Center and Eastern Correctional Institution. Family mediation services and re-entry coordination are provided to incarcerated parents and resource connections are built for children and their caregivers. Training and resources is also provided to law enforcement to mitigate trauma to children present during their parents’ arrest, as well as follow up services on cases involving children of an incarcerated parent. The goal of this program is to assist inmates in successful reintegration back into their communities and with their families. Also this support process will result in a reduction in recidivism and fewer families being effected by incarceration.
All programs, policies, procedures, and activities conducted by and through the Somerset County Local Management Board, its employees, contractors, and subcontractors, shall be conducted without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, political affiliation, or mental or physical handicap.