Opportunity Youth

If you are a person between the age of 16-24 and feel disconnected from school, work and your community, this page may help you find resources within Queen Anne’s County.  If you can’t find the help you need, please call our helpline at 866-722-4577.
Queen Anne’s County Department of Social Services
Phone Number:410-758-8000
Location:125 Comet Dr., Centreville, MD 21617
Website:www.dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/queen-annes-county/
Programs Include:Child Protective Services, Families Now, Family resource Program, Inter-Agency Family Preservation, services to families with children, foster care, family preservation, emergency assistance to families with children, food stamps, temporary cash assistance, and purchase of day care.
Queen Anne's County Health Department   
Phone Number:410-758-0720
Location:206 N. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617
Website: Visit QAC Health Department
Programs Include:Dedication to protecting and promoting the health of its citizens through quality services. Services inlcude Blood Pressure Screening, Referrals for Health Insurance and Primary Care, Referrals for Cancer Prevention programs and HIV Prevention, Screening and Referrals.
Public Library    
Phone Number:Centreville Branch: 410-758-0980
KI Branch: 410-643-8161
Location:Centreville: 121 South Commerce St., Centreville, MD
KI Branch: 200 Library Circle, Stevensville
Website: Visit QAC Free Library
Programs include:Residents will receive information and materials in various formats through public library service which successfully addresses their educationla, informational and recreational needs in a cost effective manner. Tutoring service is available online by going to the library's website.
Go to website, select elibrary, select databases, then select either homework home or online classes & test preparation. Library card is needed but you can obtain a temporary one if needed.

Transportation:

County Ride, QAC   
Phone Number:410-758-2357
Location:104 Powell Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Website:Visit County Ride, QAC
Program Includes:Provides public transit, senior transportation and medical transportation services for QAC residents. Bus schedule is available at www.mustbus.org or www.qac.org.
Delmarva Community Transit   
Phone Number:866-330-6878
410-221-1910 (Dorchester)
410-479-3867 (Caroline)
410-778-5187 (Kent)
410-822-4155 (Talbot
Location:2450 Cambridge Beltway
Cambridge, MD 21613
Website:
Visit Delmarva Community Transit
Programs Include:Operates public bus transportation in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot counties. DCT buses also travel into Wicomico and QA's counties to link with Shore Transit buses and QAC Ride buses. Call 866-645-7111 and ask for a travel trainer.
Annapolis Transit    
Phone Number:410-263-7964
Location:308 Chinquapin Round Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Website:Visit Annapolis Transit
Programs Include:Provides commuter transportation from T. 8 Park N Ride to Annapolis.

Education:

Chesapeake College - Continuing Education & Workforce Training    
Phone Number: 410-822-5400 x 2325
Location:1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD
Website:Visit Chesapeake College
Programs Include:Continuing Education & Workforce Training specializes in meeting the training needs of employers thorughout the region as well as providing lifelong learning opportunities for the general public. A wide range of courses to upgrade skills, develop new skills, or just for special interest are offered thorughout the year at locations in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties. This also includes studies to receive your General Equivalency Diploma.

Employment:

Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board   
Phone Number:410-822-1716
Location:PO Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21679
Website:Visit Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board
Programs Include:Employment and training programs designed to prepare low income adults, youth and dislocated workers facing serious barriers to employment for entry or re-entry into the the labor force. Serves Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot Counties.
US Department of Labor-Job Corps   
Phone Number:
800-733-5627
410-696-9200
For admissions speak to Amanda Rosenburg.
Location:Maryland: Woodland 3300 Fort Mead Road
Laurel, MD 20724
Website: Visit Job Corps
Programs Include:Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career. earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. For more information contact American Job Center at the Department of Social Services.

Housing/Shelter:

Haven Ministries/Community Resource Center Click here for March Resource Center classes updated   
Phone Number:410-739-4363
Case Manager: 410-739-7859
Our Daily Thread Store: 410-353-0455
Location:PO Box 44
Chester, MD 21619
Website:Visit Haven Ministries
Programs Include:Haven Ministries Resource Center. Opening Nov. 15th at St. Paul's Church, 301 South Liberty Street, Centreville. Case Management Services, Job Training and Educational Classes. Haven Ministries operates a cold weather emergency shelter from December to April at the KI United Methodist Church. Must be QAC resident.
Queen Anne's County Housing and Community Services   
Phone Number:410-758-3977
Location:104 Powell Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Website: Visit Queen Anne's County Housing Division
Programs Include:Operates a variety of federal, state and local housing programs which they administer. To qualify, candidates must meet certain selection criteria including income rules as established by state and federal guidelines. Majority of programs have a waiting list.
QAC Housing Authority   
Phone Number:410-758-8634
Location:205 E. Water St., Ste. 100
Centreville, MD 21617
Website:Visit QAC Housing Authority
Programs Include:Provides a broad range of housing related services to assist residents of QAC to acquire and maintain decent, safe and affordable housing.