Local Management Board

Local Management Boards (LMBs) are the core entities that established in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions to stimulate collaboration at the local level and to strengthen local services to children and families.
The Worcester County LMB’s primary role is to bring together existing resources at the local level and use them in innovative ways.  LMBs ensure implementation of localized, interagency service delivery systems for children, youth, and families.  All of this is accomplished successfully by partnering with the Government Office of Children.
 

Vision

The Worcester County Local Management Board envisions a caring, compassionate, inclusive community with leadership and government that fosters an environment which empowers all children, youth, and families to thrive.
 

Mission

The mission of the LMB is to achieve a comprehensive system of education, health and human services that effectively and responsibly addresses the needs of Worcester County children and families through public and private interagency collaboration.
 

Responsibilities of the Local Management Board include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop family focused community based services for children, youth, and families
  • Promote and develop community-wide collaboration
  • Plan, fund, and implement interagency services
  • Coordinate community grants and reduce or eliminate duplication of services in the county.

 

Worcester County LMB Funded Programs

  • Community Service Centers - Single Point of Access (Worcester Youth and family) - Promotes community-based, walk-in, interagency, single point of access Community Service Center.
  • System/Family Navigation (Worcester Youth and Family) - Assists families in identifying strengths and needs while obtaining necessary services.  
  • Youth as One - Involves training the community in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Also uses “Say it Straight”, an evidence based education and training program that results in empowering communication skills and behaviors, increased self-awareness, self efficacy, personal and social responsibility, positive relationships, quality of life and more.
  • Integrated Services for Child Maltreatment - Provides co-located services and joint team outreach to families who have a report of child neglect or maltreatment.
  • The Cricket Center - A non-profit, friendly, safe, and supportive environment for abused and neglected children. A team approach is used to coordinate investigations and interventions for each case, expediting the child’s time in the legal system.
  • Comprehensive Parenting Program Initiative - Uses Nurturing Parenting program, Guiding Good Choices, and Parenting Wisely to teach necessary skills for the healthy well-balanced raising of children ages 3 to 18.  Program reduces problem behaviors and increases communication among families.

2016 Board Members

Eloise Henry-Gordy -Chair

Andrea Watkins-Co-Chair

Pete Buesgens

Jessica Sexaur-Acting Director

Spencer Tracy

Mark S. Frostrom

Debbie Goeller

Dr. Jerry Wilson

Vacant

 

2016 LMB Board of Directors and Committee Meeting Schedule 

Contact Information

410-632-3648
6040 Public Landing Rd.
Post Office Box 129
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863


 

 

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WCHD News

What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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Due to inclement weather, this weekend's showing of "Lost in Woonsocket" at the Red Doors Community Center is canceled until further notice. For more information or if you have any questions please call 410.632.3648.  

Effective January 2, 2019, the WCHD Vital Records Department will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program