Diverse & Unique Populations
This term is used to describe groups of individuals who have a shared culture or beliefs that unify them in the community and across demographics. Acknowledging the intersectionality of cultures, is where we seek for service providers and community stakeholders to be culturally and linguistically competent.
FY21 CLC Strategic Plan
The FY21 Cultural and Linguistic Competency Strategic Plan was created by the Mid Shore Planning Collaborative.
The CLC Strategic Plan is formatted from guidelines Behavioral Health Administration:
Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup
Established through the CLC Plan, per quarter.
If you'd like to be part of the workgroup distribution list and to be notified about the upcoming meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
A national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement of social transformation. http://www.pisab.org/about-us/
MSBH staff and Board of Directors had the opportunity to learn about dismantling racism during an Undoing Racism Workshop in September 2020. We learned that we are all Gatekeepers and that we have opportunities to undo racism in the work that we do as human service professionals, social workers and so on
The BIPOC Project, A Black, Indigenous, @ People of Color Movement
The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice. https://www.thebipocproject.org/
The Trevor Project “Support for LGBT Youth
Chase Brexton at Easton, a primary care facility that specializes in serving the needs of clients who identify as LGBT+ https://www.chasebrexton.org/locations/easton
Transliance, a support group for individuals who identify as transgender, Go to https://espsmd.com/ to contact Eastern Shore Psychology Services for more information
Camp Rehobeth LGBT Resource Guide https://www.camprehoboth.com/lgbt-resource-guide
Our Military Service Community:
Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans https://veterans.health.maryland.gov/pages/Home.aspx, MCV Operation Roll Call…The veteran will need to call the MCV 24/7 Hotline at 1/877-770-4801 to request to be a part of MCV Operation Roll Call. The call information will then be directed to their local RRC. The RRC will then reach out to the veteran to obtain the information needed to place them in the MCV Operation Roll Call program. Once the veteran has completed registration, the RRC will call to check in on the veteran once a week or once every two weeks (whichever the veteran chooses). A copy of the form can be mailed/emailed to the veteran upon their request
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services:
MSBH supports the deaf community on the Eastern Shore by monitoring a contract that provides treatment with Certified American Sign Language interpreters. Individuals who identify as deaf or hard of hearing and want to engage in mental health treatment can find the therapist of their choice and be linked with a competent ASL Interpreter
An Introduction to American Deaf Culture https://www.verywellhealth.com/deaf-culture-basics-1046268
Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health
Minority Veterans of America (MVA)...” A space in which minority veterans gather together to connect and to fight for justice for our collective communities.” Visit the website to become a member, to become a partner, become a volunteer or to donate. MVA is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans.