Youth Outreach Program
The Youth Outreach Program at Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. provides substance use education, intervention, peer support and resources for care. This program serves youth in the five mid-shore counties (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot). Youth who qualify for the program show signs of substance use disorder, live in a high-risk home, are at risk for substance use disorder, or are resistant to traditional services. The program’s success is based on a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist building relationships with youth, assessing the needs of the individual, and creating a coordinated plan for assistance. Additionally, the program connects youth and families to services and resources available within their community.
Mid-Shore Adolescent Clubhouses
Facilitated by Minary’s Dream Alliance, Inc., the Adolescent Clubhouse (AC) is an interactive model to better address the needs of youth (12-17) impacted by, affected by, or diagnosed with an opioid use disorder (OUD) as well as their families. These efforts are also aimed to decrease future opioid related deaths in the population. Services include SUD education, self-care and social skills development, peer recovery support, age and developmentally appropriate recovery support groups, resource linkage, recovery-related workshops, and family engagement events. Services will be provided at multiple sites, in a hybrid structure, in-person and/or virtually.
Trainings and Workshops: Trauma Informed Care, Evidence Based Practice, Substance use disorder-prevention methods to include triggers, Opiate overdose, Naloxone Training.
Life Skills Training: budgeting, communication skills, career readiness, basic computer skill.
Podcast Studio: In collaboration with Washington College, youth will be able to tell their stories and interview substance abuse experts, and community members.
Experiential Therapy: Infusion of Art, Music and Equine Therapy activities.
Support groups: Psycho-educational groups on substance use disorder, LGBTQ+.
Family Time: Family structured activities such as cooking, camping on site, outings.
Club F.E.A.R. North:
American Legion, Chestertown, MD.
Caroline County YMCA, Denton, MD.
Club F.E.A.R. South:
Harvesting Hope Youth and Family Services
Dorchester Center for The Arts, Cambridge, MD.
Families enrolled in Club F.E.A.R. will be able to schedule visits for activities at all sites.
Adolescent Clubhouse Locations
Community partners working with Club F.E.A.R. include:
Shore’s Elite Track & Field, Mentoring Services, Inc.
Caroline County Family YMCA
Harvesting Hope, Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Dorchester Center for The Arts
Worthmore Equestrian Center
Contact Adolescent Clubhouse staff with questions:
Ty Bolden – Program Director, Club Fear South (Dorchester County)
Paul Tue, III – Program Director, Club Fear North (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot)
Doncella Wilson, LMSW – Program Administrator
Child and Adolescent Special Needs Request Form
Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Inc. has time-limited consumer support funding to support the children and youth populations of the mid-shore.
The funding and processing of requests is similar to MSBH’s Adult Consumer Special Needs funding that already exists – except this is available for children and youth needs. The application can be found at Mid Shore Behavioral Health | Consumer Support Services and needs to be completed by the child or youth’s therapist (or other provider) and submitted to ChildandAdolescentConsumerSupport@midshorebehavioralhealth.org.
Applicants must have Medicaid and be enrolled in the Public Behavioral Health System for mental health treatment. Privately insured and uninsured individuals are not eligible. Three attempts for funding assistance with three other agencies must be listed on the application. Guardian income must exceed expenses to show sustainability. Guardians must have a sustainable budget with more monthly income than their monthly expenses to be eligible. Food stamps must be listed as income and an expense.
Applications can be submitted for mostly anything if the budget is sustainable. Examples of funding use include but are not limited to: transportation related to hospitalizations (ER, inpatient, IOP, PHP, RTC, etc.) that is NOT covered by Medicaid, household support (furniture, appliances, rent, utilities, etc.), camps, expressive therapies, art or music lessons, or classes, bikes, etc. For rental assistance requests, we will need the lease and landlords W9 (dated with SSN or EIN). We can approve up to $999.00 per person (can only access these funds once this period). Payments will be paid directly from MSBH to the provider.
This funding is limited and will not be available after June 30, 2023. For any questions, please reach out to Sarah Fegan at firstname.lastname@example.org.