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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.

Refer a Youth:

Upload the referral form and consent form.

After completing, send both the referral and consent forms to: yoc@midshorebehavioralhealth.org

Mid-Shore Adolescent Clubhouses 

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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

  • Washington College

  • Mentoring Programs

  • Worthmore Equestrian Center

Community Partners

Contact Adolescent Clubhouse staff with questions:

Ty Bolden – Program Director, Club Fear South (Dorchester County)

tboldenmda@gmail.com

 

Paul Tue, III – Program Director, Club Fear North (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot)

ptuemda@gmail.com

 

Doncella Wilson, LMSW – Program Administrator 

443-258-3143

minarysdreamalliance@gmail.com

Questions?

 

To learn more about this program, contact: 

 

Ashley Strazza, Youth Outreach Coordinator at 410.770.4801  x310 or

Ann Simpers, LCPC, Behavioral Health Coordinator, SOR and OOCC at 410.770.4801 x323.