Delmarva Community Services, Inc.

From travel, to respite care, to assistance for veterans, and more, Delmarva Community Services, Inc. (DCS) is ready to help.

DCS is a human services non-profit organization providing the support people need to remain independent.

Senior citizens, individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, medically frail persons and transportation dependent persons benefit from a variety of programs and services.

 

Travel Buddies

Are you interested in riding the Delmarva Community Transit bus but don’t know how to begin? DCS will provide you with a personal travel buddy who will escort you to destinations if you are 60 or older, or have a disability, or are learning to ride to work. This assistance is available as often as needed until you are comfortable riding by yourself, and it is completely free. Call 410-221-7600.

Other Services

Public transportation is available to everyone. DCT operates routes throughout Dorchester, Talbot, Kent and Caroline counties, with connections in Queen Anne’s and Worcester counties. The fare is $1.50 each way for persons 60 and older, with monthly passes for just $35.00.

DCS can help you plan your trip or learn about other options for transportation outside of the public bus system. This service is free. In Talbot County, call 410-822-4155.

Veterans

DCS is committed to serving veterans of the armed forces. Door-to-door transportation is available at no cost to veterans who need transportation to health appointments.

This service is available thanks to the Maryland Commitment to Veterans program, which is dedicated to helping returning veterans get the support they need.

Respite

Respite is a program that helps caregivers get a break from the care they provide a loved one. They can use the respite hours for vacation, appointments, shopping, etc. Call 410-943-1106.

Partners In Care

To inquire about becoming a member of the Partners In Care community, or to request a ride, please contact Pam O’Brien at 410-822-1803.

Partners in Care is a time exchange community where members exchange services (such as transportation) with one another. There is no charge for membership or services. Members giving rides pick up members needing rides at the rider’s home. They then transport the rider to the desired destination, accompany them when necessary; and return them safely to their home. Requests must be made at least a week in advance.

Our expectation is that each member will contribute time (volunteer), talent or treasure (money). We gratefully accept monetary donations as well as gently used clothing for our resale Boutique.

Membership is offered to those who are over 50, ambulatory, and know what it means to be a good neighbor. Membership is not based on income.

Medical Assistance Transportation

(Talbot County Health Department)

For more information contact the
Talbot County Health Department
at 410-819-5600

Talbot County Health Department contracts with Delmarva Community Services/DCT to transport eligible ambulatory and wheelchair clients to their medical appointments. This program is NOT for emergency medical transportation services, nor does it cover transportation for other services than medical appointments. The medical service for which the transportation is provided must also be covered by the Maryland Medicaid Program. This program provides a non-emergency medical transportation source for Talbot County Medicaid recipients who have no other means of transportation. Riders must have an active medical assistance number.

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