|Vocational Training · Manufacturing · Group Homes
Prevocational Training · Support Services · Respite Care
The group of buildings at 713 Dover Road in Easton is the base of operations for Chesapeake Center. The largest building houses a thriving manufacturing business. Chesapeake Center is the nation’s sole supplier to the U.S. Navy of nuclear grade cotton wiping cloths. Commercial sewers, quality control employees and packers complete this job before the on-site government inspection. Local businesses sub-contract small assembly jobs, items to be packed in a kit, and bulk mailings. The Center also manufactures wooden crab mallets that can be customized for special occasions. These are purchased by local distributors and sold across the United States.
Chesapeake Center also holds a contract with the Talbot County Health Department for car washing and parking lot cleanup. Employees with disabilities take pride in recycling aluminum, paper, cardboard, cloth pieces and computer equipment. In addition, Consumers are paid to maintain the recycling igloos located on Dover Road and at the Amish Market in Easton. Other Chesapeake Center workers learn to bake and prepare meals in the commercial kitchen, inspected by the Talbot County Environmental Health Office. These baked goods are sold to the public who phone in orders. At least 24 to 48 hours notice is appreciated for all baked goods orders. The commercial kitchen is also available for rental on evenings and weekends. Download the bakery list PDF >
Located in Talbot County, Maryland, Chesapeake Center owns group homes where the staff support residents as they learn how to do laundry, cook, clean, plan their free time, explore hobbies, exercise and visit friends and family. These group homes are single family dwellings with multiple bedrooms. The Office of Health Care Quality licenses the residential program annually.
For those participants whose focus is not work, Chesapeake Center offers life skills training to increase self sufficiency. Participants may add to their skills in grooming, personal care, conversation, hobbies, recreation, healthy living and safety. Individual assistance is offered as needed in the restroom, at meal times, and with medical needs.
Support services are available to qualifying adults who need drop-in assistance. The trained staff helps with medical appointments, errands, grocery shopping, banking, budgeting and housekeeping, as well as recreational activities. The goal is to help consumers become contributing members of the community.
Respite Care is available to relieve the day to day responsibility of the primary caregiver. Respite bedrooms in supervised group homes are available for overnight visits by participants with developmental disabilities. The respite stay can rejuvenate the caregiver wile providing a rewarding experience for the overnight guest. Respite funding or private pay is accepted.