Talbot Community Connections (TCC) was established in 2001 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2002. TCC raises funds to support the Talbot County Department of Social Services to help meet the unmet needs that are fundamental to the safety, security, health and well-being of Talbot County’s children and adults. Every year, TCDSS finds citizen need is greater than available governmental funding. Over the last 10 years, TCC has assisted approximately 2.500 citizens in need with approximately $250,000.
An example of TCC funds helping families in the Foster Care and Child Welfare program included respite funds for a homeless teen and her mother that allowed the girl to avoid foster care until placement was made with her aunt. Other funds provided to the Family Reunification Program helped an aunt with a housing voucher while caring for her niece, which enabled her to obtain a newer, well-maintained home at reduced rent. Additional funds provided respite care for the biological family of a medically-fragile infant, keeping the biological family together and avoiding foster care placement. Other funding provided a mother of three, who overcame addiction, day care for a child, enabling her to continue to work and maintain her sobriety.