PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Dec. 22, 2017 – The Calvert County Department of Community Resources announces that the Calvert Family Advocates Board of Directors recently turned two holiday visits into surprise check presentations for Friendly Health Services, Inc. and Adult Day Care of Calvert County.

Because of the generosity of an anonymous local business, Calvert Family Advocates was able to donate more than $40,000 to help the adult day care agencies meet the growing needs of their clients. The Adult Day Care of Calvert County received a check for $35,000 to assist with the purchase of a new commuter bus and Friendly Adult Health Services, Inc. received a $5,800 check for needed equipment and center upgrades.

“We are so honored and thrilled to be able to give to these deserving and much needed organizations in our community,” said Karen Lane, chairperson of Calvert Family Advocates, which is a nonprofit that raises funds to assist vulnerable citizens of Calvert County. “Both agencies meet a vital and growing need by providing important care to our county’s elderly and disabled adults.”

Department of Community Resources Director Jennifer Moreland explained that adult day cares help families care for elderly and disabled adults by providing structured weekday supervision and care designed to enhance their well-being. Medical and/or social day care services are designed to improve the quality of life for participants and provide relief to caregivers. These programs of care, compassionate assistance and community-based activities are a cost-effective alternative or supplement to other forms of care for impaired adults.

Pictured from left during the check presentation ceremony are Adult Day Care of Calvert County (ADC) Board Members Cindy Selby and Barbara Watson, Calvert Family Advocates (CFA) Board Members Kathy Knight, Kate Liptack, Nancy Lehman, Dennis Helie and Chris Cummings, CFA Chairwoman Karen Lane, ADC Executive Director Deborah Plumley and Calvert County Board of County Commissioners’ Vice President Tom Hejl

For more information about Adult Day Care of Calvert County, contact or call 410-535-0133. To learn more about Friendly Health Services, Inc., please call 410-535-6542.

Calvert Family Advocates works closely with the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, the Calvert County Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Calvert County Homeless Board to receive information and insights on client needs. Learn more by visiting them online at

The Calvert County Department of Community Resources’ mission is to serve as a liaison for citizen issues relating to the provision of human services and to respond to inquiries from citizens and professionals seeking information. Learn more about how the Calvert County Department of Community Services can help you by visiting them online, or calling 410-535-8803.

Pictured from left during the check presentation ceremony are Friendly Health Services Social Worker Karen O’Kennon-Litridge, Friendly Health Services Nurse Leah Bellafiore, Calvert Family Advocates (CFA) Board Member Dennis Helie, CFA Chairwoman Karen Lane, Friendly Health Services Director Gwen Ferguson and CFA Board Members Chris Cummings, Nancy Lehman, Jennifer Hillman and Kathy Knight.