Tri Community Mediation is a nonprofit organization that offers mediation and conflict resolution services in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties. In order to make mediation accessible to everyone, we provide mediation at no cost to participants. We are a program of the community, by the community, and for the community. It is our mission to create a more just and peaceful Lower Eastern Shore.
We are largely funded by grants and donations, and also offer fee-based conflict management trainings for organizations. Funders include: the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO); the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore; Community Mediation Maryland; Maryland Humanities/National Endowment for the Humanities; Rural Maryland Council; the Ignatius DiNardo Foundation; Keith Campbell Foundation; Migrant Clinicians Network; Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development; Wicomico County Local Management Board; and others.
In 2003 the Community Mediation Initiative (CMI) was founded as part of what would become the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution at Salisbury University. In 2015 we became a freestanding nonprofit organization, Tri Community Mediation, to more inclusively serve the entire Lower Shore community. Our office is located on Salisbury’s Downtown Plaza.