There are many homeless services in the Dover, DE region, including shelters of all types, bathing facilities, and mail facilities. And, if you want to help, there are also volunteer opportunities available.
OVERVIEW: Acts as the point of entry for Howard County Coordinated System of Homeless Services (CSHS). Provides free 24-hour telephone and walk-in crisis counseling, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and community education in the Central Maryland area. Also offers a mobile crisis team for psychiatric emergencies. - - SERVICES: - 1) 24-HOUR CRISIS INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL: Offers a hotline and walk-in counseling center for those in need of immediate assistance with a personal, situational, or mental health crisis. Services are free of charge and confidential. Certified suicide prevention center. - - 2) COORDINATED SYSTEM of HOMELESS SERVICES (CSHS): Provides a point of entry for Howard County residents who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. All calls related to homelessness should be directed to Grassroots. This may include eviction prevention, rent assistance, transitional housing, and emergency housing. - - -Family and Women's Shelter: Provides 33-bed shelter for individuals or families. Provides meals, case management, individual and group counseling, supportive services and transportation. Length of stay determined on an individual case basis, maximum stay is 6 months. Program focuses on individualized plans intended to help residents achieve a permanent resolution to their housing crisis. In a transfer the I&R Specialist must have the name and phone number of the caller. Individuals must reside in Howard County for at least 6 months to be eigible for assistance. - - -Men's Shelter: Offers the same services as the emergency shelter, with 18 beds available for men in need. Length of stay determined on an individual case basis, maximum stay is 6 months. Program focuses on individualized plans intended to help residents achieve a permanent resolution to their housing crisis. Individuals must reside in Howard County for at least 6 months to be eligible for assistance. - - -Cold Weather Shelter: Operates during the winter months (usually Nov-Mar). Offers overnight shelters, food and case management services. Residents must leave during daytime hours. Shelter revolves around several, faith based communities in the Columbia, MD area. Individuals must reside in Howard County for at least 6 months to be eligible for assistance. - - 3) MOBILE CRISIS TEAM: Responds with the police to psychiatric emergencies, traumatic death situations, and intense family conflict daily 9AM-11PM. Call 410-531-6677. - - 4) DONATIONS: Accepts cleaning supplies, food items, personal hygiene items, gently used towels, gentry used twin size sheets, silverware, pens, tissues, paper products, cups, etc. - - 5) CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text START to 741-741