There are many homeless services in the Marydel, 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
OVERVIEW: Provides a wide range of services that includes financial assistance, emergency food and utility assistance to low income individuals, families and senior citizens in Talbot County. - - SERVICES: - 1) RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Provides funds to prevent court-ordered evictions and first month's rent. - - 2) RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM: Provides 6 months partial rent subsidy payments and a grant extension up to the 12 month limitation to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for low-income and elderly residents. - Maryland Rental Allowance Program Income Limits, 2015: Family size and gross monthly income: - 1 person $18,750 2 persons $21,450 - 3 persons $24,100 4 persons $26,800 - 5 persons $28,950 6 persons $31,100 - 7 persons $33,200 8 persons $35,350 - - 3) FOOD PANTRY: Provides food for needy families of Talbot County. Must provide ID, Social Security & Medical card for each household member. Pantry Hours are Mon-Fri 9AM-12Noon & 1:30-4PM. Must provide proof of income for the past 30 days of everyone working in the household and food stamp card if client is a recipient. - - 4) RIDGEWAY TRANSITIONAL SHELTER: Offers homeless adult males and females that need shelter or short term placement up to 30 days. Provides meals and assistance in finding jobs, offers basic computer skills and professional dress attire for interviews. Call 410-820-7013 for intake at 4PM. - - 5) AFTER SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM: Provides a summer and after school program for children in grades kindergarten thru eighth from 4-5:30PM during each school year between Sept -May. The children are aided with their homework, have visiting guest speakers, go on field trips, and work on various other activities such as praise dancing, arts and crafts, producing skits. - - 6) SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM: Offers a summer program for up to 20 children in grades kindergarten thru eighth for 6 weeks during summer months. Youths participates in arts, crafts, educational activities and field trips. - - 7) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2017: For Talbot County low-income residents only. - THANKSGIVING BASKETS: Provides food baskets to families in need. Sign-up begins on Oct 24th-Nov 9th. Must provide photo id, social security cards for all household members, proof of residence, proof of income for one month or award letter needed. - - CHRISTMAS BASKETS: Provides food baskets to families in need. Call office for sign-up dates. Must provide photo id, social security cards for all household members, proof of residence, proof of income for one month or award letter needed. - - CHRISTMAS: Adopt an Angel sign up (call office for dates) for children up to age 12. Must provide photo id, social security cards for all household members, proof of residence, proof of income for one month or award letter needed. - *Applications are available and must be filled out at the office. - - 8) FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM: Provides household appliances and furniture to needy families. Supports families that are coping with a variety of significant problems. - - 9) WINTER WEAR WRAP-UP: Offers coats, blankets and outwear give away to needy families on Mon-Fri 10AM-11AM. Collaborates with other churches, local businesses and residents that donate their time and efforts in collecting these items. - - 10) COAT DRIVE: Accepts new or slightly worn coats, jackets or blankets to give to needy families during the fall through winter months. - - 11) DONATIONS: Accepts monetary donations that will help with financial assistance and food items that will stock the pantry and be used for holiday baskets. Call for wish list items.