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Chapter 6-F: Shelters

 

Related Topics: Domestic Violence Crisis Shelters | Family Financial Assistance | Housing | Transportation

 

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Resources

 

Baltimore County Department of Social Services
410-853-3000, extension 2
24 hours a day, the staff in this unit will take your call and connect you with the people who can best help you. Provides emergency shelter screening and placement, counseling, case management and assistance with applying for benefits. You must have a referral to stay in any of the shelters. Referrals to shelters depend on the availability of space. For more information and referrals to Baltimore County Shelters, call their  screening line at 410-853-3000. It is best to call at 8:30 a.m. when space is most available.

 

211 Maryland at First Call for Help - United Way of Central Maryland
Dial 211; 1-800-492-0618 toll free throughout Maryland; TTY: dial Maryland Relay 711
Experienced staff members help callers explore their problems and connects them of the public, nonprofit and private community resources that can help with their situation. This service is free and confidential. Callers may remain anonymous. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Assistance Center of Towson Churches
120 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
410-296-4855
Emergency shelter referrals and motel placements for single men, single women and families, emergency food assistance, emergency funds for turn-off notices, final note of eviction.

 

Baltimore County Emergency Homeless Shelters
410-853-3000, extension 2 (24 hours a day)
You must first have a referral from Baltimore County Department of Social Services (DSS) Screening Unit. They can be reached at (410) 853-3000, option # 2. The shelters are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; however,  homeless persons are encouraged to arrive at the appropriate shelter between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm each evening.

 

Each year from November 15 to April 15, the Eastside Family Emegency Shelter and the Westside Men's Shelter operate as "Code Blue" freezing weather shelters open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Code Blue policy mandates that when outside temperatures are 32 degrees (or below) two of our three shelters will accept up to fifteen (15) additional homeless persons without a DSS referral. "Coder Blue" walk-ins are welcomed into the shelters on a first-come, first-serve basis and no more than 15 walk-ins will be accepted at each site on any given day. Code blue persons sleep on mats/cots, access to showers, bathroom, laundry, meals, bus tokens, nursing services, case management, and referral services.

 

  • Eastside Family Emergency Shelter
    9100 Franklin Square Drive
    Baltimore, Maryland 21237
    Phone: 410-285-4674 ext 201
    Shelter: 410-780-7404

This is a 150 person shelter accepting single women, homeless families (anyone with children) and couples; access to showers, bathrooms, laundry, meals, bus tokens, nursing services, case management and day programs, referral services. Day programs include GED, life skills, job training and recreational activities. Bus Routes # 4, 24, 35, 55

 

  • Westside Men’s Shelter
    55 Wade Avenue
    Catonsville, Maryland
    Phone: 410-285-4674 ext 203
    Shelter Phone: 443-860-9208

This is a 120 person shelter accepting homeless men only; code blue persons sleep on mats/cots, access to showers, bathroom, laundry, meals, bus tokens, nursing services, case management, and referral services. Bus line #35

 

Shelter Transportation:
Transportation is available to homeless persons seeking shelter from freezing weather. This includes self-presentation (the person makes him/her own way to the shelter site); bus transportation made possible by bus tokens from the Department of Social Services, the Police Department and/or shelter sites, and as a last resort rides by on duty police officers. The Men’s Westside Shelter also has a daily shuttle that picks up at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Leeds Avenue, Catonsville between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Mass Transit Authority bus maps: http://mta.maryland.gov/content/transit-maps Bus Schedules: http://mta.maryland.gov/local-bus (opens in new window)

 

Community Assistance Network
7900 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
410-285-4674
Shelter placement for single men and women, children alone or families with children. Weatherization, fuel fund, eviction prevention, homeless services, housing counseling, and emergency food assistance. You must have a referral to stay in any of the shelters listed below. Referrals to shelters depend on the availability of space. For more information and referrals to Baltimore County Shelters, call the Department of Social Service's screening line at 410-853-3000, extension 2. It is best to call at 8:30 a.m. when space is most available.

 

  • Dundalk
    7900 East Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21224
    410-285-4674

 

  • Essex
    Department of Social Services
    439 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21221
    410-853-3824

 

  • Hillendale
    Hillendale Gate Apartments
    6600 Wycombe Way
    Baltimore, Maryland 21234
    410-339-6457

 

  • Randallstown
    Liberty Family Resource Center
    3525 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, Maryland 21131
    410-887-0631

 

  • Rosedale
    Eastside Shelter and Day Resource Center
    20 Serpens Court
    Baltimore, Maryland 21237
    410-780-7404

 

Hannah More Emergency Shelter
12041 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
410-853, 3000, extension 2
A temporary 80 bed emergency facility providing food and shelter to one or two-parent families with children and single women. There is a 90-day limit on length of stay for this facility. To obtain admittance, you must first have a referral from Baltimore County Department of Social Services (DSS) Screening Unit. They can be reached at (410) 853-3000, extension 2 

 

INNterim Housing Corporation
112 Sudbrook Lane
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
410-486-8175
Provides transitional housing, support and a structured residential environment to homeless mothers so they can acquire the skills and resources needed to become self-sufficient.

 

Nehemiah House, Inc.
8720 Philadelphia Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
410-682-6333
52-bed emergency shelter for homeless single men ages 18 and older. Referrals made through Baltimore County Department of Social Services, call 410-853-3000, extension 2. Provides temporary shelter, transitional housing, training, counseling and other assistance for homeless men who are released from prison, victims of substance abuse, veterans or other men experiencing homelessness.

 

Night of Peace Family Shelter
PO Box 47280
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
410-922-4357 or 443-834-5540
This temporary overnight shelter housing up to 28 persons is located at Salem United Methodist Church of Hebbville, 7509 Windsor Mill Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Provides emergency shelter and transition planning for homeless families with children, including single-parent families for up to four months. It is open 7 days a week from 4 pm to 8 am. All guests must leave the shelter by 8 a.m. unless there is a cold weather or health emergency. Dinner and breakfast is served. Shower and laundry services available. Assists parents in their search for employment, permanent housing, medical care and a variety of social and community services.

 

Prologue Homeless Outreach Center
Shelter Team, Shelter Plus Care and Street Team:
3 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
410-653-6190

 

Outreach Services only:
609 Baltimore Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
410-653-6190
Serves County residents who are homeless and are victims of domestic violence, have substance abuse, are veterans, have HIV/AIDS, have a psychiatric disability or who are chronically homeless. Prologue reaches out to them in the shelter and on the streets. The Shelter Team offers case management services to persons in Baltimore County's shelters who are diagnosed with a mental illness. The Street Team also accepts referrals from County shelters and provides outreach to homeless individuals living in campsites and on the streets. Services include case management, hot meals, shower and laundry, Through the Shelter Plus Care program, individuals with a psychiatric disability may obtain subsidized housing in one, two or three bedroom units.