A New Emergency Shelter for Homeless Families – At a Glance
WHAT: Develop a fixed site, overnight emergency shelter for up to 45 people— 10 to 11 families, depending on household size– with an associated day program and assist families to achieve permanent housing and more stable lives. An estimated $3 million will be needed to cover the property, subdivision, architectural and renovation costs, and the first year of operating expenses.
WHY: The current Family Shelter model is inadequate in concept, size, and scope. The proposed fixed-site approach will allow us to triple the capacity of the current program, reduce the number of costly hotel rooms needed when demand exceeds capacity, and provide stability for families.
WHERE: 7516 Hayward Road, Frederick MD 21702 (transferred from the City of Frederick at zero cost), an 8,300-square-foot farmhouse only 3 miles from the DeGrange Street campus, easily accessible to social services and other resources and located on public transportation routes.
HOW: Project will be funded through grants, contributions, and a community capital campaign.
WHEN: Two (2) years from the beginning of the capital campaign to the opening of the fixed-site location.