A coalition in Somerset County has worked to open a new homeless shelter in Princess Anne, helping to ease the shortage of shelters on the lower shore.
The Delmarva Times reports:
In addition to being all new construction, one thing that sets this facility apart is its flexibility. Most shelters place strict limits on the length of time a guest may stay, but the Lower Shore Shelter plans to allow guests to remain up to 180 days if necessary, providing ample time to recover, and also providing case management and other services needed to get them back on their feet and ready to become more self-sufficient.
The article reports that about 247 homeless individuals are in Somerset County and that many of the homeless were sent to Wicomico or Worcester County when beds were not available locally.
To learn more read the full article in The Delmarva Times.