Christian Shelter is an emergency shelter, providing safe shelter, meals and nutritious and practical and spiritual guidance for families and single individuals in the Lower Shore area for the past 37 years. We are a private, nonprofit, 501C3 agency that depends entirely on financial contributions to continue to operate.
When you use the AmazonSmile.com website to purchase ordinary, household, or 7products, a portion of the money you spend will be donated to the agency of your choice, hopefully Christian Shelter, Inc. In turn that donation will be used to help Christian Shelter continue our Parenting Program. This is a collaborative program with LifeMark Counseling Services in Salisbury that provides regular group and individual counseling services focused on rebuilding and strengthening the many homeless, broken families we house. Ultimately stronger, healthier families are far more likely to find and retain stable housing and avoid recurring episodes of homelessness. Pictured below are Parenting Program group sessions with the Shelter children (click on an image to see a larger version).
CHRISTIAN SHELTER NEEDS A FULL TIME COOK AND KITCHEN MANAGER. THIS IS A PAID POSITION REQUIRING COMMERCIAL COOKING EXPERIENCE.
Please contact Sister Mary Williams at 410-749-5673 for details, then download, complete, and submit an application for staff employment at the Shelter.
On the basis of past experience these numbers will rise sharply in July and August, our busiest months each year. stretching the Shelter’s resources (staff, supplies, equipment, food) will be stretched to the max and beyond. So we will trust in, “Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 4: 20)
“But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”‘ (Matthew 19: 14)
Summer is just beginning and already 32 (almost half) of the 65 homeless people currently staying in the Shelter are children. When the weather is hot and people are thinking picnics, beaches and vacations, concern and resources for homeless people tends to dwindle. But when you’re on the street, the heat is hard to escape, and the number of homeless people seeking Shelter, llike the temperature, rises.
Perhaps the Lord is giving you a nudge to help take the heat off some homeless kids this summer, by: 1) coming to the Shelter for an hour or two during the day in July, August or September to guide some children in creative activities, games, Bible stories, etc., 2) persuading your church’s Vacation Bible School leader to consider holding your VBS here at Christian Shelter in our spacious Day Room and Dining Room and including the Shelter children, 3) donating some supplies for children’s activities such as crayons, construction paper, coloring books, children’s CDs (preferably Bible oriented), etc. Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me;” (Mark 9: 37)
East Salisbury neighborhood rooster makes frequent visits to the Christian Shelter
Click on the photo below to view the video and read WMDT’s story from last December about Salisbury’s Christian Shelter:
More than 1,000 homeless individuals were housed at the Christian Shelter in 2015.
Approximately 32% were children.
27% were single men, 19% were single women, and approximately 15% were women with children.
(click on the small photos for a larger view)