Diakonia Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry - Ocean City, MD
12747 Old Bridge Road
Ocean City, MD 21842
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Description: Provides a 40 bed emergency shelter for homeless men, women, and families with children. Also offers an emergency food pantry for food assistance.
1) EMERGENCY HOUSING: Operates a 40 bed emergency shelter for homeless men, women and families with children. Adult clients must obtain employment within three days. Residents have opportunity to move to transitional shelter. The shortest stay is one day, the longest stay is 24 months.
2) EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY: Provides food to those in need every 30 days. Formula and baby items are sometimes available. Photo ID and proof of local residence is required.
3) ESG Funding - temporary financial assistance for those who qualify. Call to check eligibility.
Call and ask to speak with Jerome Jackson about ESG funds.
Diakonia was originally established by the Mennonite church in 1972. In 1984, it became a separate, 501(c)(3) non-denominational organization. Diakonia operates two buildings in West Ocean City, Maryland where it provides emergency and transitional housing, emergency food services and counseling and assistance for its guests.
Diakonia is more than just a shelter, however. Diakonia attempts to address the root causes of homelessness through a variety of programs and initiatives.
Volunteers Requests by Diakonia Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry: Volunteers Requests by Diakonia Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry: Diakonia could not operate without the help of its many volunteers. Volunteers provide support for our operations in a variety of ways. Volunteering with Diakonia is a way to use your knowledge, skills and talents to give back to the community and to change lives, including your own. Among the many services volunteers provide at Diakonia are: Answering the telephone Operating and working in the thrift shop Sorting and storing donations Grant writing Cleaning Distributing food from the food pantry Transporting residents to appointments Entering data into our donor management database Repairs and maintenance to our facilities Resume writing Web site maintenance Newsletter writing Helping organize fundraising events Many other services
Donation Requests by Diakonia Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry: Gift cards and certificates, food, toiletries and new clothing and toys are needed.
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Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
Do you have items to donate? Contact Diakonia Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.