Eastside Family Shelter - Rosedale, MD

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9100 Franklin Square Drive, Suite 108
Rosedale, MD 21237
: Phone: 410-853-3000
: http://www.canconnects.org


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    2020-08-25 20:36:02
    when I was there,the place was like a zoo !!! They have mostly people there that have serious serious issues, drugs, mental illnesses, parent/caretakers that were extremely abusive to their children, verbally and physically !! There was very limited financial aid for the residents, that was ACTUALLY utilized ,though they always spoke in the "hall meetings" that there was lots of funds to assist. This didn't happen for many. Some of the staff really shouldn't have been working there, as some of them aren't in a mental condition to redirect the residents. Many times the staff would use food as a tool against residents, if it was something they coveted, they would shut down early so they could take home the food. They would have these "housing seminars" that one of the housing coordinators would always try to convince the residents to either share housing (strangers now) or rent, and all these were provisions she was pushing for her slum lord friends. Even though when I arrived there, the place was less than a year, it was like a prison, metal toilets, sinks just awful !!! The bathrooms stayed nasty, to the point they would have to close some down during the day to keep this down. Someone one really should investigate the running of that place. Ms.Mary tried her best to run this debacle of a place, but ma y of her staff worked against her. Close the place or get better management !!!

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Description: Eligibility Homeless families and single women. Men must have children.
Provides 24-hour shelter, support services and referrals to homeless families and single women. The maximum length of stay is 4-6 months.
1) SHELTER: Provides 24 hour shelter and support services to homeless families and single women. Support services include: meals, showers, laundry, counseling, case management, mail receipt and phone access.

2) REFERALS:Clients are linked to outside services such as employment counseling, adult education, mental health, substance abuse and housing assistance.

INTAKE: All referring agencies should contact the Baltimore County DSS by 8:30AM for space availability. Can accommodate women, single or with children; men admitted with their biological or legally adopted children or as part of a married couple, must provide proper documentation within two weeks. New families must enter between Noon-2PM. New guests must enter at 1505 Hospital Drive.

Documents Required Picture ID, proof of marriage, proof of custody. Call for more information.

Main: BCDSS, shelter referrals 410-853-3000

Contact Baltimore County Department of Social Services to be referred
into a CAN shelter at 410-853-3000 ext. 2.

The shelter serves as an all-inclusive resource to help stabilize the homeless of Baltimore County through case management, rapid re-housing programs, aftercare coordination, and a Samaritan Housing Program for the chronically homeless.

Case Management
Case managers deliver one-on-one counseling and programming to build life skills, cultivate job readiness and improve financial literacy.
Rapid Re-Housing Programs
Rapid re-housing specialists ensure that guests are able to live independently before finding them permanent, secure housing. In the last year, over 150 individuals were housed through the Rapid Re-Housing Program.
Aftercare Coordination
Aftercare Coordinators act as a resource navigator and community advocate for guests as they exit the shelter by working with the Rapid Re-Housing Program, CAN's Community Outreach Program, along with community partners, to ensure that shelter guests receive all inclusive community-based supportive services to help move them toward self-sufficiency.
Samaritan Housing
The Samaritan Housing Initiative Program is a federally (HUD) funded housing project. To support HUD's goal of improving housing accessibility for persons with disabilities, the project houses chronically homeless men and women in Baltimore County who have been diagnosed with a disabling condition.

Donation Requests by Eastside Family Shelter: Meal preparation, organize donations, facilitate workshops and conduct social and administrative tasks.

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