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Diakonia Emergency Shelter, Food Pantry

12747 Old Bridge Road
Ocean City, MD - 21842

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.

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