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Grassroots Crisis Intervention Family Shelter Program

6700 Freetown Rd
Columbia, MD - 21044

Family Shelter ProgramGrassroots operates the only general emergency shelter in Howard County at 6700 Freetown Road in Columbia, MD.  The program has 33 beds for families and single adult women experiencing a shelter crisis

All clients are accepted into the emergency shelter program on a provisional basis for a period of no more than three months. Each resident is assigned a case manager who works with them to develop a case plan designed to address their particular needs and challenges. Prior to the end of their 3-month stay, residents may apply for a 3-month extension, for a maximum stay of six months. An additional extension is granted only under extenuating circumstances such as medical necessity.

Extensions of stay dependent on the residents progress achieving the goals in their housing plan (such as getting a job, saving money, attending addictions treatment, applying for benefits for which they may be eligible, meeting regularly with their case manager, etc.), their ability to function cooperatively in the group living setting, and their adherence to basic shelter guidelines.

Housing alone does not resolve the cycle of homelessness for the majority of our residents. Staff also provide supportive counseling; assistance in seeking jobs and apartments; help with budgeting and parenting skills; and referral for mental health services, social services, or addictions treatment. Transportation and limited financial assistance are also available.

Motel Shelter
As a back-up to Emergency Shelter, Grassroots has a capacity to house up to three families for up to fifteen days in motel when the shelter is full and there are no immediate alternatives. Staff work intensively with these families to help them find more permanent arrangements including other shelter, their own apartment, or relocating to be with family members or friends.

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