Our Mission

The Talbot Interfaith Shelter is a voluntary interfaith-based service organization in Talbot County, Maryland. We are dedicated both to providing safe, temporary shelter to men, women, and children who lack adequate housing, and to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in our community.



Our Vision

Our vision is that no one in Talbot County will ever have to spend a night on the streets, in a car or in the woods because he or she cannot find housing.



Our Principles

The Shelter is an interfaith organization sponsored and operated cooperatively by different religious faith groups who respect the individuality, confidentiality, and privacy of guests. Each member of the community is invited to volunteer in this effort.

The Shelter believes that all men, women, and children have an inherent right to adequate housing that is safe and secure. The Shelter is open to individuals of all races, genders, ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, sexual orientations and religions.

The Shelter provides a safe and secure environment that is smoke, alcohol, and drug free.

Guests are accepted on the basis of their ability to meet these standards, and the ability of the Shelter to meet their needs with the Shelter’s resources.

The Shelter establishes policies and procedures that create an appropriate environment for both guests and volunteers.

The Shelter is committed to working cooperatively with other private and public agencies to facilitate guests’ access to appropriate services for help in resolving their hopelessness



The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is a temporary shelter serving homeless individuals from Talbot County and surrounding areas. Open as of November 30, 2014, it is operated with assistance from hundreds of volunteers from the local faith community and other concerned citizens.