EASTON — As Talbot Interfaith Shelter enters its second decade of fighting homelessness on the Mid-Shore, current shelter guests have a message to share with the community that has changed their lives and given them the opportunity to build a brighter future. **
“Thank you for everything … Because without [your support], we [would] have nothing.”
“Thanks for helping me and my family … Just thank you.”
“Thank you to the whole group of volunteers and donors … because you don’t know how much you change peoples’ lives through TIS.”
Homelessness in our community is a growing problem, and there are many more local families who need help to reach success.
Since TIS opened the doors to its permanent shelter facility at Easton’s Promise almost five years ago, the number of homeless children in Talbot County Public Schools has more than doubled. They could be “doubled up” with family, moving from home to home, or could be living in a barn or a car, or even sleeping in the park.
There are many more families on the Mid-Shore who are teetering on the edge of a financial cliff, and one unexpected expense could set them on the path to homelessness. TIS’ S4 Program (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success) provides guests with a path from homelessness to sustainable self-sufficiency. When asked what the program means to them, shelter guests had this to say:
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