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When Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) opened its doors in January 2009 in various churches in Talbot County, its vision was that no one in Talbot County would ever have to spend a night on the streets, in a car or in the woods because he or she cannot find housing. As a voluntary interfaith-based service organization in Talbot County, the organization is 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.

For five years, the shelter was a “homeless” homeless shelter, rotating cots, blankets, supplies and support through Talbot’s faith congregations, including St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Christ Church Easton, Christ Church St. Michaels, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Easton, Third Haven Friends Meeting, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cordova and the Temple B’nai Israel. Teams of volunteers from 19 faith communities came together to bring hot meals, drive shelter guests to showers at the YMCA, make bagged lunches and spend time with the shelter’s guests. Shelter guests had to leave each morning and return again in the evening to allow the churches and synagogue to conduct their normal schedules of day school and outreach meetings.

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