EASTON, Md. – A homeless shelter, unlike any other, is celebrating a milestone on the Eastern Shore. The Talbot Interfaith Shelter in Easton looks like any other home. While it has been serving the Mid-Shore for almost 11 years, it’s home known as Easton’s Promise has changed countless lives over the past five years.
“It’s just amazing what they do here for the kids and for us as adults and single moms and everything,” says Kelly Ashe, a former guest at the shelter. “It’s been absolutely life-changing for me and my son.”
For the past five years, a quaint home in Easton has served as a homeless shelter, making miracles happen in the process. “I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without T.I.S. There’s just no way,” says Ashe.
Talbot Interfaith Shelter, or T.I.S., is in the heart of the city’s historic district but it didn’t get there without a fight.
“We had a lot of people who came out against us being here who were worried about what that meant for the neighborhood,” says Jayme Dingler, the Marketing Development Director at T.I.S.
And it’s their location that has made all the difference. “Being where we are located, like in the center of town so to speak, our folks are able to get to Department of Social Services. They’re able to get to the food stamp office. They’re able to get everywhere,” says Fran Doran, the Director of Operations at T.I.S.
The immediate warmth and charm of the home sets this shelter apart. “We walked upstairs and I said, ‘You’re kidding me. We’re going to be staying here in this house?’ I knew we were going to be okay from that moment on,” says Ashe.
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