New homeless shelter expansion in Easton
EASTON, Md. – The Talbot Interfaith Shelter in Easton is expanding after a permit for their new facility on Goldsborough Street was approved on Tuesday, November 17.
This new facility will cater to single men and women, while their current shelter will focus on serving families. They say this permit approval comes almost six years, after they opened their first shelter, in the historic downtown area.
The first location was met with opposition because some community members were concerned how a shelter would impact that area of the city.
However, they also everyone was much more welcoming this time around.
“The community has seen what it is that we are trying to accomplish, seen how we take care of our property and who we are helping and how we are helping them and the support this time around has been incredibly overwhelming,” says Talbot Interfaith Shelter Marketing and Development Director, Jayme Dingler.
If you’d like to learn about this new shelter, Talbot Interfaith will be hosting virtual town halls on November 23rd and 24th, to answer any questions and share their plans.