Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC) – Talbot County DSS
Phone Number (410) 770-4848
Address 301 Bay Street Easton, Maryland 21601
Hours Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
Website www.dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/talbot-county/
Description - Provides emergency cash assistance to families who need help paying an eviction notice, emergency fuel/heating shortage.
- Must have at least one related child under 21 living in the household.
- Must provide proof household can maintain on-going monthly rent and utilities.
- Available to a household only once in a 24-month period.
Food Pantry and Emergency Shelter – Presbyterian Church of Easton
Phone Number (410) 822-3324
Address 617 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.pceaston.com/effective-outreach
Description Our Church is very actively engaged in helping those in the community and beyond. Our members help at in the following areas:

Shelter providing a place for people to live when in need. We also provide classes on parenting, money management, cooking, shopping, etc.

Our Food Pantry is small, but provides help to those in need.
Foreclosure Prevention – MD HOPE
Phone Number 1-877-462-7555
Website www.dhcd.maryland.gov/Residents/Pages/HOPE/MDHope.aspx
Description Mortgage late? Don't wait! You have options. We can help. Call the Maryland HOPE Hotline today! Foreclosure prevention workshops available.

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Friends Helping Friends Network, Inc.
Phone Number (443) 477-3324
Address 423 S. Dover Street, Easton, MD, 21601
Hours Monday - Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
Website https://www.facebook.com/Friends-Helping-Friends-Network-Inc-236012023101372/
Description We are a Christian-based organization that helps single moms and homeless families by providing temporary shelter, helping them set and reach goals, while working on a budget and a goal plan; teaching them to become independent while helping them to focus by taking away burdens that hold them back.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 84, Easton, MD, 21601
Habitat for Humanity Choptank
Phone Number (410) 476-3204
Address 29349 W. Maple Avenue, Suite 3, Trappe, MD 21673
Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Website www.habitatchoptank.org
Description Habitat for Humanity Choptank, an affiliate of “Habitat International“, is a nonprofit organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.

Through financial coaching, education and support, and access to affordable financing, Habitat Choptank provides an opportunity for individuals and families in our communities to purchase a quality construction, energy efficient, affordable home. Home ownership with Habitat Choptank creates a solid foundation for our hardworking neighbors to build their lives on.

Through Habitat Choptank, lives are changed, neighborhoods are revitalized, our community property tax revenue is enhanced, and we keep a solid workforce in our area.
Mailing Address P.O. Box 2366, Easton, MD 21601
Email info@habitatchoptank.org
Main Street Housing
Phone Number (410) 540-9067 x 17
Address P.O. Box 70, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.mainstreethousing.org
Description Main Street Housing, Inc. is a nationally recognized and award-winning non-profit housing development organization in Maryland. We develop and manage quality, affordable, independent housing for individuals and families living with psychiatric disabilities. Visit our website for an application and qualification guidelines.
Email gloria@mainstreethousing.org
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) – Neighborhood Service Center
Phone Number (410) 822-5015
Address 126 Port Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.nsctalbotmd.org/programs
Description Maryland Energy Assistance Program - provides heating and electric assistance grants to fuel suppliers and utility companies on behalf of eligible Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) applicants.

You can also apply for MEAP online through the Department of Human Services at: www.dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/how-do-you-apply
Ridgeway House – Transitional Homeless Shelter
Phone Number (410) 820 -7013
Address 120 North Aurora Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.nsctalbotmd.org/programs
Description Ridgeway House - enables NSC to work with customers on a more intimate basis. Currently, this program allows shelter staff to provide case management and life skills training and to network with community partners to help move the homeless population toward self-sufficiency. Staff is available to help residents with their job and housing search as well as budgeting, resume building and basic computer skills. The Ridgeway House Shelter can house up to six adults (3 females and 3 males) for 30 days. Stays may be extended for residents who are close to achieving self-sufficiency.
Talbot Interfaith Shelter (and Transitional Housing)
Phone Number (410) 690-3120
Address 107 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601
Hours Monday - Saturday: 5pm to 10am, all day Sunday
Website www.talbotinterfaithshelter.org
Description Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) provides safe shelter, nutritious meals, and compassionate support to families and individuals in the Mid-Shore region who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. TIS also provides transitional housing to our guests who are ready and able to move toward self-sufficiency. Talbot Interfaith Shelter is alcohol and drug-free. TIS is also committed to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in the Mid-Shore's rural setting.
Email info@talbotinterfaithshelter.org
Mailing Address PO Box 2004, Easton, MD 21601
Webb’s Hope – Neighborhood Service Center
Phone Number (410) 822-5015
Address 36 West Street, Easton, MD 21601
Website www.nsctalbotmd.org/webb-s-hope
Description Webb’s Hope is Neighborhood Service Center’s new low-income rental property at 36 West Street in Easton. It was named after it’s generous donor, Gregory Webb.

The Neighborhood Service Center is fully occupied providing safe and affordable housing for residents who are on fixed incomes and in need of more permanent housing. According to Marilyn Neal, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Service Center, “The new rental property will enable us to put 23 of these people in affordable housing and get them away from ‘couch surfing’ and wondering where they will spend their next night.”

People on the waiting list for this property must have a fixed income of at least $750. Rental units will be income based and offered on a sliding scale starting at $320. The goal is to provide stable housing and enable residents to eventually move toward self-sufficiency and successful lives.
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