After Shelter Programs

With a helping hand, our clients can start rebuilding.

We see tears of frustration and desperation daily, but also tears of joy.  There are women and men that come into our shelters with nowhere else to turn, having come out of incarceration or other dangerous situations.  But they slowly create their own triumphs: they get a job, they work with our case managers, they grow and find stability.  Our clients overcome addictions and mental health issues, they escape domestic violence – they better themselves.

Mom with two kids flying a kite in a field. Blue skies above.

After the Storm

After the Storm is a one-year rehousing program to support people who are transitioning from the shelter programs to permanent housing. Clients who have secured a lease and permanent housing and have completed shelter program requirements receive continued Case management support; ongoing budget coaching, possible security deposit assistance, rental, energy, and/or prescription assistance, family mentoring and training courses, and a car referral through Second Chance Garage.  

If you have questions about the After the Storm Program, contact:

Melanie Williams, Director of Emergency Family Shelter
301-631-2670 ext. 116

Getting Ahead

This is an immersive 16-session Workshop offering participants the opportunity to create their own individual plans to help them create a path toward self-sufficiency. The program helps people identify and recognize their own strengths and establish a strong support network of resources to help them achieve their personal goals. Each participant will complete a self-assessment and a vision board.

This program is directed towards low-income households.

These workshops are provided in partnership with Steadfast and St. Vincent DePaul and the curriculum is taught by trained staff.

Check back for information on future sessions.

Participants receive:

  • On-site childcare
  • Meals during the workshop
  • A $25 participation stipend per session
  • Course materials. 

If you have questions about the Getting Ahead Program, contact:

Melanie Williams, Director of Emergency Family Shelter
301-631-2670 ext. 116

Welcome Home

The Welcome Home program provides household amenities, like furniture and household goods, to those moving into housing that may not be able to afford these items themselves. 

To learn more about donating items click here.


If you have questions about the Welcome Home Program, contact:

 Kavonte Duckett, Director of Alan P. Linton, Jr.  Emergency Shelter
301-631-2670 x 114

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