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Calvert Co. Homeless Shelter, More Like a Dorm

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CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (CBSDC) - A ray of hope for the homeless in Maryland’s Calvert County is Echo House, a homeless shelter that runs 365 days a year on a small budget. Executive Director Trisha Gipson says they focus on helping men, women and families get back on their feet.

“We’re more of a transitional shelter. We’re not like an inner city type shelter where there are mattresses on the floor…our facility is set up in more of a dorm-like setting.”

Echo House holds a number of fundraisers, including their annual “Empty Bowl Supper” where participants buy an empty bowl and share in some soup.

That recently raised $32,000, but Echo House can always use donations to help with the 18,000 meals and nearly 13, 000 nights of safe rest they provide each year.

To help with donations or to volunteer time, click here.

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