What kind of shelter are we:
Project ECHO Homeless Shelter 484 Main St. Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Project ECHO is a 40-bed temporary emergency shelter for homeless men, women and families. Since 1992, Project ECHO has served as the primary homeless shelter of Calvert County and is the only temporary shelter in Southern Maryland with the ability to house families under the same roof. Our 90-day program gives residents the opportunity to stabilize their lives in a clean, safe and sober, environment. Our aim is to provide a place where the homeless don’t just survive, they grow. Through our supplemental in-house programs all residents are given opportunities to learn how to become more self-sufficient, productive members of society.
Length of stay:
Up to 90 days. At times, the House Manager may approve a 30 day extension. A person is not eligible to re-enter until a period of six months has passed.
Hours to apply:
Although the shelter is a home and therefore always open, applicants are typically only seen between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Exceptions may be made depending on circumstances but individuals should always call before showing up to insure there is space available.
Who may enter:
We can accommodate 20 men, and 20 women and children at one time. It is always at the discretion of the House Manager, but if there is space available, we generally accept all people who show up sober, have a photo id, do not have any open warrants, are not registered sex offenders, are residents of Calvert County, and who have not used up the allotted previous stay allowance.
Conditions of acceptance:
1. Must be sober. Alcohol and drugs are not welcome here.
2. Must show photo id.
3. Must not have any open warrants.
4. Must not be a registered sex offender for the safety of our residents.
5. Must agree to hand over all prescription medications which will then be dispensed as prescribed.
6. Must meet approval of House Manager.
7. Must agree to abide by all house rules.
We are people, dealing with people. From time to time we may deviate from the above rules depending on our judgment of the individual and circumstances.