Who We Are and What We Do
Project ECHO Homeless Shelter 484 Main Street / PO Box 2764 / Prince Frederick, MD 20678 / 410-535-0044 / 410-535-0211
Project ECHO, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to house the homeless. Our shelter, ECHO House is a 40-bed temporary shelter for homeless men, women and families. Our 90-day program gives residents the opportunity to stabilize their lives while they seek permanent housing and we offer many supplemental programs through which our clients can become more self-sufficient, healthier, happier, productive people. Our aim is to provide a place where the homeless don’t just survive, they grow. Along with our emergency shelter we also have a recovery house program and a shared-living program where we house several formerly homeless persons.
Emergency Shelter Information
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:
- Must be sober. Alcohol and drugs are not welcome here.
- Must show photo id.
- Must not have any open warrants.
- Must not be a registered sex offender for the safety of our residents.
- Must agree to hand over all prescription medications which will then be dispensed as prescribed.
- Must meet approval of House Manager.
- 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.