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Social Services Resources for Worcester County

This guide is meant to gather resources for various social services in the county and the area, including housing, medical, substance abuse, immigration and more.


Diakonia, Inc.

12747 Old Bridge Road, Ocean City, MD 21842

Phone: 410-213-0923


"Provides emergency housing, emergency food assistance, homeless prevention, housing assistance, veteran services, and case management."

Ocean City Cold Weather Shelter

10301 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

Phone: 410-289-4054


"Provides shelter on nights the wind chill temperature is 25 degrees or less. Open to men, women and children."


The Samaritan Shelter

Physical address: 814 4th Street, Pocomoke, MD 21851

Mailing address: PO Box 661

Phone: 410-957-4310



"Provides shelter to those who are homeless and in crisis."


HALO Shelter, part of Halo Ministries

119 South Boulevard

Salisbury MD 21804

Phone: 410-742-9356


Hours of operation: Sunday-Saturday, 6PM-7:00AM, 365 days/year

"Shelter services available on a first-come, first-served basis. Must pre-register by calling 410-742-9356 beginning at 10AM to determine daily bed availability. Women and men's shelter are separate. No family rooms available. Guests can stay for up to 90 days. After a 60 day exit, they can return for another 90-day stay."

Life Crisis Center

Phone: 1-800-422-0009/410-749-HELP

Or call dial 211--available 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week


"Offers emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families."

The Joseph House-Hospitality Room

812 Boundary St, Salisbury, MD 21801

Phone: 410-749-4239


"The Hospitality Room is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is only for men and women who are homeless. Shower and laundry services are available. Please use the side entrance at the Crisis Center."

Christian Shelter

334 Barclay Street, Salisbury, MD 21804

Phone: 410-749-5673


"A temporary, emergency shelter providing safe housing and meals and for men, women and children who are homeless. Also provides resources for employment, counseling, financial assistance and stable housing."


Worcester County Library - 307 North Washington Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863 Email: | Phone: 410-632-2600 | Fax: 410-632-1159