Hands and Hearts Ending Homelessness (HHEH) is a 501c3 non-profit emergency shelter formerly known as the Community Emergency Shelter Program (CESP). Currently, HHEH offers emergency, cold weather housing and supportive services to homeless men during an approximate five-month term each year. During their stay, each client receives support to set goals and overcome obstacles that may exist as barriers to improving individuals’ economic sustainability. HHEH partners with other organizations and entities including HOPE, ACT, the City of Salisbury, and Tidal Health and many others, and through these partnerships HHEH can assist clients in obtaining birth certificates, social security cards, photo identification, mental health services, addiction support, and primary care services, among others.
To continue to service the homeless men in our community sustainable funding is needed. Costs continue to rise even as giving declines due to economic conditions over the last few years. Contributions toward operating costs are extremely helpful and necessary for the sustainability of existing operations. With help from our local and regional communities, HHEH can continue its mission of providing these services to men in need within Wicomico County.
To provide compassionate solutions to ending chronic homelessness for men on the Lower Shore.
Compassion: We are conscious of the many barriers to success that exist for our clients and we have a strong desire to remain compassionate to their individual situations.
Dignity: We strive to provide each of our clients with a sense of worth and respect, regardless of their station in life.
Advocacy: We will advocate publicly for our clients and the cause of ending homelessness.
Hope: We will instill a sense of hope and belonging to our clients, in all situations.