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Westover, Md. –  The Somerset County Health Department is the Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead for the Homeless Alliance for the Lower Shore Continuum of Care Committee (HALS CoC). The HALS CoC is a group of individuals from Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties formed around the common concern of homelessness. Members include representatives from local housing programs, county Homeless Boards, area shelters, non -profits, service organizations, state and county agencies, faith community leaders, local providers, foundations, business community members, and local citizens.

The HALS CoC is open to all interested agencies and individuals who have an interest in homelessness and would like to assist the CoC with the purpose/vision and mission below:

  • Coordinate homeless services and homeless prevention activities in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
  • Envision a community where residents of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties are free from homelessness and live in safe, stable and affordable housing.
  • Address the needs of individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through collaboration, advocacy and resource development in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.

If you are interested in joining the CoC, please email Teresa Fryer at teresa.fryer1@maryland.gov . The CoC meets monthly on the second Thursday from 10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. in Salisbury. The next meeting is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at St. James AME Zionhouse Church, 521 Mack Avenue, Salisbury, MD  21801. All are welcome to attend our meetings.

To learn more about HALS CoC, visit our website:  https://somersethealth.org/homeless-alliance-for-the-lower-shore-of-maryland/

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