Shelters in 20747 Zip Code
Shelter Terminology
People who have come upon hard times can often seek assistance and temporary residence from an emergency shelter. Shelters can be charitable institutions that are staffed with volunteer workers who are dedicated to providing relief and comfort to people and animals in distress. They provide beds, showers, food and often counseling and medical assistance. A shelter can also be a private structure for an individual or family in a time of crisis. The following list of terms might help you to understand the various types of shelters available to a community:

Battered Women's Shelter: A center that provides help, refuge and support to women who have suffered emotional and/or physical abuse at the hands of a spouse, parent, partner, etc. Women's shelters provide crisis counseling and exit assistance for women who are under constant threat from their abusers.

Homeless Shelter: A place of temporary housing for individuals and families who have no other place of refuge. There are homeless shelters that cater to young people and offer job training, counseling and substance abuse rehabilitation.

Animal Shelter: An institution dedicated to the rescue and housing of abandoned, abused or neglected animals. Animal shelters are dedicated to providing a secure and safe habitat for dogs, cats and other pets in the hope that they will be adopted.

Emergency Shelter: A facility that houses people who are unable to remain in their homes due to a natural disaster such as earthquake, hurricane fire or flood.

Survival Shelter: An urban or wilderness refuge for people who seek to protect themselves from contamination of nuclear fallout, highly destructive natural disasters or the advent of war. Survival shelters can be underground bunkers or above ground structures that are resistant to trauma or attack.


202-347-7808
1400 20th St NW Ste G3
Washington, DC 20036
443-221-7247
701 Glenwood St
Annapolis, MD 21401
443-837-6573
101 Bloomsbury Sq
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-0778
1217 Madison St
Annapolis, MD 21403
443-221-7644
1014 President St
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-571-3657
1386 Tyler Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403
410-646-4922
820 S Caton Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
443-423-6300
301 Stockholm St
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-752-0308
1010 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-566-4454
740 Poplar Grove St
Baltimore, MD 21216
410-448-3100
2121 Windsor Garden Ln
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
410-233-6003
620 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-8382
417 E Fayette St Ste 903
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-396-3050
3736 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-466-3223
3800 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-539-5647
11 W 20th St
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-532-6880
5220 York Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-433-1005
4419 Craddock Ave
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-545-4429
2918 Glenmore Ave
Baltimore, MD 21214
301-662-8227
209 Madison St
Frederick, MD 21701
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