Help us fight Homelessness in Southern Maryland!
LifeStyles is one of 200 finalists from across the nation selected to participate in the State Farm #SFNeighborhoodAssist contest for a chance to win a $25,000 grant award. All we need is your vote to make it into the top 40 by Aug 25. You can vote for our cause here www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1997179
What's our Cause?
Homelessness. From 2015 to 2016 homelessness grew by 35% in Southern Maryland.
Families and individuals are living out of their vehicles. Many times, these vehicles are packed with personal belongings, leaving just enough space for them to lay their head, sometimes in despair, pondering their immediate future. Some establish a place in the woods, sleeping out of tents and sometimes even makeshift tents. By doing so, they gain more space, and maybe even friendship as others place tents nearby. For many, the daily despair and bouts with depression add to their challenges.
At LifeStyles, we offer relief from some of these conditions. We offer food, showers, clothing, laundry, telephone, mail, and employment services. They can also access case management services and resources for permanent housing.
For many, especially those living in the woods, transportation is a challenge. So, we must go to them. We would like to expand our outreach services by traveling to additional locations to assist with showering, clean clothes, food, laundry and other necessities.
See our post on Facebook—www.facebook.com/lifestylesofmaryland/posts/10155091399071028