Press Release, Heather Skyrm, Public Information Program Assistant

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Nov. 21, 2018 –Calvert County’s annual Safe Nights program providing winter shelter for the homeless is now open for the 2018-2019 season.

Safe Nights provides winter protection for Calvert County’s homeless by offering shelter in a clean and safe environment. Host shelters provide a warm bed and breakfast, a bag lunch and dinner. Shelter hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week and the program is offered for approximately 20 weeks.

To qualify, individuals must:

–Be homeless

–Show identification

–Show proof of Calvert County residency

–Be ambulatory and capable of self-care

–Be older than 18, unless accompanied by a parent

–Pass a background check

–Sign the guest shelter agreement and agree to abide by its provisions

A one-time in-person registration is required each season. Walk-ins are not accepted. Call Safe Nights of Calvert County at 443-486-8670 or emailcalvertsafenights@gmail.comfor more information.