SALISBURY, MD — Perdue Farms, through a $2,500 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services (SCCHS) in Georgetown, Del., provide safe and secure transitional housing to homeless individuals and families.
Through its Crisis House Homeless Shelter, SCCHS provides the homeless a 30-day stay with three meals per day and access to support services. The transitional housing program also provides housing to single parent families for up to two years. At the shelter, individuals and families learn how to repair credit and obtain marketable skills, and receive help to find permanent housing.
“The faces of homelessness have changed dramatically in recent years,” said Marie Morole, executive director of SCCHS. “Unfortunately, so many people are just one paycheck, one illness or one life-changing event away from homelessness. Since seeing our first clients in 1982, we’ve helped hundreds of men, women and children get back on their feet.
“As funding from other sources has declined, contributions and support through such foundations as Perdue are extremely needed to maintain daily operations of the homeless shelter,” said Morole. “The funding from Perdue will help feed our residents.”
Morole points out that Perdue has also been a viable source of employment for many shelter residents, enabling them to get back on their feet and regain permanent housing in the community. “We are sincerely grateful for the support Perdue and the Foundation provides, and look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Dan Stein, director of Perdue operations in Georgetown, in presenting the grant to SCCHS officials, said, “At Perdue, we’re committed to supporting projects and organizations that make our community a better place to live, work, play and raise families. We couldn’t be more proud of the good work the team at the Crisis House does for the community, and are happy to support their efforts through this Foundation funding.”