Welcome to our website.
For more than forty years Diakonia has been helping individuals and families in Worcester County and on the Lower Shore by providing shelter, food, clothing and the resources to rebuild their lives. Diakonia is the only comprehensive provider of emergency and transitional housing for men, women and families on the Lower Shore.
Diakonia is dedicated to building a foundation for those in crisis or who are homeless while maintaining their dignity and respect, providing hope and assistance and helping them change the direction of their lives, one step at a time.
The services Diakonia provides are funded through support from individuals, local civic organizations, churches, foundations and the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Diakonia also receives support from the state and local governments. We have a small staff, but much of the work is done by volunteers. We urge you to look through our website and please consider contributing to support our operation. Even small contributions will help: $25 will provide shelter, three meals, counseling and support to a homeless person for one day. $50 will pay our electricity bill for a day.We also accept all types of in-kind donations. If you want more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.