Recreation program leaders, residents are concerned and angry about the lack of notification to community.
A cold weather shelter for the homeless has opened at the North Point Government Center and nearby residents aren't happy they weren't informed of its creation. The shelter, a Streets of Hope program run by a church collaborative, will be open roughly through the end of March, according to Ellen Kobler, a spokeswoman for Baltimore County. Kobler said Tuesday the shelter is replacing a roving, week-to-week cold weather shelter formerly operated by a group of Dundalk churches. Asked why the change was made, Kobler said, "This just seemed to be more convenient—it made more sense." Community members are upset that the shelter is operating in the center, parts of which serve as community and recreation center for local residents. Eastfield-…
Neighbors don't want the shelter in their neighborhood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ron Cassie
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A Dundalk church's plans to open a homeless shelter at its parsonage this fall and winter is drawing the ire of neighbors. The Dundalk United Methodist Church, part of the Streets of Hope program—a joint effort of area churches—plans to open a homeless shelter for up to 16 men from October through April, according to a report Saturday on Fox 45. But some neighors of the church, located in the 6900 block of Mornington Road, are concerned and the Greater Dundalk Alliance will discuss the homeless shelter issue 7 p.m., Wednesday at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society. Some neighbors of the church told the staion they are concerned the men could be sex offenders or drug addicts. Karla Schaefer, …