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HALO to Open Men's Shelter in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- Hope and Life Outreach, or HALO, started back in 2004 as a homeless ministry. It quickly grew, adding a shelter for women and children in Salisbury. But the need has been growing, too, which is why HALO is now working on opening a men's shelter. It is part of a mission that includes so much more than providing a place to sleep.

There is a lot going on right now at the HALO shelter, which is undergoing a two-week “deep clean.”

“Getting the beds painted, getting the walls set up, getting everything ready to go for opening back up,” explained HALO Executive Director Celeste Savage.

Right next door is the space she has been waiting for.

“One of the dreams of mine has always been to have a men's shelter,” she said. “We'll put walls up across this whole area, and then we're going to be putting in 55 beds.”

It is a dream that is becoming closer to reality.

“As soon as we get the permit, then we're ready to rock and roll,” Savage noted.

The goal is to be up and running by Thanksgiving, before the cold weather hits.

Cantrece Deal has been at HALO since October and understands the need firsthand.

“I get to know a lot of the men here that are homeless, and a lot of them don't have anywhere to go, so it'll be a good thing for them to have a place to belong to.”

And that is what sets HALO apart.

“We want to provide hope to these guys,” remarked Savage. “We want to provide a foundation, so that they can actually see their value and their worth and that comes through knowing Christ. We hope to build relationships and trust in such a way that it opens the door for us to help them make a complete life change.”

Change that Savage says cannot come soon enough.

“I just can't wait,” she told WBOC. “I can't wait to see the impact on the guys, I can't wait to see the impact on the volunteers that are going to be serving in the shelter, and I can't wait to see the impact that it's going to have on our community.”

Once the new HALO shelter opens, it will be the largest men's facility in the area. According to Savage, Phase One includes opening the emergency shelter, and Phase Two will include the long-term Journey of Hope program now offered to homeless women.

Since HALO is a non-profit, the organization relies fully on donors, with no federal, state or local funding

If you would like to donate, visit www.haloministry.org. You can also stop by the HALO offices at 701 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury, or volunteer to help with the build of the new men’s shelter.

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