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Causes: Emergency Assistance, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services


Shepherd''s Table is a nonprofit organization in downtown Silver Spring, supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors. Our mission is to provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner. 

Programs: Shepherd's Table's programs include:- serving a hot evening meal 365 days a year- providing "gently used" clothing to men, women, and children through our "Clothes Closet" - operating a Resource Center which provides information and referral to services provided by community and government agencies; homeless client advocacy; mail receipt and distribution for those with no fixed address; telephone access; shelter referrals and transportation assistance; prescription assistance; emergency response to crisis situations; on-site medical, psychiatric, mental health, and legal services; Veterans' Homeless Outreach assistance; free haircuts- operating a free Eye Clinic which provide no cost eye testing, glaucoma testing, and prescription eyeglasses to those in need

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Rating: 5

When I moved to Silver Spring in 2001, I was looking for a place that provided food security and clothing to those most in need in my new community. What I discovered was a place that provides even more - Shepherd's Table serves its dinner guests and clients with dignity, compassion and dependability. Shepherd's Table will lunch a weekend brunch service on December 16, 2012, marking the countdown to the 30th anniversary.

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Rating: 5

When I moved to Silver Spring in 2000, I sought out a place that helped people needing a hand out and a hand up. Shepherd's Table, now for more than 27 years has been fulfilling that need - providing a delicious and healthy meal every single day, clothing closet, referrals to shelters and social services, a shower, eye clinic, Rx referral and all with dignity.