About Meeting Ground

Since 1981, Meeting Ground has provided a faith-based response to the needs of homeless people in Maryland and Delaware.

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness will find a temporary "safe haven" where they can regroup and put their lives in order with the help and support of a caring community which is rooted in Christian values. Please click here to download a printer-friendly flyer about Meeting Ground. 

Our work includes:
  • Emergency and transitional housing programs for families and single adults
  • Shelter diversion, rapid re-housing, long term permanent supportive housing
  • Serving meals and emergency food
  • Helping individuals and families transition from being homeless
  • Providing education, advocacy, and resources

Elkton, MD

  • Wayfarers' House
  • Settlement House
  • George Porter House
  • Mary Randall Center
  • Rotating Winter Shelter

Our Accomplishments

Each year we publish an annual report that summarizes our accomplishments and activities for the previous year. Download the 2011 Annual Report

Some of our accomplishments for 2011:

  • Over 300 people received housing through our emergency and transitional shelters
  • Provided 26,000 bed nights of service to persons experiencing homelessness
  • Distributed 2,428 bags of food from food closets to feed hungry Maryland families.
  • Hosted over 200 people who came to Meeting Ground as part of mission groups from churches or schools.

Our Partnerships

Meeting Ground community has taken significant leadership in helping to gather partnerships to begin new programs.

We work with individuals from churches and faith communities of many denominations. Among these partnerships are:

  • Friendship House
  • BorderLinks
  • Elkton Community Kitchen

Download Meeting Ground's Audit for 2011.

    Mission Statement

    We, the community of Meeting Ground, respect and serve persons at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness by meeting basic human needs, connecting people to services, fostering spiritual and emotional well-being, and advocating for those whose voices need to be heard, with the goal of creating a path to a place they call home. 

    Our Vision

    Is that everyone in Cecil County, Maryland will have a place to call home. 

    Executive Director

    Dr. Patricia N. Marks

    Board of Directors
    • Terri Lokey (President)
    • Michelle Wheeler (Vice President)
    • Sue Weissinger (Secretary)
    • Mae Alfree
    • Alison Cuza-Laird
    • Earl Grey
    • Gayle Mayo
    • Deborah Pro-Marshall
    • Joann Sabato
    • Randy Sheaffer
    • Marijke van Buchem

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