Nebel Street Shelter Opens

Nebel Street Shelter Opens

The new Nebel Street Shelter in Rockville opens today after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday.

The two-story, year-round shelter will provide temporary shelter for up to 200 men experiencing homelessness. It could potentially house up to 290 individuals if necessary, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said during the ribbon-cutting ceremony

Bedrooms are divided into pods of six individual beds, with each bed six feet apart. Pods can be isolated from the general public, a measure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Susie Sinclair-Smith, CEO of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). MCCH operates the shelter program. 

The shelter will provide services like on-site psychiatric and related healthcare, medical exams, an employment lab, housing location services and a meal program that provides three meals everyday to clients year-round.

Amy Ginsburg

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