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Community supported Winter Shelter at St. Philip's Church in Laurel [Letter]

Every year between November and March many of the local churches of all denominations in the Laurel area host an event called the Laurel Winter Shelter. The participating churches will host for one full week and some do so more than once. This gives the homeless a place to sleep on the coldest nights of the year, provides temporary emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, job placement and more permanent shelter. The Laurel Winter Shelter through the Laurel Advocacy Referral Services has referred guests to drug rehabilitation, medical attention, job replacement and more permanent shelter. St. Philip's Episcopal Church hosted the homeless from Sunday Dec. 28, 2014 through...