Joseph House Crisis Center

The Crisis Center provides emergency and on-going assistance for individuals and families in need. It opened in 1984 to serve the poor from the Lower Shore counties of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.


The Crisis Center is located at 812 Boundary Street in Salisbury, Maryland. The phone number is 410-749-4239.

The Crisis Center exists to maintain a presence of peace and hope to people who want to help themselves. The overriding goal is to affirm the self-worth and dignity of those who come here and to help them achieve a level of independent living.

The Crisis Center has four departments:

  • Cash Assistance for evictions, utility cut-offs, health care bills, and other vital needs.
  • Dining Room serving a hot lunch that is available for anyone. A dozen churches in the Salisbury area take turns preparing and serving the meals.
  • Food Pantry that distributes supplemental bags of groceries to families and individuals in need.
  • Hospitality Room for the Homeless, a day shelter for homeless men and women where they can receive food, clothing, take a shower, and have clothes laundered.

For hours of operation, please go to If You Need Help.