Family Stabilization

The Family Stabilization Program (FSP), established in November 2009, is a 12 – 24 month supportive case management housing program for homeless families at the Shepherd’s Cove Shelter in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The program will provide participants with:

  • Supportive case management services
  • Financial Literacy (Training / Money Management)
  • Rental assistance
  • Food & clothing assistance
  • Child care
  • Mental and/or medical assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Monetary stipends
  • Entertainment and recreational trips and activities

Participants will also receive additional monetary support at the end of the program.


All persons who currently reside or have previously resided in Shepherd’s Cove Shelter since October 2009 are eligible to participate in the Family Stabilization Program.

Additionally, participants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Single or married
  • Prince George’s County residents Self supporting or able to maintain current housing situation
  • Renters who have secured permanent housing either on their own or with assistance from their case manager
  • Willing to participate in FSP activities and home visits
  • Willing to attend required meetings and training
  • Serious about stabilization & self–sufficiency in order to sustain their lives

Additional assistance families receive will receive

Throughout your involvement with the program you will be provided with:

  • Supportive case management to assist with everyday struggles
  • A case manager who will provide tools to overcome daily difficulties
  • Referrals to partner agencies to help families meet any mental, emotional, and physical needs
  • Assistance to help establish or maintain financial independence and stability

Families accepted into the program must:

  • Attend required trainings
  • Participate in bi–weekly home visits
  • Attend three (3) Financial Literacy Workshops

How to apply Current Shepherd’s Cove residents should obtain the FSP application and supplemental forms from your case manager.  All other qualified applicants should contact:

To learn more about our Path Program and other Supportive Housing Programs and how you can partner with us, please contact:

Renee Carroll, Supportive Housing Program Manager 
301.322.5700 Ext. 120 • Email: