Since 1983, Shepherd's Table has been serving the homeless population in Silver Spring. The organization's services include meals, an eye clinic and a clothes closet. The resource center provides clients with a range of offerings from blankets and toiletries to Social Service referrals and access to prescription medication.
Executive director Jacki Coyle remembers a woman she met last year. "You saved my life," the woman said. "Shepherd’s Table was there for me 10 years ago. If not for all the help you gave me, I would have died on the street.”
"All I could do was to say thank you to her," said Jacki, "to let her know that it was an honor for us to serve her."
"What I find most rewarding in my work each day is serving with an amazingly dedicated staff as together we share our hearts and skills in the pursuit of providingcompassionate social services, nourishing meals, eye care, clothing and more to over 2,400 folks who are hungry and homeless in our community." - Jacki Coyle, executive director at Shepherd's Table