Deep Roots, Inc.
- HOMELESS SHELTER
- NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
- COMMUNITY SERVICE
- SOCIAL SERVICES
- AGRICULTURE AND FARM
Deep Roots at Clairvaux Farm provides Emergency and Transitional shelter for families with children who are disconnected through homelessness or other similar marginalization.
Clairvaux Farm is a 20-acre property located in southern Cecil County, Maryland. It is part of the Bohemia River Watershed. The property was historically a dairy farm that was parceled and sold in the early 1980s. Meeting Ground purchased the 20-acres in 1983 and operated the facility as a community where individuals experiencing homelessness could work and live together as they moved towards restoring their lives. At that time, the property had a farmhouse, two barns and an icehouse. Over the years, the additional buildings were constructed and the property housed single men, single women, and families, with an average capacity of 35 to 40 persons. In 2005, the original farmhouse was torn down and replaced with the new Family Building. Meeting Ground ceased operations on the property in late 2012 and eventually sold the property to Deep Roots in December 2013.
Deep Roots was formed by a small group of adults, whose childhoods were disastrously affected by homelessness, who met to organize a new partnership with children and young people and their families who are currently or recently homeless.