Winter is not over until March 20th, which means that the next couple of months are only going to grow more frigid and life threatening for the homeless communities in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. In last week’s blog, we shared that Hope for the Homeless reinstituted a rotating shelter program to address the need for emergency housing and winter relief in Harford County. This week, we would like to shed light on emergency housing options in Anne Arundel County. Please take note of these resources so that you can appropriately refer someone in need to their nearest shelter.
Arundel House of Hope’s Winter Relief Program
The mission of the Arundel House of Hope’s Winter Relief Program is simple: “To keep those experiencing homelessness in the Baltimore/Annapolis corridor from freezing to death during the Winter months and to show them the Divine’s love in simple practical ways during our time together.” The program’s efforts are supported each year by more than 75 Annapolis and Anne Arundel County churches who open their doors to individuals in need of emergency winter shelter. They serve approx. 60 homeless men/women (age 18+) nightly and all participants are required to comply with their policies and procedures, including a daily breathalyzer test.
There is a waiting list to enter the Arundel House of Hope’s Winter Relief Program, but it is important to know that the waiting list refreshes each night and is filled on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unable to get shelter one night, we urge you to call back or come in the following day to get on the all-new and empty waiting list. To enter the program:
- Sign up at the Day & Resource Center (514 N. Crain Hwy, Suite K, Glen Burnie, MD)
- Call the Arundel House of Hope after 7 a.m. at 410-863-4888 and leave a message on the Winter Relief Ext. clearly stating your name, time of call, and waiting list request
- For more detailed information about the program and its requirements, click here.
More Emergency Shelters in Anne Arundel County for Homeless
The Arundel House of Hope is just one of four emergency shelter options in Anne Arundel County. If you or anyone you know is experiencing homelessness or in need of emergency shelter, please contact the Crisis Response Warmline at 410-768-5522 for assistance. If not the Arundel House of Hope, they will do their best to put you in touch with resources at:
- Sarah’s House/Catholic Charities – 2015 20th St., Fort Meade, MD (410-551-7722)
- The Light House Inc. – 10 Hudson St., Annapolis, MD (443-569-4221)
- YWCA/Arden House, Domestic Violence Shelter (410-222-6800)
Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping the Homeless
At My Brother’s Keeper, we know the importance of helping our homeless brothers and sisters. That is why we work closely with Project PLASE to help serve the needs of the Baltimore homeless community. To learn more about how to help or to find out more about our services including addiction treatment referrals, prescription assistance, hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.
You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.