Haven Ministries Emergency Food Pantry

Haven Ministries Emergency Food Pantry is also provided the third Friday of every month (except November) at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville, Maryland, from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Over 7,000 pounds of food is distributed to needy families during each food distribution date.

Purpose: To provide emergency food to the residents of Queen Anne’s County. Haven Ministries partners with the Maryland Food Bank as well as community members and groups to purchase and collect food. Over 7,000 pounds of food is distributed to approximately 130 families every month.

Overview: The Haven Ministries Emergency Food Pantry was created in response to the closing of an area food pantry. So there would not be an interruption to food needs, Haven Ministries opens the Food Pantry the third Friday of every month (except for November/due to a Community Thanksgiving Program). Community members such as Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Youth Groups etc., volunteer monthly.

Dates of Operation:

The third Friday of every month (except for November)

5:30pm-7:00pm Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church GYM: 931 Love Point Road, Stevensville, MD 21666

Contact for Food Pantry: Krista Pettit 410-739-4363
Coordinator to Food Pantry:  Karen Bardwell:  410-490-3173

Haven Ministries Resource Center

The Resource Center advances the ministry of Haven Ministries by offering a place of referral and case management services to residents of Queen Anne’s County. The Resource Center will include case management services, educational programs, job training, and use of computers and office equipment. The Resource Center also offers office space for Haven Ministries in which to conduct meetings and perform administrative duties.Purpose: To meet the needs of QAC residents who need a hand up by offering information on financial counseling, job training, wellness, limited pastoral counseling, and enrichment classes

Dates of Operation:

Beginning November 15, 2016 – Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
301 South Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617


Krista Pettit

Our Daily Thread Thrift Store

Our Daily thread Thrift Store provides deeply discounted prices on clothing and household items with proceeds benefiting Haven Ministries.

Purpose: Our Daily Thread Thrift Store collects donations of clothing and household items from the community and sells them at deeply discounted prices. The store provides community members a place to shop that is affordable and sells decent products. Our Daily Thread Thrift Store also gives away free items to the poor in Queen Anne’s County. Referrals for this often come from county and state programs as well as churches and other nonprofit organizations.

Overview: Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is a revenue source for Haven Ministries. The profits from the sales help fund all of the ministries of Haven Ministries. The Thrift Store also provides a place for its clients to work and gain valuable job experience and community connections.

Donations: Are welcomed and accepted during store hours only: gently used clothing, shoes, household goods, collectables, toys, small applicances, and small furniture items. No baby equipment or electronics.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed at this time. To volunteer, please contact our manager Liz Bazzell at 410-353-0455.


Dates of Operation:

Our Daily Thread is open Monday – Saturday from 10am-4pm. Donations of gently used clothing and household items are accepted only during store hours.

Location: 425 Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, MD 21666. The Thrift Store is located near Cracker Barrel in Stevensville within a small strip mall.

Store Phone Number: 410-353-0455

Manager: Liz Bazzell

Street Outreach Services

Haven Ministries’ staff proactively works with individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis before they are in need of emergency shelter services and helps connect them with available resources. An average of 20 individuals and families are helped monthly though Street Outreach Services.
Purpose:To help community members experiencing a housing crisis.

Contact Information: Case Management services are available by calling: 410-739-7859.

An average of 20 individuals and families are helped monthly though Street Outreach Services. Here are what some of our clients have said about our Street Outreach services:

Client responses to Street Outreach Services:

“(Haven Ministries) Case Manager helped me access their case management services without judging me.”

“The Case Manger helped me connect to different churches in Queen Anne’s County to help with back rent, as well as to provide me money, diapers, toiletries,and cleaning supplies.”

Haven Ministries Shelter

Haven Ministries Shelter is a temporary winter shelter serving the homeless of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The shelter is open from December through April and is operated by some staff members along with a volunteer force made up of area Christian churches and community members. Haven Ministries Shelter is the result of the planning and support of Haven Ministries, an alliance of Christian churches working as one body to help those in need in the name of Jesus Christ.

Purpose:To provide a safe and warm environment for the night to men, women, and children. To serve three meals along with assistance for clothing, food, and other necessities to all shelter guests. To provide hope through Jesus Christ to those in need.

Dates of Operation:
December 1, 2016 – mid-April 2017
7 days a week

Volunteer Coordinator:
Karen Bardwell

Kent Island United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall 2739
Cox Neck Road (Near corner of Cox Neck Road and Route 50)
Chester, MD

Executive Director:
Krista Pettit
Phone: 410-739-4363

Director of Operations:
Sandi Wiscott
Phone: 410-739-7859

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