Haven Ministries Opens Additional Resource Center in Grasonville
Haven Ministries has expanded its Resource Center services to include a location at the Fisher Manor Housing Development in Grasonville. This Resource Center is in addition to the Resource Center operated by Haven Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, which operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new Resource Center in Grasonville will operate out of the Fisher Manor Drive location on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Both residents of Fisher Manor and the general public can utilize the services.
Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, adds, “The Grasonville location will enable us to meet the needs of more people in the county, expanding our reach and helping people with resume writing, job searches, and budgeting – all skills people need to be prepared for the working world.”
She adds, “This is also a wonderful opportunity to partner with another service organization, CommUNITY Mentoring, who is already providing resources at this location.”
According to Mary Walker of Stevensville, a volunteer for over 15 years with CommUNITY Mentoring and a longtime volunteer with Haven Ministries, “It’s about connecting the people to the resources in Queen Anne’s County. Haven Ministries has been at this a while and we are trying to work together on this community need. It’s a natural extension to connect the two organizations with this effort.”
Walker adds, “There is an effort in Queen Anne’s County to do more collaboration, so we don’t duplicate services and provide better coordination of services.”
Although CommUNITY Mentoring focuses on connecting eighth-graders and above, who are at risk because they aren’t attending school or are not working, to local resources, the new Resource Center operated by Haven Ministries will serve anyone in need of these services.
According to Walker, once the Center gets underway, she hopes it can also offer food and household cleaning items. She adds, “We are bringing the services to the people who need them most.”