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Haven Ministries Opens Additional Resource Center in Grasonville

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.

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Haven Ministries 3rd Annual Best Girlfriend Night Out Supports Haven Ministries Growing Programs

3rd Annual Best Girlfriend Night Out Supports Haven Ministries Growing Programs This year’s 3rd Annual Haven Ministries Best Girlfriend Night Out is themed, “Pretty in Pink,” and will be held on Friday, March 13 at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, MD. The event will kick off with a VIP Party featuring Crow Vineyard of Kennedyville, MD, from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the public event from 6 to 9 p.m. All proceeds benefit Haven Ministries growing programs and services, including its Homeless Shelter in Stevensville, Resource Centers in Centreville and Grasonville, Food Pantries in Stevensville and Centreville, Our Daily

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Haven Ministries Hosts 3rd Annual Beef, Bonfires & Cigars

Haven Ministries Hosts 3rd Annual Beef, Bonfires & Cigars The 3rd Annual Beef, Bonfires & Cigars to benefit Haven Ministries will be held on November 2, 2019, from 6 to 9 p.m.  Once again, the event will be held at the beautiful Wye River Conference Center, 600 Aspen Drive in Queenstown.  It is an evening filled with food tastings and from local restaurants including The Narrows, Harris Crab House, Fisherman’s Inn, Chesapeake Chef Services, Range & Reef, Capriotti’s, Smoke Rattle and Roll, Bridges and Chef/ Author Vicky Mullaney, to name a few.  Beverage samples will be provided from The Winery,

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The Face of Rural Homelessness on the Mid Shore

According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), in order to afford a two-bedroom rental property and not spend more than 30% of their income, Maryland residents need to earn $27.52 an hour (working 40 hours/week and 52 weeks a year). Research from the NLIHC also reports that 71% of extremely low-income households spend more than 50% of their income on rent and 61% of them report that they have had to make at least one sacrifice in the last three years because they are struggling to pay for housing.

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Haven Ministries Kicks Off #FoundHope Campaign with Hope Rocks

Just like the modern-day treasure hunt, “geocaching,” that was popular a few years ago, there is a new activity being sponsored by Haven Ministries that families can do this summer while also spreading hope. With the help of Queen Anne’s County residents and Kent Island Rocks, Haven Ministries is expanding their #FoundHope Campaign to include “hope rocks” to raise awareness about their ministries in Queen Anne’s County.

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Haven Ministries Helps Food Pantry Customers Make the Most of their Food Decisions

Haven Ministries is working with the University of Maryland Extension office in Centreville to help area residents, currently utilizing food pantries at Centreville United Methodist Church to make the most of their food decisions.

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Haven Ministries Challenges Communities to Participate in Photos of Hope Campaign

Haven Ministries is running a social media campaign that will challenge people to take photos of hope in their communities such as these and post to social media, passing on the challenge to others to do the same.

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Haven Ministries 2nd Annual Best Girlfriends Weekend Supports Shelter Staff and Case Managers

With winter upon us and frigid temperatures, Haven Ministries’ Shelter at Kent Island United Methodist Church in Stevensville, Maryland is at its capacity. Since opening in October, the shelter has helped 25 residents, including 10 children. Because of this status, many families from Queen Anne’s County remain on a waiting list for the shelter. According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, shelter staff and case managers work tirelessly with clients to quickly move clients in the shelter into safe and affordable housing. She explains the process stating, “Our staff works each day to find clients training, jobs, medical

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Beef, Bonfires and Cigars Event Raises Awareness and Funds for Area Homelessness

The Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown was the venue for Haven Ministries 2nd Annual Beef, Bonfires & Cigars event. This year the event included the opportunity to spend a night in a gorgeous 5-star room at River House, while also enjoying lunch and breakfast, exploring the property’s gardens, bike riding, skeet shooting, and simply relaxing in one of the many libraries and open spaces of River House.  Guests were also given a tour of The Bunker located under the property’s helipad, learning historical facts and untold stories of the Houghton family and River House. Over 250 people participated in

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Golf Tournament 2018: Putting a Roof Over Homelessness

Haven Ministries hosted its 2nd Annual Haven Ministries Golf Tournament on September 21, 2018 at Prospect Bay Country Club. The sold-out event will net over $10,000 to benefit all of the Haven Ministries programs. Janet Crutchley and Denise Klotzbucher were the Event Chairwomen for the event for the second year in a row. Employees of Lyon’s Distillery, Edward Jones/Liz Skibbie and The Ophiuroidea of St. Michaels were on Hole 12 giving out treats and taking the “Hole in One” picture of golfers.  Hole 12 was sponsored by Cranford Contractors, Inc. which provided a chance for golfers to win $5000 for

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Art For Your Home Program

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Pictured is Phil Stapleton, a volunteer with Haven Ministries, with artwork being offered in Haven Ministries “Art For Your Home” Program at Hope Warehouse. The organization is providing free framed original artwork to its clients moving into permanent housing. Art For Your Home Program Haven Ministries is going one step farther in providing quality services to make housing homier for residents of Queen Anne’s County.  In a new program called “Art For Your Home,” the organization is providing free framed original artwork to its clients moving from homeless status to permanent housing. The idea originated with Phil Stapleton, a volunteer

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Taking Care of the Shore’s Neighbors: It Just Takes a Heart

Taking Care of the Shore’s Neighbors: It Just Takes a Heart Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries.  Haven Ministries, a non-profit, faith-based organization is comprised of 14 local churches committed to making a difference, and providing hope through shelter, clothing, and food.  The organization operates on the premise of showing God’s love to the poor within the community by providing essential services. Central to the organization’s mission is its seasonal Homeless Shelter located at the Kent Island United Methodist Church in Stevensville, open October through April for residents of Queen Anne’s County. The

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Best Girlfriends Weekend Raises Money

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Best Girlfriends Weekend Raises Money Haven Ministries Best Girlfriend’s Weekend Raises Money to Feed, Clothe, and Shelter the Homeless When Haven Ministries imagined a weekend for women to get away with their girlfriends to do their favorite things, they never envisioned the support they would receive from community and participants in making it a memorable weekend while raising significant money to help with the issue of homelessness on the Mid Shore. Over 50 women from the Mid Shore, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, DE, and PA attended the overnight stay, while an additional 30 women opted for the daytime experience

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