Haven Ministries Facts

Haven Ministries Facts:

  • Outstanding community PARTNER for 16 years 
  • Almost two decades of experience working with vulnerable community members of QAC
  • Alliances with local Churches and businesses, county agencies, County Government, other nonprofits
  • Operates food pantries, thrift store, resource center, temporary homeless shelter, street outreach program, art program, warehouse with job training – largest “helps” organization in QAC
  • Impeccable safety record of all ministries
  • Provides quality services proven to change lives including education, job training, and employment opportunities. 

 

The Right Thing to Do. 

We love Queen Anne’s County, which is why we work so diligently to offer support to the most vulnerable members of our community. There are people you see every day,  although you might not know it, that do not have a safe or warm place to sleep. For people experiencing an emergency, we operate an emergency shelter, open October – April.  However, there is an increasing number of people that have difficulty affording the cost of housing in our community year round.  Through the support from our volunteers and business partners we are working every day to lower that number by offering resources and additional services lacking in our community. 

 

Haven Ministries has grown from a community outreach program sixteen years ago to a multi-faceted ministry and is once again expanding our services to include a Housing Assistance Program, which will help close the gap for Lack of Affordable Housing in QAC.  Two single family homes will be built for residential use, housing up to 5 or fewer unrelated people in each home, which is allowable with current zoning ordinances. Each home will be comparable to similar homes in the neighborhood. The residents are vetted, including background checks, and the homes will be operated similar to a tenant-landlord relationship. These homes will not be used as a drug or alcohol program, or a mental health facility. These homes will be used to transform lives; offering stability, safety, and reliability to those who quite often go without. 

 

The site selection for this program was rigorous and carefully planned, taking 5 years. Ultimately, we have chosen a location close to jobs, schools, and amenities for clients setting them up for success in finding permanent housing. Throughout these 5 years our search for housing has been widely supported and proclaimed verbally and in print. We cannot thank the community enough for their support and role in helping us to bring this vision closer to reality and change lives.