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Housing Assistance Programs

Haven Ministries assists with housing in a county lacking affordable housing

Emergency Shelter:

Haven Ministries operates an emergency winter shelter out of Kent Island United Methodist Church from October – April.  This is for men, women, and children (individuals and families) in need of emergency shelter. They are vetted whereby they must pass a background check including the sex offender registry and they must be drug/alcohol free.  The shelter is open from 6pm -7:30am daily including holidays. Each guest receives case management services that connect him or her to area resources so they can move on to safe and affordable housing.

Street Outreach:

Haven Ministries’ staff respond to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis.  The staff members go out into the community where the individual or family is located and connect them to area resources in order to avoid the individual or family from becoming homeless.

Resource Centers:

Haven Ministries operates (2) Resource Centers open to the public (including our shelter guests) Locations:

• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (basement)

Monday – Friday from 8:30am -4:30pm
301 South Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617

410-758-0129

• Fisher Manor Housing Development
Fisher Manor Drive
Grasonville, MD 21638

410-739-4363

Dates of Operation:
2nd Saturday of the Month 9am-noon

The Case Managers connect people to area resources and distribute funds for emergency needs such as eviction notices, electric bills, doctor bills, and situations that cause housing insecurities.  Funds are often used to assist with housing situations to avoid homelessness.

Future Plans –  Housing Assistance Program:

Haven Ministries with the support of its executive board, church coalition, staff, business owners, community agencies, and dedicated volunteers is currently planning a long-term housing program to be located in the Kent Island area.  This long-term program will enable us to offer year round services in a consistent stable environment for those experiencing housing insecurities. The program, structured similar to that of a landlord-tenant relationship, will include a process for individuals and families to apply for the program, pass a background check, and agree to work with a case manager to transition into permanent housing. The goal of the Housing Assistance Program is to offer comprehensive resources including education, job training, and employment opportunities to give individuals and families the opportunity to stabilize, build up their resources, and successfully move to safe and affordable housing.

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