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Haven Ministries Sponsors Annual Tea Party

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Haven Ministries Sponsors Annual Tea Party On Sunday, April 29, Haven Ministries held its Annual Tea Party at the Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, one of Haven Ministries’ business partners. The event benefited Haven Ministries programs: the homeless shelter, food pantry, thrift store, street outreach program, and resource center. Guests were seated at beautifully-decorated tables, each hosted by a community volunteer. The specially chosen menu for the tea included assorted scones, tea sandwiches, sweet treats, and a variety of teas. There was also a Fancy Hat Contest and Silent Auction, which offered a variety of themed baskets put together

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Cloverton’s BLOOM Tour Centreville, MD

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Centreville UMC and Haven Ministries Announces Cloverton’s BLOOM Tour May 4 in Centreville Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville, MD and Haven Ministries announce that the band CLOVERTON will be performing on Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church as part of its BLOOM tour. Admission is free and a love offering will be received to benefit Haven Ministries. With the quickening success of their sophomore album “Bloom,” the four-piece pop-rock band is extending their cd release tour to hit the East Coast in the spring of 2018. From their humble beginnings as a small church

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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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Connecting Community Members to the Resources

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Connecting Community Members to the Resources They Need Haven Ministries Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 301 S. Liberty Street in Centreville, MD, was established to offer a place of referral and case management services to residents of Queen Anne’s County who need information on financial counseling, job training, and wellness, as well as limited pastoral counseling and enrichment classes. The Resource Center’s classes are meeting the growing needs of the community, including everything from budget and financial workshops to empowerment workshops for recovering addicts. There is something for everyone. According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven

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Haven Ministries Expands Housing Assistance Program

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Haven Ministries Expands Housing Assistance Program Haven Ministries has served 18 guests at its designated space at Kent Island United Methodist Church at 2739 Cox Neck Road in Chester since the Shelter opened in October. The Shelter will remain open until April 2018. According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, the Shelter has been at full or near capacity for much of the season and has had occasion to turn away individuals due to full capacity conditions. The organization has identified the need for a more permanent affordable Housing Assistance Program. Pettit adds, “The next step for many

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Beef, Bonfires and Cigars – A “Spirited” Event

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Beef, Bonfires and Cigars – A “Spirited” Event A new event, “Beef, Bonfires and Cigars,” to benefit Haven Ministries, will be held on November 8 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Aspen Institute, Wye River Conference Center, 201 Wye Woods Way in Queenstown. The event will offer men a night out to sample food and spirit tastings from multiple restaurants and caterers in the region. Food tastings will be provided by Capriotti’s, Krave Catering, Range and Reef, Harris Crab House, Tamara’s Desserts, Café Sado, and a fresh oyster vendor. The spirit tastings will be offered by Lyon’s Distillery, The

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Run4Shelter Boosts Support

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Run4Shelter Boosts Support Haven Ministries is pleased to announce that 297 registered runners and walkers participated in this year’s 9thRun4Shelter Moonlight Edition event which raised funds toward the operating expenses of Haven Ministries and its homeless shelter, Resource Center, food pantry, thrift store, and street outreach in Queen Anne’s County. The Run4Shelter event is named in honor of Haven Ministries shelter services, which last year served 31 men, women, and children from December through April. Many nights in the late winter, the shelter experienced either near or full capacity conditions. Krista Pettit, executive director of Haven Ministries comments, “We want

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Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter Opens

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Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter Opens Haven Ministries is excited to announce that we will be opening the Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter on October 1, 2017 – April 2018!  The sign in time is 6-7pm nightly at Kent Island United Methodist Church:  2739 Cox Neck Road, Chester.  Please call Sandi Wiscott, Case Manager, if you are working with anyone in need of shelter:  410-739-7859.  Her number can also be given out to others.  The shelter rules, policies and procedures will be in place again this shelter season as well as case management services that help each client receive services that help move them onward to safe and affordable

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Wine and Windows Fundraising Event

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Wine and Windows Fundraising Event Haven Ministries hosted a Wine and Windows fundraising event at Hemingway’s Restaurant in Stevensville. Hemingway’s, a Business Partner of Haven Ministries, generously donated the event. Approximately 75 people attended the fun, creative event which featured painter Martiel Traczyk Beatty from the Artcademy. A buffet dinner and drinks were served and guests took home a hand-painted window. Guest also got to shop at pop-up shops by such vendors as Lularoe, Trades of Hope, Mary Kay, Legal Shield, Bayview Portraits, Natalie’s Honey Hut, and Edward Jones. According to Mia Cranford, Director of Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator at

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Food Pantry and Other Services Supported by First Annual Golf Tournament

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Food Pantry and Other Services Supported by First Annual Golf Tournament We often don’t think of food shortages during this bountiful time of year on the Eastern Shore, but food is still scarce to some residents of the Mid Shore living in poverty or in homelessness. During the summer months, Haven Ministries Food Pantry, held on the third Friday monthly at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville from 5:30 to 7 p.m., helps about 100 people a month needing food assistance. According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, “In July, we experienced the largest number of people to

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Disaster Relief Shelter Opens

Disaster Relief Shelter Opens Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter opened Friday, July 28 in response to citizens needing longer term shelter after the tornado that struck on Kent Island last week. Starting on Monday, July 31, the Shelter will be open from 5 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily at its designated space at Kent Island United Methodist Church at 2739 Cox Neck Road in Chester. Transportation services between the Shelter and the Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centerville will be provided for daytime services. As the week progresses, Haven Ministries will assess the need and how long to

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Additional Tornado Relief

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Additional Tornado Relief Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter is opening today, Friday, July 28 starting at 11am in response to citizens needing longer term shelter after the tornado. The shelter will be open 24 hours from 11am today until Monday, July 31 at 7:30am at our designated space – Kent Island United Methodist Church in Chester. Starting on Monday, July 31, the shelter will be open 5pm-7:30am with transportation services from the shelter to the resource center at St Paul’s Episcopal Church for daytime services, Centerville (and back again). As the week progresses, we will assess the need to determine how

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Tornado Relief Press Release

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Tornado Relief Press Release Haven Ministries leaders have been in direct contact with QAC Emergency Service leaders, staff from the Sherrifs Dept, Social Service representatives, and the Red Cross workers throughout this week. The Red Cross and QAC Emergency Services have led the disaster relief efforts, which is their specialty, to respond to victims of the tornado that hit the Kent Island area on Monday. Right now, no one has requested further assistance with long term shelter. If this need arises, the above-mentioned organizations are poised to contact Haven Ministries. We are prepared to open the shelter, provide food and

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New Run4Shelter Moonlight Edition Scheduled

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New Run4Shelter Moonlight Edition Scheduled Haven Ministries is hosting a new Run4Shelter Moonlight Edition on September 9 at a new location at the Chesapeake Bay Business Park (near Terrapin Park) in Stevensville, MD. This is the 9th Annual Run4Shelter event which benefits Haven Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. Haven Ministries, which provides hope through shelter, food, clothing, and support to men, women, and children, operates a homeless shelter, food pantry, thrift store, street outreach and transportation program, and a resource center. Proceeds from this event are used to keep all of these programs operational. The

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Haven Ministries Wraps Up 2017 Shelter Season at Maximum Capacity

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Shelter Season at Maximum Capacity Laughter of little ones and squeals of delight were the sounds associated with the Haven Ministries’ Shelter this season as Haven Ministries cared for 10 children (along with their parents) throughout the months of December 2016 through April 2017. Many nights in the late winter, the shelter experienced either near or full capacity conditions. Over the season, 31 men, women, and children were provided hope through the provision of the basic needs of shelter, clothing, food, and other resources. Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, comments, “At one time during the season, 10 of

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