Mission & Outreach,
Earl's Place is a transitional housing program providing long-term (up to two years) of housing and supportive services to seventeen men at a time.
When they are homeless, people experience the loss of things that make the world a safe, predictable and orderly place including a loss of power, self-esteem and identity, connection to others, possessions, routines, and control of their lives. Our program works to find the balance between providing structure and allowing for self-determination and the opportunity to achieve a higher quality of life.
Our residents are provided with a permanent address and a place to receive mail and phone calls. Most importantly, they have a place to call home, where concerns such as having a clean, safe place to sleep, shower, and keep their belongings is alleviated. For some this is the first time they have had a key of their own.
Ultimately, the residents are assisted in obtaining affordable, permanent housing and one year of formal aftercare is provided to help ensure success.
Streets of Hope
Streets of Hope is a coalition of churches and community volunteers who have pooled our resources to provide food, clothing, shelter and other relief to the homeless, poor and underprivileged people in Southeastern Baltimore County.
The wonderful volunteers run food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing drives. A cold weather shelter is maintained primarily through volunteers, including volunteer advocates. These special volunteers provide individual assistance to homeless men, enabling them to become self-sufficient.
Streets of hope has been operating since 2009. Most recently Zion UCC has offered the program a permanant home in the Church Hall in order to provide a more consistant enviroment for the program.
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care
for the Earth.
Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.
And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow?
That "teach a man to fish" philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires our work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.