Addiction Connections Resource, Inc (ACR) – This organization may be the first call made from someone addicted trying to find help for recovery. They offer assistance with inpatient treatment and follow-up placement care. They also provide programs to further strengthen the recovery of the family and the individual. We support through donations. Their website is www.acr-helps.org.
Anna’s House – Shelters women with children who find themselves displaced due to domestic violence, loss of employment, financial crisis or chronic addiction. The staff offers life skills, parenting skills, job readiness, transportation to find and sustain employment and secure permanent housing through Keys of My Own program that promotes self-sufficiency. We support through donations, and special collections. Their website is cc-md.org/annas-house.
Birthright Pregnancy Aid Center - This center offers practical help to anyone facing a crisis pregnancy with ongoing support, education, referrals and material assistance. Each year during Lent Season we distribute baby bottles at all the Masses for parishioners to fill with coins, currency or checks to offer financial support. Their website is www.birthrightharfordcounty.org.
Cottage Thrift Shop – St. Margaret Church and Emmanuel Episcopal Church operate this joint venture through funding, donations and volunteers. The shop is open to all but especially to serve the poor and homeless who are encouraged to shop every 30 days for 3 outfits, shoes, seasonal jacket and purse (for ladies) at no charge. All items are discounted and the hours are Friday & Saturday 10am to 1pm. Their website is www.emmanuelbelair.episcopalmaryland.org.
Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU) Welcome One Shelter – This is a full-service, 24 hour/day, 365 days/year shelter that houses 26 men and 7 women who were homeless. Their mission is to promote self-sufficiency, provide education and job services to help secure a job, medical care and much needed benefits. We support with donations, collect much needed supplies and offer volunteers to assist with meal preparation once a month. Their website is www.welcomeoneshelter.com.
Found in Faith Ministries – This ministry receives furniture donations, household goods, small appliances and other items listed on their website. The items are given out to individuals or families transitioning from shelters, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, re-entry individuals, natural disaster and more. We encourage parishioners to donate their unwanted items and we offer support through donations. Their website is www.foundinfaithMD.org.
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna – This location in Bel Air serves Harford and Cecil County. For the past several years St. Margaret Parish has sponsored a Panel Build which occurs in October. During that time announcements are sent out seeking volunteers to help with construction, lunches and drinks. Their website is www.habitatsusq.org.
Harford Family House - Offers housing to homeless families with children in Harford County along with case management to identify services and resources that help the family meet their goals. We support through donations, as well as collections necessary to support their mission. Their website is www.harfordfamilyhouse.org.
Harford Community Action Agency - We collect weekly non-perishable items for this agency at all Masses as well as donations. Their pantry includes meat, dairy, vegetables, can goods and cleaning supplies, diapers and formula as well as toiletries for individuals meeting income requirements. The agency supports Title 1 school programs in Harford County, GED classes, coaching/goal setting to encourage self-sufficiency, employment assistance and MD Energy Assistance programs. Their website is www.harfordcaa.org.
Homecoming Project Inc. – This organization is a half-way house for women recovering from and alcohol and substance abuse. They offer life skills, individual counseling, case management, educational sessions and much more. We support through donations and special collections of items needed. Their website is www.homecomingrecovery.org.
Mann House – This organization houses men recovering from alcohol and substance abuse that have a chronic relapse problem. Their philosophy is one of hard work, 12 step AA program, counseling, spirituality, good diet and exercise and total abstinence. They maintain a high success rate and have been in business for over 40 years. We support through donations and special collections. Their website is www.mannhouse.org.
Mason Dixon Community Center – School supplies are collected during the months of July and August to help those in need in northern Harford County. This will be posted in the bulletin.
Our Daily Bread – This organization feeds the poor in Baltimore City, no questions asked and are open 365 days a year. On average approximately 500-1,000 people come through daily. We partner with the casserole program, where our parishioners are asked to prepare, freeze and drop off a casserole to the parish office and volunteers deliver them to the organization monthly. We also have a team that currently drives down one day per month and prepares and serves lunches. Their website is email@example.com.