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Light House - Homeless Prevention Support

The Light House is both a facility and a program. We provide emergency shelter and affordable housing solutions for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Emergency Shelter at 10 Hudson Street
Our 24,400 square foot facility at 10 Hudson Street is a central location that houses our many programs and services. This location acts as the emergency shelter for our Residential Program clients, and shelters 45 individuals and 5 families with up to 20 children.

Residential clients are provided with:

    Basic Needs: food, shelter, clothing, transportation to appointments, etc.
    Case management: mental health stabilization, substance abuse prevention support, health care and support program enrollment Financial assistance: prescriptions, vital documents, etc.
    Housing search and placement
    Employment support programs and services: adult basic education, financial empowerment, expungement clinics, job search/placement, meetings with Light House Employment Specialist

Upon starting the program, individual residents can stay for up to three months and families can stay for up to six months. If they are progressing through the program and are unable to find housing after their initial residential period, clients can apply for monthly extensions of up to three months for individuals and six months for families.

Screening is done in person.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-2pm
- Wednesday 2pm-7pm.

You can also be added to the wait list through:

AACo Department of Social Services
Screening is done in-person.
Hours: Monday through Friday between 8:30am - 4:00pm
Locations: 7500 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie or 80 West St, Annapolis
Arrive at the agency and ask to speak with Emergency Services for shelter.
If the agency is closed, call the after hours (ENI) number 410-421-8400.

In Need of a Shower or Laundry?
Walk-In Basis
Toiletries and Towels provided
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am2pm
Wednesday 27pm
3rd Saturday of the month 9am2pm

In Need of Food?
Hot Lunches: Monday through Friday 11:15amNoon
Bagged Lunches Daily from 5:30am-10:30pm
Client Choice Pantry:
   Tuesday and Thursday 12pm3pm
   Wednesday 3pm6pm
   3rd Saturday of the month 9am12pm

In Need of Clothing?
By Referral Only
Clothing Closet Hours:
   Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10am12pm
   Wednesday 4pm6pm

At Risk of Becoming Homeless or
Homeless and Need Case Management?
Call 443-569-4217 for an appointment to receive prevention or diversion services.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am2pm
Wednesday 2pm7pm
3rd Saturday of the month 9am2pm

Affordable Housing Properties Throughout Annapolis
The Light House owns and operates five transitional housing properties throughout Annapolis to provide housing options for clients coming out our Light House Residential Program. These residents are granted an initial year lease with project based vouchers through the Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County. They are required to contribute 30% of their income and can stay for up to two years. They are provided with Light House case management services to guide them towards sustainable housing.

    Willow House A property adjacent to 10 Hudson Street with affordable housing for five women.
    Anchor House Properties Three residences that provide affordable housing for families. Properties consist of one five-bedroom home for one multi-generational family, and two two-bedroom apartments for small families.
    202 West Street The original site of The Light House, this location was repurposed to include four supportive housing units for homeless men and to house our Light House Bistro and Catering social enterprises.

Support Services

In addition to serving our residential clients, The Light House also offers many programs and services to individuals and families in the community who are at risk of homelessness. Our homelessness prevention support services focus on removing the barriers that prevent these clients from maintaining stable housing, sustainable living-wage employment, and healthy meaningful lives.

Safe Harbour Resource Center
Located on the main floor of our 10 Hudson Street location, our Safe Harbour Resource Center is a dedicated space for community clients to access our many available programs and services. It includes offices for both our Homeless Prevention and Diversion Specialist and our Intake and Housing Coordinator to guide our community clients towards the many resources available.

Open To Community Clients:

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9am-2pm
    Wednesday from 2pm-7pm

Services Offered At The Safe Harbour Resource Center:

    Access to Light House Food Program
    Free laundry and shower facilities
    Case management to link individuals/families to Light House resources and referrals to community agencies
    Housing assistance
    Medical and medication bill assistance
    Community Closet clothing
    Distribution of items such as Personal Hygiene Kits and/or other items such as socks, etc.
    Intake/diversion assessment assistance
    Computer stations to access resources such as job announcements, other agency applications for services, vital documents request forms, 2-1-1 information, etc.

Food Program
The Light House Food Program provides community members in need with the nutritious food required to support the health and well-being of themselves and their families.

    Hot Lunches: served every weekday in our Light House cafeteria
    Fresh Market: held three days a week, offering fresh produce, bread, and other perishable items
    Pantry Bags: distributed monthly
    Bagged Lunches: offered 24/7

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1 Comment

  1. Judith
    Oct 7, 2020Reply
    I spoke to Brandi Harris at the Lighthouse Safe Harbor. She had returned my call earlier . Brandi was very professional, helpful, courteous and kind. She referred me to Ms. D’Atlas at the Wait List Line. Me. .D’Atlas carefully explained the process, and that if my bother Ramon Matiz had transferred his medical, DSS, general services, Food Stamps, the necessity of Ramon completing the requirements to transfer back to Anne Arundel County, and waiting time if everything was correctly submitted.. Both Brandi Harris and Ms. D’Atlas were clear in their direction and focus. Please thank them for me and my brother, Ramon V. Matiz.

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