Haven Ministries Opens Additional Resource Center

Haven Ministries has expanded its Resource Center services to include a location at the Fisher Manor Housing Development in Grasonville. This Resource Center is in addition to the Resource Center operated by Haven Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville, which operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new Resource Center in Grasonville will operate out of the Fisher Manor Drive location on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Both residents of Fisher Manor and the general public can utilize the services.

Edwin Gibbs, Resource Center Case Manager for Haven Ministries. Haven Ministries has expanded its Resource Center services to include a location at the Fisher Manor Housing Development in Grasonville.

Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, adds, “The Grasonville location will enable us to meet the needs of more people in the county, expanding our reach and helping people with resume writing, job searches, and budgeting – all skills people need to be prepared for the working world.”

She adds, “This is also a wonderful opportunity to partner with another service organization, CommUNITY Mentoring, who is already providing resources at this location.”

According to Mary Walker, of Stevensville, a volunteer for over 15 years with CommUNITY Mentoring and a longtime volunteer with Haven Ministries, “It’s about connecting the people to the resources in Queen Anne’s County. Haven Ministries has been at this a while and we are trying to work together on this community need. It’s a natural extension to connect the two organizations with this effort.”

Walker adds, “There is an effort in Queen Anne’s County to do more collaboration, so we don’t duplicate services and provide better coordination of services.”

Although CommUNITY Mentoring focuses on connecting eighth-graders and above, who are at risk of not thriving because they aren’t attending school or are not working, to local resources, the new Resource Center operated by Haven Ministries will serve anyone in need of these services.

According to Walker, once the Center gets underway, she hopes it can also offer food and household cleaning items.  She adds, “We are bringing the services to the people who need to benefit from them most.”

For further information about the Resource Center in Grasonville, contact Haven Ministries at 410-739-4363 or visit haven-ministries.org.  For further information about CommUNITY Mentoring, call 410-758-6677, extension 2163 or visit qacps.org.

Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries.  Haven Ministries operates a seasonal Homeless Shelter located at the Kent Island United Methodist Church in Stevensville, a Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville and at Fisher Manor in Grasonville, the Haven Ministries Food Pantries at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville and Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville, Our Daily Thread Thrift Store in Stevensville and Hope Warehouse in Queenstown.

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