Mission: Reducing homelessness by eliminating hopelessness

Vision: Multiply the community impact of like-minded faith-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to have a greater impact for our homeless neighbors

Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance
Emergency Winter Shelter

Before Welcome One Emergency Shelter was established,  Harford County churches volunteered to shelter our adult homeless neighbors for a week during the winter.  Today, Welcome One is Harford County’s year-round emergency shelter and yet there is still a need for additional emergency shelter in the winter months. In response to the continuing need, the Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance (HHA) was organized in 2015 with the help of the then County Councilman Curtis Beulah as a coalition of Harford County government, businesses, nonprofit agencies and faith-based groups to re-implement the Emergency Rotating Shelter.


Tax-deductible donations can be made through Well of Hope, a 501(c)(3) organization that will mail you a receipt needed for tax purposes. 

You may donate online at: https://wellofhopemd.com/donations/.  

Or you may mail a check payable to “Well of Hope” indicating HCHHA on the memo line, to PO Box 200, Abingdon, MD 21009. 


By the numbers: 8 families and 31 individual adults were lodged and provided personal assistance over the winter of 2023-24. That’s 51 people out of the winter weather! Even more significant, we were able to help place 7 family units and 7 individuals into permanent or transitional housing.