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Anna's House

607 N Tollgate Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014

410.803.2130
chanley@cc-md.org

Anna's House

Anna’s House provides transitional and permanent housing for homeless women and children in Harford County, and helps them on the road to self-sufficiency. Since opening in 1991, Anna’s House has grown to include eight transitional housing units onsite and nine graduate housing sites located throughout the community. Each client receives weekly case management targeting her particular needs and strengths, plus training in life skills, job readiness, parenting and coping skills to increase self-esteem. Clients develop a financial plan to reduce debt and plan for a brighter future. They also receive transportation to training classes, job interviews, employment, and day care. Both onsite and community-based social activities are provided for residents and their children to nurture their emotional well being.

 
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There are many types of crises that can bring a woman to Anna’s House. Some have experienced domestic violence, loss of employment, or severe financial challenges. For others, chronic addiction or mental health issues have derailed their lives. Whatever the obstacle to a better life, our staff works one-on-one with each client to address her challenges. Our clients also give back to the community through volunteer projects that help to hone skills while providing a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves.  

We provide a safe, quiet place to live so our families can sort out life’s difficulties and achieve independence with help from us such as:

  • Counseling
  • Career and life skills training
  • Job placement assistance
  • Case management
  • Referrals to other community services in Harford County

Education, employment, and empowerment are the paths to self-sufficiency we share with our residents. Volunteers and a caring staff give of themselves daily to help our families on their journeys.

Anna’s House plays an important role in the Harford County community, and, in turn, the community is an active participant in improving the lives of the women and children of Anna’s House.  The Harford County Department of Social Services, Wage Connection, Harford County Community College, and Harford County Health Department and Core Services all play a vital role in assisting the formerly homeless residents of Anna’s House become independent and self-sufficient families.

As much as we wish we could help everyone, our guest must be referred to us by county social service agencies. We cannot accept walk-ins.

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Our Stories

Anna’s House Creates Partnerships with People of Different Abilities Partnering with People of Different Abilities

Connecting Through Sports Anna's Guy Sean mentors children through soccer.

Hearts and Hammers A cooperative ministry of skilled volunteers providing home maintenance.

Making the Connection “We are all connected in this universe by God’s love and the human spirit to reach out to others,” says NyAnn Smith, a volunteer at Anna’s House. NyAnn and Anna's House resident Lora have been making a special connection as NyAnn helps Lora prepare for the GED exam.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Title: Party and Activity Sponsor
Program(s): Anna's House
Location: Harford County
Type of volunteer needed: Families, Groups/Corporate Groups, Holidays, Individuals, Students


Title: Collection Drive Organizer
Program(s): Anna's House
Location: Harford County
Type of volunteer needed: Families, Groups/Corporate Groups, Holidays, Individuals, Students


Title: Administravie Assistant - Anna's House Children's Center
Program(s): Anna's House
Location: Harford County
Type of volunteer needed: Students, Individuals