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30 Carroll Street
Westminster, MD 21157-4831

PO Box 127
Westminster, MD 21158-0127

410-857-5944 - voice
410-857-6122 - fax

Office HoursMon, Tue, and Fri 10-2; Thu 3-7
Contact 1Brenda Meadows
410-857-5944 - voice
PurposeTo provide a Christian outreach and support center which offers assistance to resolve short-term crises while seeking pathways to self-sufficiency.
ServiceFINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Basic needs are considered and determination is made during the interview process. RX FUND: Provides prescription assistance to the uninsured and underinsured. BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM: Free school essentials are offered to county students from Head Start through grade 12. Supplies include new backpacks, new shoes, school supply kits, haircuts, and the opportunity to choose in-style, gently-used clothing from the on-site clothing shed. Pre-registration is necessary. FOOD: The Shepherd's Table (Friday Soup Kitchen) provides lunch at the Westminster United Methodist Church; Thanksgiving Day Dinner is served at St. John Roman Catholic Church; summer produce available, emergency meals through the Fill-A-Bag Project, hospitality, and periodic summer cookouts on-site, including annual 4th of July picnic, are open to all. BLESSINGS CLOSET PROGRAM: Year-round distribution of household, hygiene, baby, and personal care essentials. WALK-IN SERVICES: Includes emergency laundry and bath facilities, daily newspaper, phone use, current store coupons, and religious literature. CLOTHING: "CALL FOR COATS" provides winter outerwear for adults and children; general clothing available year round, dependent on donations. EASTER BASKETS: free Easter baskets distributed to infants through teens. TAKE-A-BOOK PROJECT: Free used books and magazines for adults and children. REFERRALS AND ADVOCACY: Networks with other county agencies and groups to provide assistance. DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: Call for specific needs and drop-off times.
EligibilityAnyone may apply directly or be referred.
FeesNo fees are charged.
Area ServedServes only Carroll County residents.
SubjectsCharities - Thanksgiving, Clothing - Second Hand, Crisis Intervention Centers, Donations, Easter, Emergency Assistance, Food - Assistance, Fuel - Assistance, Information And Referral, Religious Organizations, Shelter - Temporary, Volunteers - Needed
Last Updated20 January 2016