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Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition To End Homelessness (CoC)


The Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness (“Homeless Coalition”), is the County’s Homeless Continuum of Care Planning Group.  The Homeless Coalition consists of over 50 County and City of Annapolis agencies, concerned citizens, nonprofit homeless service providers, private nonprofit organizations serving special needs clientele, as well as others with interests and roles in ending homelessness in the County.  The Homeless Coalition is a collaborative and well-coordinated community based planning and advocacy organization that seeks to ensure the needs of persons who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness within the County are being met.
The Coalition invites all interested persons, including people who are currently or formally homeless, and organizations to become Coalition members.  Members are able to provide input into the homeless system, receive regular updates on our progress, receive program updates, participate in focus groups, committees and work groups, share information.   Coalition meeting are held bi-monthly.   Please contact Beth Brush, ACDS, at 410-222-7600 ext. 151 to be added to the mailing list .  Meeting minutes are available upon request –
Questions about Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition To End Homelessness can be directed to:
Beth Brush - ACDS
(410) 222-7600 ext. 151
Elizabeth Kinney, Chair
Executive Director of The Light House
Kathryn Philliben, Co-Chair
Executive Director of Sarah's House


Point In Time (PIT) Count
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. Continuums of Care also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. 
Each year Anne Arundel County partners with County and City of Annapolis Police, non-profits, faith based organizations, and community volunteers to survey the homeless on the street.
If you want to learn how you can participate in the Point In Time Count for 2016 please contact Justin Bieler at or (410) 269-4749



The Annual Homeless Assessment Report 
(AHAR) is a report to the U.S. Congress on the extent and nature of homelessness in the United States. It provides counts of the homeless population and describes their demographic characteristics and service use patterns. The AHAR is based on local data from Point-in-Time counts, Housing Inventory Counts, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).  Anne Arundel County’s report is based on the Federal Fiscal Year (October – September)



National 100K Homes Program
The Anne Arundel County and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness have developed a permanent supportive housing model called Access Housing.
This project is based off the hugely successful national model, 100K Homes, and moves the chronically homeless and most vulnerable people in our midst into housing. National statistics prove the efficacy of this Housing First approach: mental health stabilizes, substance abuse decreases and because there is hope, belonging and ownership of a lease, 90% of the people housed have stayed in housing for more than two years. It has also been proven to be most cost effective way to care for those highest users of all the systems, with structure and targeted case management that makes referrals and appointments that eliminate emergency services.
Access Housing uses a service prioritization assistance tool to determine vulnerability and helps target appropriate, affordable housing for those that are living in shelters and the streets of Anne Arundel County and Annapolis.
For more information on this program please contact Elizabeth Kinney;
Anne Arundel County Homeless Report
Each year Anne Arundel County summarizes the amount of people that are served by homeless providers across the county. This report not only outlines how many people entered the shelter system, but also documents those that came in looking for services but were diverted from the shelter system. This report is based on the ​calendar year (Jan, 1 2014 - Dec 31, 2014).
For more information about this report contact Justin Bieler at



Shelters/Get Help
If you are homeless or in need of shelter please contact the Crisis Response Warmline at 410-768-5522. Anne Arundel County has four shelters for homeless families and adults
Sarah’s House/Catholic Charities
2015 20th Street
Fort Meade, MD 20755
General Information: 410-551-7722
*All referrals to Sarah’s House are required to be screened at Anne Arundel County DSS Emergency Services in Glen Burnie or Annapolis Maryland.  This is a walk-in service M-F 8:00am – 3:30pm
The Light House Inc.
10 Hudson Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Shelter Hotline: 443-569-4221
General Information: 410-263-1835
Arundel House Of Hope/Winter Relief/Day and Resource Center
(Winter Relief is open October – April)
Day and Resource Center is open Monday – Saturday.  Call for times
514 N. Crain Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
General Information: 410-863-4888
YWCA/Arden House, Domestic Violence Shelter
Domestic Violence hotline: 410-222-6800
General Information: 410-626-7800
Homeless Data System
In compliance with HUD mandate, Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness developed a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).  Many agencies in Anne Arundel County which offer housing and services to people who are homeless participate in this data system.  It helps homeless agencies collaborate , coordinate care, and manage services.   The value of this data system is to produce an unduplicated count of homeless persons, understand patterns of service use, and measure the effectiveness of homeless programs in Anne Arundel County.
Homeless Resource Day Information
A “one-day, one stop” opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to access benefits, medical care, substance abuse resources and mental health counseling as well as a variety of social services which can ultimately lead to housing and self-sufficiency.





Questions about Homelessness in Anne Arundel County reports can be directed to:
Justin Bieler
Homeless Coordinator
(410) 269-4749

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