Welcome Home is all about making meaningful connections to shelter residents who are transitioning to permanent housing and expanding upon the hospitality they have received while in our shelter. The long-term goal is to help clients build community support and lasting relationships, therefore eliminating a return to homelessness. We have clients that are ready for support but we need volunteers to mentor them. Interested? Email Jenn@reachofwc.org or call Jenn at 301-733-2371, ext. 106 for more information.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION & STABILITY CLASSES IN THE COMMUNITY!
As the lead agency of this collaborative, Reach is working on developing opportunities for more classes to be provided at a variety of locations throughout Washington County. The collaborative is currently offering classes on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 pm at the Washington County Free Library located at 100 S. Potomac Street in Hagerstown. Our partner agencies, Hagerstown Housing Authority, Community Action Council and Interfaith Service Coalition also offer classes that are open to the public. Check out our Facebook page for more information!
Interested in Getting Ahead instead of just Getting By? Join our weekly group of investigators who are examining what poverty looks like in our community and how we can get ahead! Register now for our next session which will begin in May. Contact Kelli Tencer, Financial Stability Program Director, by phone (301-733-2371, ext 107) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the Financial Education Partnership on Facebook @FEPWC to stay up-to-date with class schedules, and for tips and information to help you manage your finances.
Through the Open Table model Reach trains local congregations and their members to form communities called “Tables” that include a Brother or Sister in poverty referred by Reach. Table members transform their vocational and life experiences into tools our Brothers and Sisters can use to develop and implement plans that create change.
The Open Table process is a catalyst for the collaboration of faith communities, government, universities, business and non-profits working through a shared purpose model to move themselves and their communities from a transactional relationship with our Brothers and Sisters in poverty to one of transformation.
Click Open Table Volunteer to complete an application.
Reach of Washington County
140 W. Franklin Street, Suite 300
Hagerstown, MD 21740
COLD WEATHER SHELTER
Shelter is available to homeless adults from Washington County on a first come, first served basis beginning the last Sunday of October and ending the first Sunday of April. Upon entry each guest will meet with a trained volunteer who will guide them through the intake procedure. Learn More »
DAY RESOURCE/CRISIS ASSISTANCE – Tuesday & Thursday, 9am-1pm
Trained volunteers meet with Washington County residents who are facing a crisis to offer encouragement, advice, and referrals to other providers, as well as monetary assistance.
Our primary focus is the prevention of homelessness which includes eviction prevention, rent deposits and/or first month’s rent, utility deposits and other housing related needs. We also help those with little or no income to secure birth certificates and identification cards when necessary for employment and/or services from other local agencies. Occasional assistance is provided for emergency prescriptions. Learn More »