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Our Board Meeting will be held on Monday, December 5th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at First Baptist Brooklyn, located at 3801 5th St, Baltimore, MD 21225 (in Brooklyn neighborhood, near our Curtis Bay drop-in center).
This meeting is open to the public. Please join us as we discuss the future of Safe House of Hope and plan for our upcoming Christmas Dinner.
We will also use this time for donation drop-off, so if you have any items you would like to donate to our clients (snacks, clothing, hygiene products, etc), feel free to stop by.
Update: Fire at 4710 Curtis Ave
On the afternoon of Friday November 4th, the Safe House of Hope drop-in center was destroyed by fire. We are thankful that no one was injured. At that time, nobody was living on the premises and the drop-in center was closed. Through local news outlets and law enforcement, we have heard that there may have been individuals inside the building at the time the fire broke out. If this is indeed the case, these individuals were there without our knowledge or permission.
Although 4710 Curtis Avenue will no longer serve as our drop-in center, Safe House of Hope remains committed to its mission to help and support victims of human trafficking. Street outreach and internet outreach efforts will continue uninterrupted, and we look forward to resuming drop-in services in 2017.
Safe House of Hope would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the numerous individuals who have come forth in the last week to pray for our clients, our volunteers, and for the ministry as a whole. We are also enormously grateful to those who are supporting the continuation of our work with donated goods and financial giving. Many of our clients are hurting and in despair over the loss of our drop-in center. By continuing outreach services, we are able to encourage and care for our clients even in the absence of a building.
As we regroup and plan for 2017, we continue to need volunteers to help us carry out our mission. Our Treasurer and Secretary have recently retired from their positions on the board of directors due to increased professional obligations that demand more of their time. If you or someone you know has gifting and/or interest in one of these areas, please send us a completed Board Member Application and plan to join us for our next open board meeting on Monday Dec 5th. We are also seeking a Coordinator of Faith-Based Relations to help us engage with and maintain relationships with local churches and religious entities.
Thank you all again, and God bless.
Founder & Executive Director
There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we’re never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary—we can’t round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! – Romans 5:3-5 (The Message)
We are also collecting donations to continue street outreach. Items needed: individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, candy, crackers, etc), travel size hand sanitizer, hand warmers, and winter accessories (gloves, hats, scarves). Please e-mail Theresa at TheresaSHOH@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off time and location.
Volunteers Urgently Needed
Interested in a group project for your church or organization? Do you have a desire to help our efforts and learn more about human trafficking? Please e-mail email@example.com to schedule a volunteer date.
Safe House of Hope is seeking individuals to join the board of directors. We are currently in need of a Treasurer and we would also benefit from the expertise of individuals with experience in housing and social work. Each board member is required to provide updates and/or reports to the entire board at each board meeting. Each member of the board must also head a committee. If you have a heart for our clients and possess these or other skills that you believe would be beneficial to accomplishing our mission, please download the Board Member Application. Submit your completed application via e-mail (details in application) or bring with you to the next open board meeting (held the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm – see calendar).
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