15th Anniversary 15th Anniversary

Purpose

Welcome One Emergency Shelter’s Mission is to provide safe, emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness in Harford County and to assist and empower residents to obtain community housing.

“I always tell new residents, ” Be grateful you have the shelter – it is the stepping stone to get where you want to go.“ – GEORGE
“Welcome Once has helped by providing stability. The staff keeps me focused and in line with employment, chores and out of trouble.” – DYLAN
Welcome One’s bike program allows our working residents to have transportation to jobs in the local area during their stay here at the shelter.
“Staying here has given me time to think, given me peace of mind to get my thoughts together and plan for the future.”– ROSALIE

Progress

1998

2006

2021

FCCAU began when members of local churches and employees of government health and human services agencies made the decision to aid homeless individuals in Harford County. Over the next 7 years, the all-volunteer program provided temporary shelter, meals, and transportation for homeless men and women through a rotating shelter program operated by 23 churches.
Welcome One Emergency Shelter opens in Belcamp with 28 beds
Welcome One currently has 32 beds and 10 staff

Progress

1998

FCCAU began when members of local churches and employees of government health and human services agencies made the decision to aid homeless individuals in Harford County. Over the next 7 years, the all-volunteer program provided temporary shelter, meals, and transportation for homeless men and women through a rotating shelter program operated by 23 churches.

2006

Welcome One Emergency Shelter opens in Belcamp with 28 beds

2021

Welcome One currently has 32 beds and 10 staff

Performance

Since 2006…

During Fiscal Year 2019-2020…

15 ways you can help…

  1. Like us on Facebook and Instagram
  2. Donate an item from our wish list
  3. Forward our newsletter to a friend or two
  4. Attend a fundraiser
  5. Be a monthly financial donor
  6. Provide fast food gift cards to our residents
  7. Prepare lunches
  8. Prepare and serve dinners

  9. Organize a donation drive with your business, family, or neighborhood
  10. Apply for a company match
  11. Tell people you know about us
  12. Join a fundraising committee
  13. Join our newsletter mailing list
  14. Be a sponsor for a fundraising event
  15. Provide items for our silent/live auction fundraising events

15 ways you can help…

  1. Like us on Facebook and Instagram
  2. Donate an item from our wish list
  3. Forward our newsletter to a friend or two
  4. Attend a fundraiser
  5. Be a monthly financial donor
  6. Provide fast food gift cards to our residents
  7. Prepare lunches
  8. Prepare and serve dinners
  9. Organize a donation drive with your business, family, or neighborhood
  10. Apply for a company match
  11. Tell people you know about us
  12. Join a fundraising committee
  13. Join our newsletter mailing list
  14. Be a sponsor for a fundraising event
  15. Provide items for our silent/live auction fundraising events