How You Can Help

YOU are the KEY to ending homelessness.  You can be part of our mission to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring by Doing – Donating – Adopting a Bed

Do – Be a volunteer!

Volunteers come from all over Harford County and surrounding communities to offer and share their skills, caring and support to the homeless men and women who reside at our shelter. Volunteers experience the opportunity to be part of a compassionate environment that nurtures people during the most difficult time of their life as they work to turn their lives around. You will leave Welcome One knowing you have made a difference in the lives of many people.

Volunteer opportunities include

  • Preparing and serving dinners to our 32 residents
  • Preparing bag lunches for our 32 residents
  • Helping sort and stock donations
  • Helping with data entry
  • Offer lessons in practical life skills inspirational activities
  • Plan a game night for our residents
  • Becoming a member of a fundraising committee
  • Organize a donation drive to benefit Welcome One
  • Organize a fundraiser to benefit Welcome One

Contact us for more information on how you can Volunteer.


Welcome One uses large quantities of household and consumable items. We always appreciate donations from individuals or groups. Please contact Ann Cox at to schedule a donation drive, or to obtain the latest items needed on our wish list – see below. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter at any time; we are open every day 9am-9pm to receive donations.

Wish list…


In addition to the funding we receive from Harford County government, Welcome One depends on donations from individuals, churches, civic groups, local businesses, and private foundations to fund the services the shelter provides.

Our Adopt-A-Bed program is an easy way to support the shelter. A $31 donation provides one resident with all shelter services for one night. You can Adopt a Bed for one or more nights.

You can choose to make a one-time gift, at any amount, or become a recurring donor. Recurring donors select an amount they would like to donate monthly and their credit card is automatically charged once a month.

To Support us financially