OUR CURRENT SEASON SNAPSHOT

As of February 21, 2024, we have served 1224 night referrals and 171 day referrals with a total of 3 COVID-19 positives thus far this 2023-2024 season.  A complete comparison will be posted after April 1, 2024.  We still need your financial support to continue serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

We are happy to report there were no COVID-19 outbreaks during the 2021-2022 season and we successfully opened for 86 nights (82 attended) and 7 days during this season for a total of 406 bed nights and 41 bed days for our shelterees!  

We served 71 individuals, who stayed on average 7 days with us; comprised of 59 males and 12 females. 

Over 20 of our guests were sheltered in transitional housing during the winter months and/or housed with the help of our community partners.

For an updated report for Season 2022-23, please see image below:

We are looking forward to another successful year as we seek additional funding to provide more resources for our patrons and staff.

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Stanton Center Winter Relief Program

THE STANTON CENTER WARMING CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION HOURS ARE 7 PM UNTIL 7 AM, LOCATED AT 92 W. WASHINGTON STREET, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21401 DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.  ALL PATRONS MUST ARRIVE BY 9 PM. PLEASE CALL 410.216.9167 OR 410.768.5522.

Forecasted low temperatures over the next few days will meet the current threshold to activate the City of Annapolis’ Winter Relief Plan. The Stanton Center, located at 92 West Washington St. Annapolis MD, 21401, will open during the following times to provide emergency temporary warming relief to community members who need this service:

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024 AT 7 PM TO FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024 AT 7 AM
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024 AT 7 PM T0 SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024 AT 7 AM
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024 AT 7 PM TO SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2024 AT 7 AM

Reminder – Patrons who take advantage of this service must:

  • Arrive for the initial screening process by 9:00 p.m.
  • Entry will be denied to those in possession of drugs, alcohol, and/or weapons.
  • Smoking on the premises is prohibited.  
  • You must exit the facility no later than 7:00 a.m. the following day.  PLEASE NOTE: PATRONS MAY BE ASKED TO EXIT AT 6:30 AM TO ENSURE ALL PATRONS HAVE  EXITED THE PREMISES BY 7 AM.

Please keep in mind that the Stanton Center is a temporary emergency warming center of last resort. If you need general or long-term sheltering assistance, you may also contact the Crisis Response warm line at 410-768-5522.

The Stanton Center Winter Relief will open in the Winter months, unless the threshold of 32 degrees in windchill is reached, as an overnight warming center for individuals who need this service. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Office of Emergency Management at 410-216-9167 during and after regular business hours or 410.768.5522.  WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF WATER AND OTHER BEVERAGES FOR OUR PATRONS.  PLEASE DONATE TODAY2

Who We Serve

If you or someone you know are in need of immediate shelter and have not been able to get into our local shelters. On Extremely cold nights, please check this page and our Facebook Page on when the Stanton Center will be open which is located at 92 W. Washington Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

Please check back here for more information as appropriate.

COVID19 PRECAUTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: TEMPERATURE CHECKS, MANDATORY FACE MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE ADHERED TO TO RECEIVE SERVICES AS WELL AS HOUSE RULES.

Special Thanks to the City of Annapolis, the Office of Emergency Management, the Stanton Center Recreation Center, the Light House, Feed Anne Arundel, Luna Blue, Grumps, Lily B., and wonderful donors who help keep this program going!  This 2022-2023 Season, Grumps has graciously continued to provide meals free of cost to our Stanton Center Winter Relief program.  For this season, Grumps has continued to provide emergency meals for our patrons.  They need canned vegetables, to-go containers, and utensils for our patrons.  Please also know that we will accept any donations, monetary and/or in-kind, as we are always in need of items for our patrons.  Don’t hesitate to contact our office directly to see how you can help! 

The Stanton Center Winter Relief Program is available to those that need shelter in extreme weather conditions.  Blessed in Tech Ministries Incorporated has staff that provides this much-needed service to this most vulnerable population, and we need your assistance to aid in additional hazard pay.  Please consider donating to a worthy cause today as we look to improve the quality of life of our patrons. We have one vision, to not allow another person to freeze to death in Anne Arundel County.  We had a dear friend who was a client on FB who tragically lost his life in this way a few years ago, and we are determined to save a life and change a life with your help! Your charitable donation will help not only our staff but our patrons survive the harsh winter months to come. Thank you for your time.

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