Harford Community Action Agency

Harford Community Action Agency HCAA is dedicated to providing assistance to help Harford County individuals and families who are experiencing temporary financial hardships.
HCAA is the designated Community Action Agency providing programs and services to address the needs of low-income individuals, families and communities in Harford County, MD. The agency provides emergency financial assistance to help stabilize low-income individuals and families in crisis and programs that help them become more economically self-sufficient. Current programs include Maryland Energy Assistance Program, Homeless Prevention, Homeless Services, Community Food Pantry, Food Bank, Supportive Services Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and GED Classes through a partnership with Harford Community College.
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The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answe...
03/12/2020

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answer your questions about a variety of adult educational opportunities and help you register for the one that’s right for you. This event is open to all members of the community.

Monday, March 16, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm

For this event and every class:
FREE CHILDCARE
FREE TRANSPORTATION
FREE DINNER

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answe...
03/10/2020

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answer your questions about a variety of adult educational opportunities and help you register for the one that’s right for you. This event is open to all members of the community.

Monday, March 16, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm

For this event and every class:
FREE CHILDCARE
FREE TRANSPORTATION
FREE DINNER

Big love to the sponsors (so far) of the Harford Community Action Agency's 23rd Annual Bull Roast!Join us as a sponsor -...
03/09/2020

Big love to the sponsors (so far) of the Harford Community Action Agency's 23rd Annual Bull Roast!

Join us as a sponsor -- or grab your tickets and join us at the bull roast!

https://harfordcaa.org/bullroast/

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March is National Nutrition Month!In observance of National Nutrition Month, please contribute to the HCAA Virtual Food ...
03/09/2020
Now is the Time to Build Your Child’s Bone “Bank Account”

March is National Nutrition Month!
In observance of National Nutrition Month, please contribute to the HCAA Virtual Food Drive in order to share the gift of nutrition to Harford County’s less fortunate!

https://harfordcaa.org/now-is-the-time-to-build-your-childs-bone-bank-account/

Now is the Time to Build Your Child’s Bone “Bank Account” Posted on March 3, 2020 (March 3, 2020) by webixi Your child’s bone health might not be your first concern when you think of how optimal nutrition impacts your kids’ health. After all, osteoporosis largely affects older adults. But,...

March is National Nutrition Month!In observance of National Nutrition Month, please contribute to the HCAA Virtual Food ...
03/06/2020
How TV Can Influence What Your Child Eats

March is National Nutrition Month!
In observance of National Nutrition Month, please contribute to the HCAA Virtual Food Drive in order to share the gift of nutrition to Harford County’s less fortunate!

https://harfordcaa.org/how-tv-can-influence-what-your-child-eats/

How TV Can Influence What Your Child Eats Posted on February 26, 2020 (March 3, 2020) by webixi TV time can take a toll on your child’s nutrition. Why? Many kids spend a fair amount of time in front of the television and research shows they are easily swayed to choose the foods they see advertised...

March is National Nutrition Month!In observance of National Nutrition Month, please contribute to the HCAA Virtual Food ...
03/03/2020
10 Surprising Foods That Benefit from Refrigeration

March is National Nutrition Month!
In observance of National Nutrition Month, please contribute to the HCAA Virtual Food Drive in order to share the gift of nutrition to Harford County’s less fortunate!

– Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/10-surprising-foods-that-benefit-from-refrigeration/

10 Surprising Foods That Benefit from Refrigeration Posted on February 26, 2020 (March 3, 2020) by webixi You may already know milk, meat and eggs belong in the fridge. But what about less obvious foods? Storing these 10 foods in the fridge will help to keep them safe and taste great longer. 1. Tort...

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answe...
03/02/2020

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answer your questions about a variety of adult educational opportunities and help you register for the one that’s right for you. This event is open to all members of the community.

Monday, March 16, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm

For this event and every class:
FREE CHILDCARE
FREE TRANSPORTATION
FREE DINNER

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answe...
02/28/2020

The Maryland Rural Development Corporation, in partnership with the Harford Community Action Agency, would like to answer your questions about a variety of adult educational opportunities and help you register for the one that’s right for you. This event is open to all members of the community.

Monday, March 16, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm

For this event and every class:
FREE CHILDCARE
FREE TRANSPORTATION
FREE DINNER

Homeless advocates bring services to Baltimore encampment - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/...
02/27/2020
Homeless advocates bring services to Baltimore encampment - Harford Community Action Agency

Homeless advocates bring services to Baltimore encampment - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/02/14/homeless-advocates-bring-services-to-baltimore-encampment/

As many as 3,000 people in Baltimore are homeless, and those who live in a south Baltimore encampment are off the grid from most services. Advocates tried on Friday to bring services to an encampment off Patapsco Avenue on land owned by the city and state. It’s one of the … Continue reading →

Shout out to everyone at  Havre de Grace Middle School who donated kits to benefit those experiencing homelessness!  Tha...
02/26/2020

Shout out to everyone at Havre de Grace Middle School who donated kits to benefit those experiencing homelessness! Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Healing City Baltimore helps traumatized residents by holding free hair-styling event - Harford Community Action Agency ...
02/26/2020
Healing City Baltimore helps traumatized residents by holding free hair-styling event - Harford Community Action Agency

Healing City Baltimore helps traumatized residents by holding free hair-styling event - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/02/14/a-barbershop-is-sacred-ground-healing-city-baltimore-helps-traumatized-residents-by-holding-free-hair-styling-event/

The 13-year-old boy has already coped with more than his fair share of challenges — including two months last fall when he was homeless. The last thing he needs to worry about is his hair. On Sunday, one of the nearly two dozen barbers, weavers and braiders participating in Healing … Continue re...

Doctor caring for homeless in Alexandria seeking donations, volunteers - Harford Community Action Agency https://harford...
02/21/2020
Doctor caring for homeless in Alexandria seeking donations, volunteers - Harford Community Action Agency

Doctor caring for homeless in Alexandria seeking donations, volunteers - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/02/14/doctor-caring-for-homeless-in-alexandria-seeking-donations-volunteers/

Dr. William Mazzella has a message for the homeless living on the streets of Alexandria, Virginia. “I have the medicines,” Mazzella said. “I have the bandages, the training, and I’m here to help you if you will have me.” Mazzella’s day job is working at hospitals in rural areas across .....

Thank you, Tabitha's House, for all you do in the community!The Mission of Tabitha’s HouseTo serve the low income and at...
02/19/2020

Thank you, Tabitha's House, for all you do in the community!

The Mission of Tabitha’s House

To serve the low income and at-risk families in Harford County by providing them with basic needs. The basic needs consist of:

Food
Clothing
Household items
Cleaning supplies
Toiletries
School supplies

Please visit: https://tabithashouse.wordpress.com/

One veteran was homeless. Another ran a shelter. Now they live to help homeless people - Harford Community Action Agency...
02/18/2020
One veteran was homeless. Another ran a shelter. Now they live to help homeless people - Harford Community Action Agency

One veteran was homeless. Another ran a shelter. Now they live to help homeless people - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/30/one-veteran-was-homeless-another-ran-a-shelter-now-they-live-to-help-homeless-people/

For Dale Wilson, conducting Los Angeles County’s annual homeless count this week was a homecoming of sorts. Building 257 at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs campus in West Los Angeles is where he ended three years of living on the streets, much of it mired in addiction. The Army … Continue...

Denny’s Raises $2 Million for No Kid Hungry - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/dennys-r...
02/14/2020
Denny’s Raises $2 Million for No Kid Hungry - Harford Community Action Agency

Denny’s Raises $2 Million for No Kid Hungry - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/dennys-raises-2-million-for-no-kid-hungry/

Denny’s has raised $2,006,850 for No Kid Hungry, setting a new fundraising record since the partnership began in 2011. The funds will help provide up to 20 million meals to children in need. From October 29 through December 23, 2019, guests at Denny’s U.S. locations were encouraged to donate in-...

Five million pounds of food saved with Farm to Food Bank program - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.or...
02/12/2020
Five million pounds of food saved with Farm to Food Bank program - Harford Community Action Agency

Five million pounds of food saved with Farm to Food Bank program - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/five-million-pounds-of-food-saved-with-farm-to-food-bank-program/

Although farmers across the commonwealth saw discouraging weather conditions throughout the 2019 season, almost 400 producers shared their food through the Farms to Food Banks program supplementing millions of meals to hungry Kentuckians. In an impact report from Feeding Kentucky, it states the prog...

Thank you for all that you do, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Aberdeen!Martha's MealsTo serve nutritional meals to t...
02/11/2020

Thank you for all that you do, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Aberdeen!

Martha's Meals

To serve nutritional meals to the needy on a six-week cycle. Through the cooperative arrangements of six Aberdeen-area Christian Churches, Martha's meal, an Aberdeen soup kitchen, was started under the support of the Aberdeen Ministerium. Meals are served every Thursday from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the Grove Presbyterian Church Education Building on 50 E. Bel Air Ave.

Martha's meal Will...

1. Furnish a nutritious meal to the hungry every Thursday at Grove Presbyterian Church Education Building from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Volunteers are needed to...

1. Prepare food for St. Joan's turn on the six-week cycle.
2. Greet patrons.
3. Serve food, work in the kitchen, set up for lunch, or clean up after lunch at St. Joan's time on the six-week cycle.

The Tax Deduction Recipe That Feeds Hunger - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/the-tax-d...
02/11/2020
The Tax Deduction Recipe That Feeds Hunger - Harford Community Action Agency

The Tax Deduction Recipe That Feeds Hunger - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/the-tax-deduction-recipe-that-feeds-hunger/

Henry Bogdan, Public Policy Director of Maryland Nonprofits, offered a primer on exactly how the enhanced tax deduction works. The $30 that the bag of potatoes costs Walmart becomes the “basis value” of the item. If Walmart normally sells the bag of potatoes for $100, it means the company’s pr...

Perdue Foundation Donates $1 Million to Food Banks - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/p...
02/07/2020
Perdue Foundation Donates $1 Million to Food Banks - Harford Community Action Agency

Perdue Foundation Donates $1 Million to Food Banks - Harford Community Action Agency https://harfordcaa.org/2020/01/21/perdue-foundation-donates-1-million-to-food-banks/

Perdue Farms is donating $1 million to support its Feeding America-affiliated food bank partners through its foundation. WBOC reports that this is a companywide effort that provides protein to those struggling with their food budget.   Read more from source article >

Harford Family House's Inaugural Off The Streets[ABERDEEN, MD] -  Harford Family House is hosting its inaugural Off The ...
02/06/2020

Harford Family House's Inaugural Off The Streets

[ABERDEEN, MD] - Harford Family House is hosting its inaugural Off The Streets, A Sleep Out To Support Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness, starting Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium. Presented by Tar Heel Construction Group, LLC, hundreds of guests are expected at this one-of-a-kind event. Individuals, families, friends, colleagues, churches, youth groups, organizations and businesses are challenged to sleep outside for one night. This event is not about pretending to be homeless, it's a demonstration to those experiencing homelessness - deciding that we can't stay indoors while so many families remain outside.

Participants will enjoy a kid zone, movie on the big screen, reduced prices at the concession stand, scavenger hunt, DJ, bedtime stories and more to raise funds and awareness for Harford County's families with children and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness.

Many people may not realize homelessness exists in Harford County, but the Harford County Public School System says 480 students registered in the school system were without a stable home last year. Many families are living paycheck to paycheck. All it takes is a reduction in hours, loss of a job or suffering an injury or illness to be forced onto the street. Harford Family House provides hope and homes to families and unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness - the largest organization in the region able to keep the entire family unit together and the only organization specifically addressing the needs of unaccompanied youth. The organization also provides crucial education and case management to families and youth so they can work toward long-term independence; to-date, the nonprofit has helped more than 690 families since its inception in 1989.

"Events such as Off The Streets are a great way for community members to learn more about Harford Family House and our programs from community leaders and those who have experienced homelessness themselves. Kristy Breslin, WJZTV traffic reporter, will emcee the event's programs," says Robin Tomechko, CEO of Harford Family House. "This event is a wonderful opportunity to unite our community against homelessness."

Off The Streets aims to raise much needed funds and awareness - hoping to change the future of so many families in Harford County.The average cost to support a family for a year is approximately $25,000.

There is a $25 registration fee per participant to cover the event costs. After registering, participants will receive an email encouraging them to create a personal fundraising page to share with family, friends and colleagues to raise additional funds and awareness for Harford Family House and earn incentives along the way. Participants who raise $100 will receive a long sleeve Off The Streets t-shirt, those who raise $250 will receive a beanie hat, those who raise $500 will receive a warm blanket and those who raise $1,000 will enjoy a hot breakfast the next morning. To purchase tickets, or learn more about available sponsorships, visit the Events tab at www.harfordfamilyhouse.org

Address

1321-B Woodbridge Station Way
Edgewood, MD
21040

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Food Pantry Maryland Energy Assistance Homeless and Eviction Prevention

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 612-9909

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Help a family keep the heat on!

Another year has come and gone, and our agency has been able to assist a record number of individuals and families in our community specifically due to your continued contributions – whether they be donations of money, food, time or simply word of mouth sharing of our accomplishments.

With the temperatures beginning to dip, we are noticing more clients needing help with our Maryland Energy Assistance Program.

This year our agency worked with the Office of Home Energy Programs to help provide assistance to over 10,000 low-income households to help families stay warm, connected and help pay past due energy bills.

Unfortunately, over 400 households in Harford County, MD were not eligible for this much needed assistance due to income barriers. When looking at the data, many families were not eligible for assistance because they were over the income requirement by mere dollars – they still needed help, but we’re unable to apply for the program designed to help them.

Another barrier many families encountered was unemployment. Parameters for the grant are based on income from the previous year – if your household is now experiencing unemployment, it could be another year before you can apply for help.

When temperatures begin to fall in Harford County, this assistance can mean the difference between life and death for our neighbors.

With your continued support, we can help Harford County families make it through the winter.

http://harfordcaa.org/donate/

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I need help a friend of mine is homeless and he been sleeping in his work van for the passed four night and info or names of homeless shelters would be greatly appreciated thank you
Thanks for all you do. I needed your pantry services today and I was humbled
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Hello I am homeless and looking for work but I don't have the proper id and I am working on trying to get what I need but I have to have an address to start the process but Sense I'm homeless I don't have a address and I'm having a hard time I'm hungry I go out and try to find work but ppl think I'm crazy when I asks if I can clean up there yard for some money I go-to random restaurants and asks if I can take out the trash or clean up the parking lot and they look at me like I'm stupid and when I asks ppl or try to panhandle ppl say get a job or other rude comments I have been and I am trying to get a job but I can't till I get a proper id ppl judge me before they even Know my story I'm not a horrible person I am a person going threw a rough time right now and need help but ppl all they tend to see or want to see is I'm a bum and I'm not a bum so basically my favor is if anyone that live in my area if they could help me with food clothes and trying to get a motel room so I can take a shower I just need someone to have a heart and help me out and when I get back on my feet I will be more than happy to pay the ppl back I'm just having a hard time right now anything would be greatly appreciated food clothes help with money so I can get food or clothing and a motel room it's rough sleeping outside I do understand if none can help but please don't judge me as a bad person because I'm not thanks Clayton King