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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff writer | August 1, 1991
Four hours before she expected to land on the street, Victoria Thompson, homeless and seven months pregnant, packed her belongings and began making a frantic round of calls.Fearing she and her 2-year-old daughter had to leave Sarah's House, the county's main homeless shelter, Thompson called her father and begged him to find room for them.Six other homeless families staying at a transitional shelter at Sarah's House thought they'd be evicted by nightfall yesterday. Some pleaded with friends and relatives to take them in. Two mothers said they had no place to go."
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By Vicki Wellford | January 30, 1991
Last year in Maryland, 6,440 children under 18 years old were homeless. To help meet the needs of this growing problem, Sarah's House wasopened four years ago.Located in Fort Meade, Sarah's House consists of five World War II barracks renovated for emergency shelter andtransitional housing.Sarah's House is a joint venture between Anne Arundel County, theArmy and the Associated Catholic Charities. Although supported by local, state and federal money, private donations are greatly needed. Items such as infant and children's clothes, diapers, baby bottles, shampoo, deodorant, soap, towels, wash cloths and cleaning supplies, aswell as money, are being accepted.
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March 7, 2010
This annual event, sponsored by the GFWC Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, takes place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. Cost is $10. For tickets and reservations, call 410-636-7325. Proceeds benefit Sarah's House, H.O.P.E. and the Fouse Center.
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By Randi Henderson | January 30, 1991
The U.S. government has helped more than 2,200 Kuwaitis and people living in Kuwait leave the country since the Aug. 2 invasion by Iraq. Most were American citizens or their spouses and dependents.Salma and Mustapha were among 614 refugees who landed at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in September, when most of the evacuations occurred. Along with 22 others, they stayed for several months at Sarah's House, a shelter in Anne Arundel County. Other refugees moved in with family members already living in the United States, or set up housekeeping with support from the Arab community here.
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March 7, 2010
This annual event, sponsored by the GFWC Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, takes place at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane. Cost is $10. For tickets and reservations, call 410-636-7325. Proceeds benefit Sarah's House, H.O.P.E. and the Fouse Center.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1996
Sarah's House has room for volunteers.The Fort Meade shelter and transitional housing facility is looking for groups and individuals to make casseroles and cook meals in its emergency shelter, which houses 35 to 40 people.While contributions to the shelter from the federal and state government have dropped in recent years, the need for shelter and food has not decreased, said Sarah's House director Mary Anne O'Donnell.The shelter's $1.3 million budget -- from government and private sources -- is virtually the same as last year, O'Donnell said, so she plans to raise $81,500 this year to make up for decreases in government funding.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | March 23, 1992
Eight-year-old Michael Bobbick of Annapolis had saved up his allowance for weeks.He usually saves his $2 weekly allowance for video games. But this time, he saved for two months to buy bingo prizes for the homeless.The prizes -- an assortment of little toys, games and toiletry items -- were distributed to residents of Sarah's House, a 64-bed homeless shelter, during a lively bingo game yesterday.Michael, his family and 10 other families spent the snowy afternoon entertaining andcooking dinner for about 40 residents of the shelter, located on federal property at Fort Meade.
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By JONI GUHNE | December 9, 1993
Did you recognize that handsome group of teen-agers singing on the CBS TV show "This Morning" on Friday?The students who performed the show theme song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning," were members of the upper-school choir from Severn School. Congratulations to director Eric W. Van Dervort and his young musicians.*Members of the Severna Park High School Marching Band and Boosters will begin selling homemade Christmas cookies tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Giant Food in the Severna Park Mall and at the Benfield Road Safeway.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff writer | January 2, 1992
A headline in the Jan. 2 edition of the Anne Arundel County Sun gavean incomplete description of of the participants in the Holy TrinityCouncil of the Knight of Columbus New Year's Day lunch.In addition to serving meals to residents of Sarah's House, a homeless shelterat Fort Meade, the Knights of Columbus also served residents of GlenSquare, an apartment building for senior citizens.DeVonna Green's New Year's resolution is to live happily ever after. But there's one thing missing."We need a place to live, that's my resolution," said Green, 26, a resident of a Fort Meade homelessshelter and the mother of two.Thoughts of a brighter tomorrow were fueled by the kindness of a local civic group, whose members gave up a day of rest and football bowl games to prepare a New Year's Day feast.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
By this time next year, the Annapolis area will be served by a new Light House Shelter for the homeless, one that can house three times as many people as the existing shelter and adds daytime services for those in dire situations as well as expands programs to help people improve their lives. "We were turning away so many people," said Harry Cole, executive director of the Light House Shelter, recalling a decision a few years ago by the shelter's board of directors. "We did not have the capacity to serve the needs."
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | June 10, 2007
The dining room at Sarah's House once was a nondescript room with yellow cinderblocks and bent blinds in the windows. Residents of the homeless shelter at Fort Meade sat at long tables and fed their children from sometimes-rickety highchairs. They pulled their plates from precarious stacks on open shelves above a plywood countertop. The room in the converted Army barracks has undergone a slow transformation since Thanksgiving. A wall mural has become the room's focal point. It depicts a shadowed stone wall overgrown with purple-flowering vines.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1999
When Anita Carroll sees a woman who has spent 13 years at home raising children, she sees an experienced manager, a budget wizard and a model of patience.When her clients see those qualifications on their resumes, it often changes their ideas about themselves.One woman stood there and cried. "Then she started jumping up and down saying, `This is me! This is me!' " Carroll recalled of one of the first women in the Sarah's House employment program. "When they see that in black and white, that gives them an ego boost."
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By Nancy J. Gallant and Nancy J. Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 31, 1998
ROBINS, DAFFODILS, cherry blossoms and baseball are classic signs of spring. The other day, I saw another sign that summer isn't far away.At the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club, the courts were full of tennis players taking advantage of the great weather. Over by the pool, two little girls stood together, faces pressed tightly against the fence, looking in. For the longest time they stood there, unmoving, conjuring up long hours at the pool, swimming, diving and playing with friends.The pool won't be open until late May, but those girls already are counting the days.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 14, 1997
EVERY CHRISTMAS, Shirley Beck decorates her house to the hilt, and every year, her friends and family say more people should see how beautiful it looks.This year, Beck is taking their advice, and, along with the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, is sponsoring an open house from 3: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Dec. 21 at 16 Coronet Drive in North Linthicum.Admission is a $2 donation that will benefit Sarah's House, a homeless shelter for women at Fort Meade.Beck said she chose Sarah's House to receive the proceeds.
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June 19, 1997
HOMELESSNESS IS NOT just an urban problem. Suburban families can be evicted because they are unable to meet the rent. Women fleeing abusive partners also can end up on suburban streets lacking money or much hope for righting their lives. For 10 years, Sarah's House has provided a temporary home, food and counseling to thousands of Anne Arundel residents who find themselves in such dire straits.When the shelter opened in 1987 in three barracks that the Army had turned over to the county at Fort George G. Meade, Sarah's House could accommodate 34 people.
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By Kevin Harrison | February 5, 1995
Jane DiJulio of ArnoldThe volunteer: A county native, mother of four grown children and former schoolteacher, Ms. DiJulio is an active member of the Friends of Sarah's House, the fund-raising arm for the West County shelter for homeless women and children.She is one of the original members of Friends of Sarah's House, which started about three years ago.In addition to her role as coordinator for fund-raising benefits, she occasionally volunteers at the shelter.She also is founder and president of the Republican Professional Women's Club, which supports Sarah's House as one of its community service projects.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1999
When Anita Carroll sees a woman who has spent 13 years at home raising children, she sees an experienced manager, a budget wizard and a model of patience.When her clients see those qualifications on their resumes, it often changes their ideas about themselves.One woman stood there and cried. "Then she started jumping up and down saying, `This is me! This is me!' " Carroll recalled of one of the first women in the Sarah's House employment program. "When they see that in black and white, that gives them an ego boost."
NEWS
March 20, 1997
Student leaders from Anne Arundel secondary schools are collecting baby goods in a project to help Sarah's House shelter at Fort Meade, with help from Procter & Gamble Co. and BJ's Wholesale Club."
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