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Free Lunch for Kids

HDGHA is a mobile meals site for the Harford County Public Schools Summer Table program.

We will be serving lunch at noon to children ages 2 to 18 at our location Monday-Thursday.  This program is free and open to the public.  Our first lunch was 6/29 and the last one will be 8/17. Learn more about the Summer Table program here.

PCC Spotlight: Meet Our Community Partners
The Program Coordinating Committee (PCC) assists HDGHA by offering resources required for the operation of its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The all-volunteer PCC is an essential component of our resident services, helping to meet the needs of FSS clients. This issue, we want to spotlight PCC Member Maura Burton. a full time social worker, a part time college student and a volunteer for SARC of Harford County, where she coordinates care for victims of domestic violence,and sexual assault. She is also a mother to three adult children, a fan of all water sports and activities, and an avid traveler who visits Europe at least once a year, And fortunately for HDGHA, she is also a valued PCC Member! 

Of her involvement with the PCC, Maura says, "I believe in the work the committee does to help empower individuals to be self sufficient and to advocate for themselves and their families. I believe that when we work together to improve the well being of individuals, using all available resources, it creates a positive outcome for the entire community."

Thank you, Maura for sharing your time and talents with us! We are always looking to add additional resources for our FSS clients. For info on how to join our PCC  contact

Upcoming Events:

August 8, 2016
Deadline to Enter the Families of Hope competition.
(See the Beacon of Hope Re-Invented article at right for details or email

August 10, 2015
SUCCESS Project Class:

Family Safety

101 Stansbury Court | HDGHA
FREE and Open to the Public

August 17, 2016
Last Kids Summer Table Lunch at HDGHA
101 Stansbury Court | HDGHA
FREE for ages 2-18

September 2
SUCCESS Project Class:

Healthy Lifestyle

101 Stansbury Court | HDGHA
FREE and Open to the Public

November 4, 2016
Gala of Hope
Dinner, dance and fundraiser at Bulle Rock
7:00 to 11:00pm
July 2016

On June 11, under sunny skies and on the first 90-degree day of the season, The SUCCESS Project hosted the fifth annual Summer Jam community resource fair and block party, and welcomed another great crowd to the event. With carnival style games and attractions, crafts, vendor booths, and dozens of organizations sharing information about their programs and services, attendees had a great time and learned plenty. Many guests were surprised to discover the number of support programs in the area that are open to the public, including those offered by The SUCCESS Project. 

The SUCCESS Project Program Coordinator Ellen Kunzelman adds, “Summer Jam is all about making connections: our residents connecting with the rest of the community and everyone--residents and visitors alike--connecting with the different groups who help make Somerset Manor and Havre de Grace in general such a great place to live.” 

Summer Jam 2017 is set for June 10, 2017 from Noon-4pm. Save the date plan now to be a vendor or sponsor!

Community Comes Together
at Somerset Manor
On Saturday, April 23, members of various local churches gathered at Somerset Manor for a day of community service during ServeFest.

Our residents worked side by side these groups, as everyone swept, picked up, painted, de-cluttered, planted, raked and mulched to beautify our community. After a long morning, everyone shared a meal, too.

The SUCCESS Project hosted a new event on the grounds of HDGHA on April 26.

Poverty Walk was an interactive experience that let participants step into the life for a low-income family. Visitors gained new awareness of the many challenges a low-income family can face when struggling to access various community services. The goal of the event was to forge new community partnerships to positively impact the lives of our residents. The Aegis covered Poverty Walk. See the story here.

Beacon of Hope Re-invented
Beacon of Hope, our annual dinner, dance and fundraiser, has undergone a radical makeover. The event, which is set for November 4, has been re-named the Gala of Hope and will celebrate not only the families of HDGHA, but also families helped by other agencies in Harford County. The Gala will be the culmination of the "Families of Hope" fundraising competition. a new county-wide effort created to bring awareness to the many groups that provide assistance of all kinds to local families in need.  It is also intended to help change perceptions about what being a "family in need" really means.

To participate, a family must be nominated by a sponsoring agency, reside in Harford County and meet certain requirements. Each family must set a financial goal, such as making a down payment on a house or car or paying off a debt; then work together to raise funds to achieve that goal. The family that raises the most will keep half of what they raise; the other half will benefit The SUCCESS Project to support programs that help other families.

Families of Hope is currently seeking up to 12 families to participate. For more details or to nominate a family, email 
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