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Now Collecting:
Halloween Costumes

Do you or your kids have old costumes shoved in a closet collecting dust? Please consider donating them to us! All costumes collected will go to children of low income families to allow the children to participate in Halloween festivities including our annual Trunk or Treat event on 10/27!! Contact Shannon at 410-939-2097 for more information!

Housing Waiting List Open

Know a family in need of affordable housing? The waiting list is open for our 1-5 bedroom units! Our community is a safe and family oriented place to live. In addition, HDGHA offers a wide range of FREE programs and services all geared to assist tenants with their financial independence goals. Help your clients take the first steps to changing their life and refer them to apply and become part of our community! Download the application packet here.

Register to Participate in our Trunk or Treat

Have fun tricking out your car and treating local kids to Halloween festivities in our 2nd annual Trunk or Treat!  Check out some of the awesome decorations from last year, and find out how to get involved here.

Help Your Clients to thrive!

Did you know our non-profit partner The SUCCESS Project has a newsletter? It's called thrive! and offers a wealth of information about local resources and services that assist low-income families.  To subscribe,click here.

Upcoming Events

October 27-Trunk or Treat

November 2-Celebration of Hope


December 8-Christmas Breakfast for Somerset Manor Residents
Neighborhood Kids Treated to
Back to School Party

On August 29 we hosted a Back to School Party for our Somerset Manor residents. Thanks to our valued partner, Extreme Family Outreach, each child received a school supply bag filled with the essential items needed for the first day of school on September 4.  
In addition to sharing much-needed supplies, party guests also enjoyed a Family Game Night that gave everyone the opportunity to participate.  We played Housing Feud with Resident and Housing Staff teams going head to head.  Not only was our resident team victorious but everyone left the event geared up to help make our community's children school year successful.


Resident Voices:  The Results of Our Community Survey

At the beginning of July, our Resident Services and Self-Sufficiency Department distributed Community Needs Assessments to each household living within our Somerset Manor community.  The purpose of this 3 page survey was to get opinions on what needs HDGHA can help address. We learned that:
  • Income/Wages are problems for 55% of households
  • Debt and Financial Security are problems for 58% of households
  • Increasing Income and Saving Money were interests for most households
  • Dental Care; Nutrition and Exercise Programs; and Services for Stress, Anxiety and Depression are seen as unaddressed primary health care needs by many households
What happens next?
The goal of the HDGHA Team is to assist each of our residents with achieving economic independence and stability.  To help address their needs we will:
  • Build new partnerships to bring more supportive services to our community
  • Coordinate more educational and community events to provide access to the needs identified in the survey
  • Increase one on one case management and coaching to offer individualized goal setting, education and resource referrals
  • Offer creative engagement activities that build resident capacity
Can your organization help with any of the above identified services?  We want to partner with you!  Contact Jackie at to connect with us.

Support the 2018-2019
Families of Hope Campaign

The SUCCESS Project 2018-2019 Families of Hope campaign is officially underway!  This year there are 3 participants all of whom have been taking steps to achieve economic self-sufficiency.  With your help, they can meet another goal as they continue to strive toward financial independence. Your support will also help them help others since half of all donations will benefit The SUCCESS Project by expanding and enhancing services. You can help by donating to a nominee's cause, supporting a nominee in the HOPE Candle Fundraiser (see below), and by purchasing tickets to the Celebration of Hope on November 2.  Look for more info about each nominee on the Families of Hope event page soon.

Give the Gift of HOPE...Literally!

AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME! HOPE Candles and Melts are made by HDGHA clients and staff.  These all-natural, non-toxic products are made from 100% soy wax and feature a delightful fragrance.

The BEST part is that their purchase will help our Families of Hope nominees on their journey to economic independence AND enhance the SUCCESS Project self-sufficiency programs that benefit Harford and Cecil County families! 16 oz jar candles are $15.90; 6-pack of melts is $5.30. Designate which nominee the purchase benefits when you order.

Keep the light of hope alive and order your HOPE Candles and Melts today!

Do You Have Clients Who Are Ready to
Get Ahead? 


"Getting Ahead in A Getting By World"  is a workshop that helps participants break out of the poverty cycle. New class now forming!  We are especially looking for Harford County's "Opportunity Youth"-- individuals age 16 - 24 years old who are not in school or working--but anyone may apply. Read more about the curriculum here.

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