For Churches/Organizations

Serve a meal

Our ministry thrives because it belongs to our member churches and organizations. We encourage any group to participate, especially those in Southeast Baltimore County. Bring a study group, office team, class, youth team, ministry leaders, or rotate families to serve and get to know our guests. To get involved with serving a meal:

1. Choose a contact person / group leader. Communication is always easier with one person should there be any changes in schedule, inclement weather, etc. That person is responsible for confirming your church's arrival at all of your designated mealtimes.

2. Submit a meals signup form online or contact us at meals@churchesforsoh.org (or call 443-764-4249). Please sign up before November 1 with dates or a day of the week where your church can serve. Some churches serve weekly, others bi-weekly, others monthly. Mealtimes are available every night at 6:00pm, November 1 - April 15. If you have not signed up before November 1, please note that dates are always changing. We will do our best to provide you with available nights to serve, but cannot guarantee your requested mealtimes will be open.

3. Wait to receive our welcome packet and for the meals calendar to be posted. Your dates may conflict with others, so it is possible we will ask to adjust some mealtimes.

4. Review our recipe book and servers' guide on what to prepare throughout the shelter season.


Volunteer

Your congregations, employees, and students are talented people, and we know it. Groups of volunteers act as advocates for our guests, create support networks, lead our organization's events, and more. If your organization is interested in serving outside the kitchen, please submit a volunteer signup form online or contact volunteer@churchesforsoh.org (or call 443-764-4249). See available volunteer opportunities.


Give

Streets of Hope is your church or organization's ministry, and we depend on your support to keep our men warm, fed, and ready to find jobs and homes. Visit our donation page to give today, or call 443-764-4249 to find out how your church can arrange a Streets of Hope ministry fund or offering day.


Become a Member

Show your dedication to serving our homeless neighbors by becoming a member. Members must be:

Any congregation of the Christian faith that meets regularly for divine worship 

OR

Any service organization such as, but not limited to, county or state educational groups, fraternal organizations or clubs, neighborhood associations

in the southeast communities of Baltimore County and adjoining jurisdictions, including but not limited to, Dundalk, Essex, Middle River, Rosedale, Chase, Bowley’s Quarters, Colgate, etc. who has participated in a Streets of Hope activity in the previous 12 months, other than a meeting.
  • Each congregation/organization must have been established a minimum of two (2) years
  • Each congregation/organization shall designate one or more representatives.
To join, submit a membership application online or email director@churchesforsoh.org (or call 443-764-4249).


SERVING TIMES
Every night, 6:00 P.M.

SHELTER DATES
November 1 - April 15

SHELTER LOCATION
Zion United Church of Christ
7146 Golden Ring Road | Essex, MD 21221


MEMBER CHURCHES/ORGANIZATIONS
Word of Life Chapel International
The House of God