Arundel House of Hope was awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, and the Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) to establish a housing program for up to six homeless Veterans in Northern Anne Arundel County. Thus, the Patriot House was developed and built by Arundel House of Hope. It is the first program for homeless Veterans in Anne Arundel County. According to the Alliance to End Homelessness, Maryland is the 8th highest-ranking state in the country, with an estimated 3,000 homeless Veterans in the Mid Atlantic area. The goal of this new program is to assist Veterans with the transition back into permanent housing and end their homelessness.
This new Veterans housing program, the “Patriot House: A Home for Veterans” will be the first and only in Anne Arundel County. It is designed to assist Veterans who are homeless with the transition back to independent living. This program has received support from the local, state a federal levels, and is much needed in Anne Arundel County. The program will house up to six Veterans, along with one live-in staff member, and will be handicap accessible. The program will have a strong employment, training, and educational component as well as support services for all other health-related matters. Potential residents will be required to pass a background check and drug screening prior to admittance. The program will be recovery based and all residents will be required to submit to mandatory drug and alcohol testing. Residents may live in the program for up to two years, with the goal of moving them back to independent living.
For information about the Patriot House please contact Charles Robinson the Case Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 863-4888.