Contacting/Registering for Winter Relief
Winter Relief Emergency Shelter Coordinated Entry Procedure2022-2023 Sheltering Season
The procedure for entry into Winter Relief has changed this season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to provide shelter through our churches and synagogues. We are operating an "Alternate Emergency Shelter" at a local hotel.
Individuals seeking shelter must be screened through the Anne Arundel County Coordinated Entry screening process by calling 410-417-7260 and leaving your name and contact information for a return call.
All individuals entering the Winter Relief shelter must continue to meet minimal standards including:
Executive Director: Mario Berninzoni
Winter Relief: The Story of a Season
Through an all volunteer effort, Winter Relief has operated as a seasonal Emergency Temporary Shelter since 1992. Hosted at different Anne Arundel County religious facilities each week from late October through April, the shelter is a safe and comfortable refuge for those experiencing homelessness throughout the coldest months of the year. Each facility provides services, meals, and spiritual guidance to the guests during their designated week. It is a unique opportunity for people in the community to reach out and share their blessings with those less fortunate.