Winter Shelter 2018

“…provide shelter to the poor homeless and feed them” ~ Isaiah 58:7

What is it?

Laurel Winter Shelter Program is a temporary shelter program modeled after the Safe Haven program of Hyattsville, MD that offers overnight accommodations for men and women at locations throughout the local community of Laurel, Maryland. The shelter is provided by various faith organizations on a weekly rotational basis from December to March. Those who seek shelter are referred to as “guests.”  St. Mary of the Mills Church provides a place to sleep and food for the homeless men and women each year during the Christmas Holidays.

When is it?

This year St. Mary of the Mills will be hosting the shelter December 23rd to December 30th, with guests leaving for the next shelter on the morning of the 30th. The shelter opens nightly at 6:30pm and the guests leave the following morning at 7:30am. 

How Can i help?

To volunteer, please visit our Sign Up Genius at

The overnight shelter offers opportunities for the youth of the community to gain insight and perspectives into the issues of homelessness as well as opportunities for community service hours.

Who Can I contact?

If you need more information or would like to volunteer please contact Marsha Raymond at 301-725-3080 or