Havenwood has been involved with Habitat for many years, most recently in partnership with other Presbyterian churches of the Uptown Metro Ministry group.  The Uptown Metro Ministry group has been working in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood where 16 homes have been completed.  Habitat owns additional properties for future construction, typically working on 4 homes at a time.

Havenwood contributes to this effort thru our mission budget and through the time and talent of our members. Havenwood is assigned Saturday build dates 4 to 5 times a year.  As dates become available, Havenwood’s Habitat liaison contacts those on the volunteer list to fill the available slots.  If you would like more information and/or would like to be included on Havenwood’s volunteer list, please email the church office

You can also support the work of Habitat for Humanity through shopping or volunteering at your nearest ReStore. Profits generated from the sale of new and used home improvement items help to build and rehabilitate homes in central Maryland.  There is a ReStore located at 7 W. Aylesbury (1 block west of York Road) in Timonium.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts.

In addition to financial support for specific catastrophic events, annually Havenwood participates in PDA's blanket drive as well as compiling hygiene kits that are distributed in the field to people in need. 

The ASSISTANCE CENTER OF TOWSON CHURCHES offers an ecumenical program that provides help to the poor and needy families in our community. It began as the result of a study conducted by the Towson Area Ministerial Association exploring an effective and efficient way to meet the needs of people coming to churches requesting help. Fourteen churches joined together to form ACTC. A consortium of 50 churches - Havenwood was a founding member -  now participates in the outreach effort.

Havenwood actively supports and participates in the mission of providing emergency services to needy families and individuals in the community.

Bagged lunches

Care Bags for the homeless

Nonperishable food supplies for 3-5 days

Help with fuel, utilities and prescriptions

Fresh produce

Free ID, birth certificate and license replacement

Mail pickup for the homeless

Showers and toiletries

Clothing and shelter referrals 

Transportation to job interviews and medical appointments

Services of a visiting nurse practitioner from GBMC (Greater Baltimore Medical Center)

Online application for benefits by an onsite counselor from  Catholic Charities

There are over 3,000 homeless students in Baltimore County and many more thousands living food insecure lives at or below the poverty level.. We are partnering with Food for Thought Baltimore and Fullerton Elementary School to provide weekend meals for 8 students weekly for the school year.

shelf stable milk (single serve, any flavor) Horizon

juice boxes (100% juice

granola bars

single-serve cereal boxes

tuna (fliptop cans or tuna and crackers kit)

chicken (fliptop cans)

cheese and crackers (single-serve kits)

chili and stew (beef, turkey and beans, fliptop)

fruit cups (single-serve)

raisins/crasins (single serve)

cookies/graham crackers (single-serve)

prepared pasta meals (single serve like ravioli)

calcium pudding cups (non-refrigerated, single serve)

pretzels/crackers (single-serve)

This is an ongoing mission beginning in January. We will come together as a congregation to assembly the "BackPacks" the second Sunday of each month following the Service.  Tony Bare and Betsy Massanopoli are leaders on this initiative. 

Sisters Circle is a comprehensive, relationship-based program designed to mentor girls from disadvantaged Baltimore neighborhoods during their challenging transition to middle school, throughout high school, and into college. Sisters Circle helps to positively transform the lives of our “sisters” during these critical years by: matching each girl with a highly qualified volunteer mentor; organizing cultural, educational and recreational events and trips; soliciting summer camp scholarships; referring students to leadership programs and internships; working with the girls and their families throughout the challenging middle and high school selection process; and connecting students with SC’s own Director of College Counseling for college guidance and support.