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.
In coordination with the Arundel House of Hope, Ark & Dove provides a safe place to sleep, for 25 homeless men, for one week during the winter. Congregation members and friends provide hot dinners; bagged lunches and snacks; access to laundry and showers; haircuts; and warm hospitality. This is the largest single mission project our church undertakes during the year.