COVID-19 Update

Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA) Operations Adjustments – Effective December 21, 2020

 

Since March 2020, HCAA has regularly evaluated our agency operations to both protect public safety and maintain services for our clients during the Covid-19 pandemic.

HCAA will remain 100% operational, but we are constantly changing how and when we deliver services.  Please read below for updates.

It is important to note that both office locations (1321-B Woodbridge Station Way, Edgewood, MD 21040 & 1010 Gateway Drive, Edgewood, MD 21040) are 100% operational and fully staffed even if the lobby remains closed.  The drop-boxes at both locations can be accessed daily from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

Emergency Food Pantry
Located at 1321-B Woodbridge Station Way, Edgewood, MD 21040

The Food Pantry will operate as follows:

  • Thursday, 12/31/2020 – CLOSED
  • Friday, 01/01/2021 – CLOSED

Food Pantry Hours (Effective January 2021)

Monday – 9am-3pm
Tuesday – 4pm- 7pm
Wednesday – 9am-3pm
Thursday – 4pm- 7pm
Friday – 9am-3pm

 

Energy Assistance Department
Located at 1321-B Woodbridge Station Way, Edgewood, MD 21040

Maryland Energy Assistance Program is accepting applications by mail, email or through the secure on-site drop boxes.   All of our staff members are working on-site daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

If you have an emergency where you are out of oil or your services are disconnected, please call 410-612-9909 x 2205.

Supportive Services Program (SSP) Department

Located at 1321-B Woodbridge Station Way, Edgewood, MD 21040 

Supportive Services Program is accepting applications by mail, email or through the secure on-site drop boxes.   All of our staff members are working on-site daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

If the Harford County Freezing Weather Plan is activated, Harford Community Action Agency staff will be available for screenings at 1321-B Woodbridge Station Way, Edgewood, MD, 21040 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to provide motel assistance for those in need.

The office vestibule will be open for households in need. This service is ONLY for households who are experiencing an episode of homelessness the night before by living in a place not meant for habitation i.e. tent encampment or their personal or abandoned vehicle or dwelling place.

If someone is unable to get transportation to the office, they would be able to give the office a call to reach our SSP staff. Heather Clapper, Direct Services Coordinator at 410-612-9909 Ext. 2240 as well as Damon Presberry Sr., Direct Services Specialist at 410-612-9909 Ext. 2232.

Additional Resources:

Additional resources for assistance can be found on the Healthy Harford Website:  http://www.healthyharford.org/health-initiatives/resources-during-covid19

Harford County Food Resources

Healthy Harford is working to provide a resources for food assistance in our community during the CoVid19 shutdowns. We will be updating these pages as new information becomes available. If you have additional information to add, please email them at info@healthyharford.org.

Meals for HCPS Students

Meals will be offered to students outside of 21 sites throughout the county.  Meals will remain available for the duration of the closure and will be provided to all children, ages 2-18, without charge, as supplies last.

HCPS Recommended Learning Experiences

On March 26, 2020, in conjunction with Governor Hogan’s press conference, State Superintendent of schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, extended the closure of all Maryland public schools through April 24, 2020. In preparation for the extended closure, HCPS developed Recommended Learning Experiences for families to use with their children over the next two weeks. Those resources are now available on the HCPS website, www.hcps.org for families to access electronically.

For families who could not access the packets online, they could obtain printed copies of the Recommended Learning Experiences by visiting one of the meal sites throughout the county.  (www.hcpsmenus.com)

Beginning this week, teachers and staff are re-establishing contact with all students, and providing support and guidance to help with the Learning Experiences materials. For updated information, please visit www.hcps.org.

Would you like to volunteer during the COVID-19 Crisis?

Please reach out to Amy Novak, of the United Way.

United Way of Central Maryland
Amy Novak, Assistant Director of Development, Harford County
108 South Bond St
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
O: 443-819-3153

amy.novak@uwcm.org