About the Family Project

The Family Project is a transitional housing program for single mothers in recovery and their children that helps families develop skills for long-term self-sufficiency. The program provides affordable housing with comprehensive support services and operates in partnership with Anne Arundel County Department of Health.

Many of the issues contributing to family homelessness are multigenerational. The Family Project aims to address systemic issues contributing to homelessness and teach families skills that will be passed on to future generations. Program participants work closely with a case manager to create an Individual Service Plan. The plan identifies goals and areas of need, becoming a road map for reaching goals and achieving long-term stability. Goals may include attending sobriety meetings, receiving therapeutic services, gaining employment, and building credit and savings. Participants meet regularly with a financial planner to gain financial skills and are connected to other resources and services as needed.

The Family Project currently serves four families in three locations. Participants can remain in the program for up to two years.

History of the Family Project

The Family Project was created in 2015 by Phil Bailey and Patricia Adkins. Phil was passionate about ending the cycle of poverty and addiction. He designed the program to work closely with both mothers and their children. Before the COVID pandemic, children in the program were required to attend an after-school program. The program focused on installing ten core values, tutoring, and providing counseling. During COVID, the after-school program closed, and the children are now connected with community resources for their needs.

Interested in Joining the Family Project?

The Family Project accepts single women with children who are in recovery from substance use disorder. Families must meet the definition of homelessness according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. School-aged children are required to be enrolled and attending Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  

Families can be referred to the program through Anne Arundel County DSS, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, emergency service providers, and congregations associated with the Arundel House of Hope.  

To learn more about the program or to apply, please email info@arundelhoh.org and indicate interest in The Family Project or call 410-863-4888.  

Family Project Impact

Families participating in The Family Project achieve personalized goals, including saving money and improving their credit scores. Program graduates transition to permanent housing, continuing their journey toward self-sufficiency.

A graphic that reads the family project impacts. over 17 families served since 2015. Over 31 children served since 2015. Improved credit scores. Increased job skills. Increased income and savings.

7164 East Furnace Branch Rd.

Suite A

Glen Burnie, Md 21060