443-569-4209 | 10 Hudson Street Annapolis, MD

About Us

Learn More About The Light House Shelter

We are always looking for new community members to join our group, serve on an event committee or simply volunteer your time. If you are interested in working with us, please email events@annapolislighthouse.org or call 443-569-4209 

Complete our VOLUNTEER FORM to get information about helping with events!

The Friends of the Light House Shelter is a separate 501(c )3 community based organization which hosts local events to support the Light House Shelter in Annapolis, MD.

Friends of the Lighthouse Venn Diagram infograph


8 events engage 2,000+ participants each year

Our Volunteer force numbers 300+ and growing

The Friends have raised


and counting for The Light House

(as of Dec. 2015)

The Light House, a homeless prevention and support center is located at 10 Hudson Street in Annapolis. Their mission is to help rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency. They strive to break the cycle of homelessness by providing a place of belonging, life changing programs and a broad continuum of support to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

With your support, and that of others like you, the Friends of the Light House Shelter will continue to be able to provide support to the Light House and enable its staff to provide much-needed services to the citizens of Anne Arundel County. Because the Friends of the Light House consists of volunteer board members and only one staff person, a full 90% of what we raise goes directly to support the operating expenses of the Light House.

For more information please contact:

Events Coordinator at 443-569-4209


President – Linda Solarek Showalter

Vice President – Karen Morris

Secretary – Christy Dupras

Treasurer – Alicia Main

Member at Large – Marian Kaufman

Immediate Past President – Barbara Holch

Catherine (Citsi) Castro

Miranda Darden-Willems

Mike Font

Mary Grace Gallager

Jan Gratz

Kristin Mrotek

Wendy McIntyre

Besse Rose

Anne Scott

Tom Shelton

Corine Sheridan

Melissa Tarawali

Keith Vernon


Susan Walker

Debra Bird

Lou Shapiro

Pat Prouty