How We Help

How We Help

How SPAN Helps

Eligibility Requirements

On April 2, 1990, the Severna Park Assistance Network (SPAN) opened its doors to local area families in crisis. SPAN was formed because of the concern on the part of the ministers in the Severna Park area with regard to the growing demand for emergency help, the need to identify the people seeking help, and a process to help those people in a dignified and expeditious manner. Before that, those needing assistance would be forced to go from church to church. SPAN enabled them to find that same resource in one place.

For over 25 years SPAN has been serving our neighbors to help them through a critical or emergency situation such as utility turn-offs, court-ordered evictions, and prescription/medical needs and food.
SPAN’s primary service areas include: Severna Park, Millersville, Arnold and the Broadneck Peninsula. (Residents of SPAN’s primary service area only are eligible for food). SPAN’s secondary service areas include the surrounding communities of Crofton, Crownsville, Odenton, Gambrills, (requires referral Crofton Christian Caring Council), Pasadena and Glen Burnie (requires referral from NCEON) Linthicum and Severn
In order to receive assistance all clients must have:

  • Current MD identification with current address or change of address card
  • Social Security cards for everyone in household
  • Referral (if needed)
  • Turn-off notice or Disposition (signed by judge) for evictions

SPAN is located at 400 Benfield Road – (behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Church) in Severna Park.
For more information and eligibility requirements
please contact us at 410-647-0889.