Arundel House of Hope

Arundel House of Hope  is a non-profit ecumenical organization that provides emergency, transitional, and permanent affordable housing for the poor and those experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County. They are committed to providing all other support services in a professional, dignified, supportive, and respectful manner.

AHOH recently selected a beautiful collection of artwork ranging from paintings and photogrpahs to mixed media works for display within their Glen Burnie agency.

In discussing the impact this placement has had on AHOH, Mario Berninzoni, Executive Director commented:

"The art work has really made the space we use everyday much more engaging and beautiful. I see many of our clients looking at the artwork either trying to "figure" it out or just enjoying it while waiting for an appointment.

I feel the artwork provided by ACCR really helps our clients feel better about themselves, it is not just something that is nice to look at, but it can help people heal, engage, and recover for many of the difficult issues they are dealing with everyday.

We feel grateful to have these pieces of outstanding original artwork accessible to all of those that we serve." Volunteers and clients who have experienced the work, shared some of their impressions as well:

"Our clients and guests have said the artwork is a blessing and a great complement to the space. The pieces lend to the tranquility and feel of hope provided by the space, especailly the large painting that displays a row of homes." ~ CRC Pogram Manager

It looks really nice and makes the place really pleasant." ~ Free Clinic Patient

"It makes it very nice to come into the clinic and volunteer each week and I think the patients really like it because it is so beautiful." ~ Clinic Volunteer Nurse

Artwork Images (from top to bottom): Richard Niewerth, Houses by Exit Ramp; Craig Sterling, Jeffeson Memorial; David Dauncey, Row Houses