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Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center

10 Hudson Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

November 2010 013Lighthouse Ministries has served the homeless and disadvantaged in Anne Arundel County for more than 21 years. The Healing Garden, dedicated in 2010, is the embodiment of a rich collaborative partnership aimed at integrating communities and mending the spirit. Consistent with their mission to rebuild lives through service and compassion, Light House and its partners hope to re-introduce their more than 1,500 annual homeless clients to the healing and humanizing effects of nature. The Healing Garden, adjacent to the library and meditation room at the new center, provides a sacred place to those who have so often experienced the harsh and often hostile effects of living outdoors.

November 2010 003Public Art is a key component of this healing space. It represents an exciting partnership between the Light House, Art Walk (a community public art project) and the Providence Art Center, which serves disabled adults. The joint creative effort expands the ties between groups who had previously not worked together, gave voice to groups that often go unseen in our community and enriched all.


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    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

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