A Resting Place

A Resting Place

We are a group of individuals, who work together to hold space for those in need. When we hold space, it means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support and let go of judgement and control. 

Latest Photos -July 2019

What We Offer

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, we offer a safe space to rest, get out of the weather and off the streets. We have hot coffee and water as well as snacks.

Every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, we offer a hot lunch, free clothing and hygiene items. The Maryland Health Department is also available for assisting people.

The second Wednesday of each month a workshop for helping with disability application is available.

“Cold Weather” Emergency Needs Cabinet
Our emergency pantry is a success. We asked people to take what they may need and if able to add items to the pantry.
Here is how you can help. We need the following items:
Diapers, Wet Wipes, Feminine Hygiene items, Toothpaste and Toothbrushes, Canned Items, Cracker packs, Packaged food, Gloves, Hats, Socks ….
We are putting items in this outside pantry to make life better for those in need. Thank you for your help.



New Light Metropolitan Community Church
40 West Church Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

For more information or questions call Reverend Deb Coggin at (717) 682-1873.


A Resting Place Facebook Page.

Haircut Event / Easter Bunny Visit – Wednesday, April 17, 2019

If you are cleaning out your closets of summer items, please consider giving them to us for the homeless. Your gifts are very much appreciated. We are also in need of fitted sheets (Twin or Full) and pillows.


NLMCC is a 501(c)3 Religious Organization. Contributions or gifts to New Light Metropolitan Community Church for “A Resting Place” are tax deductible as charitable contributions. ©2019 NLMCC.


Thanks to all those that have contributed to “A Resting Place”.

So far Bombas has donated over 4,000 pair of socks to A Resting Place for our neighbors.

Weis Markets, Shank Farm Lane, Hagerstown, Maryland has donated a generous gift card to A Resting Place.

Sunrise Rotary, Hagerstown, Maryland – Grant.

Hair By Luke, Martinsburg, West Virginia donated a day of haircuts to our neighbors on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
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JARVIS BROOKS, “A Resting Place Volunteer”-
Jarvis Brooks, Hagerstown, Maryland fundraises on Facebook for individual neighbors.
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Soapbox Soap has donated 200 bars of soap to A Resting Place.

Fast Ink, Mercersburg, PA donated printed t-shirts to A Resting Place.

Blue Collar T-Shirt Factory, Greencastle, PA donated printed t-shirts to A Resting Place.