The Denney House Beginnings

 The Denney House, Inc. - History

The Denney House, Inc. opened its doors in May of 2013 to help youth fighting hunger and homelessness. We supply food boxes to families in need, hot meals and hygienic care packages to homeless individuals in and around our community. We provide reentry assistance for youth and young adults aging out of foster care and newly released from incarceration.

Today, many of the young people we served are now volunteering, helping us help others. While working alongside our youth, we discovered we were addressing the effects of a much larger missing piece in our community. Our young people desperately seek love, compassion, and transparency. They need guidance and direction to help develop their self-confidence, help nurture and grow their passion and creativity.

We have designed our programs around what we believe is the missing piece--Faith! Many of our youth are excited about the opportunities they have been given, and credit their current success in life to the experiences and resources provided by our organization.

Mission, Vision & Values


We wish to empower youth in the state of Maryland to discover their unique purpose in life and equip them with the tools to unlock their full potential.


To see youth in our community using their gifts and talents in service to others, and positively impacting their communities and the world.

Core Values

Love - Leadership - Loyalty
Character - Community - Creativity
Education - Environment - Empower

Meet Our Trusted Staff

Khalilah Denney
Executive Director

Aaliyah Gillis
Board of Trustees

Danyel Riley
Board of Trustees

Tasha Mann

Board of Trustees

Dondrae McGee
Program Facilitator


LaShunda Nugent
Operations Manager

Amanda Wilson
Program Facilitator

Volunteer With Us!

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a member of our organization, please reach out to us via our contact page. Everyone working directly with our youth are required to complete and pass a background check.

We are looking for people who can:
Commit at least 20 hours a month to mentoring a youth. 
Donate money or In-Kind goods and services.
Business owners who can supply job opportunities are encouraged to contact us too.