When COVID-19 began rearing its head in Maryland, we went into action immediately to protect and serve our residents – formerly chronically homeless individuals and families who have permanent supportive housing through Women’s Housing Coalition. We are among the few sources of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness who have children in Baltimore City. We take the work we do seriously. We currently keep 138 residents – which includes 25 families - permanently and stably housed. WHC knows how important it is to keep those individuals and families off the streets and safely in their homes, especially during this pandemic.
We’ve purchased food staples and cleaning supplies that we’ve given away to residents who struggle to buy enough supplies for a two-week period at once. We’ve arranged for meals to be brought to residents to help stretch grocery budgets as food pantries and similar resources become scarce. We’ve deep cleaned our buildings and posted signs to remind residents about proper hand washing, cleaning, and social distancing. We’ve limited access to buildings. We’ve provided masks and gloves to residents. We’ve provided everything from adult coloring books to coordinated access to counselors via telemedicine to help residents deal with the stress, anxiety, and uncertainty of this time. We are committed to doing all we can to keep our residents safe and healthy - mentally and physically.
These expenses, while unexpected, are absolutely necessary. But we are stretching our financial resources very thin. Your donation can help us cover our operating expenses so that we can continue to keep our residents safely housed. Please donate as generously as you can to our efforts.