- We continue to house between 35 and 40 residents in our Transitional and Permanent Housing programs.
- We continue to recover from the January 1st fire in our 331 E. 25th Street building. The residents housed in that building have been relocated to other available space. Settlement with the insurance company has been reached and we are working on repairs.
- AJW wants to recognize and give a big round of thanks to the volunteers from the Church of the Resurrection for all their many hours of work in putting together the monthly dinners for our residents! They are a great blessing to us and we can not thank them enough for their kindness and dedication to our residents.
- AJW would also like to thank the students, staff and families of both the Academy for College and Career Exploration High School in Baltimore and Dumbarton Middle School in Towson. Both schools donated food, toiletries, cleaning supplies as well as other items for the residents of AJW housing programs. Their generosity was greatly appreciated by the residents, staff and board of directors of AJW.
Corona Virus Update
At Jacob’s Well as an essential service provider has remained opened during this time to ensure that our residents have access to food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, hand sanitizer, gloves and masks (when we can get them) and the peace of mind to know that they are not alone. We as a society often forget that forced isolation can be just as unhealthy as a physical illness. Our staff members reach out daily to all of our residents to ensure that they are safe, well and stable.
Of course we have taken steps to try (as best anyone can) to prevent the spread of the virus while at the same time providing for the residents. Only one resident is allowed to use the laundry room at a time, all who enter the office must use the hand sanitizer at the door and we are constantly disinfecting all surfaces several times a day. Another change has been to our monthly dinners. They have continued but as take-out meals. We give special thanks to our volunteers who provide, prepare and help to serve at our monthly dinners. It means a great deal to or residents to know that they are not forgotten but are loved and cared for during these times.