The Light House Increases Meals, Provides Housing Solutions with Support from Bank of America
As COVID-19 continues to challenge jobs throughout Maryland, The Light House is experiencing the ripple effect of unemployment in Anne Arundel County. Along with a significant increase in meals being distributed, the local nonprofit has shifted gears in preparation for an increase in homelessness throughout the county. The Light House recently received a grant from Bank of America, which has helped the nonprofit to prepare for the anticipated need.
“We’re concerned with the rate of unemployment, that after some of the moratoriums on evictions have been lifted, there will be an imminent risk of homelessness county-wide. We’re preparing to be a lifeline to those desperately trying to avoid homelessness,” said Jo Ann Mattson, Executive Director of The Light House.
A $20,000 grant from Bank of America has helped The Light House meet that demand. Its Safe Harbor Resource Center, which has been delivering hygiene products and providing food and clothing throughout the pandemic, is prepped to prevent an increase in homelessness through their continued rental assistance, temporary housing, and eviction prevention programs. Safe Harbor works closely with The Light House’s workforce development programs, providing additional resources including employment training, career placement, and workforce advising services.
Source: Center Maryland