Since 1986 At Jacob’s Well has provided the best supportive housing for homeless, chronically mentally ill men and women with the hope of ending their homelessness by creating a permanent supportive community. The At Jacob’s Well Community provides housing and supportive services to homeless mentally ill men and women. The program promotes dignity, accountability and self esteem in order to improve the quality of life and residential stability of their clients.
On the first Sunday of each month, St Stephen’s collects donations for At Jacob’s Well. Consumable household goods (such as paper towels, toilet paper, bleach and household cleaners, dish detergent, and large trash bags) and non-perishable foods (such as mac and cheese, pastas and sauces, peanut butter and jelly, oatmeal and grits) are always in great demand. Please leave your donations by the Baptismal Font at the back of the church.
The Joseph Richey Hospice, established in 1987, is Maryland’s oldest free-standing hospice. Richey House, a 20-bed inpatient and residential hospice facility, is located in downtown Baltimore. The hospice also provides home hospice care to the greater Baltimore community. Joseph Richey was founded by the All Saints Sisters of the Poor and by Mount Calvary Episcopal Church to offer care to those who could not otherwise access hospice care because they were alone or lacked an able caregiver in the home. The hospice is state licensed, and Medicare/Medicaid certified.
This $4.5 million dollar facility will be the first hospice for children on the East Coast of the United States. Dr Bob’s Place will be located at 838 North Eutaw Street near Joseph Richey House in downtown Baltimore. Dr Bob’s will provide 10 private rooms, as well as beautiful public rooms and play areas. When complete, the 20,800 square foot facility will offer full hospice services to children, as well as providing hospice services to children at home. There are presently over 300 children in the state of Maryland in need of hospice care. For more information, see the link at the right.
Give the gift of life! An hour of your time and a pint of your blood can make a difference for three people. Plan on giving the gift of life at St Stephen’s next blood drive. Drives are held four times a year: call the office or check our blog to get the details on the next drive.
Our Prayer Circle offers prayer daily for people on the Prayer List and guests of the Joseph Richey Hospice. To add a name to the list, or to the visiting list, or to join the Prayer Chain, call the office at (410) 560-6776.