St. Mary’s Looks to Boost Support for Homeless and Senior Populations

St. Mary's SealThe Commissioners of St. Mary’s County today authorized a grant application for the Department of Aging & Human Services for $200,000 to fund COVID-19-related needs and services for homeless individuals in the County.

If the request is approved by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community, the grant would be provided to the County and passed through to the Three Oaks Center for the Southern Maryland Continuum of Care.

In a separate agenda item, the Commissioners approved a Senior Care Award of $124,981 to fund services for residents 65 years or older who may be at risk of nursing home placement. The program allows seniors to live with dignity in their own homes at a lower cost than nursing facility care. St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services has coordinated the Senior Care Program for over 20 years.

Visit the St. Mary’s County website for more information.