We have consistently shown up for Maryland’s homebound population. Our longevity and proven success prepared us to face the COVID-19 pandemic head-on and gave clients and the community confidence that we would be here when they needed us most. The impact is best described by our clients’ incredible stories.
February is Black History Month, and we believe that is worth celebrating! This annual event highlights the incredible achievements and resilience of the Black community and Black individuals, who historically have not been recognized for their contributions to our community or their personal achievements. Now is the time.
When the Coronavirus hit Maryland, everyone was worried, especially our clients. Questions such as “Will MOWCM still deliver?” and “What will I do if grocery stores shut down?” began to flood our Client Services support team with hundreds of calls each day.
Throughout 2020, we have been sharing the story of our incredible COVID-19 response. But what prepared us to manage a 45% meal-production increase in one year? How were we able to meet the need in our neighborhoods? The answer certainly lies with our current staff, volunteers, and community at-large, but it can also be found by looking to our rich history of ingenuity, innovation, and dedication.
Young adulthood (18-24 years) is often a period of great change. From living alone for the first time to new jobs and responsibilities, many people experience both profound excitement and genuine stress. The COVID-19 pandemic adds another layer of uncertainty and may significantly impact this population’s social, emotional, and mental well-being in a negative way.