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The Residences at the Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center

Address: 10390 Guilford Road, Jessup, MD 20794

Phone: (240) 297-7145

Fax: (301) 560-8975

Hours of Operation: Administrative Offices are open Monday—Thursday, 9:00AM—8:00PM, and Friday, 9:00AM—5:00PM

Program Description
The Residences at the Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center (LDCRC) is a permanent housing program that provides support services to individuals that are chronically homeless or at risk of homelessness. Supportive Services are voluntary, except for case management, and include onsite counseling support and community resources to establish opportunities for residents who need assistance towards making positive life changes necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. During the initial orientation, an assessment is completed to identify the needs of the residents. After the completion of the assessment, staff members are able to provide services and referrals to the resident through partnering with local agencies and organizations within the community to enhance the quality of life for the resident. Residents who require additional support and meet the required psychiatric criteria may participate in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP). In addition to service plans and individual counseling a number of educational, support and recreational and groups are provided to assist residents achieve their goals.

Facility Description
The Residences has 35 single unit efficiency apartments with on-site laundry facilities. A community room for program activities and meetings is also available to the residents.

Persons Served
Persons served are chronically homeless single adults, seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
Eligibility criteria include:

    1. Meet the income requirements and complete income certification annually.
    2. Must have a valid Maryland state identification card or driver’s license and social security card.
    3. Complete the Baltimore Regional Housing Program Application.
    4. Must pass a credit and background check by Property Management.

Services Provided
Our services and activities include but are not limited to: case management, mental health/substance abuse services, assistance with public benefits, employment assistance, financial literacy classes, life skills training, health education classes/screenings, cooking and nutrition classes. Residents are assisted and referred for healthcare needs and benefits, GED classes, vocational training and other.

Staffing Pattern
Program Director, Case Manager, Community Living Counselor, Property Manager and Property Management Staff.