The James Sents, Jr. Library Fund

Computer lab & library

James “Jim” Sents, Jr. dedicated over 34 years of his life to VOA Chesapeake & Carolinas, leaving an indelible mark on our organization and the lives of those we serve. In his honor, the James Sents, Jr. Library Fund was established in 2024 to continue his legacy of creating opportunities for those who have experienced homelessness in Baltimore.

Funding supports the James Sents, Jr. Library located at our Paca House permanent supportive housing program. First launched in 1996, Paca House has been a cornerstone in our mission to address homelessness in Baltimore City and surrounding areas. The program offers 92 furnished apartment units, 82 of which are provided to low-income adults and those who have experienced homelessness.

The Paca House Library, a vital space for residents, embodies Jim’s spirit of dedication and service. It is a place of learning, relaxation, and community building. It also features a computer lab, empowering residents with resources for computer literacy training, resume building, and more. Preserving a piece of Baltimore’s history, the library features original mosaic wall tiles and arch entryway from its past life as a firehouse. 

Fund Goals

  • Installation & maintenance of a library of books, magazines and other educational materials
  • Maintenance & purchase of computer equipment
  • Purchase of educational software
  • Fund computer literacy & workforce development trainings

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