While we are profoundly disappointed with this outcome, we know that our work with families and children to interrupt generational cycles of violence is more urgent and necessary now than it has ever been. As the volume of those in need of our services in Baltimore County and across the country continues to exceed crisis levels, we also continue to face systemic shortages in the long-term housing and supports that allow survivors and their children to regain independence, put roots down in strong communities and rebuild their lives.
Our future depends on the health and development of our children – and our collective commitment to supporting those among us who need a helping hand. We know that there is no better foundation for healing and growth than strong and compassionate communities like ours here in Dundalk. Rest assured, this temporary setback will not deter our work to identify and secure long-term housing resources for survivors of domestic violence.
I hope you will continue to support our work with families to provide the next generation with hope for a brighter, safer, and stronger future. We - and they - need you now, more than ever.