A Message from our Executive Director

All Light House programs have resumed despite significant fire abatement damage.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the surrounding communities who have dedicated their time and support during the temporary evacuation of The Light House. This was an extremely challenging week that resulted in an incredible showing of love and support for our neighbors in need. There are no words to express our deep appreciation for you all.

The Light House at 10 Hudson Street sustained significant damage on January 9 resulting from an electrical fire in a laundry room, and subsequent flooding due to water dispersal from the sprinkler system. There were no injuries, and all Light House residents and staff are safe.

With Light House staff, local government agencies, and others working around the clock, all of our programs are now up and running in the spaces that have passed City inspection. On-site programs operating out of The Light House Safe Harbour Resource Center, Community Kitchen, Client Choice Pantry, and family unit apartments are back to normal operations.

While certain areas of the building have been cleared for use by City inspectors, other areas sustained significant water damage, including our individual residential spaces. As a result, individual residential clients will continue to be temporarily housed at a local hotel until repairs can be made and inspections have been passed. All Light House support services, including meals, case management, and other basic needs will continue to be provided to residents both on-site and off.

I want to thank our incredible community for responding to this crisis without hesitation. Our programs are vital to our vulnerable neighbors, and we were able to continue this important work because of you.

We still have a long way to go as we begin repairing our damaged spaces, but I am confident that our community will continue to stand with us and help us rise to this challenge. If you would like to support us during his time you can do so by making a donation here. Thank you again for being a part of our Light House community!

With sincerest gratitude,

Heather Cassity,
Executive Director, The Light House

The best way to support The Light House during this time is by making a donation to help keep our programs going strong.