Department of General Services showed up with their loppers, rakes, hammers and hearts to revive a local group home property in need of significant landscaping and outside repair. The team transitioned the property from a yard and garden overgrown with weeds and a dilapidated deck to a manicured, landscaped home for the residents to enjoy the outdoors.
The crew spent the hot, humid day weeding, lugging, drilling and hauling but in the end it was worth the hard work to ensure the tenants could enjoy their outdoor space.
The work was done for a home owned by Jubilee Association of Maryland, which provides community-based residential services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities. About fifty individuals are served in fifteen group homes/Alternative Living Arrangements (ALUs) in our local community. Live-in counselors and Community Living Assistants staff each home; levels of staffing are based on the needs of the individual.