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Partners of Honor

Discover our Partners of Honor, who are organizations who have agreed to share the responsibility for helping the community.  They are like-minded businesses in the area, businesses that also have a goal of promoting longevity of life, economic sufficiency, independent living, mental health and competence.  We share a common belief that collaboration and sharing resources can play a positive role in the health and welfare and the lives of people in our community and in our State.  When someone reaches out for services that may not be  offered on-site, a Partner of Honour will be contacted to provide the service.     

No one will ever be turned away! Together we can make a difference!

LIGHT Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. (LIGHT)

(Contracted Partner)

LIGHT Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. (LIGHT), formerly known as the Baltimore Pediatric HIV Program, Inc. (BPHIVP), is a premier community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in providing comprehensive quality care for children, women, youth and families.  In 1988, LIGHT's founder, Debbie Rock, MSW, began serving families as part of the Ashland Support Center as a demonstration Head Start project developed to meet the needs of children and families in Baltimore City who were infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. Working with local pediatric clinics in Baltimore, LIGHT started its tradition of serving medically fragile children by providing child care to infants born with HIV and other health complications.  By 1998, the organization had become an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in its own right called the Baltimore Pediatric HIV Program (BPHIVP), formed to meet the growing demand for day and respite care for older children infected and affected by HIV and other illnesses. It was the only program in Maryland that provided a licensed day and respite care specifically for children infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. Recognized as a national model by the Health & Human Services Resources Administration (HRSA).  In 2006, the board of directors decided to change the name of our agency in order to encompass the agency's servicing of a wider population beyond servicing children. As a result, LIGHT is better able to reach out to the individuals (younger and older adults) and serve the needs of all individuals with its broader mission and goal.  In 2018, they proudly celebrated 20 years of services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty. 

LIGHT is fulfilling their mission to promote the health and wellness, and education of children, families, and individuals impacted by health and social disparities. 

Older Women Experiencing Life

(Contracted Partner)

Healing spiritually, emotionally, and physically...

Older Women Embracing Life (OWEL) is an organized network of senior women that provides support for women—many living with and all impacted by HIV/AIDS—as well as their families and care providers.

Their vision is to create a community of women who are living full, productive and happy lives, despite the challenge of HIV/AIDS.

To bring that vision into reality, their mission is to plan, develop and implement projects and programs that will revitalize spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health and foster the development of deep and meaningful connections—connections with one another, with HIV service agencies, and with health care providers—that will support women’s confidence in proactive participation in their own care and well-being.

Totally Whole Pastoral Counseling Services

Rosemary Cook, Ph.D., LCSW-C

(Contracted Partner)

It can be difficult to admit the need for help. An African proverb states "He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured." Dr. Cook has over 25 years of experience working with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples and groups through the healing process. Her expertise is in helping people heal, utilizing traditional psychotherapeutic techniques along with non traditional spiritual interventions for those who desire to include spirituality into their treatment. She and her team work with clients in a manner consistent with the client's beliefs.

Areas of specialty include helping people recover from trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief/loss. They work with couples and families. She and her team utilize evidence-based approaches.

As clergy and psychotherapist Dr. Cook is able to address the unique needs of clergy. Viktor Frankl says "He who gives light must endure burning." In her practice Dr. Cook offer strategies to assist clergy to maintain perspective in order to combat fatigue and burnout.  Women's focus groups provide aid in navigating through life's challenges providing education and support.

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