The Don Miller Homes are the cornerstone of AIRS. Founded as the faith-based community's response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, nowhere is our mission more evident than at the Don Miller Homes.
The Don Miller Houses are adult foster care facilities, licensed to provide room, board, assistance, and supervision needed by adults with disabilities who are capable of living in the community but are unable to live alone. AIRS staff provide a protective living environment in a homelike setting for ten individuals living with end-stage AIDS. Don Miller Homes is a popular living option because it is home-like and fully accessible.
The resident population of the Don Miller Houses consists of low-income single adults with HIV/AIDS who were formerly housed in the shelter system, nursing homes, hospitals, or come from the streets. Supportive services and compassionate care are provided while supporting the medical needs to ensure the quality of life desired by each resident. All residents have compounding and co-morbid conditions, that may include serious mental illness, dementia, diabetes, kidney failure, and heart disease. Most residents have experienced homelessness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and the impact of street violence.
Residential Aides provide personal care, administer medications, prepare meals, coordinate and provide social events, manage household activities, as well as provide referrals for chemical dependency counseling, visiting nurses, legal, and financial services. Specific activities include:
AIRS has a core of volunteers who work directly with the residents at Don Miller Homes. We have partnerships with local churches and schools, from which we get most of our volunteers. Volunteers help with meals and housekeeping, landscaping and gardening, transporting residents, and provide socialization to enhance the lives of the residents.
Low income, HIV+ individuals referred through Maryland's Project HOME.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age, single, and referred through Project Home, Baltimore City Adult Services, 300 Metro Plaza, Baltimore, Md. 21215, 410-361-5000, (general number); 443-423-6629, (Intake).
We welcome Volunteer and Service Internships at Don Miller Homes. Please contact Jenn Greger, Program Manager, at 410-433-8249, for further information.
Your support and contributions will enable us to surpass our goals and increase our service capacity throughout the region.
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