Partners In Care was founded in 1993, and blossomed from an idea of three women who were interested in preserving and utilizing the talents of older adults, and creating a community network to help them remain independent in their homes. The tool of time exchange with values of reciprocity, social capital, and equality was infused into the culture of the program.


Partners In Care Maryland, Inc. Brief History


Partners In Care Founded

Partners In Care is founded by Barbara Huston, Maureen Cavaiola, and Sandy Jackson. PIC receives 501(c)3 status and is housed at North Arundel Hospital.


PIC Relocates & Receives Grant

Harbor Hospital gives PIC a transition grant and PIC relocates to Severna Park from North Arundel Hospital.

Early 2000's

PIC Acquires Thift Stores

PIC acquires thrift store from the American Cancer Society and then acquired a second thrift store from ACS in Bowie.

Mid-Late 2000's

PIC Receives Grant for Transportation

PIC receives one of seven Maryland State Senior Ride Demonstration grants for transportation and becomes a distributor for HealthWatch.


Expands Boutique

PIC expanded boutique, became site for National Coming of Age Initiative in Anne Arundel County, and started mobility bus.


Growing By the Year

PIC is now operating three locations with members volunteering 44,000+ hours of service. Boutique generates approximately 40% of program revenue, and our staff full-time staff is growing immensely.

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