Who We Are
roots grow back to the late 1960's when several mothers insisted on creating locally available, non-institutional, social and educational services for their children who had intellectual and physical disabilities. Since State and local funding were not available, these ladies worked diligently to raise funds to start a program. A $4,000 donation from local philanthropist Louisa duPont Carpenter, allowed Angels' Haven of Kent
to open its doors on July 17, 1970 in two rented rooms in the American Legion in Betterton, MD.
Five individuals, ranging in age from four to 53 received daytime services. Within one year, Angels' Haven's enrollment more than doubled.
Today, Kent Center provides 24-hour a day services for 57 adults.
The most important evidence of our "organizational capacity" is the success of the individuals who come into our program from State institutions or large group homes. Many arrive with minimal vocational, interpersonal or daily living skills. After a few months in our program, these individuals begin to flourish, a direct result of our unwavering commitment to highly personalized residential
and daytime services
A Growing Demand for Our Services
The number of people who depend on the services we provide continues to increase and today, there are six people
on the waiting list to enroll. Also, several individuals
currently receiving day services would like to add residential
The State of Marylandís Department of Health &
Mental Hygiene, Developmental Disabilities Administration,
expects continued growth in the need for our services
because of significant advancements in the practice of
medicine and the advanced capabilities of prenatal care.