1999: The Light of Truth Center, Inc. (LTC) became incorporated, was certified as a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization and joined Maryland Association of Non-profit Organizations.
2000: LTC solicited our first volunteers and opened our doors to our first client.
LTC formed partnerships with companies and organizations that shared our mission of service. We joined The Baltimore Area Association for Supportive Housing (now known as Maryland Association for Supportive Housing).
We also partnered with:
- One God One Thought Center for Better Living
- National Women’s Project
- The Abell Foundation
- Episcopal Housing Development Corporation
- OBER|KALER Legal Services
- Maryland Recovery Net
- Johns Hopkins SOURCE Program
- The Women’s Giving Circle (supported The Light of Truth Center in it is development of their treatment program, “Program Restoration.” The program was written and successfully piloted at One God One Thought Center for Better Living.)
2008: Vaile Leonard, Founder/CEO of LTC, was selected to participate in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg leadership program, joining others as a Weinberg Fellow – class of 2008.
2009: LTC acquired a 4,178 square foot building to expand housing and support services. We embarked on a capital campaign to raise the funds required to renovate the building. Community meetings were held to engage the neighbors.
LTC became one of the first organizations to be certified by Access to Recovery as a Recovery House and became a part of the Maryland Recovery Network.
LTC was awarded the Maryland Association of Non-profits Seal of Excellence (Now called Maryland Non Profits) We were the first all volunteer organization and the first organization with a budget under 100K to achieve this distinction.
Renovation of 244 N. Patterson Park Ave. was completed and now stands as a model of the power of relationships, collaborations and partnerships. The residence provides multiple bedrooms with a library, computer lab, meditation room and laundry.
The Jefferson – Jones Center
The building was named the Jefferson-Jones Center in honor of the two spiritual leaders who played a significant role in the manifestation of LTC.
Front Row: Board Members, Vaile Leonard (founder), Rev. Bernette L. Jones
An open house was held to celebrate the opening of the new building. The Reverend Bernette L. Jones was given the honor of cutting the ribbon.
LTC successfully acquired and renovated an additional building which is now our Training and Restoration Center (TRC). The TRC will serve as office space and provide job readiness training, and a space for family support meetings.
2011 – 2012: LTC implemented several programs to expand services including Level II housing services, women’s wholeness program, 12 step Spirituality Hour, and clinical services.
2012: LTC developed our job readiness program and completed the TRC business plan. LTC became state certified as a III.I Halfway House
LTC was selected as the September Johns Hopkins SOURCE (Student Outreach Resource Center) Community Business Organization ( CBO) Partner of the Month.
Vaile Leonard, Founder/CEO being recognized at JHU SOURCE Event