HomePorts is a 501(c)3 charitable organization serving the needs of greater Kent County residents over the age of 55. Our mission is to identify, monitor and ensure access to a wide range of services that help members to remain safe and live comfortably in their own homes.
HomePorts was founded in 2008 by a group of Kent County residents who were concerned about the availability of services for the aging population in our area. The organization is based on the “villages” model – a membership-driven grass-roots group that coordinates access to services. Through both volunteers and paid staff, HomePorts enables individuals to remain safely in their own homes as they age.
Please join us in welcoming Jeanette Jeffrey!
HomePorts, Inc. is delighted to announce Jeanette Jeffrey as the new Executive Director, following the retirement of Karen Wright who provided 11 years of dedicated service.
Jeffrey first joined HomePorts December 2021 when elected Vice President of the Board of Directors. As a professor of public health for 30 years, she focused her research on stress, depression and suicide among older adults and farmers. Most recently, she served as the Rural Health Care Transformation Health Educator with University of Maryland Shore Medical Center Chestertown. As the inaugural Alumni Career Fellow for The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Jeffrey provides career counseling to public health students on a part-time basis. Read more…