For continued support of the Travel Voucher Project operated by Christopher Place. The program provides basic services for the mobile poor and homeless of Baltimore City, and transportation vouchers that afford them the opportunity to travel to, and access social services in, communities of their choice.
Three-year funding for Christopher Place Employment Academy's support services for homeless men. The residential program includes classroom and individualized training for job readiness, adult education, and support for maintaining sobriety.
For the cost of renovation and reconstruction of seven houses in the Waverly and Pen Lucy communities. The object of the effort is to eliminate the negative influence of vacant housing and to increase the stability of the community.
In support of direct feeding programs in regional soup kitchens, food pantries, and other emergency food centers.
For support of a conference, "Baltimore Summit: The Role of Fathers/Men in the Lives of Children, Family, Community and the Workforce."
For second-year funding of STRIVE/Baltimore, a job readiness and placement service for men and women. The three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly structured workshop which focuses on the development of attitude modification and job readiness skills for entry-level employment. Core services also include targeted job placement with long-term follow-up, one-on-one and group counseling, advocacy, and case management.
A planning grant to determine the feasibility of providing staffing services to firms in the construction industries for BUILD's Solidarity Sponsoring Committee Employment Agency (SSC). The purpose of SSC is to help low-wage workers gain access to better jobs and higher wages, and to have the opportunity to ensure wage equity.
Toward renovation costs for an expansion of treatment services of Bright Hope House, Inc., a residential substance abuse and outpatient clinic. The expansion will enable the program to house up to 33 addicted men for up to six months while they strive to become drug-free.
Two grants for general support of a biotechnology laboratory training program for disadvantaged Baltimore City high school graduates. The program prepares the graduates for positions as bioscience technicians. It also designs specialized training programs for existing low-income laboratory workers in client-specific techniques and procedures, affording the workers the opportunity for advancement.
For a planning grant to determine the fiscal feasibility of the acquisition and renovation of eight to ten houses identified as appropriate settings for transitional housing for men returning to the community after incarceration.