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The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2005.
Criminal Justice & Addiction
Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, Inc.
Capital funding for Phase Two of the Millennium Renovation Project to include a library, private counseling offices, and additional classrooms. The Chesapeake Center, operating as an alternative school, provides year-round instruction and supportive services for students referred by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The goal is to prepare students for return to a former school, to earn a GED, or to receive pre-employment training.
Citizens Planning and Housing Association
Support for the development of BAASH (Baltimore Area Association of Supportive Housing), a professional association of housing providers committed to strengthening and improving services to individuals in recovery through the development of voluntary standards, creation of a peer network, and training and technical assistance.
Collington Square Non-Profit Corporation
For the purchase of 1217 North Chester Street to be used as a halfway house for recovering addicts. The goal is to reduce the incidence of relapse by providing professional services designed to ease transition to a drug-and alcohol-free lifestyle.
Druid Heights Community Development Corporation/ New Life, Inc.
For the purchase of 1839 Druid Hill Avenue, to be used as a residential transitional recovery program. The program will provide outreach, counseling services, treatment, and life skills training to adult men who are returning to Baltimore City from prison and in recovery from drug addiction.
Episcopal Housing Corporation
Toward pre-development costs for renovations of a facility for the Recovery In Community substance abuse recovery program.
Foundation of Hope, Inc.
Seed funding for a 12-month supportive housing program in Baltimore City for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Fusion Partnerships, Inc.
For an evaluation of Power Inside, an outreach program serving 200 women affected by incarceration, street life, and abuse. The program offers direct client services, leadership development, and public education to help build self-sufficiency, heal from violence, and avoid criminal justice system contact.
Helping Up Mission
Challenge grant for capital expansion and renovations of the Spiritual Recovery Program, a residential recovery program at 1023 East Baltimore Street for homeless ex-offenders in Baltimore City. The program provides a structured therapeutic community with supporting services, including legal, computer literacy, work therapy, job placement assistance, and health education.
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.
For continued support of Dee's Place, a 24-hour substance abuse recovery center serving residents of East Baltimore. During the day, Dee's Place offers counseling and referrals for jobs and for other needs. During the night, it offers continuous 12-Step meetings from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Jobs, Housing & Recovery, Inc. (JHR)
Challenge grant for operational support for Carrington House, a structured alcohol and drug recovery program following the Delancey Street model. As does Delancey Street, JHR strives to support itself through private enterprises while providing housing, job training, and education to individuals in recovery.
New Vision House of Hope Transitional Program
For the purchase of a 12-passenger van to transport clients to work, treatment programs, Narcotics Anonymous/Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and medical appointments.
Park West Health System, Inc./ Park West Medical Center
For continued support of the Hidden Gardens HIV and Substance Abuse Program, a buprenorphine detoxification and stabilization program for HIV-positive heroin users in the Park Heights Avenue corridor.
Patrick Allison House
Toward operating costs of a structured therapeutic transitional housing program serving ex-offenders in Baltimore City facing re-entry problems of housing, drug treatment, and employment. The program offers a safe place to live, individual and group counseling, access to health care services, job search assistance, and life-skills training.
Prisoners Aid Association of Maryland, Inc.
For interim operating costs of the Female Transitional House and the Shelter Plus Care programs. The Prisoners Aid Association of Maryland provides a variety of supportive services for ex-offenders and homeless individuals in a holistic approach to help them become productive members of the community.
The Baltimore Station
Challenge grant for the second year of funding in support of operating costs of Seton Hill Station, a residential addiction recovery program for homeless men. With plans to expand its treatment capacity from 25 to 40 beds, Seton Hill Station offers long-term transitional services that address drug and alcohol addiction. Residents are encouraged to participate in life skills and job training, and to find employment and permanent housing.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Toward support of a two-year hospital-based buprenorphine project. The project identifies heroin-addicted patients who frequently use emergency rooms or other hospital services for primary health reasons and, through a specifically designed buprenorphine intervention, connects the patient to treatment.
United Ministries, Inc.
For continued support of the long-term, drug-free Earl's Place Transitional Housing Project for 17 homeless men, many of whom are HIV positive and recovering from substance abuse. Through residence up to two years, residents are able to obtain a sense of stability, remain drug- and alcohol-free, develop independent living skills, gain employment, pursue education, establish a savings account, and move into permanent housing.
Women's Housing Coalition
To provide partial funding for expanded services to homeless women with mental illness and drug addiction. By expanding the staff to include a contractual part-time counselor and psychiatrist, the Coalition expects to reduce the rate of failure among the new entrants by 50 percent, and to increase the medication compliance rate among participants.
American Farmland Trust
For continued support of activities designed to ensure the success of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation program. In preparation for the Governor's Forum on Agriculture in February 2006, the American Farmland Trust facilitated eight sessions with representatives from farming communities to address issues facing Maryland farmers: profitability, land preservation, protection to ensure well-managed agricultural land, and education for the next generation of farmers.
For continued support to enable the Audubon Center in Patterson Park to serve as a conservation resource, providing a broad range of educational and family events. Working closely with neighboring schools, Audubon will continue to enhance an environmental program that integrates Maryland State Standards and includes field trips and end-of-year service projects.
Clean Water Fund
Matching grant in support of the reopening of a Baltimore office. Its objective is to develop grassroots organizing, and to strengthen coalitions with other local environmental organizations. The Baltimore effort will focus on creating community awareness, eliminating toxic emissions from medical waste incineration, energizing community support for clean water and clean air, and training neighborhood groups to use federal, state, and local strategies for environmental health protection.
Environment Law Institute
In support of "Putting Tax Policies in the Service of Chesapeake Bay Pollution Prevention." The goal is to develop tax incentives that support Maryland agriculture, while providing measures to help prevent water pollution caused by agricultural practices.
Environmental Integrity Project
In support of an effort designed to strengthen Maryland's Clean Air Act by investigating permit and compliance records of Maryland's coal-burning power plants. The project will attempt to educate the community about the cost benefits of requiring clean-up of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and carbon dioxide emissions.
Herring Run Watershed Association
Two grants toward renovation of the Herring Run Watershed Center responding to "green technologies" that have been developed to reduce residential energy costs. The green plan includes the installation of a bamboo floor, solar hot water heating system, cistern to gather rainwater, and use of green-friendly materials. With the expectation that this effort should reduce energy costs by 30 percent, the storefront rowhouse will serve as a model for other neighborhood rowhouses.
Maryland PIRG Foundation
Challenge grant to provide staffing in support of the Environmental Health Policy Project. In partnership with other nonprofits, Maryland PIRG will work to raise awareness of mercury, dioxin, and other health-related environmental concerns, pursue media coverage, and produce reports on the harmful effects of airborne toxins.
The Conservation Fund
For continued implementation of the Technical Assistance Program, now serving five selected counties and their planning boards. The goal is to develop plans designed to ensure balance of smart growth with prudent conservation. Building on the award-winning model for the town of Vienna, MD, the Fund encourages planning that ensures economic viability while protecting landscapes, aquatic resources, woodlands, and wildlife.
The Valleys Planning Council, Inc.
Challenge grant for the support of a rural roads study in Baltimore County. The purpose of the study is to develop alternative design standards that will retain the rural and historic character of the areas zoned for rural conservation. The model may be adopted by other surrounding counties.
Baltimore Opera Company
Toward renovation costs of the Monument Street Opera Center to house educational outreach programs for the neighborhood. The additional space offers a community arts and music camp and an apprenticeship program designed to train carpenters, electricians, and sound, set, lighting, and stage technicians.
Museum of Ceramic Art
For support of in-school and after-school ceramic art programs in 29 Baltimore City public middle schools for the 2005-2006 school year. Developed in context with the core subjects and Maryland State Content Standards, the program is used to enhance students' reading, writing, and creative skills. The nine-month program provides equipment, supplies, and teacher stipends, along with professional training workshops, coaching, and monthly opportunities for teacher networking, and culminates with a year-end exhibit of student work and installation of a mural in a public setting.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
For 2005 membership dues.