For the purchase of a box-type cargo van to transport donated, usable surplus food for the mobile food bank serving people living in poverty on the outskirts of Frederick.
Toward the cost of computer upgrades for the Health Support Initiative, an emergency outreach program for the poor in Baltimore City. This enhancement will enable the Center to be electronically linked to other service providers when meeting clients' needs.
Toward handling fees for gleaned produce distributed to more than 100 emergency feeding programs in Anne Arundel County.
For the purchase of mattresses, linens and replacement beds for a shelter serving domestic violence victims.
Start-up funds for the establishment of the New Life Recovery Program, a transitional recovery house for ex-offenders in Baltimore City.
Toward the purchase of property to house a foster care facility for infants who are medically fragile as the result of being born addicted to drugs or being neglected by a substance-abusing caregiver.
For the development of the Metro Green Urban Tree Nursery and Training Center. Established on a reclaimed brownfield to provide a source of street trees, the Center will also offer horticultural and tree care training and landscaping skills to unemployed Baltimore City residents.
In support of the acquisition of the Safe & Smart Center building housing the Community Mediation Program. The goal of the program is to reduce interpersonal and community violence by using nonviolent conflict resolutions strategies and making the mediation process more accessible to local residents.
Toward the development of the Maryland Justice Coalition, an initiative to address adult justice issues in Baltimore City. The coalition will focus on three strategic areas: over-representation and over-incarceration of poor people and people of color, institutional reforms, and reentry and integration back into the community.
Fourth-year funding of the STRIVE Baltimore Program, a comprehensive job training and placement service for unemployed and underemployed men and women. The intense three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly-structured workshop that focuses on attitude modification and the development of job readiness skills. Core services also include job placement with long-term follow-up, one-to-one and group counseling, and case management.