Seed funding for renovations and the purchase of furniture for Nazareth House, operating as a transitional housing facility for recovering male addicts in Highlandtown. The house will be operated based on Oxford House principles of self-governance.
Toward the salary of an advocate consultant with responsibilities for promoting the critical need for increased funding earmarked for drug treatment initiatives in Baltimore City and throughout Maryland.
For support of an initiative to increase the use of the Earned Income Tax Credit and free legal and tax preparation services at ten Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites for low-income families and individuals in Baltimore City. The initiative provides for training of volunteers and site coordinators and marketing efforts.
For transportation expenses, gleaning costs, storage and salaries for the implementation of the Fresh Foods for Families program, providing fresh produce gleaned by volunteers from regional farms with leftover harvests.
Planning grant for the development of the East Baltimore Technology and Resource Center to provide entry-level workers with on-the-job experience in computer repair and network management.
Challenge grant toward construction costs of completing a facility for expansion of outpatient methadone maintenance treatment services for heroin-addicted individuals.
Third-year funding for an initiative to meet the needs of noncustodial parents whose child support obligations exceed their ability to pay. By providing individual representation, Legal Aid has been able to identify recurring issues that adversely affect noncustodial parents, such as driver's license suspensions, reports to credit agencies, and denial of access to child support records.
To provide seed funding for the establishment of a new organization that will address adult and juvenile justice reform issues in the State of Maryland. The agency will provide technical assistance and training to local agencies to help determine the most effective methods of delivering neighborhood-based services to needy populations.
For the completion of a study on Medicaid managed care and family planning in Baltimore City. The research addresses two issues: the path women take as they move from traditional Medicaid coverage to enrollment in managed care organizations; and how mandated managed care affects the providers of reproductive health services to the Medicaid population.
For general support and staffing of Maternity Center East, a women's health care and family planning facility serving low-income residents of East Baltimore. The Center provides family planning, prenatal, obstetric and primary health care to approximately 3,000 patients who are uninsured or underinsured.