In general support of CARES (Civic and Religious Emergency Services), a center providing emergency food and financial assistance for utility cutoffs, eviction prevention and medical prescription needs. The program was developed by representatives of 34 local churches and community organizations to serve the special needs of the homeless, hungry, senior citizens and mentally ill.
Two-year funding of a workforce development initiative for persons leaving Maryland prisons and returning to Baltimore City. The program, providing 14 weeks of transitional services to up to 120 inmates at a time, will assist all participants in securing gainful employment through intensive job readiness training, life skills and computer training and job placements.
In support of the Re-Entry Partnership (REP) initiative, designed to address ex-offenders' transition from prison back into the community. One of eight national pilot projects, REP is developing resources needed to manage program services that meet the ex-offenders' special needs. Part of the initiative includes the design and installation of a management information system to provide a process and outcomes evaluation.
For an evaluation of the Technology Center to determine the effectiveness of current programming designed to help clients seek better paying jobs and increased personal growth. The study also addresses staffing and physical plant needs.
For expenses related to the ongoing renovations of the Dayspring Children's Place, a residential facility for foster children and children of substance-abusing parents.
To provide the first month's rent and a package of personal effects to 48 homeless recovering men and women. The residents will be given housing for one year in a transitional housing program while they stabilize their lives, find jobs and remain drug-free.
For the purchase, installation and maintenance of 12 security video cameras to be placed in the Waverly business district. The project is intended to reduce the number of armed robberies and other crimes as well as to increase the perception of safety for local merchants and their customers.
For the development and implementation of the Child Health and Development Interactive System (CHADIS), a computer interactive system with the capacity to identify and monitor psychological and developmental problems. The program provides a diagnostic and referral tool in order to improve the assessment of, and access to, treatment for mental health needs of children.
For third-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 that focuses on attitude modification and the development of job readiness skills for entry-level employment. Core services also include targeted job placements with long-term follow-up, one-to-one and group counseling and case management.
Toward the establishment and implementation of a Child Hunger Hotline for parents in Baltimore City during the summer months.