For expenses related to the renovation of three houses in West Baltimore to accommodate recovering addicts participating in a 60-day detoxification program.
In support of the transitional housing program providing shelter and extensive case management services for 58 homeless men for up to 12 months of residency. The goal of the program is to provide a period of stability for the men during which they can pursue educational credentials, job skills training, financial planning and budgeting and to prepare for a move into permanent housing.
For continued training and technical assistance in support of Baltimore City Health Department's implementation of the ChildSight program in Baltimore City public middle schools. The initiative provides free vision screening and glasses for those children with severe refractive error who might not be able to afford the services otherwise.
For emergency funds to provide shelter for homeless clients who cannot be served through Baltimore City services after the normal work hours.
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.