New state outreach program aims to reduce infant mortality

Volunteers/Where good neighbors get together

August 20, 1991

CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:

Investing in Our Children is a new program of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a prenatal outreach and public education program to reduce infant mortality in the Park Heights community. Volunteers are needed, and for details of a training program call 225-5824/5725.

DRADA, Depression Related Affective Disorders Association, a mutual help support group, is forming in the Sykesville area. A meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 18. For details call 922-6438.

Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center is holding a training class for volunteer Hotline Counselors in September. For time and details, call 531-6006.

Maryland Historical Society's Education Department is recruiting new volunteer guides for a series of lectures on state history and decorative arts, which will begin in September. The training session will focus on Maryland's role in the Civil War, with lectures by Dr. William Evitts and Ross Kimmel. Orientation day for volunteers will be Sept. 5. Call Nancy Martel, 685-3750, ext. 334.

Howard County Library in Columbia seeks volunteers in technical services (detail-oriented and with average typing skills); in the circulation workroom (to push book carts and shelve books and to search shelves for requested material), and in the children's department (to help maintain the toy collection). Call Louise Riemer, 313-7918 or 313-7800.

Baltimore County General Hospital's tele-care service sponsored by the hospital's auxiliary needs volunteers to help make telephone contact with people who live alone. Call Joan Kahline, 521-5911.

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