9 organizations, schools given $81,500 by United Way

July 12, 1996

Nine Howard County organizations and schools recently have been awarded a total of $81,500 from the United Way of Central Maryland.

The recipients are:

Careerscope Inc., which received $16,000.

Children of Separation and Divorce Center Inc., $16,000.

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center, $16,000.

Howard County Sexual Assault Center Inc., $10,000.

Running Brook Elementary School, $7,500.

Churches Concerned for the Homeless, $6,000.

Elkridge Landing Middle School, $5,000.

Longfellow Elementary School, $2,500.

Elkridge Elementary School, $2,500.

The recipients were selected on the basis of partnerships they developed with other community organizations to implement their programs. With the grant money, the recipients will be able to introduce start-up programs specific to their needs.

For instance, Careerscope will begin a program to offer employment instruction to teen mothers, while Longfellow Elementary School will establish "The Family Network" to address the problems of latch-key children. The Howard County Sexual Assault Center plans to provide stability to families and assistance to victims of child molestation.

"Our overall priority is family preservation," Robert Thompson, chairman of United Way's Community Initiatives Committee, said a statement.

The grant money is contained in family preservation grants and is part of nearly $500,000 that the United Way gave to 28 organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Pub Date: 7/12/96

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