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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Staff Writer | January 5, 1993
In a perfect world, the Young Family Support Center in Essex would have had a grand opening, but the needs of the real world leave no time for celebrating.The storefront in a brick, strip shopping center in the 200 block of Back River Neck Road doesn't even have a sign. But that's OK. People have been coming to the center since before the spackle dried.The center is the first of its kind in Baltimore County. It is supported by a $170,000 grant from Friends of the Family Inc., which funds five similar centers in Baltimore and several others around the state.
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October 14, 2013
Regarding Susan Reimer 's recent column on elder care, while your parents may have many "talks" with you over the years none rival when the tables turn and you need to facilitate a complex conversation with your parents about elder care ( "How much are they worth to you?" Oct. 9). Even when you start the conversation, it's hard to foresee what sacrifices you and your family might have to make in caring for an aging parent over the long term. Still, those who are thinking ahead about elder care have avoided a big mistake, which is not to think about it at all. While it's smart to initiate these conversations early and often, family dynamics can be complicated and factor into the planning process.
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January 18, 1991
Family members with questions about the status of individual service members may call the following hot lines:Army (703) 614-0739Air Force (800) 253-9276Navy (800) 732-1206Or family only (800) 255-3808Marines (800) 523-2694Coast Guard (800) 283-8724American LegionFamily Supporthot line (800) 786-0901Maryland Army and AirNat'l Guard (800) 492-2526Or from Baltimore 576-6019GENERAL HOT LINES FOR FAMILY SUPPORT U.S. Army Reserve hot line(only for family members ofreservists called to activeduty)
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
The Navy has announced an Emergency Family Support Task Force to help victims, workers and families in the aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shootings. Critical incident stress management or counseling services are available at 800-222-0364, officials said Monday. A team of chaplains at the Washington Navy Yard already was assisting those most immediately affected by the incident, officials said, and chaplains at nearby Joint Base Anacosita-Bolling was helping family members.
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December 5, 1994
At a time when the political talk is about reforming the welfare system and scaling back government aid to teen-age mothers, a center is opening in Annapolis with a clear vision of how to help young families. At the Family Support Center on West Street, the emphasis is on prevention, local management and cooperation between public and private initiatives.Located on the edge of one of the state capital's poorest neighborhoods, the Family Support Center brings together a variety of programs to help young parents who have children under the age of 3. Services are provided for free without regard to income.
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By Karen Brown | November 14, 2002
THERE IS a significant correlation between drug use in the home and occurrences of child abuse and neglect. The Maryland Citizens' Review Board for Children found that in 74 percent of all cases in which children under age 2 were removed from families because of abuse or neglect, at least one parent was a substance abuser. With these numbers, it's clear that providing opportunities for Baltimore's families to overcome drug abuse is a moral obligation. But it is equally clear that the economic benefits of aiding these families cannot be overlooked.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | November 29, 1994
Work crews still are putting the finishing touches on the first family support center in Annapolis to offer multiple social services under one roof, and already people are walking through the front door looking for help."
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By Annette Stenhouse | February 4, 1992
In celebration of Black History Month, Encore Theater will showcase the African-American theater drama "Black Girl.""Black Girl," written b J.E. Franklin, first appeared on Broadway in 1971. It is about a young dancer who struggles to find a better life and receives no support from her family. The play emphasizes the importance of family support.The cast features youths from age groups ranging from 5 to 11 and 12 to 18 years old. "This teaches them ensemble work and allows them to work with one another," said Belva Scott, the artistic director.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | January 2, 1994
The YWCA of Greater Baltimore and the Susquehanna Region Private Industry Council have received $125,500 to create a Family Support Center at the Aberdeen Community Services Building.The Friends of the Family grant will be used to establish a setting where teen-age mothers can learn parenting skills and gain access to a range of support services that play a part in raising healthy children.The Baltimore-based Friends of the Family is a private, nonprofit organization that raises money through state grants and private sources to assist families with children under age 4. It supports 19 centers throughout the state, including seven in Baltimore City, and offers them technical assistance and evaluations.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
A group of family, friends and supporters of Tyrone West picketed on a downtown Baltimore street Friday afternoon demanding justice for the 44-year-old man who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop last month. Getting occasional honks of support from passing cars, about 20 protesters marched outside the offices of Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, calling for him to release the autopsy results and bring charges against the police officers who witnesses said beat and pepper-sprayed West.
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December 1, 2012
The Booth family would like to publicly thank everyone who has been so supportive of our family with cards, calls, e-mails and prayers during and since the passing of Tom. He has been honored and recognized over the last two months for his numerous accomplishments here in Catonsville, most recently the annual lighting of the community Christmas tree and Santa's arrival. Over the past 40 years, his involvement in St. Mark Parish, the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville, Mount St. Joseph High School and the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce left his mark on numerous businesses and their associates for years to come.
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By Diane Pajak | April 6, 2012
Howard County boasts a plenitude of nonprofit organizations and charitable agencies. Howard Magazine highlights who they are, what they do and how you can help. In honor of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Howard Magazine is spotlighting Voices for Children, a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association and an affiliate of the Maryland CASA Association. Name: Voices for Children Who: Pamela Grady, executive director Q: What is your mission?
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2012
Johns Hopkins University student Nathan Krasnopoler was riding his bike home from the Waverly Farmer's Market on a sunny Saturday morning last February when his life was cut short by an elderly driver. The 20-year-old computer science major from Ellicott City was riding in a marked bike lane on University Parkway when an 83-year-old woman turned right and hit him, trapping him under her car for 15 to 20 minutes. He never regained consciousness, was in a coma for more than five months and died Aug. 10 of brain injuries sustained in the accident.
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By Arnold Packer | January 3, 2012
My two teenage granddaughters are high school seniors. They both plan to take next year off before entering college while they try to figure out how to connect to adult roles. How will they fit in the wider community? What are the careers where they will earn their livelihoods? While they struggle, they are not without resources: a good and successful public high school education, parents and family members who are professionals and connected to networks, extracurricular experiences in theater or school government, and part-time jobs.
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November 7, 2011
We have just completed our Laurel 2011 election cycle. First, I want to thank my wife, Mary Eileen, and daughters, Marianne and Katie, for helping me with my campaign. I also want to thank our mayor and my friend, Craig Moe, and my Council colleagues Valerie, Donna and Fred; and Eddie, our Council colleague-elect, for a great Laurel Team effort. This election cycle I relied upon Candy DiPietro to take over as my treasurer after her mother, Peggy Anderson, had provided a steady hand in this area for the past 15 years - we all miss Peggy!
NEWS
October 21, 2008
Budget cuts strain services families need In her column on state budget cuts, Jean Marbella wonders what a 5 percent cut to child care and family support programs will look like ("Yes, they're paper cuts, but they can go deep," Oct. 16). I can tell her. Picture a teenage mother in a Family Support Center learning parenting and job skills. Think of a working family getting help finding and evaluating child care. Imagine a classroom full of child care providers learning how to plan activities that enhance early learning and school readiness.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | August 6, 2007
It's a street robbery that left a 27-year old man in a coma, his wife shaken and a community outraged - and yesterday it drew the attention of Mayor Sheila Dixon and her leading challenger in next month's Democratic primary election, City Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. The victim, Zachary Sowers, was beaten near his Patterson Park home on the night of June 1. His attackers took his cell phone, his watch and his wallet, which held several credit cards....
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