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December 27, 1998
Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., a private, nonprofit organization based in Westminster, has been awarded a $123,000 state grant to assist the homeless.The grant, awarded by the Maryland Department of Human Resources, will sustain funding for a part-time counselor and case manager for three years.Both will assist individuals and families trying to move out of homeless shelters, said Kathy Bitzer, deputy director of shelter and housing for Human Services Programs Inc.Bitzer said the organization helps 60 to 70 people each year find affordable housing and get assistance from other charitable and government services.
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July 15, 2012
The City of Westminster's Department of Recreation and Parks is celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month with a number of events, including these listed below. Some are special events, others are simple suggestions to keep children and families active for the summer. The department is also hosting a "Parks of Westminster Scavenger Hunt," which involves visiting various parks in the city for details on the hunt - or on any of the events listed below, go to http://www.westgov.com/recreation/rec_events_july.html or call 410-848-9161.  Monday, July 16 - The Rec on the Move program will be at the Charles Street Tot Lot, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 - Fly at Kite Day at King Park, Chase Street.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
Representatives from two of Carroll's largest nonprofit agencies asked the County Commissioners yesterday to resolve dispute over use of a county-owned office building in Westminster.Human Services Programs Inc., which shares with Carroll County Food Sunday the space it leases for $1 a year in the Barrel House building, has asked the food bank to move out by spring to accommodate new programs' staff members.Officials of Carroll County Food Sunday say their operation, which serves up to 900 people a week, would be jeopardized if forced to leave the centrally located site at Route 27 and Distillery Drive.
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By Katie Martin and Mary Gail Hare and Katie Martin and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2005
Any doubt about the need for a domestic violence shelter in Carroll County evaporates in the face of a filled-to-capacity new shelter and a long row of T-shirts, decorated with poignant words and pictures by victims of the escalating problem. The county, the last jurisdiction in the state to open a safe house, celebrated the shelter at the offices of Carroll's Human Services Programs in Westminster on Thursday. The staff showed a video of victims and gave grateful speeches to volunteers who helped renovate the home.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | June 27, 1995
Human services providers are scrambling to keep the county's emergency overnight shelter in Westminster from closing on Friday, when its funding is to run out.Officials at Human Services Programs Inc., the nonprofit agency that operates the shelter, are waiting to hear whether they have been awarded a federal grant that would enable them to keep the shelter open.But the immediate issue is how to provide services to the homeless if the grant is not approved."We're trying not to close it, but we haven't come up with an alternative plan yet," said Sylvia Canon, director of Human Services Programs.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | June 28, 1995
The county's emergency overnight shelter in Westminster, which was in jeopardy of closing Friday because of a lack of funds, will remain open with reduced hours and services, officials said.The staff at Human Services Programs Inc., the nonprofit agency that runs the shelter, has put together a bare-bones budget of $67,000 to keep the shelter going for another year, said Deputy Directpr Lynda Gainor.Beginning next week, the shelter will cut back its hours. It will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. weekdays instead of 3 p.m. to 10 a.m., Ms. Gainor said.
NEWS
May 14, 1998
Westminster's Recreation and Activities Office presented a check for $1,000 Monday to Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc.The money was raised last month during an aerobathon sponsored by the city agency. About 40 people participated.Michelle DeFeo, the city's aerobics director, and Ronald J. Schroers, supervisor of recreation and activities, presented the check to Barbara Brown of the Human Services Programs at Monday's Westminster Common Council meeting.PoliceWestminster: An employee of Kmart on Englar Road reported Tuesday that someone cut a cable and removed three bicycles from the front of the store.
NEWS
August 12, 1994
Counterfeit $100 bill used to pay county taxSomeone used a fake $100 bill to make a tax payment last month, but the ruse wasn't discovered until the bill was deposited at Carroll County Bank and Trust Co., the county comptroller said yesterday.County officials probably will not be able to find out who used the counterfeit bill, Comptroller Eugene C. Curfman said.The fake was deposited at the bank on July 25, he said.Carroll Human Services sponsors food programThe Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1995
A $1 million federal grant will allow Human Services Programs to continue operating the county's emergency overnight shelter. But agency officials say a lot of work lies ahead before the money can be used for its intended purpose."
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By James M. Coram and Anne Haddad and James M. Coram and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1997
Carroll County human service agencies have until Monday to apply for $17,910 in federal funds to help needy residents pay for food, shelter and utility bills.Two agencies -- Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., a nonprofit, umbrella charity that provides food, money and other services to the needy, and Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to homebound residents -- have asked for assistance."Hopefully, others are going to benefit also," said Jolene Sullivan, director of the county's Department of Citizen Services.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2004
With less than two weeks to go until their shop opens in a new location in Westminster, volunteers began last week setting up and sorting donated toys, clothes and other gifts for the nonprofit Neighbors in Need program. Although the volunteers are weeks behind, the 17-year-old holiday charity event will pull through as it always does, said Joyce Tierney, director of the family center of the nonprofit Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., which runs Neighbors in Need. "We have a lot of elves here today," Tierney said, showing off the new layout Friday, as volunteers were wrapping large cardboard boxes in holiday paper.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2004
With less than two weeks to go until their shop opens in a new location in Westminster, volunteers began last week setting up and sorting donated toys, clothes and other gifts for the nonprofit Neighbors in Need program. Although the volunteers are weeks behind, the 17-year-old holiday charity event will pull through as it always does, said Joyce Tierney, director of the family center of the nonprofit Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., which runs Neighbors in Need. "We have a lot of elves here today," Tierney said, showing off the new layout Friday, as volunteers were wrapping large cardboard boxes in holiday paper.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | October 28, 2001
Neighbors in Need gladly accepts donations of new adults' and children's clothing and toys to distribute to hundreds of families during the holiday season. But with Thanksgiving only four weeks away, the Carroll human services program is in desperate need of something else: a home. Seven months have passed since the nonprofit group had to vacate its donated storefront in Westminster Shopping Center at Englar Road and Route 140. The center's owner, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust in Kensington, was preparing the 14,670-square- foot storefront for a new tenant.
NEWS
December 27, 1998
Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., a private, nonprofit organization based in Westminster, has been awarded a $123,000 state grant to assist the homeless.The grant, awarded by the Maryland Department of Human Resources, will sustain funding for a part-time counselor and case manager for three years.Both will assist individuals and families trying to move out of homeless shelters, said Kathy Bitzer, deputy director of shelter and housing for Human Services Programs Inc.Bitzer said the organization helps 60 to 70 people each year find affordable housing and get assistance from other charitable and government services.
NEWS
May 14, 1998
Westminster's Recreation and Activities Office presented a check for $1,000 Monday to Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc.The money was raised last month during an aerobathon sponsored by the city agency. About 40 people participated.Michelle DeFeo, the city's aerobics director, and Ronald J. Schroers, supervisor of recreation and activities, presented the check to Barbara Brown of the Human Services Programs at Monday's Westminster Common Council meeting.PoliceWestminster: An employee of Kmart on Englar Road reported Tuesday that someone cut a cable and removed three bicycles from the front of the store.
NEWS
By James M. Coram and Anne Haddad and James M. Coram and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1997
Carroll County human service agencies have until Monday to apply for $17,910 in federal funds to help needy residents pay for food, shelter and utility bills.Two agencies -- Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., a nonprofit, umbrella charity that provides food, money and other services to the needy, and Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to homebound residents -- have asked for assistance."Hopefully, others are going to benefit also," said Jolene Sullivan, director of the county's Department of Citizen Services.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | January 25, 1994
The private agency designated to serve Carroll County's low-income families is applying for a grant that would help it do so more efficiently, said Sylvia Canon, executive director for Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc."It would be a one-stop shopping set-up," Ms. Canon said.If a person needed help but didn't know whether to go to state, county or private agencies, Human Services Programs would be able to direct him through an information and referral system it wants to start.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | December 15, 1992
Agencies that offer the bare necessities of food and warm shelter -- or help people keep them -- can get federal money allocated to Carroll County.But the agencies must apply for it by Dec. 31.Only Carroll County Food Sunday, a food bank, has applied for part of the $22,372 in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for Carroll County.The federal government has provided the grant to the county for the past four years, and this year's grant came with a 9 percent increase, said Kelly Parrish, assistant director for Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc."
NEWS
By James M. Coram and Anne Haddad and James M. Coram and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | December 31, 1997
Carroll County human service agencies have until Monday to apply for $17,910 in federal funds to help needy residents pay for food, shelter and utility bills.Two agencies -- Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., a nonprofit, umbrella charity that provides food, money and other services to the needy, and Meals on Wheels, which delivers food to homebound residents -- have asked for assistance."Hopefully, others are going to benefit also," said Jolene Sullivan, director of the county's Department of Citizen Services.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1997
Representatives from two of Carroll's largest nonprofit agencies asked the County Commissioners yesterday to resolve dispute over use of a county-owned office building in Westminster.Human Services Programs Inc., which shares with Carroll County Food Sunday the space it leases for $1 a year in the Barrel House building, has asked the food bank to move out by spring to accommodate new programs' staff members.Officials of Carroll County Food Sunday say their operation, which serves up to 900 people a week, would be jeopardized if forced to leave the centrally located site at Route 27 and Distillery Drive.
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