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By Matthew French and Matthew French,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 1, 1997
Hospice of Baltimore and Hospice Services of Howard County recently united their organizations to broaden the Baltimore agency's service to the greater Baltimore area.The Baltimore group is licensed by the state and certified by Medicare to serve residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties.Hospice Services of Howard County has served county residents for 18 years and will continue to operate from its headquarters in Columbia, providing home-based hospice care. Hospice of Baltimore's Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care will provide inpatient hospice care.
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September 8, 2004
Superintendent of schools slated to speak Sept. 15 The Association of Community Services of Howard County will sponsor a conversation with school Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Patuxent Centre, 10910 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. He will discuss his vision for the future of Howard County's public schools and answer questions. The event will begin with networking and a members' business meeting at noon. Admission is free and reservations are not required.
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February 10, 1992
Thomas E. Shields, a National Security Agency employee for more than 30 years, died at Howard County General Hospital Thursday of lymphoma. He was 59.Services for Mr. Shields were being held today at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville.At his death, Mr. Shields was a staff-chief at NSA's operations at Fort Meade.Mr. Shields was a member of Chapelgate Presbyterian Church and active in Bible study and ministry groups.He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Eileen Gowe; two daughters, Karen Dellinger of Silver Spring and Linda MacDougall of Kindsbach, Germany; a son, Timothy Shields of Lyndhurst, N.J.; a sister, Susan Jones of Belmont, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 16, 2004
HOW'S YOUR mental health? Thanks to a three-year grant from the Horizon Foundation to Family & Children's Services of Howard County, mental health care is closer to home and more affordable for residents living in southeastern Howard. The nonprofit Family & Children's Services of Howard County, which is based in Columbia, opened a satellite office this week in Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center in North Laurel. It will be staffed four days a week by two counselors and administrative staff members, and it will offer services similar to those offered at its Columbia office.
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer | January 12, 1994
When a runaway in Howard County finds safe emergency shelter and a terminally ill cancer patient gets extra medical attention, they can thank a small, dedicated group of women in Dorsey's Search.Since 1985, the Dorsey's Search Women's Foundation has helped the distressed and raised money for charitable causes countywide.Begun as a social club in 1981, the group gives more than $6,000 each year to needy families and to organizations that help children and families."We're not trying to conquer the world.
NEWS
May 16, 1995
The Association of Community Services of Howard County will hold its Audrey Robbins award luncheon and annual meeting, sponsored this year by Green Spring Health Services, from noon to 9 p.m. May 24 at the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge.The cost is $10. Reservations are required by Friday.The first Audrey Robbins award was given 21 years ago to honor the work of human services organizations, their volunteers and staff members. The award recognizes outstanding contributions that have helped improve the quality of life of the poor and disadvantaged in Howard County.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | December 23, 1992
Without its Columbia Foundation grant of $10,600 the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County would not be able to provide shelter to 14 battered women and their children.The center uses the grant money to pay the mortgage on a transitional shelter, which provides housing to women and children who have left abusive households."If we didn't have that grant we wouldn't have this house," said Stephanie Sites, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Center.Other local nonprofit organizations are equally dependent on Columbia Foundation grants, which are distributed twice a year.
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 16, 2004
HOW'S YOUR mental health? Thanks to a three-year grant from the Horizon Foundation to Family & Children's Services of Howard County, mental health care is closer to home and more affordable for residents living in southeastern Howard. The nonprofit Family & Children's Services of Howard County, which is based in Columbia, opened a satellite office this week in Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center in North Laurel. It will be staffed four days a week by two counselors and administrative staff members, and it will offer services similar to those offered at its Columbia office.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1994
Joining Hospice Services of Howard County was a relatively simple decision for Priscilla Kocourek and her family.The 86-year-old Columbia resident has an incurable form of cancer and didn't want to go to a nursing home and be separated from her son, Albert, a Columbia mortgage banker, and her two teen-age granddaughters."
NEWS
September 8, 2004
Superintendent of schools slated to speak Sept. 15 The Association of Community Services of Howard County will sponsor a conversation with school Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Patuxent Centre, 10910 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. He will discuss his vision for the future of Howard County's public schools and answer questions. The event will begin with networking and a members' business meeting at noon. Admission is free and reservations are not required.
NEWS
By Carolyn Melago and Carolyn Melago,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 12, 1997
During his wife's battle with colon cancer seven years ago, George Kronmiller leaned on Hospice Services of Howard County. Today, the group relies on the humble 64-year-old to comfort the dying and guide their families through the toughest days.Though Kronmiller shrugs off compliments and shies away from recognition, he was honored last month as State Hospice Volunteer of the Year, chosen from among those who work out of 30 hospice organizations in Maryland."If I call him and say I'm in a bind, George will move the earth to step in and help," says Elaine Patico, volunteer coordinator for the county service.
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By Matthew French and Matthew French,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | July 1, 1997
Hospice of Baltimore and Hospice Services of Howard County recently united their organizations to broaden the Baltimore agency's service to the greater Baltimore area.The Baltimore group is licensed by the state and certified by Medicare to serve residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties.Hospice Services of Howard County has served county residents for 18 years and will continue to operate from its headquarters in Columbia, providing home-based hospice care. Hospice of Baltimore's Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care will provide inpatient hospice care.
NEWS
May 16, 1995
The Association of Community Services of Howard County will hold its Audrey Robbins award luncheon and annual meeting, sponsored this year by Green Spring Health Services, from noon to 9 p.m. May 24 at the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Elkridge.The cost is $10. Reservations are required by Friday.The first Audrey Robbins award was given 21 years ago to honor the work of human services organizations, their volunteers and staff members. The award recognizes outstanding contributions that have helped improve the quality of life of the poor and disadvantaged in Howard County.
NEWS
By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | February 13, 1994
Joining Hospice Services of Howard County was a relatively simple decision for Priscilla Kocourek and her family.The 86-year-old Columbia resident has an incurable form of cancer and didn't want to go to a nursing home and be separated from her son, Albert, a Columbia mortgage banker, and her two teen-age granddaughters."
NEWS
By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer | January 12, 1994
When a runaway in Howard County finds safe emergency shelter and a terminally ill cancer patient gets extra medical attention, they can thank a small, dedicated group of women in Dorsey's Search.Since 1985, the Dorsey's Search Women's Foundation has helped the distressed and raised money for charitable causes countywide.Begun as a social club in 1981, the group gives more than $6,000 each year to needy families and to organizations that help children and families."We're not trying to conquer the world.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff Writer | December 23, 1992
Without its Columbia Foundation grant of $10,600 the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County would not be able to provide shelter to 14 battered women and their children.The center uses the grant money to pay the mortgage on a transitional shelter, which provides housing to women and children who have left abusive households."If we didn't have that grant we wouldn't have this house," said Stephanie Sites, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Center.Other local nonprofit organizations are equally dependent on Columbia Foundation grants, which are distributed twice a year.
NEWS
By Carolyn Melago and Carolyn Melago,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 12, 1997
During his wife's battle with colon cancer seven years ago, George Kronmiller leaned on Hospice Services of Howard County. Today, the group relies on the humble 64-year-old to comfort the dying and guide their families through the toughest days.Though Kronmiller shrugs off compliments and shies away from recognition, he was honored last month as State Hospice Volunteer of the Year, chosen from among those who work out of 30 hospice organizations in Maryland."If I call him and say I'm in a bind, George will move the earth to step in and help," says Elaine Patico, volunteer coordinator for the county service.
NEWS
May 24, 1992
Safety under reviewFrom: Mark S. LenesPresidentColumbia Youth Baseball AssociationOn behalf of the CYBA board of directors, I want to take this opportunity to address the members of the community about the recent alleged incident involving a volunteer CYBA coach and a player.We are concerned about the safety of all the players, and we will fully cooperate with the authorities during this investigation.The board of directors is reviewing its procedures regarding the selection of coaches and managers in order to attempt to avoid any similar incidents.
NEWS
By Dolly Merritt | August 2, 1992
When Alice Johnson's 31-year-old son, Bobby, died of AIDS last September in New York, she attended a support group in the county to help her deal with her loss. What Mrs. Johnson, an Ellicott City resident, says she got instead was a lack of understanding.So Mrs. Johnson joined the AIDS Alliance of Howard County (AAHC). She volunteered as fund-raising coordinator to spread the word about awareness, education and prevention."Through awareness, I hope that this community understands and will accept the persons who are HIV positive, the persons who have died, their survivors and those who are living with [acquired immune deficiency syndrome]
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