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91-year-old Episcopal charity closes, transfers services to other organizations

91-year-old Episcopal charity closes, transfers services to other organizations

A 91-year-old Episcopal nonprofit has shut its doors and transferred the child care programs it operated to two other organizations.

The Rev. Charlie Barton, president of the board for Episcopal Community Services of Maryland, said closing the charity was the best way to ensure continuity for the children and employees at The Ark preschool and The Club at Collington Square amid financial challenges.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore took over The Ark in Northwest Baltimore for homeless children. Strong City Baltimore now runs The Club, an East Baltimore after-school and summer school program.

“Our children and our staff deserved more stability,” Barton wrote in an open...

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