It’s to be expected that in any big city, organizations that aim to help the less fortunate would be overwhelmed with their resources stretched thin. But the level of disorganization, incompetence and apathy you’re subjected to when trying to utilize these resources here in Baltimore is shocking.
We’re glad CCVIP isn't quitting and we’re certain Carroll’s approximately 13,000 veterans are, too, particularly given that, nationally, 9 percent of veterans are homeless. Now it’s a matter of finding a site — and the money — to overcome this hurdle and turn a worthwhile idea into reality.
What if I told you there was an organization responsible for processing $4.3 million in tax returns and saving residents of Carroll County over $700,000 in tax filing fees over the last three years? Would you believe that organization was a non-profit Community Action Agency?
By Matt Peregoy — Human Services Programs of Carroll County and Inc.
On the longest night of the year — Dec. 21 — communities around the country observe National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day in remembrance of those who have died too early as a result of their homelessness.
Since the story of a woman who was fatally stabbed in Baltimore while helping a panhandler made national news this week, Morles and some of Baltimore’s other homeless citizens who panhandle say they have seen the number of motorists willing to lower their windows dive.
Angela G. DeCarlo, a Loyola University Maryland senior who was committed to peace and justice issues, died Nov. 4 from liposarcoma. a rare cancer of connective tissues, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 21
There is still time to volunteer to build a gingerbread house for Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc's 4th Annual Gingerbread Village Festival, to be held Nov. 16-14 in downtown Westminster.
Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is again sponsoring “SOCKtober,” a countywide collection drive during the month of October for new socks, hats, mittens and gloves of all sizes.
Brandy has stepped in to replace CeeLo Green as the main act for “Journey Home: An Evening of Unexpected Delights,” a concert Oct. 20 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric that's hosted by Mayor Catherine Pugh. Brandy tweeted Tuesday that she would be performing at the concert.
Ruth Christine Schaefer, a retired Baltimore County Public Library staff member, amateur photographer and Towson-area volunteer for the homeless, died Sept. 19 at her Timonium home of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She was 85.
Carroll County Veterans Independence Project Vice President Ed Cramer came to the Veteran’s Advisory Council Tuesday afternoon to share progress on the project he hopes will help homeless veterans in the county.
Representatives from across the county talked about services to support Carroll’s veterans at this month’s Veteran’s Advisory Council meeting. Topics ranged from homelessness prevention to transportation assistance and employment services — and the various ways groups cab work together,
For years, a typical haircut at the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training was delivered simply and with no frills. But on a recent Monday at Jonestown’s 24-hour residential housing and training facility for homeless veterans, haircuts had a home.
A highlight of the recent American Legion convention in Ocean City was hearing from some of the young people who attended and graduated from the American Legion-run Boys and Girls State. Boys and Girls State is a one-week leadership program for incoming high school seniors.
Tyler is being recognized on NBC’s TV show “Little Big Shots” on Sunday for his work in assisting veterans and creating his signature “hero packs,” which provide hygiene products and other necessities for homeless veterans.
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services learned last fall that individuals in its permanent supportive housing program were ineligible to receive funds through the state's Rental Allowance Program - an estimated loss of $50,000.
United Way of Central Maryland said it helped 550 struggling individuals and families at the organization’s Project Homeless Connect in Harford County held Tuesday afternoon at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena on the campus of Harford Community College.
Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., has been awarded $158, 092 in grant funds to help support homeless people in Carroll County.The grant is part of a $1.5 million effort announced Wednesday by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
The Connecting Youth program sponsored by the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau in partnership with the Human Services Program and the Business Employment/Resource Center aims to address the problem of “disconnected” youth in Carroll County.
By Magdeleine Vandal - Carroll County Youth Services Bureau
The Muslim Social Services Agency and Islamic Relief collected about 150 bags of toiletries and 250 New York Fried Chicken and turkey and tuna fish sandwich meals for the needy and homeless in Baltimore for the Martin Luther King Day of Service charity event.
There seems to be some disconnect among the Board of County Commissioners and a nonprofit that formed in order to carry out a vision of a veterans homeless shelter and resource center at a county facility when it comes the costs of running it.