Students from Catonsville Middle School and Hillcrest Elementary School, along with students from Ilchester and Rockburn elementary schools in Howard County, donated supplies to the Maryland SPCA for the Presents for Pets toy drive.
But people with anosognosia, who tend to stop their treatment as soon as they leave the hospital, have been failed by deinstitutionalization. This is a particular problem in Maryland — one of five states where the law does not allow doctors to keep a patient under court-ordered commitment after release into the community.
The 2013 State of Housing in Black America report found that African-American homeownership dropped from 48 percent in 2007 to 43 percent today and foreclosure rates were higher among African Americans and Latinos. NAREB President Donnell Spivey said he is concerned that the recession has made many people in the African American community wary of homeownership, traditionally a safe investment and a route to the middle class.
This holiday season, Santa Claus Anonymous mailed roughly 15,000 gift certificates to families in Baltimore and nearby counties for parents to use to buy presents for their children. The charity is in its 79th year.
Arbutus resident Daniel Simons, managing partner of Hubbard Funeral Home in Arbutus, along with his wife, Heather, perform many charitable acts for the community throughout the year, totaling nearly $30,000 a year. On Dec. 7, they gave Christmas trees away free to National Guard troops and their families.
Standing in a small park in downtown Bel Air Thursday afternoon, Central Christian Church Pastor Buddy Kaufman read off the names of the eight homeless Harford residents who died in the last year without adequate shelter.
Anna's House and Early Head Start of Harford County, programs of Catholic Charities, are initiating a new collaborative relationship in the areas of fundraising and volunteer outreach in Harford County. This new partnership is designed to allow Anna's House and Early Head Start to deliver services more effectively and efficiently to families living in poverty.
Delegation of venture capital people and quasi-Chinese government officials tour the Green House Residences at Stadium Place to see the Green House model for caring for the elderly. China has a an aging population and is behind the curve on caring for them.
Religious exemptions should never become a tool of discrimination. They should be narrowly tailored to reduce the burden on a person's free exercise of religion. They should not give license to some employers, under the guise of religious liberty, to treat LGBT people adversely in their jobs.
Two LGBT activists were reportedly each fined about $120 for holding a banner reading "Gay propaganda does not exist. People do not become gay, people are born gay" while demonstrating near of a children's library in a coastal Russian city.
Starting Jan. 13, all Baltimore County residents will be able to get their dogs and cats spayed or neutered at the county animal shelter, even if they adopted the pet elsewhere, officials announced this week.
Though a minimum wage increase will not completely eliminate poverty, and $10.10 is well below what's needed to afford critical necessities such as housing, nearly 500,000 Marylanders would benefit from raising the minimum wage.
The Community Development Network, a coalition of nonprofits and government agencies, recently launched the Consider the Person campaign, which aims to end discrimination against housing voucher recipients.