Howard County Executive Announces Grant for Open Door America
From The ODA Blog
Tags: Mass Incarceration; Poverty; Howard County
Funded by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, the $190,000 grant will be used by Open Door America (ODA) and the Howard County Department of Corrections (HCDC) to form the Sustainable Reentry Demonstration Project. The goal is to assist 20 "returning citizens" from HCDC with their successful return to society through 12 months of employment, weekly case management, life skills training, and daily onboarding mentoring. Housing and transportation subsidies will be available on a case-by-case basis for those clients who meet all program requirements every month. "Wraparound" support services to strengthen client families and children are being spearheaded by the HELPS Ministries of The Church at Covenant Park in Ellicott City. To get involved in the HELPS wraparound efforts, contact Beth Crow at (443) 610-0862 or write to email@example.com.
Open Door Baltimore, a nonprofit that fights poverty by working with businesses to provide living-wage jobs, is expanding beyond the beltway. To better reflect the organization’s larger mission, the board of directors recently approved a new identity and logo.Read More