Resources for Youth County Executive Calvin Ball has announced the expansion of Howard County’s School-Based Mental Health Program to all 77 public schools, as well as plans to subsidize mental health resources in the community for vulnerable youth. The SBMHP’s funding of $1.7 million for the next two years includes $980,000 of American Rescue Plan monies plus contributions from The Horizon Foundation of Howard County and The Kahlert Foundation. See more here.
Volunteer Help Last month 90 volunteers provided 571 hours of service to support the efforts at the Grassroots Day Resource Center in Jessup which provides basic help with laundry, meals, clothing and other services. New volunteers are welcome there. Openings include volunteers to drive the van to resume transportation services.
Donations We are grateful for the ongoing support of faith communities, such as the Catholic Community of Ascension & St. Augustine which recently delivered 20 boxes of food for people living in emergency motel quarters, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church which delivered Easter baskets to the children in the shelter, Beth Chaverim Religious School which donated toiletries and 48 Hygiene kits and Bethany United Methodist Church which brought in food and toiletry items. Thank you to everyone.