Archive for June 2009

Children at Shelter Head to the Zoo

June 30, 2009
Miss Carol, who drove the children to the zoo

Miss Carol, who drove the children to the zoo

Recently, the children staying at the Safe Shelter at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County took a trip to The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore as part of the Department of Education’s Title One Program.  The children had a great time, as they got a chance to see all of the animals, and get out in the sun.

Dundalk’s well-known bus driver, “Miss Carol” drove the Family Crisis Center’s Children’s Program Director and the children and to and from the zoo.  As the children got off the bus, they all thanked Miss Carol and gave her a hug.  On behalf of the residents staying at the Safe Shelter, we thank the Department of Education’s Title One Program for including us in this summer’s trips.  We look forward to the next one.

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Can You Donate Any of These Items?

June 30, 2009

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County is in need of…

  • Sheets for twin beds
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets for twin beds
  • Towels

If you can help out with any of these items, please call the shelter at 410-285-7496.

Volunteer Spotlight

June 30, 2009
The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has been lucky enough to have volunteers from our community who continually help out when we are in need.  Once again, our volunteers have stepped up.
Lori Carter and Peggy Holupka, who are both members of the Dundalk Church of the Brethren, stopped by the Family Crisis Center last week to help clean up the shelter’s kitchen and dining room areas.  The Carter and Holupka families, as well as many other members of the Dundalk Church of the Brethren, have been long time supporters of the Family Crisis Center.
For information on volunteering at the Family Crisis Center, check out our volunteer page on our website.
Volunteers

Lori Carter (left) and Peggy Holupka volunteering at the Family Crisis Center

The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has been lucky enough to have volunteers from our community who continually help out when we are in need.  Once again, our volunteers have stepped up.

Lori Carter and Peggy Holupka, who are both members of the Dundalk Church of the Brethren, stopped by the Family Crisis Center last week to help clean up the shelter’s kitchen and dining room areas.  The Carter and Holupka families, as well as many other members of the Dundalk Church of the Brethren, have been long time supporters of the Family Crisis Center.

For information on volunteering at the Family Crisis Center, check out our volunteer page on our website.

Family Crisis Center Moves Into Renovated Building

June 18, 2009

After around two years of working out of a temporary location, the Family Crisis Center will be moving back into it’s renovated facility in Eastern Baltimore County. The Family Crisis Center building has been completely renovated into a state of the art facility for families in Baltimore County who are dealing with domestic violence and conflict. The 6 million dollar facility was funded by the Baltimore County Government, lead by Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith.
(Click here to see the floor plan.)

As the move takes place in the next few days, be sure to check out www.familycrisiscenter.net for pictures and videos of our long awaited move.

Hunt Manor Women’s Club Donates $2,000

June 18, 2009

The Hunt Manor Woman’s Club has donated $2,000 to help cover the cost of buying some supplies for the Family Crisis Center Safe Shelter for woman and children escaping domestic violence. The money will be used to help buy some supplies for the children’s program and some much needed kitchen supplies. The Hunt Manor Women’s Club has often stepped up to assist the Family Crisis Center. For information on donating to the shelter, visit our wish list on our website.

New Video – Drawings from the Safe Shelter

June 18, 2009

The Family Crisis Center has put together a new video, which gives a glimpse into the lives of some of the women who have stayed at the Safe Shelter over the years.  The video is a compilation of drawings from these women, who chose to draw about their lives before coming to the shelter.  Click here to view the video, or visit our page on YouTube.

Children’s Summer Programs Approaching

June 18, 2009

The children staying at the Family Crisis Center will be taking some field trips this summer. The children will be going to the Baltimore Zoo and the National Aquarium in Baltimore as part of some of the fun activities planned for the summer. The trips are made possible through the Department of Education’s Title One Program. Click here to see a video of a compilation of drawings from the children at the shelter.