Archive for December 2009

Holiday Coat Drive Benefits Family Crisis Center

December 23, 2009

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County supporter Walter Maxfield Jones will be hosting his open mic series, Warm Wednesdays, this evening with a special twist. People who attend the open mic at 5 Seasons in Baltimore will get free admission, provided they bring a coat that will go to the women and children staying at the Family Crisis Center Emergency Safe Shelter.

Doors open for the coat drive/open mic at 8:30 PM tonight, this Wednesday, December 23rd.

We’ll be sure to give you pictures from the event, and the delivery to the Family Crisis Center.

5 Seasons is located at 830 Guilford Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202. Click here for a map.

Children At Shelter Visit 34th Street… In A Limo

December 18, 2009


Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County supporter Jo Ellen Adams, of Techalloy, gave the children staying at the Safe Shelter a nice gift this holiday season. For two nights last week a limousine pulled up to the Family Crisis Center to take the children to the Christmas light displays on 34th Street in Baltimore.

The children loaded into the limo and first stopped at the holiday train garden located at a fire station in Dundalk. From there they moved to the lit up 34th Street in Baltimore. The children walked through the Christmas displays and even got to go into some of the houses.

At the end of the night, the children were all given gif bags, and plenty of candy.

Kids At Shelter Attend Ray Lewis Christmas Party

December 18, 2009


13 of the older children staying at the Safe Shelter at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County attended the Ray Lewis Christmas Party this week. The party, put on by The Sun Co., Catherine’s Closet, and Diakon, is an event that the Family Crisis Center has been a part of for a few years.

Special guests included Baltimore Mayor, Sheila Dixon, and Miss Maryland Latina. But, the kids at the shelter were most excited to see Ray Lewis himself.

The kids had dinner, received gifts, and wrote letters to Sanata. Ray Lewis talked with the children, who got to ask him questions. One child asked Ray if he’d ever leave the Baltimore Ravens to go to another team. Ray answered without hesitation that he would never leave the Ravens.

Before the kids went home, they were handed bags of presents for themselves and their mothers. A good time was had by all.

Brownies Come Back To The Shelter

December 18, 2009

Sue Facace, a frequent supporter of the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, recently organized a project for the girls of Brownie Troop 2794 and Junior Troop 492 to give back to their community.

Last week, representatives from the Brownie and Junior troops came to the Family Crisis Center to personally deliver “stockings” filled with girl scout cookies and gifts.  The girls, and mothers Sue Farace and Jamie Wolfe worked to put the gift bags together.

Sue Farace, Crystal Johnson, Lori Bond, and the girls were greeted by Shelter Counselor, Chari Walker who thanked them for their gifts.

FCC Executive Director on University of D.C. Broadcast

December 3, 2009

As a part of the Bowen Center’s Family Matters University of D.C. Streaming Live Video program, Douglas Murphy, Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, discusses his views on the issues of domestic violence. Mr. Murphy, a member of the faculty of the Bowen Center, is one of many presenters from the Bowen Center who discuss a variety of issues concerning families, organizations and society.

The streaming broadcast of Family Matters is produced by the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the University of the District of Columbia.

To view the UDC Streaming Live Broadcast go to www.udc.edu/live/.

To view a monthly schedule of the UDC Streaming Live Broadcast go here.

Concert Will Collect Toys For Children At Shelter

December 1, 2009

As the holidays approach, we are reminded of the children staying at the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County’s Emergency Safe Shelter. The children have been forced to leave their homes to avoid family conflict and domestic violence, and many of the children don’t have hope that their Christmas will be filled with much joy. The mother’s often don’t have anything, and struggle with the idea of having nothing for their children for Christmas.

Fortunately, some local musicians have come together to help the children staying at the Family Crisis Center.

On Saturday, December 19th, there will be an event held to benefit the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County. The voice of Baltimore Football, Paul Clary, will emcee the event that will take place at Lantern Gardens in Rosedale from 8:30 PM to 1:00 AM.

There will be three bands playing the show: The Black Marks, Susan Souza, and The Charm City Sinners. Comedian Eric Frost will also be performing.

Tickets are $28 and a toy donation, which includes beer and wine! So come on by on the 19th, bring a toy, have a good time, and bring joy to one of the children at the Family Crisis Center.

For directions, click here.
Address for your GPS: 7830 Philadelphia Rd, Rosedale, MD, 21237