I have been the Executive Director of CPC for 12 short weeks. As I was beginning to acclimate to the workings of this wonderful organization, I am now faced with designing new ways of delivering services to moms, and our Center Coordinators are reinventing themselves to adapt to this extraordinary time. We trust in God's timing and His providence and know that all things work together for those who love Him.
As the Covid 19 virus ramped up, we realized that we could not operate as usual, so we made the difficult decision to temporarily close our Centers. We are sad to suspend our “Earn While You Learn" programs and ask our volunteers to stay at home. However, the staff at CPC continues to serve the Greater Baltimore area in new and creative ways. Our HelpLine
is receiving calls 24/7. Each call is evaluated. We assess the needs of each caller and develop a service plan. The service plans have included scheduling appointments to meet moms at our Centers and delivery of diapers, wipes, and formula to moms who do not have transportation or access to supplies in their area. Over the past week we have made 28 deliveries to clients. Also a sonogram is scheduled for another client later this week. Center Coordinators are calling our most vulnerable moms, those newly pregnant and those near delivery. Often all they want to do is talk and know that we care. The virus may have disrupted our operating procedures, which will likely continue to evolve as this crisis develops, but know that we are still hard at work.
We have a wonderful staff that is working remotely and will continue to shine God's light on those in need. We are blessed. Thank you for following us on FaceBook and staying connected and for your continued support through prayers and giving. We will all get through this together and be better when this ends.
For now our plan is to publish a newsletter twice a month to keep you aware of how CPC is continuing to operate, the services we are providing, and the progress of Howard St. construction. Expect the next edition the week of April 13th.
Pray for our moms and we will keep all of you in prayer.