News and Updates - July 2022

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Case Managers Help Clients Break Barriers

Springboard Community Services works to provide culturally competent, accessible care to minority and marginalized communities.

Our Family Violence Project (FVP) is an example of how Springboard connects with all people. 

In Baltimore, the Project's Case Managers (pictured l-r) Quetsy Bosque-Lugo, Becca Mann, and Adriana Ngom meet clients on their own terms rather than dictating what the client should address. Requests can include navigating important life milestones such as purchasing a car or enrolling in a four-year college or obtaining vital identification.

To receive case management from the Family Violence Project, clients must have experienced some form of violence in their life. By addressing a client's pressing needs, Springboard's teams foster peace of mind and a strong show of support.

Learning about Adverse Childhood Experiences --an Aha! Moment for Moms

Sharing information about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) has proven to be a critical learning experience for many new mothers. ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (ages 0-17 years). 

Learning about ACEs was transformative for Susan, a mother of two and a new group member. 


Unforgettable summer days

creating a fire-breathing dragon

After eight weeks of working with glass and ceramic tiles, young adults from Springboard's Youth Resource Center (YRC), have created a magnificent, playful four- foot mosaic of a fire-breathing dragon. 

Art instructors from the non-profit, Art with a Heart led the students through weekly art workshops at the Center to create the project. 

Not only did the teen members develop a new art skill but they formed valuable friendships through their collaborative process.

In September, the magnificent mosaic goes on display in Springboard's Youth Resource  Center. located in the Baltimore office on Falls Road


Call: (443) 683-2955

Youth Resource Center Offers

Programs to Inspire and Inform

Baby Basics Moms Club

Six Weeks /90-minute class 

  • Begins Tuesday, August 9,

12 PM -1:30 PM

  • Preparing and educating

pregnant people for birth

Building A Better You!

Eight-Week Workshop led by Mr. Raymond Greene-Joyner

  • Wednesday, Aug. 10 - Sept. 21 from 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Topics: self-awareness, communications, relationships, human sexuality, parenting skills, health and nutrition, conflict management/alternatives to violence

YRC/CASH Campaign (Creating Assets Savings and Hope) present  

All About Credit - Aug. 11,

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Protecting your Money - Aug. 18, 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

  • Light breakfast and transportation provided!

Ready to Rent 

Classes are offered Thursdays from 1 PM - 3 PM at the Center. 


Call: (410) 995-7159

National Suicide Hotline Launched

The National Suicide Hotline – 988 is finally a reality.

The 3-digit dialing code is more than just an easy-to-remember number — it's a direct connection to compassionate, accessible care and support for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress – including thoughts of suicide, mental health, substance use crisis, or any kind of emotional distress.

Learn More - Spanish/English resources on 988


Ashlee Alexander, Youth Resouce Center, Case Manager

Carroll County, Safe House 

Reagyn Powers,

Brynn Madore

Gabriella Anthony

Taylor Weber

Carroll County, Violence Intervention Program

Brittany Fritz, Group Facilitator Case Manager

Harford County

Cassandra Kimball, Clinician 

"As a clinician, my focus has been on aligning thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a way that encourages and promotes healthy meaningful living. The most enjoyable thing about my work is getting to meet people where they are and being able to give others the space and opportunity to be who they are."

Harford County

Amanda Valliere, Receptionist

Howard County, Violence Intervention Program

Nicole Harris, Group Facilitator 

Staff Picks: Quick & Easy Summer Recipes

Strawberry, Pretzel Salad, Erica Waskey, Harford Co.,

"My summer favorite!"

Click - Link to Recipe

Peach Cobbler

Ms. Regina Tabb, Foster Grandparent Vol. Coordinator

"This recipe is DEEEEELICIOUS! Top it with ice cream while still hot! Hmmm!

Click - Link to Recipe

Pineapple Sunshine Cake

Noel White, Receptionist, Howard Co.

"A tasty treat for a picnic. I like to mix the pineapple in the icing but you can sprinkle it on top." 

Click - Link for Recipe

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad

Rena Daly, Marketing

"So refreshing on a hot day."

Click - Link to Recipe

Tomato Cucumber Salad Christine Schoenberger, Grants and Resource Development Director

"Perfect side for your summer BBQs."

Click - Link to the Recipe

What a Cool Idea

Thanks to Carroll County's Director of Client Services, Nicole Jackman, for having frozen custard and Italian ice delivered straight to the Center's door in recognition of National Ice Cream Day!

How about dem O's!

Have heard the big news? The Orioles have been winning! They have had a 10-game winning streak! The best such streak by the O's this century!

All this winning is fun and good for Baltimore! So, continue the fun by cheering on the O's!

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