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Monthly News and Updates

January 2022

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Important Staff Updates


Dear Team,


Many thanks to all employees who attended the Annual All-Staff meeting. Even though our meeting was virtual, it did provide us with a good platform to update one another on our latest news and get to know one another better.

I want to remind you about several significant staff changes for 2022. 


·   Ernestina Simmons, SCS's Chief Program Officer is on leave for several months. 


·   Elana Bouldin now serves as the Interim Deputy Chief Program Officer.


·   Nicole Jackman now serves as the Interim Senior Director of Client Services while also managing the Carroll County office.


During this period, I will directly supervise West End Place Medical Adult Day Care in Carroll County and the Youth Resource Center in Baltimore.


I am grateful for everyone's continued support and commitment to assist children, families, women, and men who are grappling with mental health challenges and life's unexpected hurdles.



F.T. Burden,

CEO of Springboard Community Services

Racism adversely

impacts mental health


The negative effects of racism on mental health are profound and inequities in health care services compound discrimination and opportunities to heal.


In Dr. King's speech to the American Psychological Assoc. Convention in Washington, DC in 1967 he called on the audience to focus their profession on addressing racism.

Read More about MLK
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Offering effective and affirmative care to the LGBTQ+ community


Congratulations to Howard County Clinicians who recently completed an 8-month training with the University of Maryland’s Sexual and Gender Diversity Learning Community (SGDLC) Project to hone their counseling skills and gain insight into working with LGBTQ+ clients.  

Read more on Howard County's LGBTQ+ Training

Springboard builds Youth Resource Center Team

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YRC Team (l-r) Deidre Dangerfield, Hilary Sigismondi, and Tadajah Lofland.

In December, Hilary Sigismondi joined Springboard as the Youth Resource Center's (YRC) Program Manager along with Tadajah Lofland as the YRC Housing Navigator. This month, Baltimore staff member, Deidre Dangerfield, joined the YRC team as its receptionist.


Once the YRC is fully operational, the interdisciplinary team will include, but not limited to:

  • YRC Director,
  • YRC Manager,
  • Peer Counselors,
  • Housing Navigator,
  • Case Managers,
  • and Therapists.

The team is now laying the foundation to serve Baltimore's youth and young adults, ages 14–24 years old.

Services will include:

  • Youth Workshops and Classes
  •  Counseling, Case Management
  •  Navigation Services
  •  Workforce Development
  • and Housing Assistance.
Read More about the YRC
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Springboard welcomes Gladys Bourne Carter, MSW, LCSW-C as Director of Client Services for the Howard County office.

Ms. Bourne Carter has more than two decades of experience working within the profession, as a Psychiatric Evaluator, Counselor, Therapist, and Clinical Director.

"I am a servant leader and feel that social work is my God-inspired mission in life."

Click here to read about Howard Co.'s new Director of Client Services

Work that Inspires

Inner Strength

Share Springboard job posts with your contacts to continue building a dedicated team of professionals that inspire and assist children, men, women, and families throughout Central Maryland.

View available SCS Jobs
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Gladys Bourne Carter, MSW-LCSW-C,

Howard Co., Director of Client Services,


Ashant'a Johnson, Howard Co.

Family Stability Case Manager


Belinda Toney, Carroll Co, Program Asst, Medical Adult Day Care


Regina Tabb, Baltimore, Volunteer Coordinator, Foster Grandparents


Thanks for sharing your good advice

Here is a summary of your upbeat and caring advice from the all-staff meeting.

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  •  Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
  •   You either walk inside your story and own it. Or, you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help.
  • Be patient and persevere.
  • Extend grace to others and yourself.
  • Action diminishes fear.
  • Never stop learning
  • Be YOU.
  • Don’t let fear keep you from what you should be doing. DO IT AFRAID.
  • Embrace discomfort for growth.
  • Step by Step.
  • Always make someone smile
  • Do your best.
  • Laugh, don't sweat small things, it is what it is.
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  • Don’t let your past define who you are.
  • Be able to laugh at yourself.
  • Self-care is critical.
  • Take care of yourselves so you can take care of others.
  • You train people how to treat you.
  • It’s not selfish to take care of yourself.
  • Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
  • Live life daily.
  • Treat others how you want to be treated.
  • Be yourself, everyone else is taken.
  • Listen, before speaking.
  •  Always make someone smile.
  • Leave everyone you come across just a little bit better than when you found them.
  • Don't worry about the things you cannot change.
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