Honoring Our Sheros Stand Down
- November 17, 2017
- Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
- The Barn
The Baltimore County Delta Foundation (BCDF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization created to support public service and community outreach programs and services in Baltimore County. One of the signature programs of the Foundation is to assist in breaking the cycle of homelessness, unemployment, and disengagement of veterans. According to a report compiled by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, it is estimated that there are 2,062 homeless veterans in Maryland.
This event entitled “Honoring Our Sheroes” Networking and Engaging to Empower Female Veterans “will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:00 AM-1:30 PM at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus at the Barn. This one day event will target homeless veteran women, women who have served and are still serving in the military and wives of veterans who reside in Baltimore County and surrounding metropolitan areas. A continental breakfast will be provided and snacks will be provided for the participants.
Betty Moseley Brown, Ed.D. Associate Director VA Center for Women Veterans will be the keynote speaker. She assists the Director in advising the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on programs and issues related to women Veterans and serves as the Lead for the Women Veterans Program. We will have three additional distinguished and knowledgeable panelists who will address the effects this current administration will have on services that impact military families.
Our expert panelists Zelda A. McCormick will discuss women’s healthcare; John Clow will discuss the VA homeless program and Cantrist Hale will discuss veteran benefits. Exhibitors will provide information on health resources, homelessness, and job readiness; resume writing, benefits and much more.
The Baltimore County Delta Foundation (BCDF) is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women veterans in Maryland. It is estimated in a report compiled by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans that there are 2,062 homeless veterans in Maryland. This event entitled “Honoring our Sheroes: Networking and Engaging to Empower Female Veterans “is reaching out to women in Baltimore County and surrounding metropolitan areas.
BCDF Stand Down has the support of the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans groups, VA Women’s Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Community Integration Services, Baltimore County Department of Planning – Homeless Services, DLLR, HUD-VASH, The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development’s Mobile Career Center Veterans Services will make available its “Mobile Office on Wheels”, Goodwill Industries, Alliance, Inc., local businesses, many community agencies, donors and volunteers to name a few.
Previous and/or Current Supporters of the Stand Down – “Honoring Our Sheroes”
- Dr. Betty Moseley Brown, Associate Director VA Center for Women Veterans
- Mr. Edward Chow, Jr. Secretary Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs;
- Mr. Leroy Thomas, DLLR Veterans Program Manager;
- Ms. Zelda McCormick, Women Veterans Program Manager;
- Mr. John Clow, Assistant Chief of Social Work for Community Integrated Services, VA Maryland Health Care System
- Ms. Cantrist Hale, Change Management Agent/Public Affairs Officer, Baltimore Regional Office I National Capital Regional Benefits Office
- Mr. Anthony Smith, Dept. of Economic and Workforce Development’s Mobile Career Center;
- Ms. Patricia A. Lane, Clinical Manager, Community Integration Services Baltimore County Dept. of Planning (homeless services); and
- Ms. Karen A. Pearson, Senior Vice President, Workforce Solution Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.