Honoring Our Sheros Stand Down
- November 18, 2016
- 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 Sheros” will be held on November 18, 2016 at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus at the Barn. This one day event will target homeless veteran women in Baltimore County and surrounding areas by providing workshops on domestic violence, dress for success, health resources, homelessness, job readiness, resume writing, scholarship information, and personal care services. The event will also provide a continental breakfast, box lunch, and snack for all participants. BCDF will partner with the VA Healthcare System to provide onsite health screenings, benefits, and referrals. BCDF will also be working with the Baltimore County Work Force agency to provide mobile access to employment services. Personal care services such as haircuts and styles will be provided through partnerships with local beauty schools, salons, and barber shops. Health and Wellness services will be provided by the Community College of Baltimore County students in their Wellness and Alternative Health and Massage Therapy programs. In addition, a wellness activity provided by the group, Drumming, will offer a stress releasing wellness activity for all participants. Each participant will also receive a hygiene care kits and the opportunity to go through a clothes closet to select needed items for job interviews. Transportation and/or bus vouchers will be provided to those participants that need them.
Previous and/or Current Supporters of the Stand Down – “Honoring Our Sheros”
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. 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.