Building Families, Building Baltimore
 

FAMILIES FIRST

Moving Baltimore’s families forward

 
 
 
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Our Mission

To foster community cohesion by providing support services and programs that promote family stability and financial empowerment.

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Our Impact

Our programs provide household necessities and support systems to families in Baltimore city. These necessities and support systems assist families and allow them to focus on what's important to them, rather than their temporary financial hardships. Families participate in a financial literary curriculum designed to teach them budget basics, the importance of an emergency savings, and investing 101, coupled with professional development workshops and other tips to help them escape the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle and engage in healthy spending and savings habits that lead to self-sufficiency, and furthermore lasting independence.

 

47+

FAMILIES SERVED IN 2017

Parts of Peace provided non-financial support, case management & financial counseling to over 47 families last year. These families were participants in Parts of Peace's Family Academy (6-month Family Stability) and/or Families Matter (Emergency Assistance) programs.

 

91+

hours of volunteer support to serve families 

Last year Parts of Peace's volunteers & interns logged a combined 91 hours of service to families in Baltimore! 

 
 

219+

NONPERISHABLE FOODS, HYGIENE PRODUCTS & HOUSEHold cleaning supplies donated to those in need

By providing over 219 household necessities to families in need in Baltimore, Parts of Peace helped families reduce their household expenses , recover from emergencies and assist in breaking cycles of poverty!

 
 

Our Programs

Parts of Peace's programs are specifically designed to use a 3-step approach to support families in Baltimore. Step 1 is to alleviate burdens, so that our clients can focus on what matters. Step 2 is educate clients about financial literary & building wealth. Our final step, step 3 is to motivate clients to reach their personal goals.

 

FAMILY ACADEMY

The Family Academy is an 18-month Family Stability program for gap families in Baltimore city. The program provides families with non-financial resources like groceries, personal hygiene supplies, and household cleaning supplies to reduce financial burdens throughout their time in the program and allow families to create an emergency savings fund. Families also attend workshops and receive case management and financial counseling that provides families with the tools, resources and support necessary to transition from temporary hardship to lasting independence.

 

pop pantries

PoP Pantries are indoor / outdoor micro-pantries designed to combat food instability and hygiene poverty in Baltimore. PoP Pantries are stocked with free non-perishable foods or hygiene supplies and placed at access points in neighborhoods of need. Indoor PoP pantries are 72% more accessible than traditional food pantries, thus increasing access to those in need. Outdoor PoP Pantries are accessible 98% of the time but require a free annual membership.

FAMILIES MATTER : EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

The Families Matter program is dedicated to providing emergency assistance to local "gap families".  Emergency Assistance is offered for a one-time emergencies to families experiencing an unexpected crisis. Emergency assistance is provided for month in the form of non-financial resources like groceries, personal hygiene items, and household cleaning supplies as well as other items as available through donation. All families living in Baltimore city are eligible to apply for this assistance up to 1 time per year. There are no income requirements for the Emergency Assistance program at this time.

 

 
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