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.
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 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.