FRP dedicated an afternoon to the diligent workers of Baltimore City Department of Social Services who works in conjunction with FRP as it is our goal to see families reunified. DSS case workers and supervisors were invited for lunch at The Sage Center to discuss how we will continue to work toward reunifying families in the community in which we serve. We are grateful for the partnership between FRP and DSS and are looking forward to impacting lives.
Immediately after we celebrated the FRP Graduates C/O 2023, the staff swiftly turned our Community Room at Sage Center into a Color Themed Paint Party! One extreme to the next and what a fun time we had! Our staff works diligently day in and day out that we wanted to have a fun and exciting kickback-FRP Style! Staff teamed up by colors and brought their favorite snacks, in addition to celebrating the GREAT news that FRP has purchased a NEW BUILDING!! Stay tuned for more information! Back to the party! As if having a color themed party wasn’t enough, we added a Paint Party to the festivities! The ladies had a Sassy & Fabulous picture, and the men painted the Superman logo! So much fun in one day!Learn More
In celebration of Earth day, FRP partnered with BGE to beautify the grounds of our transitional housing program “The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at Sage Center on Tuesday April 25th. The sun met us early in the afternoon as the BGE volunteers began arriving, ready to work. The goal of the day was to beautify the grounds by adding layers of mulch on our two playgrounds and planting new plants in our flowerpots. We are also able to partner with Baltimore Community Tool bank who provided rakes, wheelbarrows, and other gardening items that we needed. The team of 25 volunteers worked diligently and renewed our space so that our families would have more enjoyment looking at their home. We appreciate the support that we received from every BGE team member, and we love our new back yard. This act of kindness truly warms our hearts!.Learn More
Recently, we held our 1st ever gala and it was a great turnout. Here’s a post from Kaitlyn Keller, Senior Director of Recruitment and Selection at Northwestern Mutual sharing her experience.Learn More
March 22nd was the kickoff of the Karen Conn Community Day at The Sage Center! Karen Conn served as a Parent Mentor at FRP/Sage Center since 2021. When FRP met Karen, she was a vibrant and fiery personality that could capture your attention if you’ve ever been in her presence. Her bright personality was so infectious so much so that if you were having a bad day, being in Karen’s presence would immediately turn a frown into a smile. Karen would sing and dance as if no one was looking, and if they were, she’d make them join in. Karen didn’t let any physical challenges she faced, deter her spirit or her ability to support the parents and children at The Sage Center. She persevered and remained resilient throughout life’s adversities. The Parents and children were so fond of Ms. Karen, and to most of them, she had that “motherly” spirit that reminded them that they were loved and they could accomplish anything they’d put their mind to. To some, she was Mama Karen, and to others she was just Karen. That pearly white smile, the vivacious nail and hair colors and the sweetest pitched yet stern voice is truly missed at The Sage Center. During Karen’s time at FRP/Sage Center, she served in many capacities, in addition to being one of the Parent Mentors. Each Wednesday, The Sage Center would host Community Day during the Spring/Summer months. Karen, as she proclaimed to be Baltimore bred, used her witty personality to draw people to N. Rose Street every Wednesday to get clothes, food, and community resources that Sage Center provided. It was almost as if she had never met a stranger. She made you feel like family or even a friend.
Our first Karen Conn Community Day was indeed a success! The sun was shining, and we could feel Karen’s presence around The Sage Center. Not a dry eye on N. Rose Street as friends and staff members of FRP shared their fondest memories of Karen. Dr. Gainers presented Karen’s wife and partner, Mrs. Marie Conn, with a plaque dedicated to Karen’s service at FRP. We will forever miss Karen’s beautiful smile!Learn More
On July 11th, Sage Center residents and staff participated in our bi-monthly awards ceremony. The parents were celebrated for their accomplishments, areas of personal growth, and phase promotions. We had a hearty meal and listened to some music. Everyone in attendance enjoyed celebrating the residents as they make positive strides to improve their lives![Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”16″ gal_title=”Sage Center Awards Ceremony July 2019″] Learn More