Dr. Jocelyn Gainers attended the Birthday Party for our new Governor, Wes Moore. She was privileged to meet Lt. Governor Aruna Miller, and Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman.
The Family Recovery Program, Inc. Gay Street Location is now located at The Chance Building
301 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Go O’s! Last month, some of our families had the opportunity to attend the Baltimore Orioles game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
This truly was an amazing experience for all who went! FRP had a great turnout and everyone had a fun time cheering on the O’s with a view of the whole field. A big thank you to Tickets for Kids and to all the Sage staff for making this memorable evening happen.
Check out some of the pictures from the game below!Learn More
We are pleased to announce that this past month, FRP has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant will provide transformational support for our Family Matters, Family Drug Treatment Court Initiative and enable us to continue providing substance use disorder treatment and family reunification services.
At FRP, we believe that communities benefit from the work we do and that families heal when we all work together. We are incredibly grateful for the support that we have received and look forward to seeing the lasting impact that this grant will have on the lives of the parents, children, and families we serve!Learn More
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
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our FRP graduate and Sage Center Resident, Ms. Shanesha Anderson. Shanesha has been a resident of Sage Center since early 2021. She was the mother of three beautiful children, Zuri, Aubrey, and Little Blake. The most pleasant and well-behaved children, whose faces would light up a room. Shanesha was resilient and ambitious, who didn’t let her sickness keep her down. Even on her toughest days, she preserved which made her loss difficult for our staff and the parents at Sage Center. Shanesha, we will never forget you and that beautiful smile. May she Rest in Peace.
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