They will participate in a month-long program in the U.S. including workshops and training, institutional study visits, and mentorship in order to develop and prepare to implement a reform project to improve access to legal aid and increase the use of trial waiver systems for pretrial and juvenile detainees in order to clear court backlogs, reduce prison overcrowding, and improve the efficiency of the criminal justice system.
On February 5th we had story time with Ms. Fran at Sage. The theme was LOVE. The children learned to spell the word love and to make the letters with their arms. They had lots of fun learning to be kind to each other. They heard 2 stories read by Ms. Fran and then had physical activity afterwards which included the adults blowing bubbles and the children trying to catch them. They were served pizza and juice and had time to laugh, color and dance to the music. Great family time for all.
Written by Parent Mentor Sybil Imani
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
The Family Recovery Program Inc. will be having a video for public display with in the next couple of months. We were fortunate to have Michell J.- a Sage Center graduate and an FRP graduate participate in the filming of this video. Michelle shared her personal story and how being in FRP and Sage Center helped her regain custody of her children and stability for her sobriety. The Family Recovery Program sincerely appreciates her willingness to openly give of herself so that others may learn from her life.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”14″ gal_title=”Michelle J – Graduate”] Learn More
Debbie Geiger is pictured above with Dale Hendrick-Juvenile Court Administrator during his retirement celebration on 7.31.19. Dale retired after 26 years of service to the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Juvenile Division. Dale worked with The Family Recovery Program assuring that the work that we do was acknowledged within the Circuit Court. We wish him a happy retirement.Learn More
The Family Recovery Program, Inc., an established nonprofit located in Baltimore city, owner of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg building at Sage Center (Sage Center) located at 1209 N. Rose St. is excited about the opportunity to purchase five townhomes located on Milton Ave. The properties back yards are directly in front of our current property located at 1209 N. Rose St. We propose to purchase five units of scattered site housing for the families in the Family Recovery Program.
The grouping of homes purchased for this project will be called Sage II. Sage Center has 23 apartments in congregate style living. Sage Center has 18 two-bedroom units and five three-bedroom units. Each second and or third bedroom with in the current layout has a set of bunkbeds which allows for two children per a room. Each family has their own apartment with 24-hour supervision from security staff. The Sage Center also has Case Managers and other housing staff to support their residency. There are washers and dryers on-site for convenience. As parents progress through Sage Center, they will be allowed to apply for one of the homes on Milton St. otherwise known as Sage II. Families residing in Sage II will continue to receive services from Sage Center staff but on a reduced frequency.
Sage II will be a step-down program for those families who currently reside at Sage Center, are in good status, participating in program activities, completing all required drug tests, and having had their child neglect case closed. The police, fire, emergency services, medical resources, public transportation and social services are all within a 1-mile radius of the projected site. Four townhomes will be converted into a two bedroom/bath unit and one unit will have three bedrooms and one bath.Learn More
The Family Recovery Program, Inc. believes in the power of learning and collaboration. Dr. Jocelyn Gainers, Executive Director, worked with intern, Sakeenah Boyd-University of Baltimore, over the entire summer semester. Ms. Boyd’s project centered around preparing the agency for seeking CARF accreditation. Her excellent work was discussed with her intern supervisor, Professor Alan S. Weisman who is pictured in the photo above with Ms. Boyd and Dr. Gainers. Professor Weisman and Dr. Gainers worked with another student last semester-Ms. Crystal Griffin. Congrats to both students.Learn More
On Thursday, July 24th, 2019, Dr. Jocelyn Gainers-Executive Director of The Family Recovery Program, Inc. and Sage parent, Monique K. were guest speakers for the ZONTA Club of Howard County. The ZONTA Club, an international organization that empowers women through service and advocacy, is interested in the work of the Family Recovery Program. We hope to partner in the future. Monique K. shared with the group her personal story and how she has made changes with the help of the program that positively impact both her family and community.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”12″ gal_title=”Zonata Club Speakers”] Learn More
On March 30, 2019 the ladies of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Baltimore Metropolitan Alumni Chapter, visited the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building at Sage Center to participate in activities with the parents and children. The day started as a celebration of sisterhood month for the sorority. All of the residents received care packages filled with much-needed sanitary products and other items. After the distribution of the products, the families and sorority sisters enjoyed spending time outside working on planter boxes and preparing the ground for a new plantings which will occur later in the month. The event was truly enjoyed by all- especially the little kiddies!
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