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Did Salt Lake City Really Solve Their Issue With Homelessness?

May 22nd, 2017
Homelessness

While Salt Lake City may not have actually given all of their homeless population homes, what they’ve done certainly says a lot about homelessness.

In 2015, a segment on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” touted Salt Lake City, Utah’s approach to their population suffering from homelessness as a miracle cure. The segment, at the hands of reporter Hasan Minhaj, painted a beautiful and simple picture: all Salt Lake City had done to rid themselves of homelessness was to give the homeless homes. It’s a novel idea and the numbers seemed to back up their report, leading to the story being picked up by The Washington Post, NBC News, and L.A. Times. The immense success left some wondering: if it was such an effective policy change, why didn’t more cities adopt it? Beyond that, did Salt Lake City really solve their chronic homelessness issue?

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Taking a Look At Minimum Wage And Workforce Development

May 15th, 2017
Workforce Development

Workforce development is already enough of a struggle, but is minimum wage enough?

At My Brother’s Keeper, we care a lot about Baltimore workforce development. Young adults need jobs in order to be productive members of society, but it’s a matter of opportunity. The Irvington community would benefit greatly from having a larger capable workforce, but one of the issues is cost of living vs. readily available income. Our first step is to make workforce development a priority and help people get employed, but then we must ask, is minimum wage sufficient?

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To All involved in The First Gift of Giving Lunch Making Project

May 1st, 2017
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Thank you!

All of you are amazing!!  Lunch makers extraordinaire! Amid what was sometimes a lot of busyness and ‘who is doing what, when,’ ALL of you were flexible, caring, and Spirit driven when preparing the lunches for the gentlemen at Westside.  You looked out from yourselves to do for others. You were willing to take precious time to affect positive change! For that and the fantastic lunches THANK YOU!

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Mental Health and Crisis Intervention in Baltimore

May 1st, 2017
Crisis Intervention in Baltimore

If you need crisis intervention in Baltimore, My Brother’s Keeper is here to help.

It’s an unfortunate reality that mental illness carries with it such a prevalent stigma. There are those that are afraid of the mentally ill, and society has cast an unfair blanket image of violence and instability on mental illness as a whole. This, when compounded with the already-damaging stigma against the homeless as being dangerous or more likely to commit to criminal actions, can result in the mentally ill homeless population being untreated. As a result, crisis intervention in Baltimore is incredibly important for those dealing with their mental health, and we at Irvington My Brother’s Keeper want to highlight some unfortunate mental health realities.

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Spring Showers: The Necessity of Emergency Shelters in Baltimore

April 28th, 2017
Emergency Shelters in Baltimore

Spring showers can be a health risk just like snowstorms. That’s why emergency shelters in Baltimore are so important.

For many of us, spring showers represent a time of growth and beauty. Spring is in the air and everyone seems glad that the weather has finally warmed up. It’s been rainy lately, and it’s expected to keep on raining, so it’s important to take some time to reflect on how rain impacts others. Homelessness renders some people without the ability to escape the harshness of rain. Baltimore City’s Code Blue only impacts winter shelters, so we must rely on alternatives: emergency shelters in Baltimore.

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The Importance of Supporting Soup Kitchens in Baltimore City

April 17th, 2017
Soup Kitchens in Baltimore City

Why is it so important to support soup kitchens in Baltimore City? We aim to find out.

Irvington My Brother’s Keeper is incredibly proud to be a part of the soup kitchens in Baltimore City. We offer a variety of meal programs, including hot lunch programs as well as bag lunch programs. It’s our goal to help feed those in need. Unfortunately, some people might wonder: what’s so important about soup kitchens in Baltimore City? We’re here to help shed the light on why these meal programs are so important.

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Need Help Getting Counseling in Baltimore?

April 10th, 2017
Counseling

Counseling and crisis management are critical services for the residents of Baltimore.

My Brother’s Keeper is here to help. We recognize the importance of getting counseling in Baltimore, especially when you’re struggling through the difficulties of poverty. Navigating your financial recovery is difficult enough as is. If you’re unsure of where to turn and what to do, My Brother’s Keeper is happy to offer our guests counseling. We have a track record of helping over 500 guests per year. We want to help put you in touch with lasting resources that can change your life forever.

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Spring Cleaning: The Perfect Time to Donate

April 3rd, 2017
Donations

Spring is a great time to clean up your home and donate anything you don’t need.

A lot of us use spring as a time to purge our homes of things we don’t need through donations. Maybe you have some clothes that no longer fit, cans of food you aren’t really planning on using, basics like paper towels that you bought too much of. While searching your home for goods you no longer need, it’s time to start considering donating. Donating not only helps those in need, but it’ll make you feel good as well. Here is some more info about where you can donate this spring!

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Child Sleep Statistics and How They Relate to Early Development

March 24th, 2017
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Adequate sleep is a critical cornerstone to early childhood development.

Whether you spent a long day at the office or pulled an all-nighter cramming for an exam, we all understand how it feels to be tired. Focus becomes difficult, memories grow hazy, and the quality of work your brain is able to produce diminishes. Getting a good night’s sleep is important for any person, but it is especially critical for children. Don’t believe us? Let’s shed light on some child sleep statistics that may change your mind. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Motivate Baltimore Students Living in Poverty

March 17th, 2017
Hunger and Learning

Children living in poverty often require extra educational motivation and care to succeed.

Spring break has come and gone for Baltimore city students. It tends to be difficult for students to stay motivated during holidays and scheduled time off from school, but this can be an even greater challenge for students living in poverty. My Brother’s Keeper is here to discuss the importance of motivating students living in poverty (and students in general). Read the rest of this entry »


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