Youth and Family Services
The Youth and Family Services department offers resources and services designed to assist West Baltimore residents in building strong foundations for the future. Our programs target expectant mothers, children and their families, youth and young adults, and women in need of basic services.
This department provides the following programs and services:
Early Head Start
Though case management and wraparound support, our Early Head Start program supports parents in their role as caregivers and teachers of their children, assisting them in meeting their own personal goals across multiple domains including hosing stability, employment, and financial security.
Beginning in 2021 we are expanding our program to serve up to 75 children, five days a week.
As a lead agency, Bon Secours Community Works employs Community School Coordinators who work within local schools to create a positive environment where academics, enrichment, family engagement, and community development contribute to improved student well-being and school outcomes. Community School Coordinators serve as a single access point to a host of supports including health and social services, housing assistance, food, job training for parents, and more.
Bon Secours Community Works Community School Locations
The Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP)
Our summer YEEP program includes instruction from mentors with demonstrated experience in building and running businesses. Under the direction of these leaders, YEEP participants collaborate to design and implement their own business models. Through this fun and engaging program, YEEP participants learn fundamentals of business management that they can take with them into future educational and employment opportunities.
Women’s Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center offers meals, laundry facilities, showers, use of a telephone (including messages received), mail services, transportation assistance and access to clothing donations. Staff at the Women’s Resource Center are trained to refer clients to a host of other local programs and services including healthcare, education, job training, food resources, shelters and more.