Supporting Homeless Children and Youth through Schools
As the number of homeless families in Baltimore rises, there is growing concern about how to meet the educational needs of homeless children. Unfortunately, these children are often refused access to the school they attended before they became homeless. Accordingly, they are often separated from trusted teachers and friends and uprooted from established Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and after-school programs at a time when they most need stability in their lives. Please join us on June 2nd to discuss how we can better support homeless children and youth through schools. Our presenters will include Rhonda Lipkin, lead attorney of the Educational Stability Project at The Public Justice Center, and Kate Briddell, Director of the Homeless Services Program in the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Human Services.
This program will be held at Restoration Gardens, a new facility that provides permanent housing and support services for homeless or unstably housed youth ages 18-24. Following the program, Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to stay for a tour of Restoration Gardens from 11:30am - 12:00 pm.
Restoration Gardens is located at 3701 Cottage Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215