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YouthREACH

In 2015, the Mayor’s Office of Human Services and the Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative convened community stakeholders to conduct Baltimore City’s first YouthREACH count. YouthREACH MD is a statewide effort to identify unaccompanied youth and young adults under age 25 who are struggling with housing. Youth who are unsheltered, couchsurfing, living in shelters, or are not living with a parent or guardian are eligible to take the survey.  By understanding the number, characteristics, and needs of these youth and young adults, we can improve the services and resources available to support them and create better opportunities for Baltimore’s young people.

This year’s YouthREACH count will take place April 1st through April 14th and data will be collected through online and paper surveys on the street, in schools, and at service provider sites.  Baltimore City’s YouthREACH planning team is committed to partnering with youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness to design and execute this effort.  Loving Arms, Inc. is a site where Youth and Young adults under the age of 25 whom are unsheltered, couchsurfing, living in shelters, or are not living with a parent or legal guardian are eligible to take the survey. Please call us 410-367-5869 for any questions you might have.

GRAND OPENING of HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER “N.R. HOUSE II”

PRESS RELEASE

March 17, 2017

Contact Information
Cindy Williams, CEO/Program Administrator
Loving Arms, Inc
Tel: 843-407-6966 or 443-415-1174
lovingarms3@gmail.com
www.lovingarmsinc.com

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

GRAND OPENING of HOMELESS YOUTH SHELTER
“N.R. HOUSE II”

“They say home is where the heart is, but where is that if you’ve never had a home”
-Quote from a homeless youth

We invite all public officials, service providers and the surrounding community to the GRAND OPENING of N.R. HOUSE II, a Solution Center for homeless and runaway youth on Tuesday, May 9th at 10am at 3339 Meadors Road, Florence, SC  29501This center is the only one in the Pee Dee of its kind!!!  Will you join us?

Loving Arms, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 C 3 organizationOur Mission is to provide holistic treatment services to children, the elderly, their families and the communities in which they live. To provide education and support services, such as assessment and evaluation, mentoring, outreach and emergency shelter for youth who are in need of placement due to runaway, homelessness, or being unstably housed.  We also offer training through our child and adult treatment service programs that include counseling, tutoring, referral and other social service programming, to all that need them.

Cindy Williams, Program Director, states “It’s critical that we get the support of the local community to continue our work to help the homeless population of youth ages 10 to 18. The entire community benefits from the positive changes we will be able to make in the lives of these youth and their families.  Stronger families create stronger communities and stronger communities create a better State for all of us to live in.”  *******************************************************************************************

N.R. HOUSE II, A PLACE YOU CAN CALL HOME”

For the Love of Children Banquet Gala Fundraiser

A Fundraising Event for Homeless Youth

Join us for dinner, music, and a silent auction on

Saturday, September 12th, 6:30pm
In
Banquet Room
LOCATED AT THE FORUM CATERERS
4210 Primrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

$100 a Ticket
All proceeds support
Loving Arms, Inc.
Shelter for Homeless Youth
The only one in the state of Maryland

 To purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.lovingarmsinc.com or
email us at lovingarms3@gmail.com

Click here to download flyer.

1st 5k Run/Walk for Homeless Youth

On any given day in Baltimore City there are over 877 homeless, unaccompanied youth according to the Point- In-Time count done in 2011.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 Loving Arms, Inc. will be hosting its 1st Annual “5K RUN/WALK FOR HOMELESS YOUTH”. During this unique, city-wide community event at Druid Hill Park, there will be an opportunity for all ages to show their support to end youth homelessness in Baltimore City.

Please join us to help raise funds for Homeless Youth

For more information contact Darroll Cribb@ 443-473-5323
Or email:
lovingarms3@gmail.com
www.lovingarmsinc.com

Click here to download a flyer

Click here to download a Walkathon pledge form

Press Release – EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR UNACCOMPANIED RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

 

FIRST OF ITS KIND!!!
OPENING SPRING OF 2015

AN EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR UNACCOMPANIED RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH

“WE’RE MAKING HISTORY RIGHT HERE IN THE PEE DEE”

-Cindy R. Williams

ATTEND A COMMUNITY FORUM TO LEARN MORE

Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:00pm- 7:30pm
(Florence County Library)
509 S. Dargan Street
, Florence, SC 29506

Loving Arms, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 C 3 Charity.  Providing holistic treatment services to children, their families and the communities in which they live.  Offering emergency shelter, food, and clothing, counseling, mentoring, out of school time programs and other support services to all that need them.

Cindy Williams, Chief Executive Director states “It’s critical that we get the support of the local community to continue our work to help the homeless population of youth ages 12 to 21, in Florence and surrounding counties. The entire community benefits from the positive changes we will make in the lives of these youth and their families.  Stronger families create stronger communities and stronger communities create a better State for all of us to live in.”

*************************************************************************************************************** “N.R. HOUSE, A PLACE YOU CAN CALL HOME”

Street Outreach Program Launched

Loving Arms Street Outreach Program provides services directly or by collaborating with other agencies. In particular, our street outreach program works closely with other organizations that work to protect and treat young people who have runaway, thrown out of home, been or are at risk of sexual abuse or exploitation. Street outreach services include the following:
• Street-based education and outreach
• Access to emergency shelter
• Survival aid
• Individual assessments
• Treatment and counseling
• Prevention and education activities
• Information and referrals
• Crisis intervention
• Follow-up support
• connection to community services
• basic need supplies (food, clothing, hygiene, first-aid)

Contact Us
E-mail: lovingarms3@gmail.com
Phone: 410-367-5869
Web-site: lovingarmsinc.com