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Combating Human Trafficking

Combating Human Trafficking

With three major airports, inexpensive bus transportation, train service along the east coast, large sporting events and disposable income, Maryland is a prime location for human traffickers, according to the state task force on human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery and it includes debt bondage, forced labor and sex trafficking. This …

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Wellness Month

What is Mental Wellness?

There’s no better time than the beginning of a new year to take stock of your mental wellness and learn new ways to improve your overall well-being. But what is mental wellness? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental wellness as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope …

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Youth Resource Center offers vital services to vulnerable youth

In July 2021, Springboard Community Services opened the Youth Resource Center (YRC) to provide young people with mental health counseling, case management, housing navigation, homeless diversion, family support, rapid rehousing, and workshops. This hub of housing and support services for homeless and unstably housed youth ages 18-24, will expand its services to include Drop-In Center …

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Adopt A Family

Adopt a Family brings everything from toys to toiletries: helping families and individuals get what they want and need for Christmas

Pictured above:  Staff members assist Victory Grace Center of Landover, MD to unload their donations for Adopt A Family. Recognizing that the holidays are a struggle for many individuals and families in need, Springboard Community Services hosts an annual Adopt-a-Family campaign to lift the spirits of its clients who are experiencing poverty or unexpected challenges …

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Bringing holiday happiness to formerly homeless young adults at Restoration Gardens

Arriving in a caravan of three cars, Springboard Community Services’ Board Members delivered dozens of laundry baskets filled with kitchen and household items for tenants at Restoration Gardens, a residential building with 44 apartments dedicated to serving young people ages 18-24 years old who are experiencing homelessness. The standout work of Board Members Jenny Hovermill, …

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New board members

Springboard Community Services welcomes new board members

At the 2021 Annual Meeting, Springboard Community Services’ CEO, F.T. Burden (l) joined by newly-elected Board President, Angela Dale (3rd from the right) welcomed new SCS Board Members including (l-r) Amy E. Bennett, Terri Bennett, James Keith Scroggins, and Kathy Poehler. The Board also welcomed Elizabeth Mosser and Richard Gamper. We are fortunate for the …

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Stellas

Love it at Stella’s bridal shop celebrates month of giving with donation to support Springboard’s programs for survivors and victims of domestic violence

(Westminster, MD., Dec. 6) It’s a match! In November, Love it at Stella’s, a bridal attire shop in Carroll County partnered with Springboard Community Services to set hope in motion through a creative fundraising campaign that raised $2,000 to support services for victims and survivors of domestic violence. During November, Stella’s donated $20 from the …

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Local magazine features Springboard’s Erica Waskey ​

What are ACEs? by Erica Waskey, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Program Coordinator – Harford County ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, are serious and potentially traumatizing incidents that occur in a child’s life before the age of 18. These experiences can include abuse, neglect, a parent with a mental health or substance abuse issue, parents divorcing …

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FT Burden

Chief Executive Officer

F.T. was appointed Springboard Community Services as CEO in September of 2015 following a national search that yielded more than 200 candidates. Prior to joining SCS, he served for nearly 15 years as President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. / Empire Homes of Maryland. F.T.’s chief duties include leading fund and partnership development, cultivating the board of directors, and establishing the agency’s strategic direction and vision. A Florida native, F.T. enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending live music and dance performances.