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Public Service Announcements- February 2003

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Citizens' Review Board for Children has an urgent need for volunteers to serve on the review boards to provide oversight for children in out-of-home placement. The boards meet 12 times a year, one day every month. For more information about how you can make a difference for children, and to receive your application, call Sandra Schiller, Recruitment Specialist, at 443-552-2074 or contact us at crbc@dhr.state.md.us.

Maryland consumers seeking information on bankruptcy, wills, divorce, nursing home admissions, automobile accidents and other legal issues should contact the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) for assistance. MSBA offers a series of 24 legal information pamphlets to the public free of charge as a public service. The series of 24 brochures is available on MSBA's website, by clicking on public resources. Any member of the public interested in the brochure series may also contact Ruth Ballard at MSBA by email at rballard@msba.org or phone (410) 685-7878 or (800) 492-1964.

Episcopal Social Ministries (ESM), a 75-year-old service for at risk children and adults in the Baltimore area, has changed its name to Episcopal Community Services of Maryland (ECSM) to reflect its collaborative commitment to the broader philanthropic community of the city and state. For information, call Rev. Elizabeth R.H. Gillet, executive director, at 410-467-1264 or esm@esm.ang-md.org. ECSM has offices in the Episcopal Diocesan Center of Maryland, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Tutors and volunteers are needed for Education Based Latino Outreach (EBLO) English language programs, which include Saturday school and My Second Home. A minimum commitment of 2 hours a week (2:45—5 p.m.) for My Second Home and Saturday School (10:30 a.m.—1 p.m.) is sought. If interested, call Burt Lopez at 410-563-3160 or email Volunteer@Eblo.org.

Struggling with flu and cold symptoms and can’t get to a doctor right away? Try the Quality Walk-In Center (QWIC), the University of Maryland Medical Center’s new family medicine program. The office at 29 S. Paca Street takes patients Mon.—Fri., 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. and promises quick service in under an hour.

Are you tired of living alone? Would you relish a few extra dollars a month? Or, are you someone who is looking for affordable housing and would enjoy the company of other people? If you answered “yes” to one of the above questions, St. Ambrose Homesharing may be the answer for you! We screen and check references of all applicants to tailor each match accordingly. We have already made over 850 matches in 13 years! For more information, call 410-366-6180.

The Black Mental Health Alliance has moved to: 733 West 40th Street, Suite 10, Baltimore, MD 21211. Phone: 410-338-2642/ Fax: 410-338-1771.

480 Development, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is seeking volunteers for a new Youth and Homeownership Program to begin January 2003 within the Govans community. Positions include: organizers, assistants, and counselors. Volunteers may be compensated monetarily after programs are implemented. Please contact Lee at 443-506-3606 or James at 410-984-3059 for more information.

The American Cancer Society is seeking licensed cosmetologists, estheticians and/or make-up artists that would like to volunteer with “Look Good Feel Better,” a free program offered to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Volunteers teach the women how to utilize makeup and accessories such as wigs, turbans and other items to help overcome the side-effects of cancer treatment. Volunteers are needed locally to conduct cosmetic make-overs at medical facilities in Greater Baltimore for women who are in treatment for cancer. For more information or to volunteer, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345. Orientation and training are provided for volunteers.

The American Cancer Society’s “Road to Recovery” program needs volunteer drivers for all areas of Greater Baltimore. Volunteers with a car, safe driving record and a few weekday hours each month are needed to drive cancer patients from their homes to life-saving cancer treatments at area hospitals. Training and orientation is provided. Volunteers do not transport patients who use wheel chairs. For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.

Get active in your community! Volunteer Central links people to hundreds of community-based organizations that make a difference. Meet new people or discover new ways to spend time with your friends or family. Attend a brief orientation on Wed., Feb. 12 to find flexible and exciting volunteer opportunities in Baltimore. Call 410-366-6030 or contact mailto:info@volunteercentral.net for details.

The Baltimore Zoo offers training for volunteers to lead tours for children, provide demonstrations, and other duties for 4 hours a week. To sign up for the next volunteer training, please contact Hannah Katz at 410-396-7623. An interview is required prior to starting volunteer work.

The Dyslexia Tutoring Program, a non-profit organization, is offering Orton-Gillingham training to volunteers interested in tutoring individuals with reading disabilities. Volunteers should have good language skills, patience, and the desire to make a difference in someone’s life. Next training session begins in February. For more information, call 410-889-5487.

The Baltimore Coalition to End War and Terrorism has developed an in-depth knowledge of the middle east situation. It has several competent individuals available to participate in forums, panel discussions, and classroom activities on such topics as: Is a pre-emptive war against Iraq justified? The history of U.S. / Iraq relations Islam and Arab cultures and policies A two state solution in Israel/Palestine U.S. foreign policy Civil liberties If your classroom, department, or school can use our services in any manner, please call 410-728-8611 or email dgreene@all-systems.com

The Black Mental Health Alliance offers free stop smoking classes. New sessions begin every six weeks. Participants must pre-register. The program includes free nicotine patch therapy with a doctor’s prescription, and support groups. Call 410-338-2642 to sign up.

Applications for the March Hospice Volunteer class at Stella Maris are being accepted. The class consists of 30 hours of interactive training and opportunities are available in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll counties. Call John McLoughlin at 410-252-4500, ext. 494 or email jmcloughlin@stellamarisinc.com.

Get active in your community! Volunteer Central links people to hundreds of community-based organizations that make a difference. Meet new people or discover new ways to spend time with your friends or family. Attend a brief orientation on Wed., Feb. 12 to find flexible and exciting volunteer opportunities in Baltimore. Call 410-366-6030 or email: info@volunteercentral.net for details.

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This story was published on March 5, 2003.
  
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