Thank you for helping HPK lend a hand to people in need in our community. 200 food boxes were filled, purchased and delivered to area food banks and shelters over the holidays.
Your generous donations enabled us to donate to the following organizations:
Project Connections (40 boxes donated) – Project Connections was established with the goal of providing accessible mental health services within community-based organizations. One of the many venues that Project Connections is contracted with, Healthy Start, is a local Baltimore City agency that provides counseling service to women and children. The mission of Healthy Start is to prevent infant mortality by assessing levels of functioning, and implementing healthier lifestyle practices for the mother and her children. The majority of the women seeking the services of Healthy Start can identify with living below the poverty line, while battling a primary diagnosis of depression.
Safe Street (40 boxes donated) – Safe Street is a non-profit organization that offers healthy alternatives to violence and a hopeful future to the city’s youth. Safe Street has partnered with other organizations and community members to bring neighborhoods and individuals together and keep crime off the streets. This organization has different programs on leadership and development and helps build skills among youth and adults through community involvement projects.
My Sister’s Place (45 boxes donated) – My Sister’s Place is a non-profit agency helping women and their children from domestic violence. The agency is committed to providing shelter for families in need. The programs consist of emergency shelter, transitional housing, the region’s only transitional housing for immigrant victims of violence, the Emergency Services Center, and a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Moveable Feast (25 boxes donated) – Moveable Feast provides food and other services for people with HIV/ AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. They offer different meal plan options and counseling from highly trained dietitians. The transportation program that they offer makes it easier for the people in need to get to their medical appointments, counseling sessions, or activities while keeping a sense of independence. The vision of Moveable Feast is FEED people FIGHT disease FOSTER hope.
Chase Brexton (25 boxes donated) – Chase Brexton was founded in 1978 as a gay health clinic and has expanded from a small organization only serving the gay community into a health center for people who are medically underserved. The health care center began providing services to people with HIV/AIDS and has built a strong reputation in Baltimore. In 1995, the center opened an in-house pharmacy that was beneficial to the patients because they could now receive medications at the time of their appointment. This benefit increased the quality of the health care program offering general primary care services to all people, regardless of HIV status.
New Life for Girls (25 boxes donated) – New Life for Girls is a residential discipleship program working with women who have drug/alcohol related problems, ages 18 and up. The goal of the program is to liberate women from alcohol, drug addiction and other life controlling issues. The program is 18 months in length and is divided into three phases – Introduction, Main Training and Re-entry. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the Introduction phase, the women are transferred to the Main Training Center in Dover, PA where they continue their plan of treatment and recovery.