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Strong City/The Baltimore Station: Nutrition Program VISTA
 
 
 
The Baltimore Station is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1989, starting with 40 residential beds, that provides rigorous self-help programs to men, primarily veterans, in Baltimore City who are transitioning from the cycle of poverty, substance abuse and homelessness to self-sufficiency. Today, The Baltimore Station has 140 residential beds shared between 2 treatment facilities and transitional housing. In 2015, 332 men were served by The Baltimore Station. Residents can currently stay up to 2 years, and in certain cases that time can be extended. The current average length of stay is 13 months. This longer timeframe allows the residents to learn and practice new skills and behaviors as part of addressing substance abuse challenges. The length of time that residents stay at The Baltimore Station is key to the success of the residents once they leave the program. Services are provided within a residential, therapeutic community and include counseling, group therapy and referrals to educational, employment training and other opportunities. This VISTA project would address the nutritional needs of the residents of The Baltimore Station. Often times while individuals are dealing with addiction, principles of nutrition are forgotten.
 
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Member Duties : The goal of the project is to educate, empower, and expose the residents of the Baltimore Station to fresh, non-processed nutritional options as well as healthy eating habits that will address the many health issues that our residents face. The VISTA will: 1) Create a nutrition education program including establishing and implementing nutrition guidelines 2) Recruit members and coordinate the Nutrition and Community Garden Committees 3) Coordinate the creation of The Baltimore Station Community Garden 4) Develop partnerships to secure local, fresh produce to enhance resident meals
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Strong City/The Baltimore Station: Nutrition Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/09/2018  -   12/08/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/18/2018  To  11/03/2018 

Contact Azure Grimes
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
4103870088
agrimes@strongcitybaltimore.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76724


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