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Strong City/The Baltimore Station: Nutrition Program VISTA
 
 
 
This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with The Baltimore Station in Baltimore, MD. Strong City sponsors 20 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to The Baltimore Station and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings. 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 ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation 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 ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Strong City/The Baltimore Station: Nutrition Program VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/09/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/02/2019  To  05/03/2019 

Contact Lily Ross
3503 N CHARLES ST
BALTIMORE   MD   21218
4102613618
lross@strongcitybaltimore.org
StrongCityBaltimore.org/VISTA
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76724


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