PARTNers & Friends
Thank you to all of our partners and friends who support our families!
Amerigroup – In collaboration with the Liberty Judy Center and Child First, offered nutrition classes that focused on healthy eating and lifestyles for parents and children. Parents were also given a stipend to use at our partnering grocery store, Shop Rite.
Baltimore City Child Care Resource Center – Our local child care resource center that provides information, training, support, and technical assistance for child care providers. They work through a grant from Maryland Family Network.
Baltimore City Department of Social Services – The Liberty Judy Center will continue to partner with them for case management and other important services.
Baltimore City Community College – Will actively recruit Head Start, Pre-k, and K parents with Project TOOUR for GED classes held on-site at the Liberty Rec and Tech Center.
Baltimore Hunger Project - Will provide healthy weekend food bags to feed 18 pre-k and kindergarten students over the weekends, throughout the school year. This funding will be jointly funded by the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Liberty Judy Center, and the Baltimore Hunger Project.
Baltimore Infants and Toddlers Program – Provides assessment and early intervention for young children who are referred and found to be at risk.
B’more for Healthy Babies- In collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and the Family League of Baltimore, offers the Liberty Judy Center Baby Basic materials to be used during our Mom’s Club for expectant mothers.
Baltimore City Health Department – Will continue to partner by referring expectant mothers to the Liberty Judy Center through their home visiting program.
Baltimore Housing – Partners with the Liberty Judy Center to offer housing assistance for homeless families in the Liberty Judy Center catchment area. Under the direction of Mr. Reginald Scriber, families receive paid shelter in a hotel, assistance from the Liberty Judy Center Family Service Coordinator locating affordable housing, and security deposit, first month’s rent, and half month’s rent for up to six months after locating housing.
Center for Urban Families – Partners with the Liberty Judy Center to provide families with many services and programs including: pre-employment, employment, job retention and advancement, certification programs, access to work supports, work-related benefits, clothing assistance, transportation subsidies, etc. Programs include the Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project and Couples Advancing Together.
Child First Authority – Partners with the Liberty Judy Center to provide 40 Kindergarteners with an after-school program; holds monthly family dinners and activities for children in the program.
Code in the School – Will continue to offer STEM nights for families with children 3 – 5 years of age, targeting math concepts.
Creativity First – Provides arts integration professional developmental in a variety of ways for children, teachers, centers, and parents.
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Will provide curricula, materials, and training to support a coaching model for parents to work with their toddlers to promote oral language development.
Family League – Provides training, support, and materials for Baby Basics, a course for pregnant moms given by the Liberty Judy Center’s Family Service Coordinator. In addition, the Family League provides dinner for Cub Club, the Judy Center's after school program for Head Start and pre-k students at Liberty Elementary.
First Book – Provides over 3,000 books and resources for parents and children ages birth through five through a new book grant. All books and resources are free to parents and children. First Book also provides books to the Liberty Judy Center at greatly reduced cost.
Fight for Children - In collaboration with Under Armour for Children, provided funds to the Baltimore Community Foundation to support the Under Armour Judy Center Challenge. The Liberty Judy Center and Arlington Judy Center were awarded a joint grant to support a Mental Health Consultant to provide ongoing support in the pre-k classrooms at both schools.
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. - Provided a three-year grant to support a variety of Liberty Judy Center initiatives, including an annual early childhood conference, Born to Move classes, Mommy, Daddy & Me, and the development of a comprehensive Judy Center database.
Healthcare Access Maryland – Offers Liberty Judy Center families temporary financial assistance toward permanent housing so families can be rapidly rehoused or maintain housing through security deposits, rental assistance, and rental arrears assistance.
Johns Hopkins University – Will continue to offer The Chicago Parent Program which is a 13-week video and group-based parenting program to improve parenting skills, build confidence, and reduce behavior problems in 4 year-old's. Kindergarten readiness is a primary focus.
Kindred Learning Center – Licensed provider and new partner to the Liberty Judy Center.
Maryland Book Bank – Provides over 2,000 books and resources for parents and children age birth – 5. All books and resources are free to parents and children.
Maryland Family Network – Through their Family Support Centers, they provide help to infants and toddlers, their parents, and pregnant young women. Their Child Care Resource Centers are designed to improve the quality, availability, and affordability of child care across Maryland. They offer leadership, training opportunities, and technical assistance to child care providers. LOCATE, a service through Maryland Family Network, helps parents find safe child care for their family.
Oral Health Impact Project – Offers free screenings and dental intervention as needed to all birth – age 5 Liberty Judy Center children.
Priority Partners – Will continue to provide the Liberty Judy Center families with health informational classes on topics such as asthma, nutrition, parenting resources, smoking cessation, stress reduction, etc. Priority Partners participated in the Liberty Judy Center Community Health Fair as a Community Health Advocate.
Project TOOUR – Provides a variety of high-quality programming, family and community events, and comprehensive outreach support for the Liberty Judy Center.
Raising A Reader – Provides book bags of 3-4 books which are rotated on a weekly basis and sent home to families with children in Head Start, Pre-K, and K to read aloud to their children. Parent-friendly videos are included to guide parents through the read-aloud process.
Ready at Five – Provides training to the Liberty Judy Center for early childhood programming for families and offers grants to cover the cost of running the programs. The Liberty Judy Center received two grants from Ready at Five and will continue to work with them.
The Walters Art Museum - Provides classes and field trips to our toddlers and parents. These experiences help spark imaginations, tap into the inner artist, and teach parents developmentally informed, hands-on activities. A messy, fun time is had by all!
Tuttie’s Place – Provides a community-based program and is a new partner to the LJC. Tuttie’s Place offers LJC families support services and a wide variety of workshops and classes that cover topics such as wellness information, smoking cessation, and healthy cooking.
Shop Rite – Supports the Liberty Judy Center with food and some store items for community events.
University of MD Medical Center – Provides children and families with asthma screening and intervention through the Breathmobile.
WIC (Women, Infant, & Children) – Will continue to offer informational support and program sign-up for expectant mothers in the LJC catchment area. WIC supports the breastfeeding program and support groups.
The Y of Central Maryland Head Start – Provides 3 and 4 year-old programming whose classrooms are housed at Liberty Elementary School.
The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund - Funded the Liberty Judy Center to offer Circle of Security, a parenting program for parents of children birth through three to encourage healthy attachment and improve school readiness and behavior.