The Local Management Board works through the Department of Community Services and collaboratively with existing providers in the community to develop or expand programs to meet the needs of children, youth and families in Harford County.
Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World
This is an educational program for low-income families that addresses the causes of poverty. The class has a high success rate, with evaluations showing significant effects on poverty-related knowledge, perceived stress, mental health and well-being, self sufficiency, goal directed behavior and planning.
Youth have opportunities for employment or career
readiness and families are safe and economically stable
The SUCCESS Project & LASOS
Parenting Inside Out (PIO)
This is an evidence-based parenting skills training program for families affected by parental incarceration. Topics include communication skills, problem solving, emotion regulation, child development, non-violent discipline techniques, positive reinforcement, monitoring, and healthy family dynamics. The program will be offered to incarcerated mothers and fathers in the detention center, parents on parole or probation, as well as caregivers in the community.
Children are successful in school and families are safe and
Harford Community Action Agency
Project S.E.E.K. (Services to Empower and Enable Kids)
This program is aimed at reducing inter-generational incarceration. The program addresses the risk and protective factors associated with delinquency and criminal behavior at both the individual and family levels. Project S.E.E.K. incorporates mental programming for youth, problem-solving and social skills training, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention and conflict resolution. This comprehensive program has four major program components: home visits, advocacy and referral, support groups and facilitating child-inmate communications.
Children are successful in school and communities are safe for children, youth and families
Inner County Outreach
Reducing Childhood Hunger
This program helps families become more self-sufficient, food-secure, and economically stable. Rather than offering pre-packaged/pre-weighed food, the program creates a food pantry where clients can shop for their own groceries using a point system. This gives families the freedom to choose the foods that best meet their needs. Clients also receive one-on-one counseling to address individual needs, develop strategies for financial management, discuss access to other resources, and formulate a plan for job searching, if applicable. The six-week program under the guidance of the national nonprofit "No Kid Hungry's Cooking Matters" program includes budgeting, shopping for food, making healthy choices, planning menus, and cooking nutritious meals.