August 2016 Newsletter

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WIN-ning with Good News all Year Long!
 

The temperature's HOT but WIN's not hiding ourselves indoors! We've had such a busy summer from happy hours to basball games to community recognition events.

Read on for all that we've been up to! 

 

A Night at The Yard 

Nothing says “It’s summer!” like America’s favorite past time. The Baltimore Orioles treated 50 WIN clients to a night at The Yard. Kids ages 1 to 99 enjoyed hotdogs, great weather, and good company all while seeing their favorite sports team play. A special thank you goes to Nick Jones who facilitated this entire event. You have truly made this a memorable evening for the youth and adults we serve. 

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A Beacon of Hope
The spotlight was on WIN Family Services as Havre de Grace Housing Authority hailed our agency as a Beacon of Hope. The Havre De Grace Housing Authority puts in place various programs that assist individuals and families assess their needs, identify barriers and create success plans in order to achieve economic  independence.  We have worked with them in the past to provide our clients with the resources they need to live healthily and independently.

Out of 900 agencies, WIN Family Services was selected as one of the 12 agencies that will work with Project Success in presenting their newest initiative: Families of Hope. The Families of Hope are nominated by their agencies for demonstrating tremendous achievement, effort, or attitude in accomplishing their goals.

WIN Family Services has worked with Havre de Grace Housing Authority on many occasions including The Poverty Walk and Summer Jam. Nicki Briggs, executive director of Success Project, stated "WIN was on the short list... a top choice." Families of Hope will culminate at the Beacon of Hope Gala, where one of the 12 families nominated by the sponsor agencies will be named Harford County's 2017 Beacon of Hope!

 



 

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An All-Star, on and off the Court

Attention family! We have a Hall of Famer in our midst! Our very own, Nathanial Fields, Family Strengthening Trainer, was inducted into the Bowie State University Sports Hall of Fame for his outstanding efforts during the 2002-2003 season. He was honored for his athletic performance, achievements and awards for his college career. This honor comes as no surprise to us since we are no strangers to Mr. Fields’ dedication, commitment, and loyalty to his work with our youth and families. Congratulations Nate! 



Get your Advice4Life! 
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Don’t forget to catch our podcast on all things Family Strengthening – Advice4Life – Sundays at 9am on Heaven600 AM. Family Strengthening is a practice that is committed to improving relationships and ways of life for every individual and we can’t wait to share that insight with you! 

Not near a radio? Don’t worry! Advice4Life is available online via iHeartRadio and our very own podcast. Don’t miss valuable holistic insights on how to have happier and healthier relationships with one another.
Can’t get enough advice? Take a look at our blog as we break down each weekly discussion and apply it to our own lives! 



Put WIN on Top! 
We believe in givng the best service and enriching experience to all the lives we touch. We always love to hear how we're doing and what we can do to better assist the community. Take some time today to leave us a quick review on GreatNonProfits.org and let us know how we're doing! 

 


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A Night at the Taphouse


It was a summer night to remember, full of fun, delicious food, and refreshing beverages. WIN held its first restaurant night fundraiser on July 20th, 2016 at The Nickel Taphouse in Mt. Washington. With the generosity of  Nickel’s owner and manager – Robbin and Mike – and agreeing to host this event,  the night was a huge success, raising over $400 for disadvantaged youth. Staff and restaurant go-ers were on hand to enjoy a happy hour of fresh oysters, craft beers, and even ice cream! Robbin and Mike, you have made regulars out of WIN Family Services staff, can’t wait to see you guys for dinner!



 

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WIN Family Services' mission is to promote holistic, strength-based, and faith-based principles within the human service community.  Its goal is to therapeutically support and strengthen youth, families, organizations and communities through the creation of innovative services, products and initiatives. For over twenty years, WIN has helped thousands of Maryland youth and their families through its continuum of community-based treatment services and its holistic, strength-based philosophy of care.

 


Contact Us:
For more information about our PRP services, please call
(443) 423-0334

For more informtion about our therapeutic foster care services, please call
 
(410) 578-8003

 

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May 2016 Newsletter

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WIN-ning with Good News all Year Long!
 


Do you SEE that?  THE SUN IS FINALLY OUT... Spring time is here! As the weather heats up, we're fitinh up those grills and enjoying the start to another great season. And what's the start to a great season without exciting news to share? 
 
Read on for more about WIN Family Services!

 

A Day to be Celebrated! 

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Being a mother is such a special role in this life and we were so happy that we got to celebrate the mothers in our community with our first ever Women’s Group Mother Day Luncheon. This special event took place Wednesday May 11th – as the amazing ladies we work with enjoyed delicious food, poetry readings, lessons in the 5 Love Languages, music provided by staff and special gifts! We are so excited that we had the opportunity to celebrate with some of the most wonderful mothers and mother-figures that we know. We’re looking forward to hosting a brunch in Cecil County in June!



Home on the Rangehorseback riding 2016

WIN Team is always looking for enriching opportunities to expand the worldview of the youth and adults we work with. On May 19th, a few of our young clients from Cecil County got the chance to ride one of the world’s most beautiful creatures – horses! This unique opportunity at Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program at Rolling Hills Ranch offered an exciting experience for 8 budding animal lovers. Horse back riding has proven to be an asset in the healing of individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives, whether it is the close connection with the horse or the freedom in riding such a magnificent animal. We can’t wait for the next time our clients can go for their next ride!



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Oh, The Places You Will Go...

Every time one of our youth reaches a milestone, we can’t help but shout for joy! A tremendous congratulations goes to everyone who is graduating from middle school, high school, and college this Spring! In Prince George’s County, we have 7 youth graduating from high school and 1 graduating from middle school. In Baltimore, we have 2 youth graduating from high school and 2 from middle school. We are incredibly proud of you and the work you have put toward your future. Graduating is no easy feat and we are beyond excited to be able to witness such a momentous occasion. The world is yours for the taking and your WIN family will be here with you every step of the way.



Get your Advice4Life! 
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Don’t forget to catch our podcast on all things Family Strengthening – Advice4Life – Sundays at 9am on Heaven600 AM. Family Strengthening is a practice that is committed to improving relationships and ways of life for every individual and we can’t wait to share that insight with you! 

Not near a radio? Don’t worry! Advice4Life is available online via iHeartRadio and our very own podcast. Don’t miss valuable holistic insights on how to have happier and healthier relationships with one another.
Can’t get enough advice? Take a look at our blog as we break down each weekly discussion and apply it to our own lives! 



Put WIN on Top! 
We believe in givng the best service and enriching experience to all the lives we touch. We always love to hear how we're doing and what we can do to better assist the community. Take some time today to leave us a quick review on GreatNonProfits.org and let us know how we're doing! 



Strawberry Festival - DarqueLet's Eat Strawberries!
WIN Family Services is partnering with Hunting Presbyterian Church for Catonsville’s most loved event – the 108th Annual Strawberry Festival! WIN staff, along with dozens of volunteers from the community, will be on-hand to create a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. Join us for food, fun, and laughs as we turn the Hunting Ridge property into its very own carnival on June 4th from 5pm to 8pm at 4640 Edmondson Ave. Catonsville, MD 21229. Our staff has volunteered to create memorable experiences for families in attendance. We’ll have pony rides, face painting, dessert contests, food, moon bounces, and best of all – STRAWBERRIES!

Come and join the Catonsville community for this long standing celebration of fellowship and fruit! This event is free to the public and open to anyone looking to enjoy the start of summer.




NOBACK
WIN Family Services' mission is to promote holistic, strength-based, and faith-based principles within the human service community.  Its goal is to therapeutically support and strengthen youth, families, organizations and communities through the creation of innovative services, products and initiatives. For over twenty years, WIN has helped thousands of Maryland youth and their families through its continuum of community-based treatment services and its holistic, strength-based philosophy of care.



Contact Us:
For more information about our PRP services, please call
(443) 423-0334

For more informtion about our therapeutic foster care services, please call
 
(410) 578-8003

April 2016 Newsletter

Do you hear that?  The birds are chirping and the sun is shining... Spring time is here! As the weather warms up, we're all coming out of hibernation and have exciting news to share! 

Read on for more about WIN Family Services!

 

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There is no greater gift you can give than your compassion to those in need. LoveWorks of Baltimore, Maryland  has been dedicating its time and efforts to improving life experiences of the needy. With a mission to provide for the needs of the less fortunate – whether it is clothing, food, or home goods – Pastor Alexander Butler and his team have been connecting with hundreds in the community who have a commitment to helping the community. Our CEO, Al Laws Jr., has partnered with Pastor Butler and the LoveWorks movement and was invited to speak to supporters at the LoveWorks Distinguished Donors banquet on April 8, 2016. WIN staff gathered for an elegant evening of food, music, and fellowship as members of the community took time to speak to attendees. We are excited to continue our valued relationship with LoveWorks and Pastor Butler as we continue on with our mission to strengthen the community of Baltimore.

 

 

 

 

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Workin' it Out!

WIN Family Services was feeling the heat this past winter! Clients from Baltimore, Prince George’s County, Harford County and Cecil County joined WIN Team for our first ever Dance Workout event! Women and men of all ages joined in on the hour long “dancercise” while breaking a sweat without even knowing it! In an effort to promote holistic health, WIN will continue providing monthly workshops that will enhance mind, body and spirit. To better provide for the needs of those we work with, WIN will be hosting job search workshops, exercise workshops, and learning activities for youth and adults. Stay tuned for the next exciting event!

 

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Congratulations! 

We hardly can contain ourselves when we hear great news about the youth we work with! We are so proud to be working with such bright and talented individual and can’t help but shout their praises. We are please to announce that one of our clients, Ms. Carino has been inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars! This prestigious membership is given to those who are display outstanding work at Prince George’s Community College. Way to go Ms. Carino, we are extremely proud of you and your accomplishments!

 

 

 

 

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Get Your Advice4Life!

Don’t forget to catch our podcast on all things Family Strengthening – Advice4Life – Sundays at 9am on Heaven600 AM. Family Strengthening is a practice that is committed to improving relationships and ways of life for every individual and we can’t wait to share that insight with you! 

Not near a radio? Don’t worry! Advice4Life is available online via iHeartRadio and our very own podcast. Don’t miss valuable holistic insights on how to have happier and healthier relationships with one another.

Can’t get enough advice? Take a look at our blog as we break down each weekly discussion and apply it to our own lives!

 

 

A WIN-ning Experience

We are blessed to have outstanding students choose to work with our agency. Take some time to hear from one of our wonderful interns, Ms. Lake.

"In graduate school, I completed my internship with WIN Family Services, Baltimore, MD. WIN was my first encounter with a Treatment Foster Care program. WIN provides youth in TFC with a one on one mentorship program providing youth additional support. WIN provided my foundation for my current work in Treatment Foster Care. I enjoyed my internship experience!" 

 

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We will be hosting our quarterly donation drive beginning April 18th until the 22nd. Drop off new or gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry or home good  items at our location at 2502 W. Northern Parkway Baltimore, MD 21215.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preakness

A Day at the Races

WIN’s biggest fundraiser is here! Hold your horses as Preakness 2016 is fast approaching. Are you willing to place your bets on the big

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st event in Baltimore? WIN Family Services will be providing parking spaces for attendees for a tax-deductible donation (just a fraction of the price!) on May 21st sta

rting at 9am. Park just steps away from Pimlico Racetrack and enjoy a full day of exciting races!

 

 

Put WIN on Top!

We believe in givng the best service and enriching experience to all the lives we touch. We always love to hear how we're doing and what we can do to better assist the community. Take some time today to leave us a quick review on GreatNonProfits.org and let us know how we're doing!