Family Health Connections Baltimore is a program of the UM School of Social Work. Family Connections Baltimore is a comprehensive service model for working with vulnerable families struggling to meet the needs of their children. The program partners with families to address needs which may include inadequate food, clothing and housing, lack of employment and education, caregiver health and mental health problems. Crisis intervention, concrete services (e.g., food, rental assistance, transportation support and clothing), individual, family and group counseling, case management and advocacy services are provided without charge to families. Family Connections Baltimore employs four faculty field instructors and educates up to twelve social work interns each year.
Public health social work leaders at the Center for Public Health Social Work Education and Training work with Family Connections Baltimore via a sustainable community service project designed to address the needs of the Upton/Druid Heights community of Baltimore. Additionally, up to three Leadership Scholars will be placed at Family Connections Baltimore as public health social work interns. As an established social work agency in this community, the agency will serve as a liaison for the public health social work scholars and the community. The agency will also provide unique training services to aid in the development of successful public health social work leaders.
For more information, please see the Family Connections Baltimore website: