What Happened in January

Students are working on their GED in the new adult computer lab

What’s new at the Baldwin Center:

*A new adult computer lab featuring 14 new computers.
*OLHSA’s Youth Re-Entry program is providing mentoring, enrichment and study help to youth ages 12-15 several days a week.
*Oakland University (OU) education students are now teaching science lessons to students in the after school program and providing reading assistance as part of their reading assessment class that meets at Baldwin.
*A strength training class is now offered for adult women.

Statistics for January:

*The Family Kitchen served 3,446 lunches, 727 dinners and 781 homeless breakfasts. Youth in the after school program were served 665 snacks and dinners. Overall, 6,284 meals were served.
*223 volunteer opportunities were hosted at Baldwin, equaling over 799 hours of service, valued at $17,067.
90 resident life staff from OU painted the youth center.
*Three families were provided emergency food.
*19 people received showers.
*The Clothes Closet had 1,307 shoppers (6 from a local domestic violence shelter and 4 from substance abuse rehab facilities).
*Seven enrolled in the GED program.
*26 families cleaned 119 loads of laundry.
*The Green Tops added five new members and planted greens in the hoop house.
*19 mothers received diapers; Three families were helped with baby furniture; and newborn layettes were given to three new families.
*56 hats and pairs of gloves were distributed.
*Project Paperwork helped one person apply for food stamps.
*Enrollment in the enrichment afterschool youth program is 80; 31 youth participated each day.
*Six birthdays were celebrated and 22 women received feminine hygiene products.
*Six families were provided cash assistance to prevent utility shutoffs and 11 families no longer face eviction. Assistance totaled $9,733.59.
*136 low-income seniors received commodity food packages delivered to their home.
*Famous Dave’s BBQ catered a lunch in the soup kitchen.
*13 AA meetings were held.
*Students and faculty from Cooley Law and Wayne State and St. James Episcopal celebrated MLK Day with a day of service to Baldwin; 25 OU students  followed suit the following Saturday.

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