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To call 911….or not to call 911…

We get many emails or Find alternatives to calling the Baltimore Police Department.

Typically, people call the police because they are experiencing or perceive an emergency and need immediate assistance. In order to provide the most effective alternatives to calling the police or 911, unless otherwise indicated, the resources included here are limited to those that offer immediate assistance through emergency or crisis services.

These resources may be obligated to call police in the case of an immediate risk of harm to the caller or another, child abuse, or abuse of a vulnerable adult. Where we know or suspect that a resource may work in cooperation with law enforcement or involve them beyond what is required by law, we acknowledge that in the listing.

These resources are not intended to cover all situations, only to provide the services described. If you are in danger of immediate harm and feel safe doing so, call 911.

Housing

  • Baltimore Outreach Services
    • Provides comprehensive services and programs to homeless women and their children. Services include emergency shelter, supportive housing, educational programming, health and mental health services, job training and employment counseling. Medical, educational, and day care youth services.
    • (410) 752-1285 (24/7, shelter)
    • (410) 752-7179 (Office)
    • http://www.baltimoreoutreach.org/
  • Maryland Helpline
    • Available 24 hours/7 days a week to callers in need of community referrals including emergency shelters and food access. 
    • Call 211 and select option 1, call (410) 685-0525, text your zip code 898-211, or visit 211MD.org
    • 211MD.org
  • Weinberg Housing & Resource Center
    • A low barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes – with a focused goal of assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing.
    • (667) 600-3230
    • https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/weinberg-housing-resource-center/
    • *Temporarily closed due to COVID-19

LGBTQ+

  • Baltimore Safe Haven
    • Provides opportunities for a higher quality of life for TLGBQ people in Baltimore City living in survival mode. Drop-in center provides free food, clothing, showers, clean needles, and a supportive space. Can provide narcan – if this is needed after drop-in hours, just knock. Continuing to expand their services.
    • Drop-in 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • 2468 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218
    • (443) 869-6867
    • https://www.baltimoresafehaven.org/
  • Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center
    • Offers specialized behavioral health services, LGBT-focused support groups, and education and training for organizations seeking greater LGBT competency. GenderJOY program provides expert health care services for transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents, and their families. ElderPride program offers education, resources, and groups for LGBT elders and their informal caregiving networks.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • 1111 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD, 5th Floor
    • (410) 837-2050 x 1049
    • https://www.chasebrexton.org/services/lgbt-health
  • Hearts & Ears, Inc.
    • A non-profit organization for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning, and Gender Non-Conforming individuals with behavioral health issues and concerns. Wellness and recovery center holds weekly support groups which address addictions, mental health and general concerns. Operates a warmline during business hours for advice and referrals. Groups are confidential. Services for 18+.
    • 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Wed. – Sat.
    • (410) 523-1694
    • https://www.heartsandears.org/
  • Pride Center of Maryland
    • Provides services and support for Maryland’s LGBTQ+ community. Services include free and confidential case management in the areas of housing, mental health, health care, and employment; HIV and STI testing; clothing donations; and community groups for men, women, elders, and gender non-conforming and transgender people.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tues. – Fri.
    • 2530 N. Charles St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21218
    • (410) 777-8145
    • http://www.pridecentermd.org/

Mental Health

  • Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
    • 24-hour hotline providing mental health support and referrals. Crisis intervention available, mobile intervention teams do not include law enforcement but if crisis is reported mental-health trained police officers may be sent to do a wellness check.
    • (410) 433-5175 (24/7)
    • MD Relay dial 711
    • https://bcresponse.org/
  • Baltimore County Crisis Response System – 24-hour crisis hotline
    • County service providing 24/7 hotline services and crisis response. Police will be involved if person is homicidal or actively violent. Mobile Crisis Team pairs a mental health clinician with a police officer to provide emergency police response to persons in need of crisis intervention.
    • (410) 931-2214
  • Hatzalah Baltimore
    • Non-profit EMT and ambulance service providing immediate emergency care in response to calls for medical assistance, including cardiac, obstetric, diabetic, traumatic, or neurological emergencies. Coverage area includes from Slade Avenue to Northern Parkway and Reisterstown Road to Pimlico Road. All responders are licensed or certified by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).
    • (410) 358-0000 (24/7)
    • https://hatzalahbaltimore.org/
  • Maryland’s Helpline
    • Maryland’s Helpline is available 24 hours/7 days a week to callers in need of crisis intervention, risk assessment for suicide, homicide or overdose prevention, support, guidance, and information or linkage to community behavioral health providers. 
    • Call 211 and select option 1 or call (410) 685-0525, text your zip code 898-211
    • https://health.maryland.gov/suicideprevention/Pages/Maryland-Crisis-Hotline.aspx

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

  • CHANA
    • Offers a Jewish response to the needs of people who experience abuse in Northwest Baltimore City and County. Provides crisis intervention, education and consultation, and advocates for community awareness, safety and healing. Safety planning, supportive counseling, legal information, consultation, and resource referral. 
    • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mon. – Thurs.; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sun.
    • (410) 234-0030
    • https://chanabaltimore.org/
  • Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.
    • Provides safe shelter for individuals and family members who must leave their homes in order to prevent family violence from occurring. Counseling, victim advocacy in seeking legal solutions or support in court, case management, and other support and resources are available.
    • (410) 828-6390 (24/7 crisis)
    • (410) 285-7496 (24/7 shelter)
    • (410) 285-4357 (office)
    • https://familycrisiscenter.net/
  • HopeWorks Howard County
    • Offers assistance and referral services to victims of domestic violence, stalking & sexual assault 24/7. Can provide emergency shelter, hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, and more.
    • (410) 997-2272 (24/7)
    • https://wearehopeworks.org/
  • House of Ruth
    • Helps battered women and their children find safety and security. Provides Service Coordinators who work with clients to integrate all services needed including: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Legal Representation and Counseling. Children & Youth Services are also available which include a Child Therapist and referrals when more intensive treatments are required.
    • (410) 889-RUTH (7884) (24/7)
    • https://hruth.org/
  • TurnAround Inc.
    • Emergency and ongoing services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and human trafficking. Trauma-informed counseling, including crisis support, emergency, transitional, and long-term shelter, case management, and advocacy. Anti-Trafficking Program offers clients Drop-In services 5 days a week. 
    • 1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 404, Baltimore, MD 21201
    • (443) 279-0379 (24/7)
    • (410) 837-7000 (Baltimore office, drop-in center)
    • (410) 377-8111 (Main office, Towson)
    • https://turnaroundinc.org/

Youth

Please note, people answering these calls may be mandatory reporters, and required to make a report to CPS or law enforcement in certain situations. Learn about local mandatory reporter laws here.

  • Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
    • A suicide prevention and crisis hotline designed to meet the needs of troubled young persons and youth in crisis: suicide, depression, relationships, family problems, abuse, stress. 24 hour counseling service. Trained counselors will talk with callers and direct them to appropriate resources.
    • 1 (800) 422-0009 (24/7)
    • TDD: (410) 531-5086
  • STAR TRACK Adolescent Health Program
    • Provides inclusive and affirming, youth-centered health care to youth and young adults. age 12 – 26. Strength-based, sex-positive care including HIV/AIDs care, reproductive care, family planning, and general medicine. Can provide condoms, PrEP navigation assistance, and referrals. Most services are free.
    • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
    • (410) 706-6000
    • http://startrackhealth.org/
  • YES Drop-in Center
    • A safe space for youth who are homeless and between the ages of 14-25, to get basic needs met and establish supportive relationships. Provides food, clothing, mail and internet access, as well as assistance with rapid rehousing, case management, assistance navigating legal systems, and support.
    • 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday, by appointment Friday
    • (410) 235-7744
    • https://yesdropincenter.org/

Elders

  • Answers for the Aging
    • A free telephone-based information and referral service for questions about services for older adults, their families, friends and caregivers. Provides free information, referrals, and options to older adults and caregivers in an effort to help them make informed decisions about senior life issues.
    • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • (667) 600-2100 or toll free 1 (888) 502-7587 (Maryland Only)
    • https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/answers-for-the-aging/
  • Chase Brexton LGBT Health Resource Center
    • Offers specialized behavioral health services, LGBT-focused support groups, and education and training for organizations seeking greater LGBT competency. ElderPride program offers education, resources, and groups for LGBT elders and their informal caregiving networks.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • 1111 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD, 5th Floor
    • (410) 837-2050 x 1049
    • https://www.chasebrexton.org/services/lgbt-health
  • Maryland Access Point (MAP)
    • Serves as the entry point for obtaining information, referrals and options counseling for seniors, adults with disabilities, their families, caregivers and professionals. Calls are answered by a team of Certified Information and Assistance Specialists.
    • Monday through Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (410) 887-2594
    • https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/index.html

Crime

  • Baltimore Community Mediation Center
    • Provides free mediation services and teaches conflict resolution skills in neighborhoods, families, schools, business, and all across Baltimore. Assists people to work collaboratively to resolve conflict.
    • (410) 467-9165
    • https://www.communitymediation.org/
  • Maryland Legal Aid
    • Provides a full range of free civil legal services to low-income people statewide, in Baltimore City and in Maryland’s 23 counties, from 12 office locations. Experience representing children, victims of abuse and domestic violence, seniors, migrant farmworkers, veterans, and nursing home and assisted living residents.
    • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
    • Walk-in intakes 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mon., Wed., Fri.
    • 500 E. Lexington St., Baltimore
    • Local Phone Number: (410) 951-7777 or (800) 999-8904
    • Telephone Intake: (410) 951-7750 or (866) 635-2948
    • Phone intake hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M, Th, F), 1 p.m. (W), or 7 p.m. (T)
    • https://www.mdlab.org/
  • Restorative Response Baltimore
    • Hosts voluntary circle conferencing dispute resolution processes that includes everyone involved in and affected by an incident, crime, or conflict, and their respective support networks. Works to address court diversion, re-entry, interpersonal conflict, and more. Trains on and implements restorative practices in schools.
    • (410) 889-7400
    • https://www.restorativeresponse.org/

Substances

  • Baltimore AA
  • Tuerk House
    • Treatment for people suffering from addiction or dependency. Crisis Center provides individuals who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and in a state of compromised health with a safe place to detox and receive short-term medical care and social services. The Center includes an Opioid Crisis Unit specifically designed to provide respite care for those under the influence of opioids. All services are free and available 24/7.
    • 730 Ashburton Street, Baltimore, MD 21216
    • (410) 233-0684 (24/7)
    • https://tuerkhouse.org

Introducing Violetville’s New Resident “Lou Breed”

Are you missing the hum of cicadas? Did you know there are STILL cicadas hiding around the city? 👀👀👀 Formstone Castle Collective created the Cicada Parade-a as a large scale collaborative art project! Check out “Lou Breed” created by our very own Lisa N. from Violetville! 😊🙌🏽

“Introducing “Lou Breed”, #394 in the Cicada Parade-a! Thanks to Michael Bowman, and all those who have been helping, for organizing this great public art project and creating a way for amateurs like me to play along. It’s fittingly been about 17 years since I’ve picked up my paint brushes. This was a lot of fun. Bonus: His blue wings glow in the dark!

Lou will be added to the map soon and displayed in the great Village of Violetville. Stay tuned!”

For a map of all the existing cicadas and more information on the project, visit: www.cicada2021.com

Violetville Elementary and Middle School Newsletter from Santana Goodrich (Community School Coordinator)

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June 2021

A Note From the Community School Director: Santana Goodrich

The countdown to Summer is officially here! We have just about finished our virtual school year and although it has been a challenge  everyone has done AMAZING! Huge shoutout and Congratulations to all of our graduates that will be moving on to the next phase in their educational career!

Everyone please enjoy your summer vacation be safe, wear your mask, and wash your hands frequently! 

Please continue to check our school social media pages for updates on Violetville!

Have a great and safe summer!

With Gratitude,

Santana Goodrich, Community School Director 

Una nota del director de la escuela comunitaria: Santana Goodrich

¡La cuenta atrás para el verano está oficialmente aquí! Estamos a punto de terminar nuestro año escolar virtual y, aunque ha sido un reto, todos lo han hecho increíblemente bien. Felicitaciones a todos nuestros graduados que pasarán a la siguiente fase de su carrera educativa.


Todos por favor disfruten de sus vacaciones de verano, estén seguros, usen su máscara, y lávense las manos frecuentemente. 


¡Por favor, sigan revisando nuestras páginas de medios sociales de la escuela para las actualizaciones de Violetville!


¡Que tengan un gran y seguro verano!

Con gratitud,


Santana Goodrich, Directora de la Escuela Comunitaria 

End of The Year Celebrations 

Mission Moment/ Momento de la misión 

The Weekend Backpack program is at Violetville EMS! Every week children can be sent home with supplemented food items. If you know a student or family at Violetville EMS that may be interested in being apart of this program please reach out to the Violetville Community School Coordinator or the School Social worker for student referrals. 

¡El programa de la mochila de fin de semana finalmente ha llegado a Violetville EMS! Cada semana los niños pueden ser enviados a casa con alimentos complementados. Si usted conoce a un estudiante o familia en Violetville EMS que puede estar interesado en ser parte de este programa, por favor, póngase en contacto con el Coordinador de la Escuela de la Comunidad Violetville o el trabajador social de la escuela para las referencias de los estudiantes. 

Upcoming Dates and Events/ Fechas y eventos próximos 

Quarter Dates

  • Quarter 1: September 8th – November 11th
  • Quarter 2: November 12th – January 27th
  • Quarter 3: January 29th – April 12th
  • Quarter 4: April 13th – June 15th

Other Important Dates`

  • School Ends: June 15th
  • Inclement Weather Recovery Days: June 16th – 18th and June 21st – 22nd
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The Victorious Violetville Elementary/ Middle school is proud to be a designated meal site, serving FREE breakfast and lunch for students every Monday-Friday, from 9 am-2 pm.  All students can get meals at any of the city’s meal sites.  Meals are for students, but adults can pick up meals for their children.  Students or families can receive two days of meals at a time, for a total of four meals- 2 breakfast and 2 lunches.. If you cannot make it to Violetville’s site, please check out one of the other meal sites below! 

Violetville EMS es un sitio de comida designado, sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS para los estudiantes, de lunes a viernes, de 9am a 2pm.  Todos los estudiantes pueden obtener comidas en todos los sitios.  Las comidas son para los estudiantes, pero los adultos pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos.  Los estudiantes o las familias pueden recibir dos días de comidas a la vez, para un total de cuatro comidas – 2 desayunos y 2 almuerzos. La Escuela Primaria e Intermedia Victoriosa de Violetville se enorgullece de ser un sitio de comidas. Si no puede llegar a ella, por favor, compruebe uno de los otros sitios de abajo!Meal Sites/Sitios de comida

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FREE INTERNET: Get Connected utilizing our partnerships with Comcast and T-Mobile.

City Schools has partnered with Comcast and T-Mobile to provide Internet access for families that need immediate connectivity.  Families that do not have existing service in-home Internet service are eligible for either one hotspot or service from the Comcast Internet Essentials Program. However, if you are a family three or more children enrolled with City Schools, both services are available and encouraged.  Additional eligibility requirements apply to the Comcast service for more information please Click Here! 

INTERNET GRATIS: Conéctate utilizando nuestras asociaciones con Comcast y T-Mobile.

City Schools se ha asociado con Comcast y T-Mobile para brindar acceso a Internet a las familias que necesitan una conectividad inmediata.  Las familias que no cuentan con un servicio de Internet en el hogar son elegibles para un punto de acceso o para el servicio del Programa Comcast Internet Essentials. Sin embargo, si eres una familia con tres o más hijos inscritos en las escuelas de la ciudad, ambos servicios están disponibles y son recomendados.  Se aplican requisitos de elegibilidad adicionales al servicio Comcast. Para más información, Visite el sitio web de las escuelas de la ciudad. 

Staying connected!

Instagram: @ Violetvillepk8

Facebook: Violetville EMS #226

Twitter: VioletvillePK8

Violetville PK-8 App: Please visit your App Store and type “Violetville” in the search. Download our app to stay connected!  Available in the Apple and Android store! 

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Local Y Opportunities 

Join The Y!

Exercise is a great way to do good for your mind, body and spirit. It strengthens your immune system, helps you fight disease, and improves your focus and well-being. 

You can trust the Y to put your health and safety first. Our enhanced safety procedures include temperature checks, masks, antimicrobial sprayers (widely used by the airline industry to kill bacteria and viruses), and other measures to help keep us all safe.

Choose to exercise at a place you can feel good about belonging to. The Y: state-of-the-art equipment, exercise classes, wide open spaces, rigorous safety protocols, no long term contract. 

Not ready to commit, but still want to check us out? Get your FREE 3 Day Guest Pass here!Join Now 

Mindfulness Moment 

Meeting Community Needs /Satisfacer las necesidades de la comunidad

Family University / Universidad de la Familia

City Schools’ Family University is a collection of quick-tip videos and resources for families designed to increase engagement while fostering academic success and social-emotional growth. Be sure to check it out!

La Universidad de la Familia de City Schools es una colección de vídeos de consejos rápidos y recursos para las familias diseñados para aumentar el compromiso mientras se fomenta el éxito académico y el crecimiento socio-emocional. No dejes de visitarla.Family University

Rental Assistance/Ayuda al alquiler

Last year Community Action Partnership centers administered less than $300,000 in rental assistance. In October, they will launch the city’s $30 million eviction prevention program, also part of Baltimore’s emergency COVID response. The centers’ initial focus is to work with tenants and landlords to bring tenants’ back rent current. As with BH2O, there is no income limit with this first phase: Tenants must only prove they are impacted by the pandemic and are in arrears on their rent. Additional eviction prevention supports are also available to residents in the months ahead.

El año pasado, los centros de Community Action Partnership administraron menos de 300.000 dólares en ayudas al alquiler. En octubre, pondrán en marcha el programa de prevención de desahucios de la ciudad, dotado con 30 millones de dólares, que también forma parte de la respuesta de emergencia COVID de Baltimore. El objetivo inicial de los centros es trabajar con inquilinos y propietarios para poner al día los alquileres atrasados de los inquilinos. Al igual que con BH2O, no hay límite de ingresos en esta primera fase: Los inquilinos sólo tienen que demostrar que se han visto afectados por la pandemia y que se han retrasado en el pago del alquiler. En los próximos meses, los residentes también dispondrán de otras ayudas para la prevención de desahucios.Eviction Prevention 

Utility Assistance/Ayuda a los servicios públicos

Community Action Partnerships (CAP) centers administer both energy and water assistance for the city. While the state’s moratorium on water, gas and electric service shutoffs remains in place until November 15, Maryland utilities have been given the green light to start sending shutoff notices to residents on October 1. To avoid a wave of shutoffs later this fall, our CAP centers are urging residents to seek assistance now. As part of the city’s COVID relief efforts, eligibility for BH2O, the city’s water discount program, has been expanded by removing the income limit. Now through December any resident with a water bill in their name who has been unemployed since March can apply.

Online applications for energy assistance and water assistance are now available, and centers have drop boxes where residents can submit paper applications.

Los centros de la Asociación de Acción Comunitaria (CAP) administran las ayudas a la energía y al agua de la ciudad. Aunque la moratoria estatal sobre los cortes de agua, gas y electricidad sigue vigente hasta el 15 de noviembre, las empresas de servicios públicos de Maryland han recibido luz verde para empezar a enviar avisos de corte a los residentes el 1 de octubre. Para evitar una oleada de cortes a finales de este otoño, nuestros centros CAP instan a los residentes a buscar ayuda ahora. Como parte de los esfuerzos de alivio de COVID de la ciudad, la elegibilidad para BH2O, el programa de descuento de agua de la ciudad, se ha ampliado mediante la eliminación del límite de ingresos. A partir de ahora y hasta el mes de diciembre, cualquier residente con una factura de agua a su nombre que esté desempleado desde marzo puede solicitarlo.


Ya están disponibles las solicitudes en línea de asistencia energética y de agua, y los centros disponen de buzones donde los residentes pueden presentar sus solicitudes en papel.

Violetville United Methodist Church

Pastor Scheherazade Foreman is an AMAZING community partner. I talked to her recently about her goals for the church and community. I would love to see all of our residents, community partners, representatives, and neighboring communities show up to support a local church in need. ❤️ Not only is the money they get from the shoes amazing, but also having individuals show up and supporting our church would just be incredible. Also, if you know anyone looking for a church definitely check out Violetville United Methodist Church

Does anyone have any shoes to donate? Violetville United Methodist Church is almost 100 years old and needs some repairs. They are hosting a shoe drive to raise money for these repairs. The weight of the shoes is exchanged for funding! There is a drop off bin outside of the church. If you have shoes that need to picked up, send us a message 😊🙌🏽

Have an issue? Log it in 311 and send it to Councilwoman Porter!

Violetville has a new Councilwoman who has an awesome team! They all have been very responsive. If you are having an issue, you can do your part by calling 311.

Need our help handling 311 requests that don’t seem to be moving forward? There’s a form for that! 👉🏾https://buff.ly/3gJyOVs

Phylicia Porter | Baltimore City Council

Violetville December Newsletter in partnership with The Y in Central Maryland

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December 2020

A Note From The Community School Director: Santana Goodrich

Greetings Violetville Family!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This year our holiday celebrations will look a little different but as your Community School Director, I want you to know that we here at Violetville Elementary/ Middle School are here for you. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you all and I am looking forward to what the New Year of 2021 has in store for us all. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. Please make every effort to remain safe, by wearing masks, social distancing and regularly washing your hands.  If you are in need of any resources to get a Covid test please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. Happy Holidays!!!

Una nota del director de la escuela comunitaria: Santana Goodrich

¡Saludando a la familia de Violetville!

¡Es la época más maravillosa del año! Este año nuestras celebraciones navideñas se verán un poco diferentes pero como su Director de la Escuela Comunitaria quiero que sepan que nosotros aquí en la Escuela Elemental e Intermedia de Violetville estamos aquí para ustedes. Estoy agradecido por la oportunidad de servirles a todos ustedes y espero con ansias lo que el Año Nuevo del 2021 nos depara a todos. Si tienen alguna pregunta o preocupación, por favor no duden en contactarnos. Por favor, hagan todo lo posible por mantenerse a salvo, usando máscaras, distanciamiento social y lavándose las manos regularmente.  Si necesita algún recurso para obtener una prueba de Covid, por favor no dude en pedir ayuda. ¡¡Felices fiestas!!

With Gratitude,

Community School Director,

Santana Goodrich

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Upcoming Dates and Events/ Fechas y eventos próximos 

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The Victorious Violetville Elementary/ Middle school is proud to be a designated meal site, serving FREE breakfast and lunch for students every Monday-Friday, from 9 am-2 pm.  All students can get meals at any of the city’s meal sites.  Meals are for students, but adults can pick up meals for their children.  Students or families can receive two days of meals at a time, for a total of four meals- 2 breakfast and 2 lunches.. If you cannot make it to Violetville’s site, please check out one of the other meal sites below!

Violetville EMS es un sitio de comida designado, sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo GRATIS para los estudiantes, de lunes a viernes, de 9am a 2pm.  Todos los estudiantes pueden obtener comidas en todos los sitios.  Las comidas son para los estudiantes, pero los adultos pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos.  Los estudiantes o las familias pueden recibir dos días de comidas a la vez, para un total de cuatro comidas – 2 desayunos y 2 almuerzos. La Escuela Primaria e Intermedia Victoriosa de Violetville se enorgullece de ser un sitio de comidas. Si no puede llegar a ella, por favor, compruebe uno de los otros sitios de abajo!

Meal Sites/Sitios de comida

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FREE INTERNET: Get Connected utilizing our partnerships with Comcast and T-Mobile.

City Schools has partnered with Comcast and T-Mobile to provide Internet access for families that need immediate connectivity.  Families that do not have existing service in-home Internet service are eligible for either one hotspot or service from the Comcast Internet Essentials Program. However, if you are a family three or more children enrolled with City Schools, both services are available and encouraged.  Additional eligibility requirements apply to the Comcast service for more information please Click Here! 

INTERNET GRATIS: Conéctate utilizando nuestras asociaciones con Comcast y T-Mobile.

City Schools se ha asociado con Comcast y T-Mobile para brindar acceso a Internet a las familias que necesitan una conectividad inmediata.  Las familias que no cuentan con un servicio de Internet en el hogar son elegibles para un punto de acceso o para el servicio del Programa Comcast Internet Essentials. Sin embargo, si eres una familia con tres o más hijos inscritos en las escuelas de la ciudad, ambos servicios están disponibles y son recomendados.  Se aplican requisitos de elegibilidad adicionales al servicio Comcast. Para más información, Visite el sitio web de las escuelas de la ciudad. 

Staying connected!

Instagram: @ Violetvillepk8

Facebook: Violetville EMS #226

Twitter: VioletvillePK8

Violetville PK-8 App: Please visit your App Store and type “Violetville” in the search. Download our app to stay connected!  Available in the Apple and Android store!

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Meeting Community Needs /Satisfacer las necesidades de la comunidad

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Violetville is a Community School! /¡Violetville es una escuela comunitaria!

Violetville is a Community School in partnership with The Y in Central Maryland and we believe in providing supports for students, their families, and the overall community. We are committed to providing health & social supports, community development, youth development, college & career, enhanced academics & enrichment, and family engagement whether we are in person or virtually.

Violetville es una Escuela Comunitaria en asociación con The Y en Maryland Central y creemos en proveer apoyo a los estudiantes, sus familias, y la comunidad en general. Estamos comprometidos a proveer apoyo social y de salud, desarrollo comunitario, desarrollo juvenil, universidad y carrera, mejoramiento académico y enriquecimiento, y compromiso familiar ya sea en persona o virtualmente.

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If you are in need of any additional support for you and your family, please feel free to email our Community School Director, Santana Goodrich! We are here to support you!

Si necesita apoyo adicional para usted y su familia, por favor, no dude en enviar un correo electrónico a nuestro Director de la Escuela Comunitaria, Santana Goodrich! ¡Estamos aquí para apoyarlo!

Meals for Youth and Families

Baltimore City and its partners are providing free grab-n-go meals for youth and families at 100 sites across the city. The city is also distributing 30-lb. grocery boxes and 24-lb. produce boxes.

Comidas para jóvenes y familias

La ciudad de Baltimore y sus socios están proporcionando comidas gratuitas para jóvenes y familias en 100 lugares de la ciudad. La ciudad también está distribuyendo cajas de comida de 30 libras y cajas de productos de 24 libras.

Meal Sites Sitios de comidas

Home Delivered Grocery Boxes

Home delivered grocery boxes are available for individuals and households in Baltimore City who meet all of the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency:

  • Can’t leave home because they’re at increased medical risk, sick or in quarantine
  • Don’t have family, friends or neighbors who can get food for them
  • Don’t receive food delivery through other programs
  • Can’t afford paid meal or grocery delivery
  • Have somebody at home who is able to prepare meals

To see if you qualify and to request a one time delivery:

Residents 59 and younger: Call 2-1-1
Adults 60 and older: Call 410-396-2273

Cajas de comida entregadas a domicilio

Las cajas de comestibles de entrega a domicilio están disponibles para las personas y los hogares de la ciudad de Baltimore que cumplan todos los criterios siguientes como resultado de la emergencia de COVID-19:

  • No pueden salir de casa porque tienen un mayor riesgo médico, están enfermos o en cuarentena.
  • No tienen familia, amigos o vecinos que puedan conseguir comida para ellos
  • No reciben la entrega de alimentos a través de otros programas
  • No puede permitirse el pago de la comida o la entrega de comestibles.
  • Tener a alguien en casa que sea capaz de preparar comidas

Para ver si califica y solicitar una entrega única:

Residentes de 59 años o menos: Llame al 2-1-1
Adultos de 60 años o más: Llame al 410-396-2273

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Assistance Programs 

The Mayor’s Office of Children & Family Success works to make sure Baltimore’s children, youth and families have access to the resources and supports they need to succeed and thrive. Through the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership (BCCAP), the office seeks to assist residents with transitioning from financial vulnerability to sustained financial security.

Eviction/Energy/Water 

Child Care Assistance 

Licensed child care providers are available for younger children and school-age youth up to age 13—and the state has child care scholarships to help cover the costs.

Child Care Assistance

Internet Essentials and the Y

Internet Essentials from Comcast brings affordable, high-speed internet to your home and greater access to what’s important to you. You may qualify if you have at least one child who is eligible for the National School Lunch program or if you receive HUD housing assistance.

• $9.95/month • No term contract • No credit check • No installation fee • In-home wi-fi included

 Internet Essentials y la Y

Internet Essentials de Comcast trae a su casa una Internet de alta velocidad asequible y un mayor acceso a lo que es importante para usted. Usted puede calificar si tiene por lo menos un niño que es elegible para el programa de Almuerzo Escolar Nacional o si recibe asistencia de vivienda del HUD.

$9.95/mes – Sin contrato a plazo – Sin verificación de crédito – Sin cuota de instalación – Wi-fi en casa incluido

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or call 1-800-594-5674.

Aplique aquí

llame al 1-800-594-5674

Traffic Calming in Violetville

Hello all,

There have been a lot of discussions regarding traffic through Violetville. The large intersection at Caton & Wilkens is sometimes confusing and avoided. As a result, a lot of drivers cut through Violetville (mostly using Haverhill & Pine Heights) to get from Baltimore County to Baltimore City or vice versa. We have followed the process and submitted traffic study requests. They either get denied or they’re approved and we don’t see a date of completion.

The denial reason we keep getting is that we “don’t have enough traffic”. Enough traffic compared to who? We don’t what the metric is BUT we get a lot of speeding on our narrow streets. WE know that its problem. WE hear people flying down the streets overnight without stopping at intersections. WE have had cars damaged. Our residents are the subject matter experts of our needs because we live here and we see what the city doesn’t see during business hours.

We were able to get a 4-way stop at Haverhill & Clarenell after fighting for it through a petition: https://villageofvioletville.org/causes/ This is extremely frustrating because we know many of you have had your cars damaged over night. There have been at least 2 incidents of pedestrians getting hit by cars and several close calls.

We have submitted some traffic calming forms. Thank you to everyone who returned their form, it definitely helps us push for traffic calming. If you are a resident of Violetville and concerned about traffic and would like to submit a traffic calming form with for your street/block email: ashley@villageofvioletville.org

Another option, which seems to be faster than waiting for DOT, is to do something creative with our intersections. Graham Projects has done several traffic calming projects throughout the city to make areas safer and they look pretty cool. The bump-outs (sidewalk being used to narrow the entrance into the intersection) are a speed deterrent. Comment your thoughts below on using this as an option. Communities that go a more creative route have more control over their neighborhoods traffic.

The following is from an email that was submitted to Baltimore City on 9/24/2019. The traffic study in question has been in progress for several years

The current study number is: SR19 00372690   This is only for Pine Heights. We have had studies done at Haverhill Rd & Clarenell Rd several times.  I’m not sure how to search the study number I reported it was a few years ago.  Anything you could help us would be GREATLY appreciated by the whole community, including the school.

PLACES NEEDING 4-WAY STOPS AND ADDITIONAL STOP SIGNS

HAVERHILL & CLARENELL (most recent accident) COMPLETED VIA PETITION

Every 2-way stop along Sharonleigh

Coolidge & Joh

HIGH SPEED STREETS

Haverhill Rd

Pine Heights Ave

Rockhill Ave

Joh Ave

Coolidge Ave

Blind Spot due to parking

Haverhill & Benson  (most recent accident)

Need Review for whether we need clearer lines or stop signs

Corner of Coolidge and Joh Ave

Traffic Background: Cars frequently cut through community from Wilkens to Benson or to avoid the intersection at Caton & Wilkens. Violetville is also a shortcut to access the businesses along Benson and Joh Ave.  We get semi-trucks that get stuck in the community frequently.  Mostly on Coolidge, Haverhill and Greenvale.

The following map marks intersections of concern

How to verify incidents on SpotCrime

Hello all,

John Mathena (Community Liaison – Office of the State’s Attorney) and BPD – Southwest Precinct are aware of incidents that were reported on the website SpotCrime.com. They was no record of some of the incidents and SpotCrime has also removed the user submitted incidents. If you want to make sure the information is valid, here is a great guide from Mr. Mathena made for us to check the incident against Baltimore City data.

https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.108.22/jmx.768.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Verifying-Crime-Reports-on-SpotCrime.pdf