New Eastern Family Resource Center opens in Baltimore County.
Byline: Daily Record Staff
Tne new $26 million, 0,000 square-foot Eastern Family Resource Center opened Thursday in Rosedale as Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz led a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to mark the grand opening in front of dozens of advocates for homeless people and health service providers. The facility on the campus of Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center replaces an outdated building that housed a shelter for women and families, as well as an array of programs operated through the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services. The new three-floor facility is located on the campus of Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center and replaces and expands the previous shelter for women and families that served 250 people. Now, the facility has three shelter operations, including an enhanced shelter for women and families, serving up to 250 people; a transitional shelter program for women and families with a capacity of up to 3 people; and a new shelter for men with a capacity of up to 50 people. The shelters are operated and staffed by Community Assistance Network in partnership with Baltimore County. The county is funding $16 million of the cost of the new facility, with Medstar Health providing $5 million in support, along with $5 million from the state. Baltimore County and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center negotiated a land swap whereby the land housing the previous Eastern Family Resource Center is incorporated into the hospital campus and MedStar gave the County the 3.9-acre parcel of property for the new center. The new building allows multiple health department functions, including family planning, dental services, the women, infants and children supplemental nutrition program, immunizations, substance abuse treatment, a sexually transmitted infections clinic, and the Infants and Toddlers Program.
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