The Board of Child Care is a human services organization that helps children. Since 1874, we have given children and their families hope for the future and power in their present lives. Today, we serve more than 1,300 people through our residential and community-based services.

Our goal is to build a bridge leading to independence, success and confidence for children facing adverse life circumstances. When they leave us, we want them prepared to meet the world and to live productive lives.

We invite you to learn more about our programs:

  • Links to the left describe our core program offerings
  • Schedule a tour of BCC's main campus and/or Welcome Center
  • Speak to a staff member about our programs and how to get involved. 

Please join us in making a difference in the lives of children and families.


What's Happening at BCC

Stories from our most recent KEYWORDS newsletter. You can subscribe and receive the newsletter via email each month or view it as a printable PDF



Back to School: Help our kids realize their dreams!

Dear Faithful Friends,

For one girl at the Board of Child Care, graduation this year meant more than receiving a handshake and diploma. It meant that her dreams for the future were finally coming true.It is my pleasure to introduce you to Shaquan P.

When Shaquan arrived at our Strawbridge School in eighth grade she was lost in conflict, negative relationships, and poor choices. She didn’t see the value in her education at first. Over time the academic and clinical support provided by BCC slowly built a solid platform from which she could grow.

Shaquan continued to work hard on not only her academic work, but also on improving her selfesteem and confidence. She was the recipient of the Comcast Leaders & Achievers scholarship earlier this year and was chosen to give the senior class speech during graduation. Her efforts have clearly paid off!

Outside the classroom Shaquan enjoys writing, dancing, and other creative activities, and dreamsof becoming a nursing assistant in the future. During her message to her fellow senior classmembers, she advised them that, “Our success doesn’t have to stop here.” For Shaquan we know thatgraduation was only the beginning of her achievements. We cannot wait to see her put her greatwork ethic to use.

Your gift to the Back-to-School Fund makes it possible for us to continue helping youth like Shaquan reach their fullest potential. And Shaquan is just one example.This year we had twenty-five youth from Strawbridge School and our residential care programs in Maryland and West Virginia graduate from high school or receive their GED.Your continued support ensures others like Shaquan at BCC are prepared to leadhealthy, productive lives.

May God bless you for your generosity to our Back-to-School Fund.


Donate online here

Mail a check:

Board of Child Care

Attn: Back-To-School Fund

3300 Gaither Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21244


2014 Golf Outing A Huge Success

Thank you to all the sponsors and vendors who made our 9th annual event possible.  Speical thanks to ASG and Sodexo for being our Gold level sponsors once again!


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