Board of Child Care Faith-based Outreach during COVID-19 Crisis
The Board of Child Care (BCC) serves some of the most vulnerable populations throughout the Mid-Atlantic. BCC provides behavioral health services to children, youth, and families across a continuum of care, including residential, education, and treatment foster care. As an essential health care service provider, our staff are working around the clock!
We are grateful for our intimate connection with faith-based communities who continues to provide extraordinary support to our youth and their families. While staff attend to the needs of our youth, we are concerned about their well-being as they offer compassionate, trauma-informed care to our kids during this time of crisis. Most importantly, we need your prayers. In keeping with our tradition, we are reaching out to faith-based communities to assist us with the following items and emotional support as we care for one another at BCC.
How You Can Help
Cash donations are truly the most helpful right now as vendor supply lines have been re-established, PPE quality varies greatly (sometimes we can’t use donated items even though well intentioned), and our ongoing need for PPE means we are ordering pretty consistently every other week. However, we are grateful of all forms of support. If you would prefer to donate physical items, here are our current needs.
Fun and Games
Given that many group activities, school, and community trips are still on hold, we greatly appreciate games and other fun things for the kids to do in the living units. Please see our Amazon Wish List HERE! Unfortunately we are not able to accept dropped off donations at this time. All items must be shipped to either the Baltimore, Martinsburg, Denton, or Mechancisburg campuses directly (addresses here). If you are sending an item outside of our Amazon wish list, that’s totally fine (good general guidelines are here)! Please put it to the attention of the Development Team.
Sponsor a Meal
While our staff are doing their best to think of creative menus that keep the kids’ attention, who doesn’t appreciate a night of take-out now and then as a special treat! Please contact us if donating a meal is something you are interested in.
Thank you in advance for your help!