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Charles County, Maryland

Charles County Vision 2020 Program

Charles County Vision 2020 Program

 

Program Update
The first group of program participants have completed
their
two year commitment to the Vision 2020 Program
and we celebrate their success!


Mission Statement
To significantly reduce the number of Charles County residents, living in poverty, by the year 2020. Ten identified individuals and/or families will participate in the program each year to achieve the goal of moving out of poverty and into long term, sustainable living conditions. The mission will be accomplished by harnessing the resources and knowledge of professionals across numerous disciplines and agencies to create a blueprint for helping individuals end the cycle of poverty. The blueprint will reflect a quality of life that is healthy, financially stable, and capable of providing for family members across the life cycle by assisting participants with various aspects as it relates to health, housing, education, employment, and transportation.   


Partnerships and Charitable Contributions
The Vision 2020 Program is seeking local agencies, businesses, and individuals who are interested in partnering with us to help our program participants reach their goals in the program focus areas.  Together, we can help families find their path to success and bring an end to the cycle of poverty.  Possible partnership opportunities include:  providing employment or internship opportunities, discounted vehicle repair and maintenance, scholarship opportunities, or other services to assist participants in their success in the Vision 2020 Program.  Charitable contributions may be accepted based on need.  To learn more about how you can help, please call 301-934-0100 or 301-934-934-9305 ext. 5142.


Program Focus Areas
   Health

  • To increase knowledge of and access to healthcare resources and availability in an effort to empower participants to be more active at home and within their community.
  • To eliminate public health concerns by providing access to indoor plumbing.

   Housing

  • To aid in the creation of sustainable, safe, and stable housing with adequate water and plumbing.

   Education

  • To facilitate the improvement of literacy skills, promote access to workforce training, and higher education in order to obtain gainful employment, manage daily family functions, and assist their children to succeed in school.

   Employment

  • To assist in navigating through barriers to employment so that participants obtain sustainable employment that will serve to support them/their families and bolster their sense of pride.

   Transportation

  • To connect residents to regular and safe transportation to ensure that residents are able to meet their basic health, educational, employment, and familial needs on a daily basis.

Program Eligibility
To be eligible for the Charles County Vision 2020 Program, you must be a resident of Charles County and be able to provide adequate proof of residency.  For more information, please contact our office. 


Contact Us
For more information please call 301-934-0100 or 301-934-9305 ext. 5142.

Empowering Charles County Families