“It had been over 20 years since I had to look for employment and I needed all of the help that I could get. The Outreach Center was getting started in the Workforce Program. The timing could not have been better. The program helped me get my resume updated. It gave me the opportunity to network with the proper agencies throughout the city and gave me information about various activities within the city. I think most of all it gave me the knowledge that I was not alone.
When something like unemployment happens to you, you feel as if you are alone in the world. You feel as if you have failed and that you have no one to turn to, but the Workforce program not only gave me the resources that I needed to get another job, but it gave me the encouragement that was needed to keep moving forward in the job search, because there are days when you feel like giving up, but the workforce program leaders were there to keep you encouraged. I got a job after I finished the program and I recommend this program to people all the time.”
“I would like to thank Pamela Caple and the Friendship Outreach Center for believing in my ability and remaining persistent in helping me find employment opportunities. Being an ex-offender, the employment opportunities for me are limited.
The Outreach Center never stopped giving me leads and never stopped believing in my ability for success. Through the Outreach Center I was contacted by the Maryland Hospitality Training Center and completed the program.
I am now a part time employee for Visit Baltimore and opportunities for employment continue to come in.
I owe my new found enthusiasm and optimism all to Pamela Caple and the Outreach Center.”
“I have been coming to the Outreach Center for a long time. There are very caring people here. Sometimes I don’t have enough food, but I know I can get food and clothes at the Center. I am just one person who needs help, but a lot of families come here too. Even when people work hard it is still hard to keep food on the table. This place makes a difference. Everyone is wonderful. Even to me, a second generation from Greek grandparents.”
“I have been coming to the Outreach Center for about 3 to 4 years. They have been an inspiration to me and a big help to my family. When all of my grandchildren moved in with me, I came and got clothes for them and left with two large bags. Grandmothers do whatever they can for their children. I lost my 6 year old grandson a few years ago and the Outreach Center really helped us. They gave us food, clothes, flowers and gave us a donation. At Thanksgiving and Christmas they gave us turkey baskets and other foods. I am grateful for the Outreach Center.”