• Youth program expands to meet demand for youth engagement across Baltimore

    Wednesday’s deadly violence involving youth underscores the importance of providing a safe space for our kids here in Baltimore. Many of us have been introduced to "Uncle T" before, but now the youth advocate is putting his program on steroids to meet the demand to save our students. Terry ‘Uncle T’ Williams is not new [...]
  • ‘Time for action is now’: Groups, Baltimore leaders push for change amid recent violence in schools

    -City Councilman Zeke Cohen, leaders of the Baltimore Teachers Union, and several city schools students held a rally outside City Hall calling on district leadership to implement the OSI-initiated and -supported restorative practices program in all Baltimore City schools.- By WMAR Staff BALTIMORE — Parents, teachers and local groups are shouting out against violence in schools. In [...]
  • Mock overdose prevention site opened today at the Nomu Nomu Art Center

    -OSI-Baltimore is a longtime member and supporter of the BRIDGES Coalition- By WMAR Staff BALTIMORE  — Just a few weeks ago, it was revealed the recent death of Ravens' Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson was caused by an accidental drug overdose. Now lawmakers are being encouraged to take action to prevent overdoses city wide. Mayor Brandon Scott and [...]
  • Baltimore City to pay young families $1,000 a month, in “guaranteed income” pilot program

    By Bryna Zumer BALTIMORE — Baltimore City will pilot a "guaranteed income" program, which will pay 200 young, very low-income parents $1,000 a month for two years. The city will use $4.8 million in COVID-related funding for the project. Mayor Brandon Scott announced the pilot program this morning, joining several other cities nationwide in offering [...]
  • Healing Maryland’s Trauma Act passed

    BALTIMORE — Maryland is taking a different approach to trauma. By WMAR Lawmakers announced the passage of the Healing Maryland's Trauma Act Wednesday. The legislation takes Baltimore's Elijah Cummings Healing City Act and the Healing City movement to the state level. It establishes the Commission on Trauma-Informed Care and calls for a statewide healing framework. [...]