The goal of the Step Up Program is for each participant to achieve a healthier, more rewarding life by specifically treating the whole person (i.e., body, mind, and spirit). We believe a person cannot be well, physically, if he or she is unable to navigate the transitions of life (e.g., career aspirations, financial security, residential security, and a sense of purpose).
CCF offers a variety of educational and vocational rehabilitation/career development programs, family support services, and residential housing assistance for clients and their families to help stabilize their recovery.
Moreover, CCF is devoted to strengthening the community through its “Adopt-A-Park” campaign and civic art projects, as well as by developing positive leaders who understand both the tragedy of addiction and the triumph of recovery.
It is our vision to provide equal access to career and educational opportunities for our community—which includes natural, physical, and spiritual advancement and healing.
Education and Career Opportunities:
Through a partnership with Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) and other vendors, eligible and motivated CCF clients have a wide range of educational and career opportunities which include, but are not limited to:
Participants from the Step Up Program in Baltimore, Maryland tell their stories of recovery, education, and rediscovering their own self worth.
Able to interact, communicate and work well with others.
Tier System of Incentive:
Tier 1: Essential
Attendance and participation in weekly meetings are essential and necessary. Some group activities include: Resume Writing, Mock Interviews, Computer Skills.
Incentives: Bus tokens and prizes will be available for participation.
Tier 2: Momentum
Continued attendance and participation in weekly meetings. Participation in 12-hours of volunteer events/activities (outreach projects, Adopt-a-Park, community clean-ups, health fairs, food drives)
Incentives: CCF Uniform and ID
Tier 3: Application
Within the framework CCF, must be able to work independently, display leadership qualities, utilize soft skills. May hold case manager position; all Tier-3 members are eligible for the Recovery Coach Program.
Incentives: stipends, business cards, entrepreneurial assistance and BB&T Banking. Eligible Step Up members may apply for the BB&T Financial Wellness Program (Free) and for the CCF Home Buying Program.