Worcester’s “Every Child Needs” campaign helping families with basic needs

BERLIN, Md. – In Worcester County, a non-profit is stepping up to the task of trying to help children in need.

The school system says 42 percent of their students live in homes at, or below, the federal poverty level. To address that, Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) in Berlin announced its new initiative this week called “Every Child Needs”.

The center says it saw a need after its 2018 Christmas campaign, where many kids enrolled asked for basic necessities like beds, mattresses, pillows and blankets. They’re kicking off this new campaign with the hope that giving families the basics, that they desperately need, will help them in countless ways moving forward.

“We hope that we can build capacity within these families. So as we learn about them and their struggles, we hope to find various resources that can help them to obtain better jobs or other services that might facilitate their growth as a family,” says Steven Taylor, the Executive Director for WYFCS.

The non-profit says they need hygiene items the most: including toothpaste, shampoo, soap and even laundry detergent.

Donations can be made by visiting the WYFCS offices at 124 North Main Street, Suite C, in Berlin, Maryland, by mail, online at gowoyo.org, or via their Facebook. For more information contact Morgan Coulson, Communications Coordinator, at 410-641-4598 or mcoulson@gowoyo.org.

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