The Crib offers hope to young parents

Finding the best way to help parents in crisis situations requires a multitude of resources. The Crib, a non-profit organization located in Southern Maryland is providing those resources and more. Now The Crib needs help funding their good work..
April 10, 2011 - PRLog -- Monday, March 28, 2011, Lexington Park MD - A young parent who finds themselves alone and in crisis will undoubtedly feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty of their future.  A local non-profit organization, The Crib, adopts a holistic approach to these problems by supporting parents in crisis with a place where they can find support and encouragement.  Beyond providing critical assistance in locating and accessing resources for essentials such as food, shelter and medical care, the staff and volunteers at The Crib work towards providing education and support for both parent and child. The goal of The Crib is that upon completion of the program clients are self-sufficient, capable parents on a life path that inspires them!

In February, The Crib launched a fundraising effort called "If I had a dime for every time". This effort is being extended through April 15th with an online fundraising effort that could be called "The power of ten". An urgent plea is going out to citizens in Southern Maryland  to log onto and donate just $10 to help families with infants start the path to a better life. To provide even more support for single parent families, donors can encourage 10 friends or family members to do the same. Executive Director, Andrea Templeton, explains that if just 100 people can encourage 10 others to donate they will exceed their fundraising goal of $10,000! All donations are tax-deductable and 100% of the proceeds raised will directly benefit local families in crisis.

The Crib is a caring community committed to empowering parents in crisis situations.  A parent who has the courage to raise their baby alone has the strength to be a role model for both their child and community.  The Crib is intended to have a multigenerational impact; each parent who successfully completes the program will see its effects on their own life and on the life of their child.  By taking action now, we can create a cycle of hope and success for future generations.

For additional information about The Crib, or to donate, please visit our website at or call Andrea Templeton at 323-791-2967 or 240-431-8225. Questions may also be  e-mailed to

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About The Crib - currently operating in St. Mary’s County, MD, we offer case management services focused on working with young, single parents.

We focus on parents with young children, because studies have shown that the first three years of a child’s life have a greater impact on their overall life experiences than any other period of their development. Few things contribute more to having opportunities to live healthy fulfilled lives than having a safe and stable childhood. The Crib is actively working to improve conditions for children through improving the health, education and well-being of their parents.

We work closely with our clients to help them take advantage of available services in the community, as well as providing unique services not offered elsewhere in the community. Core areas of focus are completing a GED or pursuing secondary education, employment development, financial planning, fitness and nutrition, self development, art and creative development.
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