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A New Beginning and a New Way to Connect

By Rozi Rice I could never have anticipated that the events of Monday, March 16, 2020 – a day that began like any other – would have the impact on my life that they did. In an early morning email from Jewish Community Service’s Executive Director, my colleagues and I learned that our building would …

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Understanding Employment First

By Victoria Smith-Thompson, MS, BSW “Every working age Marylander with a disability, including those with the most significant disabilities, must have access to opportunities which lead to employment in competitive, integrative settings.” This mandate from the state sets in motion Maryland’s plan for Employment First, a program created to help eliminate barriers and increase the …

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