Bolton North

Gina Stritch RSC, Bolton North, Baltimore, Maryland

Gina Stritch is the resident services coordinator at Bolton North in Baltimore, Maryland. Born and raised in Baltimore, Gina holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University and completed the Case Management Certificate Program through the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She has over six years of experience working in the non-profit field, primarily with organizations providing mental health services and affordable housing solutions. Gina has a passion for supporting and strengthening under-served individuals and communities.

2nd Quarter Report: April 1–June 30, 2020

209 Total Households
228 Total Households
131 Residents Received Direct Service Coordination
228 Residents Received Food Distribution and Meal Delivery Services
37 Residents Received Housing and Household Management Support
33 Residents Participated in Virtual Community Engagement Activities
31 Residents Received Benefits Enrollment Support and Assistance
15 Residents Received Financial Literacy Support and Assistance
10 Residents Received Computer Access And Training
4 Residents Participated in Voter Education Initiatives
1 Resident Received Eviction Prevention Assistances
19 Partner Organizations

Bolton North News & Events

America Saves Week
24 out of 31 residents who participated in the America Saves Week program pledged to save a combined total of $4,531. So far, 20 participants have saved a total of $2,732 as of the halfway mark in June.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Three residents visited the local YMCA every Saturday and brought 20 bags of groceries back for their neighbors who are high risk and have difficulty getting to the grocery store. One resident calls the RSC to ask if she knows of any residents in need of food and will add those people to the delivery list.

Food Distribution
Each Sunday, Class Act Catering delivered hot meals to residents. On May 30, city council presidential candidate Carl Stokes donated meals and delivered them door-to-door to each resident.

Resident Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to COVID-19, RSCs began working remotely in mid-March, except for services deemed “essential”, such as food distribution. During the second quarter, coordinators began to gradually return to site-based work, with safety measures and precautions in place. The RSC at Bolton North continued to respond to the needs of residents in many ways, including: Daily resident phone calls, texts, or video chats; Regular communication with property management; Flyers with RSC contact information distributed; Service coordination; Rent/utility assistance; Budgeting; Unemployment applications; Benefits enrollment; Stimulus checks; Senior wellness checks; Food & supplies distribution; and Referrals to medical and mental health professionals.