Towson University groups create care packages for members who can’t return home for the holidays – CBS Baltimore

TOWSON, Maryland (WJZ) – Recognizing that some members of the Towson University community cannot return home for vacations and winter vacations, several campus offices have created care packages to address needs such as food insecurity. , information on emergency shelters, health care and mental health services, as well as suggestions for low-cost and no-cost activities.

The university’s counseling center has partnered with the Center for Student Diversity, the Office for International Students and Fellows, Housing & Residence Life, and the Student Affairs Division to put together the packages, which also include affirmation cards.

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“We will be distributing care kits and resource guides for students who may be feeling lonely or in need of support this winter,” said G. Wei Ng, staff psychologist and diversity coordinator for the Counseling Center, in a statement. “Additionally, there will be in-person programming in January where students can connect with each other to avoid feelings of isolation and loneliness during the long winter break.”

The university plans to continue programming and in-person events, such as movie and game nights, in January to help these people feel less isolated.

Students who have chosen not to receive a care kit but want a copy of the resource list can call the Counseling Center at 410-704-2512 or the Student Affairs Division at 410-704-2055.

From January 6 to 27, the university’s FoodShare program will be open by appointment on Mondays and Thursdays, and a remote pickup model will be available. Those wishing to make an appointment should email [email protected]

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