Entries by Keith Fanjoy

San Mar welcomes Lowe’s Heroes crew to revitalize campus for kids

WDVM news story by Kelsey Jones available here: Lowes store extends a helping hand to a foster home Lowe’s store extends a helping hand to a foster home “This is just more proof of what we’ve done as our Lowes family comes out to our community and we build and bond with another family” BOONSBORO, […]

BCOH South Side Community Block Party a hit for families

Full article from Mike Lewis of Herald Mail Media available here: South Side Community Block Party, Fall Fest fill City Park Block Party, Fall Fest fill Hagerstown City Park Saturday Near one end of Hagerstown’s City Park on Saturday, people took in a bit of history at the Jonathan Hager House, which dates to about […]

Villa Maria Mental Health Team Joins San Mar

Full Herald Mail story by Julie Greene available here: Villa Maria Mental Health Team Joins San Mar San Mar brings some of Villa Maria’s Therapists under it’s umbrella San Mar Family & Community Services hired four therapists from the recently closed Villa Maria of Washington County facility, helping to narrow the gap in mental-health services […]

BCOH showcased in documentary video

Casey Family Programs recognized the work of the Bester Community of Hope, a San Mar Initiative, with a video highlighting our comprehensive efforts, as well as a story in it’s signature annual report, as a part of our 2019 Jim Casey national award. Read more of that report here: https://www.casey.org/hope Watch the 10 minute documentary […]

BCOH hosts Recovery Coach Academy community training in Hagerstown

From WDVM Hagerstown: https://www.localdvm.com/news/maryland/new-hampshire-man-shares-experience-of-substance-use-disorder New Hampshire man shares experience of substance use disorder After suffering from a 40ft. fall off a ladder, a New Hampshire man uses his story of addiction to help others wanting to guide victims of substance abuse. Darryl Lennon has substance use disorder after he says he was over-prescribed drugs. In […]

BCOH opens new home on Mill Street

Full Herald Mail Media story by Alexis Fitzpatrick can be viewed here: BCOH opens new home on Mill Street Bester Community of Hope celebrates new home on Mill Street Scott Nicewarner and his wife consider themselves proud parents of Bester Elementary School alumni, even with fully grown children. After years of running the PTA and […]

Spring brings opportunity for foster youth to start anew

Children connected with San Mar Treatment Foster Care came together today for exciting opportunities and a holiday celebration on this Good Friday. A teenage girl in our program, who we’ll call Sarah, had a vision for providing connections and fun for other kids and worked with our case manager Colleen Carter to pull off a […]

Maryland Senate recognizes BCOH as a “model” for communities

Herald Mail story by Tamela Baker available here: San Mar receives Senate recognition Md. Senate recognizes Bester program as ‘model’ for communities ANNAPOLIS — In January, the Bester Community of Hope — a cooperative initiative to strengthen families in the neighborhood of Bester Elementary School — won national recognition from Casey Family Programs. It was […]