Columbia Care Community Project
Educational & Vocational Training | Columbia, Maryland
BreatheTide is sponsoring Columbia Community Care’s Wellness for Building Strength, Happiness and Peace of Mind program. This program is offered through Tai Blue Coaching, a Black Woman owned health and fitness business in Howard County, Maryland.
BreaktheTide is sponsoring Columbia Community Care’s Wellness for Building Strength, Happiness and Peace of Mind program. This program is offered by Tahis Blue, a certified fitness coach and personal trainer. She is a mother of three children and a graduate of Wilde Lake High School (class of 2000). She is the owner of Tai Blue Coaching, a Black Woman owned health and fitness business in Howard County, Maryland.
The Wellness for Building Strength, Happiness, and Peace of Mind program is intended to support moms in their own wellness goals, while also being realistic and transparent about the demands of life. This program would also remove the barrier of cost that is an obstacle to health access for so many women.
The program will offer training and sessions around the “Primary Components of Wellness”, which will include:
- Positive Emotion
- Mindset (Growth vs. Fixed)
- Positive Relationship
- Purpose and meaning (The Big “WHY”)
- Goals & Accomplishment
- Stress Management & Mindfulness
- Physical Exercise
- Purpose and Me
Financial Updates will be provided when available from the WaveBreaker
Columbia Community Care (CCC) was founded in March of 2020 to address the exacerbated hardships and inequities related to food access in Howard County due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CCC currently operates three in person food distribution sites on Saturdays and operates the free grocery delivery service at the Columbia Flier Building three days a week. CCC has always been intentional about removing barriers to access and creating a model of mutual aid. CCC also knows the importance of addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger, inequities, and injustice is essential in ensuring that we all don’t just survive, but thrive. As a non-profit, CCC has expanded to respond to the holistic needs of the community and has served hundreds of thousands of residents of Howard County and this past year and reached over 16,000 home deliveries, since our founding, of full grocery orders for those who lack transportation or otherwise cannot get to the in-person sites.
As a non-profit, CCC has expanded to respond to the holistic needs of Howard County families through partnering with organizations, community members, and businesses to provide programming and services under our four Pillars:
- Liberation Education
- Health and Healing
- Purpose Pathways and
- Essential Resources
In addition to its focus on essential resources, CCC has a mentorship and youth led community safety program, a restorative peace circle program designed for community building, celebration, and healing, several liberatory education programs, and a volleyball program with Black female collegiate coaches. CCC programs and essential services support the mission to address root causes of inequities and shift the power dynamic in Howard County.
Over the past year CCC has implemented almost a dozen programs and have also collaborated with county offices, other nonprofits, and organizations to offer equity focused community events. Most recently we hosted an Essential Resources Day and Free Expungement Clinic in collaboration with over twenty community organizations, businesses, and individuals. This event attracted over 150 participants, approximately 90 of which participated in the Expungement Clinic, which will ultimately remove life altering barriers and obstacles to housing, jobs, schooling, and more. CCC has done an incredible job at providing essential resources to our community for almost three years now.
CCC has been honored with multiple community awards and are considered one of the most influential nonprofits of Howard County. We have won Best of Howard County Best Volunteer Organization for 2020, 2021, and 2022, and Best of Howard County Pandemic Hero in 2020. We also recently received a Howard County Government Rise to the Challenge Award. We have tremendous community outreach and influence through our relationship with community partners including other nonprofits and businesses, politicians and government officials.