ODB's participants are able to give back to their communities through volunteer community service. Over the years, we have supported: City on the Hill, Social Development Commission, Community Tabernacle Baptist Church, Share Organization, and Salvation Army with special projects. In addition to reaching out to other agencies, ODB has an annual event that requires assistance from our youth. In November, ODB hosted a Community Winter Bash. The event provides free winter clothing to families in need. This event consisted of support from the board, our youth, and community. Every year, ODB reaches out and provides free warm clothing to approximately 100 individuals.
Often time, students are entangled with peer pressure or negative environment. These challenges may result in unlawful activities and ODB is available to help youth clear their names. ODB's Service Learning Program has been in partnerships with Justice 2000, Impact 211, and Judge Mosley with the City of Milwaukee. Our relationships with these individuals aim to assist youth and youth adults with Court-Order Service. It has been a honor helping teens along with young adults gain court-ordered community services and become productive citizens again. restoration.
Students in high school and college have engaged in service learning projects. They have the pleasure of learning new skills and obtain credits for school. Upon completion, students receive letter depicting their community volunteer service efforts. As of today, ODB has assisted students from: James Groppi School, Madison High School, Transitional High School, Rufus King High School, Milwaukee Lutheran School, North Division, Travis Academy, A New School for Community Service, Nicolet High School, and Cardinal Stritch College.
Prenatal Care (PNCC) and Childcare Coordination Services (CCC) is a free State Program that helps pregnant teens/ladies with resources, clothing, education, Baby Boxes, etc. In addition to the resources, we have great Mommy & Baby Incentives and regular fun-filled community events.
A Better Us Support Group is a free social group that focuses on AODA and Mental Health Illnesses among pregnant teens/ladies. ODB provides resources and referrals with the aim to combat infant mortality. Young ladies are engaged in candid conversations with positive feedback.
ODB is grateful for our community partners who support our mission. We absolutely appreciate you for your assistance. Thank you again- Families Moving Forward (FMF), Blanket of Love Parenting Class, UW Extension, Hope Network for Single Mothers, Carenet, Milwaukee Birthright, Women Center, Alpha Women Center, and Africa American Breastfeeding Network.