Community Engagement Projects & Partners

Judy Templeton, Outreach Director

Judy Templeton has been a member of Oneness for the last 30 years. The Center and philosophy became a life-changing experience and a home and haven as it is today. She has been a teacher for Funday School, a board member and Chairperson of Outreach. She was honored to make a return engagement as outreach coordinator and Funday School teacher and accepts the calling. It is her cherished goal to lead the community in service to support the underserved. 

As a former social worker, Judy strives to help others survive and then THRIVE. Judy is retired and pursuing her dream jobs to include Holistic Health Coach, Instructor of Performing Arts, voice-overs and Radio Talk Host.  She has lived, worked and served in Columbia, MD for the last 45 years and is thrilled to begin this work for Columbia’s 50th birthday. She is blessed to live with her soulmate and lives a vibrant life in her colorful cottage in Columbia. Judy is honored to do this SACRED work!

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” – Nichiren Daishonin

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECTS

The Oneness Center for Spiritual Living Columbia has been contributing to local and international organizations for over 30 years. We believe that seeking to find ways to support others and share our good with those in need is a natural part of our mission in the world.

The MultiService Center in Laurel

The Mission of the MultiService Center is to enrich the lives of residents in our community. We do this by offering ready access to human services and supports for becoming self-sufficient. Services are provided by staff members who are caring, knowledgeable about the resources within our community, and skilled at navigating the system of local services.

We offer the following services:

BGE/Utility Assistance, Business Clothing, Case Management, Disability Services, Educational Assistance, Employment Assistance, Eviction Prevention, Ex-offender Services, Financial Coaching, First Month Rent Assistance, Food Stamps, Getting Ahead Program, Home Delivered Meal Services, Immigration Services, Individual or Family Counseling, Legal Assistance, Medical Insurance/Medicaid, Relationship and Parenting Support, Support Services for Individuals with a Disability, Veteran Services, Water Bill Assistance, Youth and Family Support.

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Horizon Foundation

“The Horizon Foundation is Howard County’s community health foundation, and the largest independent health philanthropy in Maryland. We are committed to improving health through innovative initiatives, collaborative partnerships, strategic grantmaking and thoughtful advocacy. Our work is driven by community needs and is shaped around strategic solutions that promise a significant lasting impact on physical and mental health in Howard County.

Our strategic priority areas are promoting healthy kids and families, ensuring a more equitable community and encouraging healthy aging. As part of this work, the Foundation leads the Speak(easy) Howard campaign, a Howard County initiative that helps residents think through their preferences for care, talk about them with loved ones, and name a health care agent, the person you choose to make medical decisions if you can’t. Learn more and get involved at speakeasyhoward.org. ”

Bridges to Housing Stability

Bridges believes that housing is the key to a household’s stability. Whether resolving the issue of homelessness or preventing a household from becoming homeless, our goal goes beyond crisis intervention – our approach and mission focuses on long term housing stability for our target populations.

Wilde Lake Community Association

Wilde Lake Community Association was formed “to organize and operate a nonprofit civic organization, exclusively for the promotion of the health, common good and social welfare of the owners of property in, and the residents of, the Village of Wilde Lake.”

World Day of Service

Every Year the Oneness Center for Spiritual Living Columbia participates in the “World Day of Service” by going to First Fruits Farms and helping pick produce to be donated to the Maryland Food Bank and other local Non-Profit organizations feeding families in need.

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