MEET OUR DIRECTOR

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JANET GLOVER-KERKVLIET, DIRECTOR

  

Janet Glover-Kerkvliet, NCC, LCPC, GCDF, HNCP is a career development facilitator, adult/couples psychotherapist, and a Maryland Approved Clinical Supervisor. Ms. Glover-Kerkvliet has experience counseling clients dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, co-occurring disorders, addiction recovery, relationship, and life/career issues. She facilitates counseling groups and workshops designed to assist people with employment barriers, racial microaggressions, workplace bullying, and other mental health concerns. She is a Baltimore Corps 2017-18 Elevation Awardee, a 2018-19 Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab cohort member, a 2019 Warnock Foundation Social Innovation Fellow, a member of the 2019 PioneerBaltimore cohort, and a 2019 Open Society Institute-Baltimore Community Fellow for her work as director of the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group at the Corner Community Center. Ms. Glover-Kerkvliet received the American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF) 2018 Grant, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 2018 Tuition Award for Board Certified Coach Training, and the OneLifeTools Tuition Scholarship for Holistic Narrative Career Professional (HNCP) training. She is also an Affiliate Trainer for the Workplace Bullying Institute and founder of the Maryland Freedom from Workplace Bullying Task Force. Ms. Glover-Kerkvliet is the former program director of the Family Employment and Support Program at the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and GenesisJobs/Goodwill Industries.

  




OUR HISTORY

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BJHSG was co-founded by the Rev. Carol Cook and Nancy Jeannechild as a ministry of First Christian Church in Baltimore’s Roland Park neighborhood. The first meeting was held in November 2011. Since that day, BJHSG continues to meet each Tuesday at 1 PM. In 2015, Ms. Jeannechild found a position and Janet Glover-Kerkvliet volunteered to co-facilitate the group, along with Rev. Cook. In January 2017, First Christian Church became the Corner Community Center, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. When Rev. Cook retired from active ministry in 2017, Ms. Glover-Kerkvliet took on the role of Director of BJHSG. 

 


OUR MISSION

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To increase HOPE (Happiness, Opportunities, Positivity, Encouragement) for all job seekers, with emphasis on the long-term unemployed, by providing social, emotional, and psychological support, along with information, referral, and customized strategies, to help the un(der)employed maintain resilience, energy, and self-confidence as they strive to acquire a successful job/career.