“Mommy, are we going to be here past tomorrow?”

Philisha fought for Gabby and Travis every day.

As the 90-day limit at a local shelter wound down, she agonized over keeping her family together and keeping a roof over her children’s heads. The possibility that she couldn’t do both was excruciating.

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Trust Tierra: Our clients do

Tierra Bolling connects with our clients in a way that few can.

As a child, Tierra watched both of her parents struggle with substance use, and she knows first-hand what it’s like to experience homelessness. Tierra’s early years taught her that hard times don’t define your future. Change is possible. 

"This doesn’t have to be what your life is like,” she reminds her clients.

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Charles Johnson

Two years ago, Charles Johnson was staying in abandoned rowhouses in West Baltimore with no insurance, no income and nowhere to turn for health care needs. “I’ve been pulling my teeth out with a pair of pliers and a wash rag,” he said back then. “And I don’t have my top teeth now.”

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Armstead Hetherington

At Health Care for the Homeless, Armstead Hetherington is a bit of a celebrity. On any given day, you’ll find him chatting or laughing with staff and clients or participating in one of several advocacy groups. His big smile and bright eyes make him a draw in any crowd. For years, Armstead shied away from being in the spotlight because he was missing most of his teeth.

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People experiencing homelessness who are 25 to 44 years old are three times more likely to die of heart disease than people who are housed.

What's New


04.20.18

Every day many of us walk or drive past people on the streets and in crisis. For outreach workers Roy Jackson and Orlando Stevenson, stopping to help is their full-time job.

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04.13.18

During the 2018 Maryland legislative session, advocates like you rallied, testified and contacted lawmakers in support of our legislative priorities. Thanks to all that work, we’re celebrating the passage of three important bills…

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04.11.18

On Monday, April 16, the Baltimore Housing Roundtable, Housing for All, City Councilman John Bullock and City Council President Jack Young will introduce the Fund the Trust Act, a bill that would create a funding stream for the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

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03.27.18

Vaccinations protect all of us from contracting and transmitting certain infectious conditions, keeping everyone safe and healthy. Since November 2017, new staff members have been required to be vaccinated for varicella (chickenpox), measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and hepatitis B—in addition to the flu.

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