Stephen Davidson

“What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!” Expect a big smile and a joke like this one whenever you see Stephen Davidson. “I’ve got to learn a new way of living. A new way of dealing with things. It’s the first time I’ve experienced medical difficulties. First time I’ve been in a wheelchair. First time I can’t work. But I might as well have a good attitude about it.”

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Thomas Riddle

Throughout his life, Thomas Riddle was passionate about music and cars. These things brought him happiness. But from the time he was a child, something was missing. It took a heroin habit and homelessness at the age of 50 for him to identify what that was. In his own words, Thomas talks about the importance of love.

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Mary Beth

“I got a late Christmas gift this year.” That’s how Mary Beth describes the moment her therapist, Jill, told her she had secured a dental appointment for her at our downtown clinic.

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Walt Mell

Walt Mell’s blue eyes droop just a little but they have a twinkle to them. His whole face smiles when he talks. The last 20 or so of his 53 years have been hard. But what you notice right away about Walt is his levity. He goes to the ER for his regular nosebleeds, he says, and he comes to the Health Care for the Homeless clinic in Baltimore County to bring cookies to the staff and "fatten them up."

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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


We first brought you Derrick’s story in March. Now we’d like to share its happy ending.


On May 19, we'll be celebrating the work of client artists. Join us—5-7 p.m. at 421 Fallsway!


On April 21, Health Care for the Homeless staff members and volunteers from Constellation Energy transformed the garage of our downtown clinic into a free marketplace for essentials like socks, underwear, bras, t-shirts, hygiene kits, snacks and reusable water bottles and bags.


Health Care for the Homeless clients, staff and community partners staked out a steady presence in Annapolis during the 2016 legislative session, which served up mixed results for those bills that would help prevent and end homelessness.


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