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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06.23.16

The weather is unpredictable—but housing shouldn’t be. That’s the chief takeaway for those who attended Baltimore’s first ever Summer Solstice event to affirm the resilience and strength of people who’ve endured homelessness or are currently homeless. On June 21, advocates and people experiencing homelessness came together at the Ynot Lot in Baltimore for an afternoon of music, storytelling and fellowship.

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06.17.16

In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at a gay nightclub in Orlando and the one-year anniversary of the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, it has been a challenging week for many members of our community. We stand daily with the victims of violence and oppression and applaud the work of Orlando’s health care workers, from one health center to another.

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06.13.16

Each year at the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, cities across the country hold vigils for Homeless Persons' Memorial Day to honor those who have lost their lives to homelessness and commit to fighting for justice for those still living. But the fight for justice comes from hope—the hope that we can end injustice. 

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06.08.16

Saturday, June 11: Fifteen people will share their stories of homelessness at Stories That Matter, a monologue event hosted by Baltimore's Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau.

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