Winter shelter status. Winter shelter status is in effect until 11 a.m. on Monday, January 16. Additional beds are available. Single adult males go to WHRC or call 443-478-3777. Single adult females go to 601 E. Chase Street beginning at 4 p.m. If full, go to WHRC for placement. Families call ahead to Sarah's Hope 410-396-2204 or Salvation Army 410-685-8878. If they are at capacity, families will be transported to alternate locations. 

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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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You could fill Oriole Park at Camden Yards 217 times with Americans who sleep each night in shelters, in public places and doubled up with others.

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12.19.16

The weather outside was frightful last Thursday afternoon but the lobby at 421 Fallsway was filled with yummy smells and holiday cheer...

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01.06.17

We'll dress up and dance. Partake of the best chocolate in town. And help our neighbors find a place to call home. Join us! 

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12.21.16

As we honor our neighbors without homes who died in 2016, Phill Sheldon, Convalescent Care Coordinator at Health Care for the Homeless, remembers Andras Horvath, who was brutally murdered on December 2. 

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12.21.16

The following people were known to have experienced homelessness, and to have passed away in 2016.

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