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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In 2005, for the first time, there was no jurisdiction in America where a full-time, minimum-wage worker could afford a one-room apartment.

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Every Wednesday, women come together at the downtown clinic of Health Care for the Homeless for discussion and support. On May 11, group facilitator Lydia Santiago did things up a little bit—in honor of Women's Health Week—and 30 ladies lunched, talked the gamut of women's health matters, laughed and loved.


A Health Care for the Homeless staffer is representing Baltimore in a transatlantic exchange to end homelessness.


We are strengthening our focus on women's health—and the barriers to care that homelessness poses for women without homes. What better time to kick that effort off than during National Women’s Health Week?


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


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