The Baltimore City Health Department has declared a Winter Shelter Status alert for Friday, March 2 through Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m. Find additional information on winter shelter status and resources here.​


All Health Care for the Homeless clinics are closed today, Wednesday, March 21, due to inclement weather and icy road conditions. 


Center Stage's performance of Twelfth Night on Wednesday, March 21 is canceled. The show will be rescheduled to Friday, March 23, 2:30 p.m.



We are the closest we’ve been in 15-plus years to increasing TDAP!

The Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) increase, HB 1615/SB 1231, passed the House of Delegates March 16 and is now in the Senate.

HB 1615/SB 1231, if passed, would increase the monthly TDAP benefit to $215 a month as of July 1, 2019—up from $185 a month today. It would then increase $8-$12 each year until it is equal to the Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefit for a one-person household, or $306 a month.

We can’t leave Senate passage of the TDAP bill to chance. 

Please help us ensure Senate passage by submitting written testimony (in a hurry!). The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the TDAP bill on Thursday, March 22. Write a paragraph or two about why the TDAP increase is important and email it to by 5 p.m. Wednesday. We’ll submit it as written testimony in time for Thursday’s hearing.

Or, email members of the Senate Finance Committee between now and next Wednesday with this short, urgent message: Please support HB 1615/SB 1231! And email your own senator, too, because when the bill goes to the floor for a full Senate vote, your representative’s vote in favor will be critical.

HB 1615/SB 1231—as amended—would:

  • Make TDAP an entitlement, just like Maryland’s Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program and Food Supplement Program (FSP)
  • Increase the benefit amount gradually over several years to bring it to the same level as the TCA benefit for a family of one, which is currently $306 a month
  • Index TDAP to TCA, which, like SNAP, is indexed to a percentage (61%) of Maryland’s Minimum Living Level