The Baltimore City Health Department has declared a Winter Shelter Status alert for Saturday, January 13 to Friday, January 19. Find additional information on winter shelter status and resources here.​

X
The Youth Reach MD report is in!

12.11.17

In the spring, Youth REACH MD (Reach out, Engage, Assist, & Count to end Homelessness) conducted its second Youth Count at the sites of targeted programs, agencies and businesses all across the state known to serve young people experiencing homelessness, including Health Care for the Homeless. The purpose of the count, modeled after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Youth Count!, is to obtain accurate, detailed information about unaccompanied youth and young adults ages 18 to 25 who are without a permanent place to call home, and who are not under the care of a parent or guardian.

The report, released this month, identified more than 2,300 youth in Maryland as unaccompanied and experiencing homelessness. At Health Care for the Homeless, we know that this number does not accurately reflect the vast number of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness in Maryland, but we participate in this and other counts, to ensure that the report is inclusive, client-focused and to help better understand how we can address the problem.

The report found disproportionate representation of African-American and LGBTQ youth, a significant number of youth without high school diplomas and a substantial amount of youth who are parenting. Based on these findings and more, the report makes three policy recommendations that the committee believes will begin to effectively address youth homelessness in Maryland:

  • Invest in housing and support services for youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness
  • Continue support of ongoing and improved monitoring of youth homelessness for data-informed decision-making
  • Grow local and regional capacity to track and address youth homelessness locally

Click here for the full report.

More Recent News


01.12.18

Both legislative chambers voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of last year’s successful paid sick leave bill.

1023
01.12.18

January 12 was not the usual Friday at 421 Fallsway. Amidst the daily work of providing health care and supportive services to some 300 neighbors without homes, we hosted the nation’s two top health officials.

1022
01.02.18

A Code Blue Alert is in effect until Monday, January 8 and a winter shelter declaration (when the temperature is 32 degrees or below) has been made until Thursday, January 11, meaning additional shelter beds are available for those who need them.

1010
12.20.17

On Tuesday, December 19, we officially welcomed 10 new members to our Board of Directors! You're sure to hear plenty more about them in the New Year, but here's a brief introduction to get you all acquainted! 

1005

View All News