The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services has declared a winter shelter declaration for the period of Saturday, January 16 at 4 p.m. through Sunday, January 24 at 9 a.m. Call at 443-984-9540 to connect with shelter. Get more info here.

2020 Core Value Awardees


Every year at our staff retreat, we take time to honor and celebrate staff members who best represent our Core Values and one HCH-er at Heart. 

Review this year's awardees below!

HCH-er at Heart
Rosita Harris, CMA, Lead Certified Medical Assistant

“I would not be able to exude the core values of Health Care for the Homeless without the awesome group of people that surround me every day.  I genuinely love the work I do and the people I work with.”

Dignity: Carol Baez, Client Access Associate I​

“To me, dignity is about having respect and compassion for other people, no matter what. All humans are connected: when you show respect for others, you are emphasizing your own self-worth.”


Authenticity: Justine Wright, CMA, Community Health Worker

“To be your authentic self, you must first show humility to others/clients. Which allows you to build deeper connections with people.”




Hope: Cat Lee, LMSW, Therapist Case Manager

“The humor, resilience and authenticity that our clients and community hold and share keep my hope going. I continue to hope for change for a more equitable and just world for our community.”


Justice: Lisa Hoffman, Compliance Coordinator

“Justice combines courage, empathy, action and inclusion in the pursuit of a peaceful and loving world.”  


Passion: Aaron Perseghin, Information Systems Technical Analyst

“To me, passion means a devotion to the fight for a better world. Every day that I work at Health Care for the Homeless I get to see glimpses of that better world, and that is humbling.”


Balance: Eva Hendrix-Shovlin, Case Manager

“It’s an ongoing journey to find balance. At work, the support of my coworkers helps keep me grounded. My faith community, good food and music are my daily touchstones. I try to affirm the following, I think it applies to everyone: I can share my gifts with others. I can help others without emptying my own cup. I value and respect the boundaries that keep my cup full. I accept that my actions and choices are a small part of life’s tapestry, but not the grand design. My best may be received well by some, but not by all. I accept that I will fall short of the expectations of others. I can extend the grace I extend to others to myself. Knowing that I am beloved of God exactly as I am gives me the best opportunity for infinite growth.”


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