The city has declared a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert from Sunday evening, January 19, through Tuesday morning, January 21Get more info here.

X
4 ways to keep neighbors safe and warm this winter.

11.11.19

Baltimore gets dangerously cold, and too many of our neighbors are out there.

Want to help, but don’t know how? Here are four simple things you can do to make a difference in someone’s life this winter. 

1. Keep up with Code Blue Alerts

When winter weather poses a threat to the life or health of residents, the Health Commissioner declares a Code Blue. During a Code Blue, warming centers and additional emergency shelters open for those without a safe place to stay.

Stay up to date by:

 

Following us on social media for real time updates. 

        

Learning more about warming centers and emergency shelters near you: 

Emergency Shelters   Warming Centers

Baltimore County Warming Centers can be found here


2. Know who to call for help

if you see someone in need of shelter, Call:

  • 211: Operators will provide shelter locations and safety tips during Code Blues. 
  • 911: Call for medical attention in case of a weather-related emergency 

3. Connect people with local resources

Have printed resources on hand:


4. Carry or donate winter essentials

giving an extra snack or a warm scarf makes a night on the street a bit more manageable. 

Here's what a few of our Facebook followers keep on hand to give: 

Get ideas for useful items to carry and instructions for donating street survival kits for our staff to distribute:

Fulfill our wish list

Create street survival kits

More Recent News


12.22.19

On Saturday, December 21, we gathered to remember the 183 clients, friends, family members and community members with the experience of homelessness who passed away in 2019.

Read their names and join us in keeping them Alive in Love. 

Brittany Addy

1673
12.10.19

 Get your tickets now for a glamorous night out full of joy, energy and chocolate! Need more convincing? We've rounded up the top reasons to attend.

 

1652
12.09.19

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 winners.

1649
11.11.19

Baltimore gets dangerously cold, and too many of our neighbors are out there.

Want to help, but don’t know how? Here are four simple things you can do to make a difference in someone’s life this winter. 

1639

View All News