The winter shelter status is ACTIVE Saturday, February 16 through Tuesday, February 19 at 8 a.m. Extra shelter space will be available for single adults and families. Find more details here

Annual Point-in-Time Count


Maybe you've heard of the Point-in-Time or PIT count before. Formerly every two years, but now annually, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities to help identify individuals, families and youth experiencing homelessness in each jurisdiction. Beyond a simple count, PIT volunteers offer a survey and ideally help connect the people they meet with services. HUD then uses this information to inform funding and community planning decisions.

According to Director of Community Services Katie League, "While not perfect, the annual Point-in-Time survey is essential in assuring that Baltimore continues to receive HUD funding. And it's an important opportunity for Baltimore City to hear about the needs of our clients directly from the clients themselves."  For an idea of the kinds of information they collect, you can peruse the results from the 2017 PIT count here

This year's PIT count in Baltimore City is Saturday, January 27 - Wednesday, January 30. There are two parts to the count...

Overnight Street Count (SUnday and Monday nights)

  • Our all-star outreach staff will serve as team leads for the overnight counts (5-11 p.m. and 6:30-11 p.m. respectively). You can join them by signing up as a volunteer here.

Daytime Site-Based Count (Monday and Tuesday)

  • For the fourth count in a row, our 421 Fallsway clinic will be one of roughly 10 community sites participating in the daytime count. Keep an eye out for volunteers in our lobby on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

For questions or comments about the PIT count, please reach out to Katie League or Sarah Bielecki.


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On Saturday, February 2, 800+ spectacularly dressed chocolate lovers filed into the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront for the sweetest night of the year. By the end of the night, our incredible Health Care for the Homeless community raised enough money to give 1,000 of people the care they need to regain health, hope and opportunity.


Brandon Berryain doesn’t want his position on our Board of Directors to be a status symbol. For him, it’s an opportunity to ground the Board with his lived experience and encourage other clients to get involved. Brandon says, “As much as being a leader matters, it’s being an example that matters more.”


HIV/HCV Care Associate Adrienne Washington talks testing and education


Mary* was worried. She didn’t have time to be sick. And she couldn’t leave her kids at the local shelter to find out why she wasn’t feeling well.

“If you’re in a shelter, you can’t control when you go to sleep, when you wake up or when you eat,” says Amber Richert, DNP, Nurse Practitioner. “When your health is another thing you can’t control, it can be really scary.”


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