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04.07.22

Here's a quick look at our work through the first quarter of 2022:

So far this year...

  • 4,581 people have connected to care, across 15,676 visits with trusted providers
  • 667 COVID vaccines and 319 booster doses have been safely administered
  • 5,980 people received trusted care via telehealth

Understanding Health Disparities

As a society, we make assumptions about the causes of health disparities in our communities. We surveyed Hispanic/Latinx clients to understand why they are 57% more likely to have uncontrolled diabetes than the average client.

Here are a few of the most persistent barriers they reported:

Respondents were clear: 88% know how to manage their diabetes, but can’t access what they need to thrive. The results of this survey will guide a new, tailored care plan that addresses these challenges in the community.

Changing state policies

During the 2022 Maryland General Assembly, staff like Dr. Parita Patel advocated for full adult dental coverage under Medicaid.

This session, we also advocated for trans care equity, prenatal coverage for the uninsured and the decriminalization of drug paraphernalia. Follow the outcomes of our 2022 Legislative Agenda

Building an equitable future

Guided by feedback from those we serve, we meet urgent needs in the community—with medication co-pays, transportation support, and healthy food, ready to go.

Already this year, more than 200 people have connected to the emergency food pantry in our downtown clinic.

What’s the greatest need? Affordable housing!

This fall, 70 people will turn the key to new homes in our first affordable housing development, Sojourner Place at Oliver, located in East Baltimore. 

Track our progress with a virtual walkthrough in the photo gallery.

Giving a warm "Welcome Home" to our neighbors

788 people like Harold Jackson have received support to maintain safe and stable housing  or sign new leases so far this year.

In our new documentary, Past Due, we take a closer look at the systems keeping our neighbors out, and what role each of us can play in eliminating homelessness.


Thank you to the hundreds of individuals and families who have already donated to support our work in 2022.

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