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Baltimore City Overdose Alert - A spike in overdoses was detected on Wednesday, May 23 in Southwest Baltimore. Such spikes are often related to tainted or particularly potent heroin (including heroin laced with fentanyl). Please share this information and encourage family, friends and neighbors to get trained to administer the overdose-reversing medication, Naloxone.
At Health Care for the Homeless, Armstead Hetherington is a bit of a celebrity. On any given day, you’ll find him chatting or laughing with staff and clients or participating in one of several advocacy groups. His big smile and bright eyes make him a draw in any crowd. For years, Armstead shied away from being in the spotlight because he was missing most of his teeth.
For many years, Eliza cycled in and out of hospitals, jails and the street. For the last two-plus years she has been safely housed, and in the last eight months, she has not been admitted or incarcerated once. Her home, which she secured through the Supportive Housing at Health Care for the Homeless, is the symbolic center of her life.
“When we speak of homelessness, I speak of a person who doesn’t have a key to his or her own place.”
People experiencing homelessness who are 25 to 44 years old are three times more likely to die of heart disease than people who are housed.
"We are…No different from our clients. Present, genuine and thoughtful members within our families and communities. Disruptive innovators."
"We…Don’t give up on anybody. Never settle. Create opportunities toward wholeness."
Tierra Bolling connects with our clients in a way that few can.
As a child, Tierra watched both of her parents struggle with substance use, and she knows first-hand what it’s like to experience homelessness. Tierra’s early years taught her that hard times don’t define your future. Change is possible.
"This doesn’t have to be what your life is like,” she reminds her clients.