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Winter shelter status is active Sunday, January 6 through Wednesday, January 23 at 8 a.m. Extra shelter space will be available for single adults and families. Find more details here.
We don’t know what the future holds for David.*
Before he could get his late-stage cancer treated, David’s oncologist told him that his mouth had to be cleared of all infection.
Parita Patel, our Dental Director, did what she could. She conducted an exam and pulled many of his infected teeth. But David needed oral surgery with sedation to safely remove all the damaged teeth.
Damien was a young father and high school teacher when his wife was killed by a drunk driver. In the wake of the tragedy, Damien experienced further devastating setbacks. He became unemployed and lost his health insurance and his home. Stomach pains led him to Health Care for the Homeless where he was offered the support and care he needed.
"It’s better for a new client to hear from a person who’s been there—I know he has an understanding. You can get a better understanding of what’s going on if you can relate to people."
There are less than 5,000 shelter beds available across the state, but more than 50,000 Marylanders are experiencing homelessness.
"Anybody can face homelessness. It’s not just the people that you think are poor or rich, it’s everybody. Anything can happen to anybody at any time. I think that’s one of the biggest things I’ve realized working here."
Tonii Gedin is about as constant as they come. When she was in Kindergarten, she wrote down a few things about herself on a sheet of paper—her favorite color, her favorite food and what she wanted to be when she grew up.