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If you are interested in learning more about how our services may be able to help you or your family, you are in the right place.

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Below are the categories of services we offer.

You may also dial 2-1-1 for the First Call for Help directory, a link to community health and human service resources statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.

Shelter

We have two emergency shelters that accept homeless families:

Sarah’s Hope, Mount Street located in Baltimore City

Services include: intensive case management, meals, service linkage, health screenings, on-site infant childcare and early Head Start services, public school enrollment, youth activities and tutoring, adult education classes, and housing placement and referrals.

Please call Sarah’s Hope at 410-396-2204 to check availability.

Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Family Center
1114 N. Mount Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

Sarah’s Hope, Hannah More located in northwest Baltimore County

Services include intensive case management, meals, service linkage, health screenings, public school enrollment, youth activities and tutoring, adult education classes, and housing placement and referrals.

To be referred into the shelter, contact the Baltimore County Department of Social Services.

12041 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-773-0320

Meals

Meals are served twice a day at Beans & Bread, our day resource program for the homeless located in Fells Point at 400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore.

  • Morning Hospitality is served from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on the last Sunday of each month.

400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
410-732-1892

Click here for a list of open Summer Food Service Program sites in Baltimore County.

Emergency Food

Many of our parish based volunteer groups, Parish Conferences, maintain food pantries offering temporary assistance with groceries to households in their immediate area. Click here to locate a Parish Conference near you.

Homeless Resources

Visit Beans & Bread located in Fells Point at 400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore.

Services include: day respite, meals, clothing distribution, healthcare, showers, laundry, employment services, case management, housing referrals and placements, recovery referrals, assistance in obtaining personal identification documents and records, mail receipt, and telephone access.

The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. Certain services are scheduled for different days. Call Beans & Bread for the schedule of services each day.

400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
410-732-1892

Housing

Home Connections is a "Housing First" permanent supportive housing program for chronically homeless single men and women with disabilities, with scattered sites around Baltimore City. To contact Home Connections, call or visit our Beans & Bread Center, Monday through Friday at (410) 732-1892, or 400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231.

Frederick Ozanam House, located in Fell’s Point in Baltimore City, is a Housing First, recovery program for homeless men that provides transitional housing and supportive services in a semi-independent living environment.  Supportive services include intensive case management, psycho-education, recovery support and life skills development, employment assistance, linkages to mainstream benefits, and a continuum of substance abuse treatment through local addiction programs.  For more information, call or visit our Beans & Bread Center, Monday through Friday at (410) 732-1892, or 400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231. We are currently not accepting enrollment applications.

Cottage Avenue Community, located in Park Heights in Baltimore City, is a Housing First program that offers transitional housing for homeless families and supportive services including case management, employment assistance, and linkages to mainstream benefits.  Contact Cottage Avenue for availability and requirements at 410-728-8741.

Front Door offers rapid re-housing and shelter diversion for homeless families in Baltimore City and County. Contact the program for requirements at: 
Baltimore City – 410-462-4009, 3445 Parks Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Baltimore County – 410-773-0320, 12041 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Additional resource: Directory of Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs

Summer Camp for Homeless Children

Camp St. Vincent offers a free summer camp for homeless children ages 5 through 14 residing in shelters and transitional housing programs in Baltimore City and County. If you are in a shelter or transitional housing program, ask your case manager about Camp St. Vincent. Call 410-662-0500 for the 2016 Camp St. Vincent application.

 

Head Start

We offer Head Start services for low-income children ages 3 to 5 at seven sites around Baltimore City

Contact the main office for eligibility requirements at 410-276-5724.

Click here for the 2016-2017 enrollment information (English)

Click here for the 2016-2017 enrollment information (Spanish)

Our Head Start Sites:

Pimlico: 5001 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, 410-542-4242
Arlington: 3705 W. Rogers Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215, 410-542-1404
Arts Center: 4330 Pimlico Road, Baltimore, MD 21215, 410-466-1383
Patterson Park: 242 S. Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231, 410-276-5724
Fatima: 6420 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, 410-558-0919
Caroline 1: 1427 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21213, 410-685-7288
Caroline 2: 1415 N. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21213, 410-727-4160

Employment Services

Career Connections assists adults who are unemployed or underemployed with job preparedness (resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, job identification and application) and job leads and linkages to employment programs, internships and skill training programs.

Career Connections is available at two locations:

Career Center in Park Heights (formerly St. Ambrose Outreach Center)
3445 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
410-225-0870
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Beans & Bread Center in Fell’s Point
400 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
410-732-1892
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Essential Skills for the Workplace Courses
This free training includes: resume and cover letter writing, work habits and behaviors, interviewing and employability skills, and job identification and application strategies. The class is one week long and is offered to every job seeker who needs to understand the work market in 2016. Call our Career Center at 410-225-0870 to register for the next training. 

Next Course Food Service Training Program

A no charge program that provides applicants with extensive Food Service skills as well as the opportunity to obtain the ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate and the ServSafe Manager’s Certification. This intensive 12 week program is integrated with St. Vincent de Paul’s “KidzTable” program, a production kitchen providing over four thousand quality meals to head start programs, daycares, shelters, and after school programs throughout the Baltimore area daily. Intensive Job placement assistance is provided for all graduates.

Course Requirements:

  • 6th Grade Reading & Math skills
  • 12 week availability, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Able to reach, bend and stoop on a regular basis
  • Able to lift 50 pounds and stand for an 8 hour shift
  • Must be 18 years old at time of graduation
  • Must be eligible to work in the US

For more information about classes and eligibility requirements, contact Regina Brown at 410-982-0855.

Testing and registration is held every Friday at 8:45 AM and is required prior to class start date. New classes are forming for November and December 2016.  Click here for more information on upcoming classes.

Next Course at KidzTable
Hollander Business Park
1901 62nd Street, Suite 3906
Baltimore, MD 21237

Click here for printable directions to Next Course and KidzTable or take Bus lines 35 or 44.

Eviction and Utility Shut off Prevention

Many of our parish based volunteer groups, Parish Conferences, offer emergency assistance to prevent eviction or utility turn offs to households in their immediate area. Click here to locate a Parish Conference near you.

Additional resources:

Fuel Fund of Maryland
Office of Home Energy Programs
The Office of Home Energy Programs helps low-income Maryland citizens pay their heating bills, minimize heating crises, and make energy costs more affordable.

Additional Resources

Dial 2-1-1 for the First Call for Help directory - a link to community health and human service resources statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.

Maryland Community Services Locator
The Maryland Community Services Locator can provide you with service information, maps, and driving directions to find approximately 9,000 health, social service and criminal justice resource programs in Maryland.

Resources for Maryland Families
Information about numerous programs provided by the State of Maryland.

Directory of Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs

Contact the programs above to access services. For additional questions about our services, contact us via email or call us at 410-662-0500 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.