(Baltimore, MD) – St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore announced July 1, 2017 it will be acquiring the programs of Innterim Housing & Family Services (Innterim) which operates permanent and transitional housing services for homeless families in Baltimore County.
"For the past 25 years, INNterim Housing and Family Services has been a beacon of hope for homeless families, working hard to move them to self-sufficiency. We are thrilled that St. Vincent de Paul will continue providing these vital services under their umbrella of other critical programs." stated Dorothy Wolman, Chair of the Board of INNterim.
Under St. Vincent de Paul, Innterim’s services will be operated as two distinct programs: Innterim House, which consists of 10 units of transitional housing for homeless families that need additional support and time to transition from shelter to permanent housing; and Innterim Gardens, which consists of 10, community-based, permanent supportive housing units targeted for families that have experienced chronic homelessness, have physical or mental disabilities, and need longer-term support to stay housed and live independently.
In addition to providing housing, both programs offer intensive case management services, employment services, life skills coaching, linkages to behavioral health services, rental assistance and other supportive services.
We are pleased to be able to continue these services to homeless families and build upon the success that Innterim has achieved over the years” said John Schiavone, President & CEO of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. “We plan to draw upon the resources of our organization to further strengthen the services offered.”
Families who are homeless, nationally and in Baltimore, represent about one third of the homeless population, and have been the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in recent years. Families face many challenges to regaining housing due to the challenges of finding affordable housing on limited incomes, maintaining employment while caring for children, and overcoming other barriers to housing that include mental and mental health needs, domestic violence, and lack of education.
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore has been providing services for individuals and families in need for more than 150 years, and is a leading provider of homeless services for families in Baltimore City and County, including the Sarah’s Hope family shelters located in West Baltimore and Reisterstown, the Front Door Rapid Rehousing programs in Baltimore City and County, Cottage Avenue Community, and Frederick Ozanam House.
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore is a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland. With an operating budget of over $22 million per year, 14 programs, 243 staff members, and more than 3,800 volunteers, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore serves thousands of individuals and families each year. www.vincentbaltimore.org