Camp St. Vincent

Children impacted by homelessness have a lot to deal with. They can feel disconnected from peers and have difficulty fitting in as their parents focus on the complexities of navigating a housing crisis. Camp St. Vincent is the only free summer camp dedicated to serving children experiencing homelessness in Maryland. At no cost to their families, Camp St. Vincent provides an unforgettable and transformational camp experience while addressing the negative impact of homelessness on children’s academic, social and emotional needs. Last year, 98% of campers maintained or advanced their reading skill levels, and 81% of campers maintained or advanced their math skills.


Hunger Services

Hunger is a constant reality for anyone living in poverty. One in eight people in Maryland, and one in four in Baltimore City, are food insecure. Many children in the Baltimore region are hungry when they arrive to school, and many have not eaten a full meal since they left school the day before. We offer consistent access to nutritious food to men, women, and children throughout the Baltimore region. Beans & Bread is a comprehensive resource program serving more than 300 people per day. Good Harvest Community Kitchen delivers healthy meals to over 63 locations across the city and county. 


Homeless Services

Homelessness can result from a lot of circumstances, including loss of employment, illness or disability, domestic violence, or other crises. Our Homeless and Supportive Housing Services include homelessness prevention and shelter diversion, three comprehensive 24/7 shelters, a day shelter, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing. Sarah’s Hope Family Shelter is a comprehensive 145 bed shelter in Baltimore City. Hannah More Family Shelter is a comprehensive 85 bed shelter in Baltimore County. Interim House Family Shelter is a 10 unit transitional shelter in Baltimore County.


Early Childhood Education

Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide Early Childhood Education services to prepare infants, toddlers, and preschool children for school, while also helping parents achieve financial, housing and health stability goals that benefit their families and the entire community. Head Start services are associated with positive, long-term outcomes for low-income children including higher cognitive test scores, higher rates of high school and college graduation, higher employment rates, higher earnings, and better overall health outcomes. St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore operates six fully credentialed Head Start sites and four licensed Early Head Start sites in Baltimore City. Classes are full-day and include free breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks.