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St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore has relocated all 135 men from our men’s shelter located in East Baltimore, working in partnership with the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services.

This move allows employees and staff to maintain recommended safe social distancing guidelines to better protect everyone from the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The shelter residents were relocated to the former Dr. Roland N. Patterson Sr. Academy public school building in Northwest Baltimore City, a facility most recently occupied by the Kipp Ujima Academy until its closure in 2019. A portion of the school has been outfitted to accommodate up to 153 men.

This move will help us provide a safe environment for both our residents and staff as we do everything in our power to protect them from the virus. The new location is an improvement in both the amount, and quality, of the space for residents.

SVDP has been performing daily health screenings on all its shelter residents and staff, and this practice will continue at the Greenspring Shelter location. Residents who are identified as having possible COVID-19 symptoms are isolated and taken to alternative living arrangements so they may self-quarantine.

SVDP is in need seeking donations of cash, individually packaged snacks, masks and supplies to keep up with the increased demands of maintaining exceptional care for our shelter residents.