Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in Baltimore. Often, they have no place to turn once they lose housing. Baltimore offers a severe shortage of family shelter capacity, which often causes families to be divided, with women, female children and adolescents going to women and children’s shelters, and men and older adolescent males going to a men’s shelter or the streets.

Sarah’s Hope Mount Street (SHMS) is St. Vincent de Paul’s comprehensive family shelter that provides 24 hour services for 80 homeless families in Baltimore City each year located in the heart of the Sandtown-Winchester, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Baltimore City. St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore knew we needed to expand SHMS to serve more families. And that’s exactly what we did. The expanded and renovated shelter is now at the forefront of providing shelter and comprehensive services to vulnerable families, including hundreds of children, who would otherwise have no place to live. The newly expanded Sarah’s Hope provides immediate shelter, stabilization, a supportive environment and access to comprehensive services 150 families each year.

After we completed the shelter expansion, we began much needed work on Sarah’s Hope’s exterior. A more accessible sidewalk and additional green space will soon be completed for families to enjoy during their stay at Sarah’s Hope.

During a partnership with St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, BGE, and Kaboom!, more than 250 volunteers came together on November 10th to build a playground for SHMS. The playground will provide needed resources, not only for the children and families at Sarah’s Hope, but also for the benefit of the community where there exists a scarcity of playground facilities. In addition, picnic tables and benches were assembled and installed around Sarah’s Hope’s exterior. The new playground will bring more than 400 kids in Baltimore City one step closer to having the play-filled childhoods they deserve. By building this playspace together, we are making it easier for all kids to get balanced and active play and making Baltimore more playable.

10 reasons to enroll yourchild in Head Start

10 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in Head Start Preschool

12/29/2018

Head Start is a pre-kindergarten program first launched by the United States government in 1965. The program was designed to aid working-class children in specific areas of their development, including education, nutrition and health services ...

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Marcus Scott, Caseworker at Beans & Bread

Marcus Scott, Caseworker at Beans & Bread

Filling his grandmother’s shoes; how a homeless services caseworker was inspired to help others

12/24/2018

Marcus Scott is a caseworker at Beans & Bread, our day shelter in Fells Point. A Baltimore native, Marcus grew up in the Walbrook neighborhood where his family has resided for generations. He describes a childhood ...

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Homeless - and then Finding a Home Again

11/21/2018

Meet Sheila, a former client who worked with a case worker at our Beans & Bread center and built a new life.

She says she never knew privileges, growing up in Baltimore’s Belvedere neighborhood. Her ...

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Head Start students get an extra head start to fight summer learning loss

7/14/2018

It’s a hot July day in Baltimore. School has been out for a few weeks now, and the first day of the new school year is still eight weeks away.  That’s a recipe ...

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Caroline Head Start Staff
Mike Olliver

Caroline Head Start Staff

Head Start Caroline Streets

5/11/2018

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Fatima Head Start Staff
Mike Olliver

Fatima Head Start Staff

Head Start Fatima

5/10/2018

May 10, 2018

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Arlington Head Start Staff Baltimore
Mike Olliver

Arlington Head Start Staff

Head Start Arlington

5/9/2018

May 9, 2018

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Patterson Park Head Start Staff
Mike Olliver

Patterson Park Head Start Staff

Head Start Patterson Park

5/7/2018

May 7, 2018

 

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Amity Aldrich

Meet Our New Assistant Director of Events and Volunteers

5/3/2018

May 3, 2018 - Amity Aldrich has been named Assistant Director of Events and Volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. Amity will be managing all aspects of corporate and community engagement with an emphasis ...

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Donna Trado, Owings Mills’ Office Manager - Point Breeze Credit Union; April Wright-Ferguson, Director of Sarah’s House Hannah More; Michelle Boyle, Vice President of Development for SVDP

Point Breeze Credit Union donation helps to establish new youth mentoring program

4/18/2018

April 16, 2018 - Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More is  our family homeless shelter on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore County. It’s a place where families experiencing homelessness can stay together - whether they are dual-parent ...

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