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By Director of Engagement Eddie Martin, Jr.

In 2020, we must reimagine compassion, conviction and power in ways that serve our most distressed populations – including those among us who experience homelessness. 


What does everyday housing discrimination sound like? And how does it impact us at the community level? Chief Behavioral Health Officer Lawanda Williams reflects on these questions and more.


Musician, writer and poet Ryan Saunders moved into his apartment in December and was looking forward to creating an in-home studio.

Though he loves to cook, Ryan has long had trouble getting fresh, healthy food. But thanks to a pilot program over the last three months, Ryan had food delivered right to his front door.


Earl Johnson knows big things are coming to the Oliver community in Baltimore City, and he can hardly contain his excitement. Health Care for the Homeless is building new housing right down the street, and Earl says that Oliver is the perfect neighborhood for it.


Some have asked if a strategic commitment to racial equity is a departure from our mission. I last fielded inquiries like this three years ago when the agency pledged to build housing for those we serve. The questions are interrelated, the answers the same: Racial equity, like affordable housing, is a fulfillment of our mission. We’ll never end homelessness without achieving both.


Even before COVID-19, the families served by Baltimore City Public Schools had to contend with their children lacking even the most basic protections, like heat and air conditioning. In this deeply underfunded district, where 77% of students are Black, virtual learning hits families without stable homes hardest.


By Kevin Lindamood, President & CEO

I don’t want to return to the world that we knew before COVID-19.

I can’t turn away from what this pandemic has revealed about us: White Americans benefit at the cost of everyone else. It is plain to see in the number of Black lives lost to poverty and homelessness.


Does exercise and fitness look different for you in the midst of COVID-19?

We reached out to past Rock Your Socks 5K attendees and clients, Yogi Albert, Maggie Shearin and Daryl Fraiser, to see what’s changed and get their advice on staying active. 


Homelessness is not permanent. Together, we're making progress and providing care and support that changes lives every day.

Find out more in our 2019 Annual Report! 


Meet our new Chief Behavioral Health Officer