August 2015 Executive Director Update

Dear Friends,

The Baltimore City Health Department is on a 12-month “Don’t Die” campaign to knock heroin addicts over the head and educate them on a new drug called Naloxone which prevents deaths from overdoses. It’s a defensive measure but important since heroin use is producing record numbers of overdoses, homelessness and deaths.

HUM is providing a positive approach to helping all who are chemically addicted and homeless. Our one-year residential Spiritual Recovery Program provides everything an addict needs to get well and have a reasonably happy future. Our 500 beds are filled even during the summer months.

Summer 2015 is a season of urgent need both for addicts on the streets coming to us for help and for HUM since our beds remain full at a time when giving drops off.

The only reason HUM can provide life-changing help is you. Your gifts, prayers, and volunteerism create an incredible place for men struggling with addiction, poverty and homelessness to get the help they need to change their lives.

Please read Kevin’s story (see page one). What a positive change has come into his life! You helped him and many others make that change possible! Thank you, and please remember us during these challenging summer months.

God bless you all.

Robert K. Gehman Executive Director