Networking for Mission Growth: An Invitation


Networking for Mission Growth: An Invitation

Join Bob Gehman, President Emeritus of Helping Up Mission, as he shares the incredible journey from struggling beginnings to becoming a nationally recognized organization. Bob discusses the vital role of networking and strategic partnerships in overcoming challenges and achieving growth. Learn how visiting and learning with other missions can inspire and transform your own mission’s initiatives. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to tour Helping Up Mission and exchange valuable insights, supported by a generous foundation helping cover travel and lodging expenses. Email Bob at to schedule your visit and elevate your mission’s impact. FULL VIDEO CLICK HERE

Sky Woodward is a 2024 The Daily Record Leader in Law

Sky Woodward is a 2024 The Daily Record Leader in Law 1

Excerpt taken from: Maryland The Daily Record

Courage, effort, and skill have helped Sky Woodward lead a
successful legal career, culminating in her current service as
general counsel and chief administrative officer for Helping Up
Mission, Inc., in Baltimore.
“I love and am deeply committed to my one and only one client, for which
my entire body of work as a lawyer is utilized daily to help the organization
provide hope and transformation to people experiencing homelessness, poverty
or addiction by meeting their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual
needs,’ Woodward said.
The former Girl Scout said she has always applied the organization’s motto to
“leave something better than you found it:’
She previously worked as an equity partner at Bradley Arant Boult
Cummings, LLP, in Washington, D.C. She was a principal at Miles &
Stockbridge, P.C., and an associate at law firms in Baltimore and San Francisco.
Woodward helps HUM, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the city’s homeless
and addicted populations recover, through representation on a major real
estate transaction, and by developing policies and procedures to support its
accreditation process.
She recently served on the Maryland State Board of Elections board.
Woodward earned her law degree from George Washington School of Law
and her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.

National Aquarium recaps 2023 achievements and continuing goals in impact report

…”For the fifth year, the aquarium continued its work with the Exeter Street Community Garden in Jonestown, where the Animal Care and Rescue Center is located. Together with the Helping Up Mission and Jonestown residents, the aquarium held volunteer events to plant and weed the garden, and to harvest and distribute its crops.”

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For many recovering from addiction, Thanksgiving is a time of triggers and stress. For one Baltimorean, it’s a chance at redemption.

Photo courtesy of The Baltimore Sun

As he looks back on the worst of his days recovering from addiction, Jeffery Schneider says, it feels like a miracle that he’s still walking around. The Baltimore painting contractor spent many years emptying his bank account for crack cocaine. A few days before Thanksgiving every year, the…

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Homelessness and Addiction: Two Crises Intrinsically Linked to Each Other

Homelessness and Addiction: Two Crises Intrinsically Linked to Each OtherBy Gregory J. Alexander, Contributing Writer

“Homelessness drives people in here, whether if it’s because they’re on the street or they’re living in
an encampment, or their addiction has just caused their family or other loved ones to just say, ‘Look, you know, you can’t be here anymore,’” says Daniel Stoltzfus, CEO of Helping Up Mission. HUM has impacted the lives of those experiencing homelessness…

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Homelessness and Addiction: Two Crises Intrinsically Linked to Each Other 1

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