Women of Excellence: Introducing the BBJ’s 2022 honorees

Women of Excellence: Introducing the BBJ's 2022 honorees

Jennifer Bedon Helping Up Mission’s CPO a 2022 BBJ Woman of Excellence

Jennifer Bedon joined HUM as Chief Philanthropy Officer in July 2020. Jennifer has 20 years of experience in fundraising for causes that improve the quality of life for the people of Baltimore. Jennifer is especially passionate about the opportunity to help HUM expand our work to serve the needs of women and their children with our new Center for Women & Children.

Congratulations Jennifer for being recognized as a 2022 Baltimore Business Journal Enterprising Woman in Philanthropy/Nonprofits!  To read the full announcement article CLICK HERE!

Camp Wabanna

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Thanks to You, 70 Kids Are Going to Camp This Summer! 

These include children of the men and women in our Spiritual Recovery Program along with disadvantaged girls and boys from some of Baltimore’s most violent neighborhoods.  

Now more than ever, these kids need a break from today’s harsh realities. They need to be with other children. They need encouragement and fun, away from the struggles of inner-city life.  

They need a life-changing experience at summer camp …  Located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, Camp Wabanna is a one-week Christian camp that is truly life-changing. Boys and girls can take in the splendor of God’s creation and safely enjoy a break from the harsh and dangerous world in which they live. 

Imagine the fun, inspiration, and hope you can give a child by sending him or her to camp. During their week at Camp Wabanna, the children will have the opportunity to experience climbing walls, low and high element challenge courses, boating and tubing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking.  Through these activities, campers are not only exposed to the beauty of God’s creation, but also the transformative power of a deep faith in and love for Jesus Christ.

If you would like to help sponsor a camper, click here to give a gift => www.helpingupmission.org/camp


For more information about this camp or how to support these efforts, please contact us at Philanthropy@helpingup.org or 410-675-HELP. 

One of Baltimore’s oldest nonprofits opens its first facility for women

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Tommie Clark, WBAL-TV 11

One of Baltimore's oldest nonprofits opens its first facility for women

One of Baltimore City’s oldest nonprofit organizations is trying something new.

The Helping Up Mission, which provides shelter and services to those in need, is opening its new building for the Center for Women and Children.

“It is exciting what is happening on East Baltimore Street through Helping Up Mission,” said Pamela Wilkerson, director of Helping Up Mission’s Center for Women and Children.

To watch the video and read the entire article CLICK HERE

3k pairs of socks donated to Helping Up Mission

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 12, 2022


and last updated 6:17 PM, Jan 12, 2022

BALTIMORE — Baltimore’s Helping Up Mission received a generous donation Wednesday morning.

The organization received 3,000 pairs of socks as part of the Marian Preparatory Academy’s first annual “Sock-It to me” Drive, collecting socks for homeless women, men, and children.

To read the full article and watch the video CLICK HERE

Helping Up Mission to open new Center for Women & Children

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer
Report for America Corps Member

Helping Up Mission, a Baltimore, faith-based nonprofit that provides programs and services to men and women suffering from homelessness and addiction, is set to open a Center for Women and Children at the end of January.

The new center will be located on East Baltimore Street, just across from Helping Up Mission’s men’s campus. It will open its doors to women this year, and next year it will take on women with children.

The funding for the new center was derived from Helping Up Mission’s Inspiring Hope Campaign, which raised over $62 million.

To read the full article CLICK HERE

Ribbon Cutting – Center for Women & Children

“We have waited what seems to be a long time, for this vision of helping women and children to become a reality. Women struggling with chemical addiction and homelessness need the same kind of help our men at HUM have received for 27 years.
Finally, today the vision is on its way to becoming a fully realized reality.

There is an Old Testament proverb that embodies some of what we’re feeling today. It says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

This building is a longing fulfilled, and it will be, for decades to come, a tree of life for thousands of women and their children.

As the word gets out that help is available, women who now live in shame and despair will no longer have to retreat into the dark places.

They, along with their kids, can now come boldly out into the light and receive the comprehensive help they need to get well and have a bright future.”

— Bob Gehman

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