Get the Help You Need Now

Get the Help You Need Now

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction or homelessness, Helping Up Mission may be able to provide immediate help. Do you need:

Temporary help due to a short-term crisis

Overnight Guest Services have been temporarily suspended in order to provide a safe intake process for our recovery program applicants. More info in the “What About COVID-19?” section below.

Overnight Guest Services provides a night of shelter for men experiencing homelessness. There are 50 available beds, allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check in begins at 2:30 pm. Overnight guests receive a bed for the night, two full hot meals (dinner and breakfast), toiletries for showering, clean clothes, and an evening chapel message. If they realize a personal need for recovery, they may apply to our Spiritual Recovery Program.

Comprehensive, long-term recovery services

The Spiritual Recovery Program is a long-term residential program for men and women fighting addiction and homelessness. If you need a medical detox, our staff will refer you to a local hospital. Participants will live in a 12-Step therapeutic community, experiencing grace, accountability, and personal growth that equips them for lasting success on their recovery journey.

Applicants for the Spiritual Recovery Program must be:

  • At least 21 years old.
  • U.S. citizens or legal aliens.
  • Suffering from alcohol or substance abuse.
  • Able to abide by a 45-day initial in-house restriction.
  • Willing and able to perform work therapy assignments.
  • Ready to become involved in all aspects of the program.
  • Agreeable to all program policies and procedures.
  • Available for a pre-entry personal interview on site (no telephone interviews).

Finally, applicants must not have open court dates or outstanding warrants. And no outside employment is permitted for the first six months of the program.

Because Helping Up Mission is a non-profit organization sustained by private donations, there are no fees for initial entry in the program.

However, individuals with non-employment sources of income (e.g. SSI) may be required to pay the prevailing rate for program fees. All others will be registered under the Food Stamp/TDAP Program to help defray program costs. When a man returns to gainful employment — usually around the six-month mark — he will accept personal responsibility for a portion of the costs associated with the residential program.

At Helping Up Mission, we believe no one should be left without options. If you do not qualify for our programs, we will make every reasonable effort to provide you with a qualified referral to another service provider.

We’re happy to announce that every other Monday starting June 8th, 2020, we’re welcoming new applicants to our Spiritual Recovery Program. Our COO Dan Stoltzfus gives the details in this video.

We are able to expedite the intake process for applicants who have just been tested for COVID-19 and have documentation of a negative test result.

Take the Next Step

To begin the recovery journey, come to Helping Up Mission. Beginning June 8th, 2020, we do intake interviews every other Monday between 7am and 3pm. If you’re bringing any personal belongings with you, please limit them to what you can carry in a disposable bag of some kind. Everything will be provided.

Questions or Concerns?

We’re here to help. Submit a message below, email, or call us. For men’s intake, call 410-675-7500 extension 166 or 196. For women’s intake, call 410-244-8414 extension 1003. We try to respond to inquiries within 24 hours.

A Note for Referring Agencies
Helping Up Mission welcomes referrals from outside agencies and peer recovery specialists. We do not guarantee admittance until conducting a personal interview, and we may require medical agencies to send a DSM assessment. We also require legal agencies to send a full criminal history and psychosocial profile.