Mike Siers, Director of the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University recently presented the economic impact study results entitled Impact and Reach of Helping Up Mission (HUM) to our board Program Commitee. The study is based on graduates of HUM and their impact on the Maryland economy and was graciously funded by BTU Partnerships for Greater Baltimore.
When a participant graduates from the Helping Up Mission with employment, they contribute substantially to Maryland’s economy. Their employment supports jobs, economic output, and employee compensation, in addition to contributing to state and local taxes. Regardless of employment status, Maryland saves money that might otherwise be spent on incarceration, hospitalization, or homelessness. These savings are seen both while a participant is enrolled in the program, as well as for years after a participant has graduated.
Helping Up Mission Director of Philanthropy Kris Sharrar joined local artist Luke Martin and photographer Josh Sinn, on WJZ, to discuss their artwork benefiting HUM.
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The Qlarant Foundation, the mission arm of Qlarant Inc., held a reception and information-sharing event at their Easton headquarters designed to celebrate the 2019-2020 grant awards. Each of the eighteen different charities from locations throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. were given their designated monetary award, and Maryland Senator Addie Eckhart gave citations to her Eastern Shore grant recipients. Helping Up Mission received $25,000 for Oral Health/Dental and Health Access. Sarah Kerr and Kristopher Sharrar, CFRE attended the event and accepted the grant on HUM’s behalf. Thank you Qlarant for your award! #celebrate #health #dental #oralhealth
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Building at 1716 East Baltimore Street—June 5, 2019—a week before demolition. (Photo: Jennifer Bishop)
Seafarers hall was a gathering place and a waiting room to adventure
As the Tall Ships sailed into the Port of Baltimore over the Bicentennial Summer of 1976, I waited to ship out of Crabtown at the Seafarers International Union hall just east of downtown.
I had graduated high school just a few weeks before; 18, eager to take a bite out of the world and completely unprepared for the work soon be expected of me in the deck department. The only knot I’d mastered was the one I used to tie my shoes.
But however ignorant of actual seafaring, I was long familiar with the large building where I waited for a job on a ship—1216 East Baltimore Street, just off the corner of Central Avenue and a block away from the Lloyd Street synagogue and Attman’s Delicatessen in Baltimore’s original Jewish neighborhood.
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by Danielle Jackson
BALTIMORE — WBFF — Governor Hogan attended and spoke at Helping Up Mission’s annual graduation ceremony, held at Martin’s West in Baltimore, on Sunday.
Helping Up Mission provides faith based recovery services for men experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction. The governor congratulated the more than 120 men who finished the year long spiritual recovery program. Governor Hogan said, “The spiritual recovery program graduates here today are proof that, even in the midst of our darkest days, there is always hope.
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Recently, HUM Board Member Dr. Mary Lashley was honored for her work partnering Towson University with HUM at an April 16 BTU Awards Dinner, featuring Towson University President Dr. Kim Schatzel. HUM Director of Programs, Tom Bond, shared about the value of the partnership. HUM staff Sarah Kerr joined Dr. Lashley at the BTU Partner Showcase on June 24 to share about the work connecting nursing students with other university staff and community members. Check out the Towson University story featuring the showcase https://www.towson.edu/news/2018/btushowcase.html and this video about the partnership https://youtu.be/-yRErv0jLUs.
Helping Up Mission was delighted to have Bishop Madden celebrate Easter Mass with our men.
Randy Z‘s decline began about five years ago with the deaths of loved ones. Consumed by addiction and homelessness, he found himself outside on a bitterly cold February night in 2017 lying on a bench waiting for a bed in the detox unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
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