BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A warm coat this winter might be something many people take for granted until they don’t have one.
An annual coat giveaway hosted by the Baltimore Ravens, fresh off their sixth-straight win, may help some people avoid the cold.
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Helping Up Mission has been mentioned in a nice response article published in the Baltimore Sun:
The writer is executive vice president for marketing, communications and external affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
…In Baltimore, the Helping Up Mission, which assists individuals battling addiction and homelessness, recently began using a $50,000 grant from CareFirst to offer dental and oral health care to its clients — 15 of whom gained employment after receiving their dental care.
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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.
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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GBMC Brings Primary Care to Baltimore City, with Helping Up Mission
Now, we are taking our model to Baltimore City.
In partnership with Helping Up Mission (HUM) – a nonprofit located in historic Jonestown whose mission is to provide comprehensive recovery services for men fighting addiction, poverty and homelessness in Greater Baltimore – GBMC will deliver advanced primary care services to 500 of their clients with high acuity healthcare needs and more than 1,500 alumni who are encouraged to maintain their recovery and remain accountable through the HUM Alumni Program.