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MLK National Day of Service – Hope Tote Drive

In partnership with the Presidential Inaugural Committee MLK National Day of Service, we invite you to join us for a virtual community event on Monday, January 18th at 2:30pm to learn about our “Hope Tote” Drive. To register, please click here: Helping Up Mission’s “Hope Tote” Drive Virtual Community Event · Volunteer organized Thank you for your support of the Mission!

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CEO Conference Call | Dec. 2020

During our Donor Conference Call on December 16, 2020, CEO Bob Gehman shared updates on HUM’s future Women’s and Children’s Center:   Topics that were discussed included: How we’re continuing to protect the men and women we’re serving, as well as our staff serving them on the front lines of exposure.  How we’re progressing in completing the new facility and how we will meet the needs of the children who enter with their mothers. And the biggest challenges we face in the days, weeks and …

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USICH Extra Mile Recognitions

Today, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) hosted the annual Extra Mile Recognitions Ceremony.  The Extra Mile Recognitions are awarded to local, state, and federal stakeholders who have made extraordinary efforts to support USICH’s mission and improve outcomes for Americans experiencing homelessness. HUM CEO Bob Gehman and Cornerstone Director Dr. Dennis Antoine were awarded the Annual Extra Mile Recognition from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, in the category of “Mental Health and Trauma Informed Care Are Critical.” …

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$340k in Grants Given to Maryland and D.C. Non-Profit Organizations July 15, 2020, Easton, MD – Qlarant Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Qlarant, the nationally recognized program integrity and quality company, has awarded financial grants to sixteen Maryland and District of Columbia organizations. Members of the Board of Directors for Qlarant Foundation held a virtual reception for the 2020 Grant Awards. In an average year, Qlarant holds their annual awards ceremony in their Easton, Maryland headquarters. In the current environment, …

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Reopening for Applicants

We’re happy to announce that every other Monday starting June 8th, we’re welcoming new applicants to our Spiritual Recovery Program. Our COO Dan Stoltzfus gives the details. For men’s intake, call 410-675-7500 extension 166 or 196. For women’s intake, call 410-244-8414 extension 1003. You can find more info on our Get Help page.

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CEO Conference Call

During our Donor Conference Call on May 19, 2020, CEO Bob Gehman shared updates on HUM’s response to the coronavirus pandemic:   Topics that were discussed included: How we’re protecting the men and women we’re serving, as well as our staff serving them on the front lines of exposure.  How we’re persevering in our lifesaving and transforming programs and services in the decades-long pandemic of addiction  And the biggest challenges we face in the days, weeks and months ahead!   Listeners were also given a chance to ask …

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Johns Hopkins steps in to help shelters, communities ravaged by Covid-19

By Ethan McLeod  – Associate Editor, Baltimore Business Journal May 26, 2020, 6:30am EDT Updated May 26, 2020, 2:19pm EDT … “The Go Team has conducted nearly 700 Covid-19 tests since the pandemic began at Health Care for the Homeless and four other shelters: Helping Up Mission, Kipp School, Marian House and Esther’s Place. Lindamood said Hopkins recognized that “large shelters were like tinder boxes, and if there were a cluster that lingered there, it was gonna spread rapidly.” But “if you respond quickly and …

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“My prayers started to change” – Demetrie’s story

“The catalyst, the breaking point, of me changing my life was me sitting on the side of a road one day and telling God that I accept this is going to be my life because you won’t answer my prayer. “

Demetrie grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Hear him describe how, in recovery, his prayers started to change from telling God what to do to asking for God’s will to be done, and how he’s found the transformation he was always looking for.

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Seeking Director of the Women’s & Children’s Center

Are you interested in being a part of the team at Helping Up Mission? We are currently seeking: Position Title: Director of the Women’s & Children’s Center Position Type: Full-time salaried, exempt position with benefits Reports to: Chief Operating Officer Start Date: Fall 2020 Click here to read the full job description   

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What Recovery Looks Like During COVID-19

We invited our men to share: What does recovery look like for you in this moment of COVID-19? What’s changed? What’s stayed the same? What encouragement would you have to offer others? Thank you for your prayers and your support, and may God bless you this Easter.

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