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WJZ “Coffee with”

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. For full story click here:

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Current Grantees Summary of Qlarant Grant Awards ~ 2019 – 2020 Grant Cycle

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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 …

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FAREWELL TO A WAYSTATION Chesapeake Bay Magazine

FAREWELL TO A WAYSTATION

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 By Rafael Alvarez 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 …

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Dancing For One (Video)

Keith, a Broadway performer turned dance instructor, shares his story of recovery – from rising to the top of the ballet world, to falling from grace, then finding hope in helping others. Read more of Keith’s story at https://helpingupmission.org/stories/keitht

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GBMC Brings Primary Care to Baltimore City, with Helping Up Mission

GBMC Brings Primary Care to Baltimore City, with Helping Up Mission

GBMC Brings Primary Care to Baltimore City, with Helping Up Mission June 17, 2019 Since 2010, GBMC has been at the forefront of comprehensive primary care in the region, transforming our healthcare delivery system and revolutionizing the patient care experience with an Advanced Primary Care Model utilized in 10 primary care sites throughout Baltimore and Harford Counties. Now, we are taking our model to Baltimore City. In partnership with Helping Up Mission (HUM) – a nonprofit located in historic Jonestown …

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Qlarant Foundation Awards $384K in Grants

Qlarant Foundation Awards $384K in Grants in Maryland and the District of Columbia posted on June 11, 2019 June 10, 2019, Easton, MD – Qlarant Foundation, the mission arm of Qlarant, recently awarded grants totaling $384,000 to 18 organizations in Maryland and Washington, DC supporting local healthcare-related quality improvement efforts. Applications from 67 highly qualified organizations were reviewed. Eighteen organizations were awarded grants ranging from $4,000 to $40,000. “These projects cover a large geographic area and address a wide range of …

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Pastor Gary: 20 Years of Recovery Ministry

After 20 years of faithful ministry at HUM, Deputy Director Gary Byers, aka Pastor Gary, is retiring. Perhaps we should say “retiring,” because he’s moving to Arizona to lead a college archaeology department and will continue leading digs in the Middle East. Video tribute to Pastor Gary: 20 Years of Recovery Ministry Director of Spiritual Life Mike Rallo interviews Gary on his life, career at HUM, and what’s next

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One Day At A Time (Video)

Experience firsthand the despair of addiction and the hope of recovery. Look through the eyes of a man as he wanders through the streets of Baltimore, homeless, hopeless, in active addiction. Then he enters into long-term recovery, and things begin to change… View on Youtube This point-of-view film is a creative composite of the life experiences of many men at Helping Up Mission. It was produced in collaboration with Mozell Films. DP: Lee Morton Director: Vic King AC: Andrew Hwang …

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Five things to know about our neighbors experiencing homelessness

Guest post by Josiah Haken I’ve worked at New York City Relief, a Hope for New York affiliate that serves men and women living on the streets, for seven years now. In that time, I have talked with countless individuals struggling with homelessness, addiction, mental health issues, and every kind of physical and emotional trauma you could imagine. But I have also been astonished by the movement of God in the lives of my neighbors who are homeless. I have …

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“You can’t skip the struggle.” Eric’s story

“When I was in the midst of everything, there were no options. You wake up every day, and your intent has to be get money or be prepared to die. I have choices nowadays.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/ericw

Featuring Eric’s segment from the new podcast Drug Stories – check them out at drugstories.org. (Audio by Miriam Zimmerman and photo by Michelle Frankfurter)

This episode was produced by Evan Jones and Vic King. Music by DMB (Eric’s request).

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