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The Future of Healthcare: “Either the federal government or state governments must create health planning functions to oversee the system” with Dr. John B. Chessare, CEO of GBMC HealthCare in Baltimore, Maryland

Story published on September 17, 2019 By Christina D. Warner, MBA, Order The Art of Healthcare Innovation: Interviews and Industry Insights from 35 Game-Changing Pioneers “Either the federal government or state governments must create health planning functions to oversee the system…” “…What makes your company stand out? Can you share a story? Our company is driven by its vision to be the community-based healthcare system that the patient experiences as a “system” and to deliver the care that we would …

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How Partnerships Come Together

Helping Up Mission has been mentioned in a nice response article published in the Baltimore Sun: BALTIMORE SUN | SEP 04, 2019 | Maria Harris Tildon, Baltimore The writer is executive vice president for marketing, communications and external affairs at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. The article reads: …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 …

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Cutting the ribbon on our Chase St. Women’s Center


We had the honor of cutting the ribbon together with Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on a newly refreshed courtyard and green space at our Chase Street Women’s Center, compliments of our partner Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. Coke Consolidated has a big heart for the communities they serve, and to assist in the transformation of lives. Over the past few months, Coke Consolidated deployed teammates as part of their Response Team to demo the existing structure in the courtyard, creating …

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Impact and Reach of Helping Up Mission

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 …

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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


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

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