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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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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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Season 3 of A Shot of Hope: Recovery Stories Podcast

We’re back with Season 3!

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Bobby’s story

Listen to the story of Bobby Johnson, and how despite his stumbles, God has placed Bobby on a path of service and redemption using his talents as a way to give back. Bobby reminds us that even in our darkest places, we still have a protector who, if we’re willing, will help us out of the grips of death and into loving and meaningful relationships.

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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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