Shelter and Housing Facilities
A range of shelter and housing programs and services are provided to persons in Baltimore County who are homeless. These include emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters, cold weather shelters, transitional shelters and rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing. People seeking access to these services must be referred through the County’s coordinated intake system.
If you are seeking these services for yourself or to aid another person in accessing services, call 410-853-3000, option 2.
Baltimore County has four year-round facilities that provide emergency shelter for people who are homeless, providing a total of 348 beds. The Department of Planning’s Neighborhood Improvement Division maintains an active oversight role while allocating annual funding to non-profit organizations who manage the day to day operations of the shelters. These shelters are listed below.
Eastside Family Shelter – operated by the Community Assistance Network (CAN)
Located in Rosedale, the Eastside Family Shelter provides 125 beds serving women and families. Services include meals and laundry and shower facilities. Day programming, provided by the Department of Health and Human Services and CAN include case management, housing counseling and housing search assistance, job skills classes, life skills classes and nursing services, as well as child development and recreational activities.
Westside Men’s Shelter – operated by the Community Assistance Network (CAN)
Located in Catonsville, the Westside Men’s Shelter serves 110 men. Services include meals and laundry and shower facilities. Supportive Services are provided by CAN, Lazarus Caucus and the Department of Health and Human Services and include case management, housing counseling and housing search assistance, transportation, nursing services and jobs skills classes, as well as recreational activities.
Hannah More Shelter – operated by St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
Located in Reisterstown, Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More provides 85 beds serving families and women in need of short term convalescent care. Services include meals and laundry and shower facilities. Supportive Services are provided, including case management, housing counseling and housing search assistance, budget counseling, life skills, job skills and nursing services, as well as children’s programming.
Night of Peace Overnight Family Shelter
Located in Randallstown, Night of Peace operates an overnight shelter for families, serving up to 28 persons. Residents receive breakfast and dinner, as well as access to laundry and shower facilities. Private cubicles are provided for each family. While the shelter is not open during the day, a host of services are provided during the evening including case management, life skills and other workshops and children’s programming.
Cold or Freezing Weather Shelter
In addition to the year round shelter provided in the County, additional overnight shelter beds are opened from November 15 through April 15 each year when temperatures reach 32 degrees or below with wind chill factored. For information about these shelters, call 410-853-3000, option 2.
Domestic Violence Shelters
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
The Family Crisis Center provides shelter for up to 48 women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services include meals and laundry and shower facilities. Supportive services include case management, therapy, court accompaniment, and various other services to help residents gain permanent housing and independence.
Turn Around, Inc.
Turn Around provides shelter for up to 19 women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. Women and their children may stay up to two years and receive a variety of services to help them become stable and move to independence. Services include therapy, job search assistance, budgeting, child care and more.
INNterim House provides transitional shelter for nine women and their children, with each family having their own room and sharing kitchen, bathroom, laundry, playroom and other living spaces. Residents may stay up to two years while they work on goals regarding employment, financial stability, education, child care and others in order to help them obtain and maintain permanent housing. Supportive services are provided and include case management, tutoring for the children, parenting skills, employment and housing search assistance and counseling.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Serves seven women and their children in seven scattered site units. Services include voluntary case management.
YWCA Arbutus Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Provides housing for 13 single women, each with an individual unit equipped with an efficiency kitchen, bathroom and living space. Residents share a common activity space and laundry room. Services include voluntary case management.
Catholic Charities Hosanna House
Provides housing for 15 single women, each with an individual sleeping and living space. Residents share common bathroom, laundry, kitchen, dining and living spaces. Services include voluntary case management.