Shelter and Housing Facilities
People who are seeking access to the shelters and housing facilities listed below must be referred to those facilities by a qualified placement agency. Call 410-853-3000, Option 2 if you are seeking shelter for yourself or to aid another person.
Baltimore County has four facilities that provide emergency shelter for people who would otherwise be homeless. The emergency shelters provide approximately 348 beds. Neighborhood Improvement maintains an active management oversight role in the case of the three largest shelters, Eastside Family Shelter, Westside Men’s Shelters and Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More. Neighborhood Improvement allocates annual grant funding to non-profit providers, in this case the Community Assistance Network (CAN) for Eastside and Westside shelters, St. Vincent De Paul for Hannah More shelter and Night of Peace, Inc., which manage the day-to-day operations. These shelters are:
Community Assistance Network (CAN)
- East Side Family Shelter – Rosedale
Emergency shelter beds for 125 men, women and children. Residents receive dinner and breakfast as well as laundry and shower facilities. Day programs are provided by the Department of Social Services in the Day Resource Center and include classes for case management, GED, job skills, child development and recreational activities.
- West Side Shelter – Catonsville
Emergency shelter beds for 110 men. Residents receive dinner and breakfast as well as laundry and shower facilities. Supportive services provided by Lazarus Caucus, Department of Social Services and include case management to include support with housing, accessing mainstream resources IDs, birth certificates, transportation, clothing and meal coordination.
Catholic Charities’ St Vincent DePaul
- Hannah More Shelter – Reisterstown
Emergency shelter beds for 85 women and children. Residents receive dinner and breakfast as well as laundry and shower facilities. Services include case management, life skills, housing and budget counseling as well as children’s programming.
Night of Peace Family Shelter, Inc.
- Night of Peace Overnight Shelter – Woodlawn
Located at Salem United Methodist Church, Randallstown, Maryland. It is an overnight shelter for families with beds for 28 individuals. Residents receive dinner and breakfast as well as laundry and shower facilities. Private cubicles equipped with mattresses and storage closets are provided for each family
Domestic Violence Shelters
- Family Crisis Center
Domestic Violence Shelter for 48 women and children. Thirty day stay with services including therapy, court accompaniment, meals, and various other services to help residents gain permanent housing and independence. Transitional housing available for eight women and children.
- Turn Around, Inc.
Domestic Violence Shelter for 19 women and children. Women and their children may stay up to two years and receive many services to help them become stable and move out into independence. Services include therapy, job searches, budgeting, child care and more.
- INNterim Gardens
Permanent supportive housing for seven women and their children in seven scattered site units. Services include voluntary case management.
- INNterim House
Transitional shelter for nine women and their children in nine units. There is common space for meetings, offices, lobby, laundry rooms and playrooms. Residents may stay for up to two years while they work on such goals as employment, financial stability, child care, education, etc. to help them obtain permanent housing. Services provided are case management, tutoring for the children, parenting skills, employment and housing assistance, and counseling.
- YWCA Arbutus Permanent Supportive Housing Program
Permanent supportive housing for 13 women. Each unit is equipped with an efficiency kitchen, bathroom and living space. Residents share a common activity space and laundry room. Services include voluntary case management.
Revised August 16, 2013