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icon image of a houseBaltimore County sealSue Bull
Baltimore County Homeless Services Coordinator

We call them "the homeless." They are men, women, children and families who are experiencing homelessness and need some help finding a permanent, affordable place to live.

Whether living in shelter or on the streets, those experiencing homelessness are provided supportive services to help pave the way towards stable housing and self sufficiency. Through the County Continuum of Care, service providers collaborate to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness. Individuals and families are linked to employment, health care, life skills training and most importantly, housing. Each year, the County helps over 6,000 individuals.

On any given night, there are over 550 men, women and children in homeless shelters around the County. Twentyfive to 30 requests for shelter are received each day through the County Homeless Screening Unit. Over 200 people live on the streets, in encampments and other places not meant for human habitation.

All of these important services wouldn't be possible without the support of our community. Faith leaders, service providers, and people who have received services will gather April 15 for the tenth annual Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless Rally for the Homeless. Join the rally to show community support for housing programs, development of affordable housing, and supportive services across the county. Taking action can make the difference in many lives and make our community stronger. The Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless 10th Annual Rally for the Homeless is April 15, 5:00 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 120 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson.


Revised April 6, 2016