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Philanthropy Project: Baltimore Station

Baltimore StationAs its 27th year in operations is nearing its close, Baltimore Station continues to change lives every day. Founded by members of the local community, Baltimore Station serves as a residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment center serving a primarily veteran
population (85% veteran population in 2015). Baltimore Station operates two separate locations in Baltimore City, helping veterans overcome homelessness, poverty, drug addiction, and the mental trauma associated with being at war to become adults who are able to live independently with a sense of inner peace, empowerment, and new purpose. In addition to running the treatment centers, Baltimore Station also runs the daily Men’s Overflow Shelter for Baltimore City. This gives homeless men a place to shower and sleep for the night.

Conference attendees will be creating “towel rolls”. These rolls contain a washcloth, hand towel, and bath towel tied together in a set. Each set will be given to a resident at the treatment centers, along with those who go to the overflow shelter. Many of the residents of the treatment centers and those who go to the overflow shelter do not have their own washcloth, hand towel, and bath towel. These sets will help provide recipients with a way to help maintain their hygiene and provide a sense of comfort. Any extra towel rolls will be kept for future residents and shelter visitors.