Meet the people at Paul's Place.

With a staff of 17 and more than 100 volunteers, Paul’s Place remains a constant resource for low-income families in Washington Village and Pigtown. Once home to a thriving middle class, Pigtown residents now have a median annual income of about $22,000, and 70% of the neighborhood’s families with children live in poverty, according to latest census figures. The leadership at Paul’s Place, its staff and volunteers work to keep Paul’s Place as an anchor for Southwest Baltimore and make it a catalyst for change in the community.

Board of Directors


Health & Wellness Programs


*Employed by University of Maryland, School of Nursing to work on-site at Paul’s Place


Damian Teat assist others by helping break down barriers to community resources and providing encouragement to clients for involvement in community activities that support their goals and interests.


When Paul’s Place can count on you, families in Southwest Baltimore can count on us!

Poverty, homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, addiction, crime, and violence…children and adults in Southwest Baltimore face these and other adversities every day of their lives. When families are on their own, these burdens can become too heavy to bear, immobilizing, and isolating. 

The growth of Paul’s Place has taken the organization from offering basic needs services to offering programs that help guests move toward self-sufficiency and has increased the number of people we serve from 1,500 guests each year to 3,500.

Areas of Focus


Operate as a Dynamic Anchor Organization in the Community

Our goal is to operate a dynamic, anchor human service agency that improves the lives of people in Southwest Baltimore ensuring that its individuals and families have full access to supports necessary for stability and self-sufficiency.


Develop a Community-Wide Vision

Building on its reputation as a thought leader externally and a highly effective organization internally, Paul's Place is focused on bringing together other service providers to develop a community-wide vision and identify gaps in services.


Respond to Changing Needs & Serve More Residents

Re-imagine human service delivery in Southwest Baltimore in order to serve more residents. In addition, we need to ensure the financial sustainability of Paul's Place in order to continue and adapt to changing needs in Southwest Baltimore.

Our Team

With decades of nonprofit experience, our team is prepared to help our neighbors achieve their goals, gain self-sufficiency and beyond.

Our Volunteers

Paul’s Place relies on volunteers to offer a wide variety of high-quality programs. Volunteers assist with many of our programs and provide essential support for our fundraising initiatives and supply casseroles.

Leadership Team

The Paul's Place leadership team provides strategic guidance to help the organization reach its goals, working with partners, action teams, and special initiatives to ensure that the work is responsive to community priorities.

Our Partnerships

Paul’s Place has developed strong, authentic partnerships with dozens of nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and government agencies to strengthen our ability to serve our guests.

Nekeisia Booyer

vice president of programs for the Maryland Food Bank

“Paul’s Place is an incredible organization to our partner network and the community they serve in Baltimore…They really get it, that it’s more than just handing out food. Their health and wellness programs, workforce development and other support services really try to address some of the root causes of hunger, the issues that bring individuals to Paul’s Place.”

Rev. Tom M. Murphy

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

“For the last thirteen years, St Thomas parishioners and youth have provided a camp experience at our parish for approximately forty grade school students of the Paul’s Place community. The camp includes activities and field trips, while offering students the opportunity to be outdoors in a rural setting that might otherwise not be possible. The multi-day camp is a tradition for both St. Thomas families and the children that attend, and would not be possible without the nearly 800 volunteer hours of our youth counselors and parish volunteers. Last year, the gifts of St. Thomas parishioners provided $4,600 in support of this ministry.”

Dr. Jane M. Kirschling

University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Dean

“The School of Nursing has a long history with Paul’s Place in terms of working with the residents of West Baltimore and trying to provide them with health care and with support as they navigate their daily lives…We’re very grateful to Paul’s Place to be able to be there and, more importantly, we are very grateful to President Perman for his vision to utilize the staff and faculty and students at University of Maryland, Baltimore to make West Baltimore a better place to live, a better place to work, and a better place to engage in the community.”


Ready to make change in South Baltimore? Let's get there, together.

Paul’s Place provides twenty-two different programs for the community in the 21230 and 21223 zip codes through their dedicated staff of case workers, outreach workers and volunteers. Let’s make Baltimore better, together.