Case Management Programs

Increasing workforce-related skills and helping low-income and homeless adults in Southwest Baltimore move toward self-sufficiency.

In Southwest Baltimore:

  • 6 in 10 households spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing – a percentage considered unaffordable.
  • More than 30% of adults are not in the workforce, and the unemployment rate exceeds 14% – more than twice the rate for Baltimore City.
  • 82% of job seekers face at least three barriers to employment, such as inadequate skills, a criminal record, and lack of transportation, child care, and stable housing.

Paul’s Place offers:

Case Management

726 individuals assisted

One-on-one assistance with information and referrals to additional services and structured, ongoing coaching focused on achievement of self-selected goals related to housing, employment, mental and physical health, education, and other barriers to self-sufficiency

Emergency Assistance

70 evictions and 180 utility shut-offs prevented

Financial assistance to prevent eviction and utility shut-offs and to reduce the costs of rent, prescriptions, vital documents, and other one-time emergency expenses

STABLE Home Project

36 families connected to housing

Case management and education services to connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to affordable housing; financial assistance for a security deposit, rent, and move-in expenses

Adult Basic Literacy Classes

38 adults enrolled; 2 diplomas earned

Pre-GED and GED classes taught by South Baltimore Learning Center instructors

Computer Access and Skills Training

5,470 computer lab uses

19-station computer lab open three hours per day; basic and intermediate computer skills taught by volunteers

Ambassador Volunteer Program

26 volunteers contributed 7,673 hours

12-month structured volunteer experience with case management and personal development workshops for adults seeking to re-enter the workforce, in early recovery, or with limited employability and for senior citizens

Employment Assistance

88 adults in job coaching

Targeted support in job searching and career development for unemployed adults provided by a Goodwill Employment Specialist; employment seminars, resume writing, practice interviews, and coaching for new employees and employers

Holiday Programs

392 holiday food boxes
138 gift shop visits

Food – turkeys (or chickens) and all the ingredients for home-cooked holiday meals – and gifts to help families celebrate the holiday season