Health & Wellness Programs

Improving the physical and mental well-being of low-income and homeless adults and children in Southwest Baltimore

In Southwest Baltimore:

  • The median income in Southwest Baltimore is about $33,000 or just $2,750 per month before taxes; 6 in 10 children are living in poverty.
  • Residents of Southwest Baltimore are 3x more likely to be affected by preventable chronic disease – such as diabetes, asthma, and heart disease – than individuals in other areas of the state.
  • 1 in 4 Southwest Baltimore residents experience food insecurity, which means being without reliable access to sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

Paul’s Place offers:

Hot Lunch

47,717 meals

Hearty, nutritious meals served five days a week for anyone in need

Emergency Food Pantry

2,364 boxes of food

Emergency supplies of non-perishable food available five days a week for families experiencing food insecurity

Market Place

4,742 shopping visits

Gently-used and new clothing, shoes, and household items available three days a week at no cost


1,357 showers

Fully-accessible shower open five days a week; Paul’s Place supplies towels and toiletries


1,421 loads of laundry

Two loads of laundry per week washed, dried, and folded at no cost; Paul’s Place provides the detergent and dryer sheets

Nurses’ Clinic

434 health check-ups

Basic health check-ups and medical case management offered weekly by nurses and students from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing

Women’s Group & Men’s Group

42 women and 42 men

Support networks for women and men meet weekly