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

20 women

Support networks for women and men meet weekly