Paul's Place's mission is to improve the quality of life in Southwest Baltimore. How can we help you?

Paul’s Place began as a soup kitchen in the basement of a Southwest Baltimore church nearly 40 years ago. It has expanded into a community outreach center that serves more than 75,000 hot lunches a year and offers more than 20 programs, including: job training, case management services, employment and housing assistance, and nursing and recovery support. How can we support you?

We’ve got you covered.

All programs and services are free and open to the public to help individuals and families in Southwest Baltimore experiencing food insecurity and homelessness move toward self-sufficiency.


For Southwest Baltimore residents experiencing food insecurity, Paul’s Place provides meals Monday-Friday from 11am-12:30pm.

Health & Wellness

Improving the physical and mental well-being of low-income and homeless adults in the community through neighborhood outreach, a weekly nurses' clinic on Wednesdays during lunch, along with shower and laundry services (availability varies)

Peer Recovery

One-on-one support from certified peer advocates whose personal experiences with addiction help guide those with similar struggles. Services are available Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm.

Child + Family Services

Supporting our community with after school mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment activities at the three neighborhood elementary schools along with summer enrichment programs.


Increasing workforce-related skills and helping low-income and homeless adults in Southwest Baltimore find and prepare for employment in our computer lab which is open Mondays - Fridays from 10am-2pm. Our free 8-week culinary training program provides adults with the skills and support necessary for careers in the food industry. Learn more

Case Management

One-on-one assistance with a case manager to access services, information about programs, community resources, and referrals. Walk-In, no appointment needed, guest services for assistance with IDs and access to benefits is available Tuesdays - Fridays from 9:30am-11:30am. Additional case management services are available by appointment.

"This truly is a community center where people ... get what they need to live..."

Chris had been laid off in the summer due to the pandemic, but wasn’t eligible for unemployment insurance. We referred him to local staffing agencies and shared job leads. Paul’s Place was always prepared with a list of potential employers for him. We invited him to work with a case manager for more individualized support. In January, he accepted a position  that met both his professional goals and salary expectations. To help get him on solid footing, Paul’s Place covered his past due rent so he could focus on his new job.

Chris, Paul's
Place Guest

Happy Guests

John originally approached Paul’s Place with a sleeping bag in hand, stating that he had been experiencing homelessness for years. He had income, but didn’t know how to find housing he could afford. He found Paul’s Place and began working with our case managers on a search for affordable housing. We identified an income based housing option that he was eligible for and assisted him with the application process. John was approved and we helped him move into his new home.

John, Paul's Place Guest

Ruby was referred for medical evaluation and care for an infection and mental health support due to the recent loss of a close friend and COVID stress/isolation. Our guests often have difficulty navigating the health care system and struggle with where and how to access resources. Ruby was also hesitant about seeking medical care however, because our nurse listened and explained how important her mental and physical health are, Ruby followed through. Allowing space and time for listening is critical to helping move our guests forward. She now reports being in better mental and physical health. 

Ruby, Paul's Place Guest

Better for you. Better for Baltimore.


Guests can access case management Tuesday – Friday from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Case Managers help guests reach their goals and connect them to available community resources.

Paul’s Place has a wide range of programs and services geared to serve all of our guests. Our case managers will assist you in meeting your specific goal(s).

The best way to learn more about programs and services is to talk to one of our staff during walk-in hours. You can dial 2­1­1 to find additional resources in your area.

Our Peer Recovery Advocate is available to work one-­on-­one with guests on their recovery oriented goals Mondays to Fridays between 8 AM – 3 PM. No referral is required.

Paul’s Place will continue the midday meal as it has since 1982. We have over 20 programs and continues to be a beam of light in the Washington Village/Pigtown Neighborhood.

Yes! Visit us during walk-in case management (Tuesdays-Fridays from 9:30-11:30am) to figure out what documents you’ll need, for assistance with making an appointment, or for financial assistance to cover the cost of your birth certificate or ID. Proper documentation is required before accessing this service, please visit us or review the information below. 

To find more information on how to access and apply for Maryland State birth certificate follow this link:

To find more information on how to access and apply for Maryland State Maryland State ID follow this link:

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