Paul's Place is a catalyst for change 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, housing assistance, computer classes, and family workshops. 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.
"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.
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.
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.
Better for you. Better for Baltimore.
Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Southwest Baltimore communities of Pigtown, Poppleton, Southwest Baltimore, Morrell Park, and Westport. Ask us your questions and come meet us in person!
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 Advocates are available to work one-on-one with guests on their recovery oriented goals and are available Monday to Friday 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.
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