Archive for August, 2014

Mobile Clinic for Healthcare at MBK Tuesday, August 26th!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Mobile Clinic


On Tuesday, August 26th, the Mobile Clinic from Health Care for the Homeless will be making its first ever stop at the J.P. Blase Cooke Center for My Brother’s Keeper. After its first appearance with My Brother’s Keeper, the Mobile Clinic will visit our location on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Services from the clinic will be available starting at 8:30am till 12 noon on Tuesday as residents of Irvington and the surrounding 21229 communities learn about what they offer through their Mobile Clinic.


With help from a grant provided by the Bureau of Primary Health Care supplemented with resources raised from Mercy Medical Center and the Order of Malta, HCH was able to create this customized mobile clinic to help residents in need of healthcare. Residents from all around are able to seek care from this clinic; whether they lack the transportation to reach their primary care doctor, or if they simply are unsure of what health care services are available. Those who already have an established primary health care provider can receive acute care while those who wish for HCH to be their primary provider can receive comprehensive care. Comprehensive care through the Mobile Clinic includes pediatric care, health care for women, and full physicals. Stepping onto the vehicle means stepping into a doctor’s office, as the 35-foot vehicle includes:


  • Reception Area
  • 2 Examination Rooms
  • Outreach Work Space
  • Wheelchair Accessibility


My Brother’s Keeper is pleased to work with Health Care for the Homeless to provide such a service to our guests that we strive to care for. This Mobile Clinic is the next stepping stone to building our dream of opening our very own health clinic, where MBK can provide health services for our guests from Irvington and 21229 neighborhoods. MBK will continue to provide meal programs, workforce development assistance, as well as social and human services through our J.P. Blase Cooke Center and encourage those in the community to visit our center whenever needed.


My Brother’s Keeper is as strong as our support. As our staff continues to work towards helping the community, outside help by way of donations and volunteers are always welcome! Become a part of something great and help make MBK where hope finds a home.


To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including the Mobile Clinic, call MBK today at 410-644-3194.


You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.





The Neighborhood of Irvington- Why We Help

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014


Volunteer for Irvington


At My Brother’s Keeper, we have focused our efforts in the Irvington community within Baltimore City. We offer the residents of Irvington a number of different social services to help them better themselves and develop a positive outlook on life. To have a better idea of the area that we strive to help, here are some Irvington facts, provided by City-Data:

  • The Irvington neighborhood is located in the Southwest District of Baltimore.
  • The neighborhood sits between the Gwynns Falls and Yale Heights neighborhoods.
  • The population of Irvington is over 5,570.
  • 53.1% of the total households in Irvington are families.
  • 10.9% of the total households are couples who are married with children.
  • 19.7% of the total households are single mothers with children.
  • Nearly 40% of the Irvington population has not received an education over a high school level.
  • Over 850 houses in the Irvington area were built during the year of 1939 or sooner.


While the numbers may not seem that serious to some, My Brother’s Keeper knows how serious the situation is in Irvington. The residents are unable to benefit themselves because of the restrictions put on them by their living situations. The job market is scarce at best in the neighborhood, preventing those who don’t have means of transportation from getting a job. Without a job, some residents are faced with the struggle to make ends meet. Old home require serious upkeep and rehabilitation that some residents are unable to keep up with. As the neighborhood continues to head in a downwards spiral, the youth in the area is surrounded by negative influences, making it hard for them to rise above the adversity they are faced with.

My Brother’s Keeper focuses on helping the residents of Irvington to better themselves while helping the youth of Irvington realize their full potential. We offer a number of services from medical assistance to youth programs. Some of the social services My Brother’s Keeper offers the residents of Irvington include:

  • Counseling
  • Eviction Intervention
  • Financial Management
  • Addiction Treatment Referrals
  • Medical Co-Payments


Our youth programs tend to focus on children ranging from age 11 to age 19. We have several programs designed to focus on specific age groups to better help the children of Irvington. These programs include:

  • Circle of Dreamers
  • SAFE House
  • Youth Leadership Team
  • APEX


Want to learn how you can help the community of Irvington? Visit the My Brother’s Keeper website today to learn how you can donate and volunteer. You can also call us today at 410-644-3194.

Follow the official page of My Brother’s Keeper today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.





We are My Brother’s Keeper of Baltimore

Friday, August 8th, 2014

My Brother's KeeperThe locally organized and managed organization known as My Brother’s Keeper has been serving the Irvington community since the early 1980’s. What started as a simple place to grab a cup of coffee has quickly transformed into a stable and respectful place of haven for Irvington residents. As more and more establishments left this small community in Southwest Baltimore, the need for My Brother’s Keeper grew. My Brother’s Keeper is here to help the Irvington community through a number of different services and tools to help empower residents and to bring a sense of unity back to the area.

My Brother’s Keeper reaches out to the community and supports residents through services that include:

  • Social Services
  • Meal Services
  • Youth Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Special Events


Our organization is run by a certified and professional team of individuals along with appreciated volunteers. We hope to continue our work and reach deeper into the community where our services are needed. We strive to empower the residents of Irvington, specifically the youth. We know that the youth of the community can help with the change and we work with them to make positive life choices while turning away from destructive influences that surround them.

There is never too little that you can do to help our organization. Some ways that you can help My Brother’s Keeper as well as the Irvington community include:

  • Volunteering
  • School Engagement
  • Planned Giving
  • Donations
    • Monetary Donations
    • Physical Donations
      • Canned Goods
      • Drinks
      • Condiments
      • Pantry Staples
      • Paper and Plastic Goods


Want to contact My Brother’s Keeper? Call us today at 410-644-3194 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Be sure to follow My Brother’s Keeper on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date on future events and the progress of the Irvington community.





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