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To All involved in The First Gift of Giving Lunch Making Project

Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Thank you!

All of you are amazing!!  Lunch makers extraordinaire! Amid what was sometimes a lot of busyness and ‘who is doing what, when,’ ALL of you were flexible, caring, and Spirit driven when preparing the lunches for the gentlemen at Westside.  You looked out from yourselves to do for others. You were willing to take precious time to affect positive change! For that and the fantastic lunches THANK YOU!

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Mental Health and Crisis Intervention in Baltimore

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Crisis Intervention in Baltimore

If you need crisis intervention in Baltimore, My Brother’s Keeper is here to help.

It’s an unfortunate reality that mental illness carries with it such a prevalent stigma. There are those that are afraid of the mentally ill, and society has cast an unfair blanket image of violence and instability on mental illness as a whole. This, when compounded with the already-damaging stigma against the homeless as being dangerous or more likely to commit to criminal actions, can result in the mentally ill homeless population being untreated. As a result, crisis intervention in Baltimore is incredibly important for those dealing with their mental health, and we at Irvington My Brother’s Keeper want to highlight some unfortunate mental health realities.

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Spring Showers: The Necessity of Emergency Shelters in Baltimore

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Emergency Shelters in Baltimore

Spring showers can be a health risk just like snowstorms. That’s why emergency shelters in Baltimore are so important.

For many of us, spring showers represent a time of growth and beauty. Spring is in the air and everyone seems glad that the weather has finally warmed up. It’s been rainy lately, and it’s expected to keep on raining, so it’s important to take some time to reflect on how rain impacts others. Homelessness renders some people without the ability to escape the harshness of rain. Baltimore City’s Code Blue only impacts winter shelters, so we must rely on alternatives: emergency shelters in Baltimore.

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The Importance of Supporting Soup Kitchens in Baltimore City

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Soup Kitchens in Baltimore City

Why is it so important to support soup kitchens in Baltimore City? We aim to find out.

Irvington My Brother’s Keeper is incredibly proud to be a part of the soup kitchens in Baltimore City. We offer a variety of meal programs, including hot lunch programs as well as bag lunch programs. It’s our goal to help feed those in need. Unfortunately, some people might wonder: what’s so important about soup kitchens in Baltimore City? We’re here to help shed the light on why these meal programs are so important.

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Need Help Getting Counseling in Baltimore?

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Counseling and crisis management are critical services for the residents of Baltimore.

My Brother’s Keeper is here to help. We recognize the importance of getting counseling in Baltimore, especially when you’re struggling through the difficulties of poverty. Navigating your financial recovery is difficult enough as is. If you’re unsure of where to turn and what to do, My Brother’s Keeper is happy to offer our guests counseling. We have a track record of helping over 500 guests per year. We want to help put you in touch with lasting resources that can change your life forever.

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The Need for More Homeless Youth Resources in Baltimore

Monday, February 20th, 2017
More than 1,400 young people in Baltimore are living on their own without a stable place to call home

More than 1,400 young people in Baltimore are living on their own without a stable place to call home

Health Care For the Homeless, Inc. estimates that at least 3,000 people in Baltimore suffer from homelessness on any given night, with 50,000 people experiencing homelessness annually statewide. Yesterday, WBAL released a report shedding some light on the increase in homeless youth numbers in Baltimore. Along with that, the lack of resources available to homeless children who aren’t accompanied by an adult. Let us tell you more about this local concern. (more…)

Bring Your Baltimore Community Together to Show Some Love

Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Show your love for your Baltimore community through volunteering, fundraising, and charitable giving! Photo: Baltimore Love Project

Valentine’s Day is coming up and during this time of year people often think of ways to show their love to their significant other, friends, or family members. At My Brother’s Keeper, we believe that showing love and gratitude to the people in your community can be one of the most rewarding gifts of all. Let’s discuss how you can bring your Baltimore community together this February and every month moving forward in an effort to make a difference. (more…)

Hope for the Homeless unites Churches to Provide Winter Shelter

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Pastor Rick Haynes, head of security for the rotating shelter program run by the Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance, talks with guest Carolyn Castello Wednesday at this week's shelter at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air. (Image: The Baltimore Sun/David Anderson)

“Pastor Rick Haynes, head of security for the rotating shelter program run by the Harford County Hope for the Homeless Alliance, talks with guest Carolyn Castello Wednesday at this week’s shelter at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air.” (Source: The Baltimore Sun/David Anderson)

Weather in Maryland is uncharacteristically warm at the moment, but what happens when temperatures drop again? Homelessness in Baltimore and the surrounding areas can quickly turn fatal in the winter months, as we addressed in last week’s blog “Winter Homelessness in Baltimore: The Issue with Code Blue.” My Brother’s Keeper is happy to share that Hope for the Homeless has reinstituted a rotating shelter program to address the need for emergency housing in the nearby Harford County this season. (more…)

Winter Homelessness in Baltimore: The Issue with Code Blue

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Baltimore can only declare a Code Blue Alert when temperatures fall to 13 degrees wind chill or lower. What is wrong with this picture? (Image: National Coalition for the Homeless)

Do you see what’s wrong with this picture? Baltimore can only declare a Code Blue Alert when temperatures fall to 13 degrees wind chill or lower, much lower than surrounding areas. (Image: National Coalition for the Homeless)

Maryland winters can be highly unpredictable. From snow dustings to blizzards to uncharacteristically warm days in between, it can be difficult for a homeless person to know when they need to seek emergency shelter. Winter homelessness in Baltimore is incredibly dangerous, as many residents realized last month following the death of a local homeless man. Keep reading to learn more information about this unfortunate tragedy and to find out what the issue is with “Code Blue” in Baltimore. (more…)

MBK Puts the “Fun” in Fundraising with Basket and Bags Bingo

Friday, December 30th, 2016
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Join MBK for Basket and Bags Bingo on March 5, 2017

If you are looking for a fun and exciting way to contribute to our life changing efforts here at My Brother’s Keeper, we’ve got good news for you – Basket and Bags Bingo is back! What better way to give back to your local community in Irvington than by putting the “fun” in fundraising with a friendly game of bingo? Keep reading for more information, we would love your participation. (more…)


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