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The Housing First Approach

The Housing First Approach

Housing First is a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness. This approach is based on the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before addressing anything less...

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Who is at Risk for Being Homeless?

Who is at Risk for Being Homeless?

Everyone is feeling the impact of COVID-19. For some of us, it means learning to be more patient with kids at home, managing the stress of working at home or feeling isolated. For many, the loss of income and the financial demands of day to day life has them facing a...

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COVID-19 Surges Among the Homeless

COVID-19 Surges Among the Homeless

To combat the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing measures are being instituted around the world. For the homeless population, orders to stay home are impossible to meet. For those experiencing homelessness and insecure housing, safety measures are not only out of...

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Finding Permanent Housing in Baltimore

Finding Permanent Housing in Baltimore

There is a long waiting list of people who are in need of permanent housing. The Women’s Housing Coalition works with Baltimore City and local landlords to help serve as many individuals and families as possible. In addition to our Single Room Occupancy buildings, the...

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An Interview with Jane Harrison

An Interview with Jane Harrison

The Women’s Housing Coalition is celebrating 40 years of helping to create stability for individuals and families. Our success in serving Baltimore is thanks to the founders, like Jane Harrison who also served as the first Executive Director. Our founders were women...

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The Historic Linden House

The Historic Linden House

The historic Linden House was built in 1886 and was the home of David Bachrach and his family for many years.  Mr. Bachrach was a prominent commercial and portrait photographer who built the house nearly two decades after he photographed Abraham Lincoln...

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Looking Toward the Future

Looking Toward the Future

2019 was a big year for the Women’s Housing Coalition. For the first time in over ten years, we were able to add more units. Expanding from 98 to 108 households has given 25 families and 83 individuals a place to call home.  In partnership with Kaiser Permanente,...

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The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

The holiday season is a time for being with family and enjoying the magic of Christmas on little one’s faces. For many, the holiday season is the hardest time of the year. What would you do if you had nowhere to sleep? How do you explain why there is no Santa for your...

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