Women’s Housing Coalition is a non-profit organization that provides housing for formerly homeless people in Baltimore City and helps them get the individualized services and support they need to reclaim their futures and live stable lives for the rest of their lives. We have on average 20–25 of our 98 residents move on to independence each year, and 21 of our slots are reserved for families. In these cases, we support all the family members, helping the parents achieve stability and independence and providing the children with the opportunities they need to succeed.
We house and work with people who were homeless who want to take control of their lives and need help to lead stable lives for the rest of their lives. Upon intake, all of our residents are homeless, live with a diagnosed disability and earn little to no income. We work on meeting goals to maintain housing, stay physically and mentally healthy, increase skills and education, increase income and employment and achieve other individualized goals that women have identified as improvements to their life.
Founded in 1979, Women's Housing Coalition has given homeless and very low-income, disabled women the help and assistance they need to reclaim their futures. Our programs are designed to respond to the particular needs and abilities of each woman. Each resident works with a case manager to put into place an individualized service plan that could include employment readiness and job training, computer training, relapse prevention, financial literacy, access to legal services, women’s health information, GED classes, and more.
Each year serving approximately 125 women and 50 children
Through our programming , In 2016 our residents have continued to improve their lives
~ 93% of women remained stably housed with Women’s Housing Coalition
~ 90% of residents maintained or increased their income
~ 98% of our residents have met at least 2 of their goals this year
~ 98% of residents volunteered regularly in the community