Baltimore City, MD

August 21,2020
Visit our COVID19 Webpage for COVID19-Related Information & Resources.
En español: Visita nuestra página web de COVID19 para información y recursos relacionados con COVID19.
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In This Issue
  • Local & State Covid-19 Updates
  • COVID-19 Resources 
  • Ways to Support Individuals & Families Experiencing Homelessness 
  • RFP Amendment—Crisis Bridge Housing
  • Partner Spotlight Series
  • General Updates and Announcements
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Webinars 
Local & State COVID-19 Updates
Emergency Plan for People Experiencing Homelessness
The Journey Home, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services (MOHS), continues to work closely with health authorities and other key stakeholders to develop and implement community-based measures to protect people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. More information on past and ongoing efforts can be found on the Journey Home's
 COVID-19's webpage. 

For the latest developments on COVID‑19 in Baltimore City, please visit Baltimore City Health Department's Coronavirus Website. 
Positive Cases of COVID-19
As of today,
102,899 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the State of Maryland, including 13,804 individuals in Baltimore City.
COVID-19 Resources
Below is a collation of local, state, and national resources that may be helpful for service providers and people at risk of or experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. Please note that the information presented herein is current as of August 21, 2020 and may change as the situation evolves. You can access a more comprehensive list of existing resources on our website.

Local & State Resources National Resources 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) and National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH)
  • COVID-19 Learning Series  
    • Please note that Access to these courses for the first 2,500 users is underwritten by Kaiser Permanente. Once 2,500 spaces have been filled, these courses will remain available at a fee.
Coronavirus Funding Resources for Organizations
  • Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) Application Deadline extended until 09/01at 5PM
    • Up to 9 Million in funding available for Maryland Nonprofit Organizations Impacted by COVID-19, including organizations serving people at risk of or experiencing homelessness
Ways to Help
A big THANK YOU to donors and partners who have responded to our call!  We truly appreciate your support and generosity. 

If you would like to contribute, here are a few things you can do right now to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Baltimore City during the pandemic. 
  • Help us protect our unhoused neighbors! Share these informational flyers with your network and/or people experiencing homelessness to educate them about COVID and Homelessness
  • Donate HERE or Text “JourneyHome” to 50155 to make a donation
  • Use this Social Media Toolkit  to help promote our Donation Campaign
Individuals interested in donating resources can email Jessi Stevens at

Most needed items include the following:
  • Mobile hand-washing stations
  • Water (cases of bottled water and gallons)
  • Hand Soap (gallons and personal bottles)
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Socks
  • First aid kits
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
  • Gloves
RFP Amendment—Crisis Bridge Housing 

The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) has issued an amendment to the threshold requirements for the Crisis Bridge Housing Project RFP. The Crisis Bridge Housing Project is a transitional housing project funded through Baltimore City Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), an initiative that aims to prevent and end homelessness among youth and young adults.

The proposed projects should serve Youth and Young Adults (YYA) at-risk of and experiencing homelessness in Baltimore City, including YYA who are pregnant and/or caring for one or more children. 

The full Request for Proposals (RFP) and resources for applicants can be found here. 

Submission Requirements and Deadline
Applicants must submit (1) electronic copy of the application and all required supporting documents to by 4pm on September 18, 2020. No paper or faxed applications will be accepted. Budgets must be submitted in Excel format. Applications submitted after the published deadline will not be reviewed for funding. 

Partner Spotlight Series
We are excited to announce that the Journey Home will be launching a Partner Spotlight Series in September. The series will provide a platform for  CoC members and partners to spread the word about their wonderful initiatives and learn from each other. Stay tuned! 

If you are a CoC partner and are interested in being featured, please fill out this form
General Updates & Announcements
CoC Action Committees
Members of the Continuum of Care (CoC) are invited to join an Action Committee to help oversee the implementation of the Action Plan's key strategies. More information about the CoC Action Committees can be found here

Committee Interest form
FREE Shower Services & Service Opportunities 
The Mayors Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) is partnering with Generosity Global to provide those in need with shower services and food on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the location listed below:

407 E Saratoga st Baltimore, MD 21201
Under the Jones Fall Express Way

Full Schedule for August

The success of this unique initiative depends on the participation of volunteers. Generosity Global is currently seeking volunteers who are willing to assist guests and help prepare hygiene kits on shower days. Individuals interested in volunteering can sign up here. For more information, please contact
Housing and Employment Resources for Homeless Veterans
Housing and employment resources are available at Sheppard Pratt for veterans experiencing homelessness. Call  410-282-5900 ext. 3333 for more information.

En español
En Sheppard Pratt hay recursos de vivienda y empleo disponibles para los veteranos sin hogar. Llame al 410-282-5900 ext. 3333 para más información.
Calling All Maryland-based nonprofit organizations!
MOVE Maryland is partnering with several organizations to launch an innovative and collaborative fundraising initiative! This initiative is a virtual day of wellness to move Maryland’s nonprofits forward. The event takes place on November 7, 2020 and the movement starts now! All Maryland-based nonprofits in good standing are invited to participate and use MOVE Maryland as a fundraising opportunity for their respective organization. Click here to learn more. 
Research and Grant Opportunity for Baltimore City Service Providers!
CSH is partnering with Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) to design and implement rigorous housing and services evaluation systems and is looking for service providers who are interested in participating in the project. This is an unique opportunity to build your organization’s capacity to use research as a powerful tool to further your mission. More Information is available here.
Employment Opportunities 
If you are a partner or service provider and are currently hiring, please reach out to us at to promote your job opening(s). 
Upcoming Webinars 
Engaging Community Members with Lived Experience of Homelessness to Improve Local Government Decision Making

When: Aug 25, 2020 01:00 PM
Learn More
The Evolving Role of Non-Profits and the Federal Government in the COVID-19 Response
 August 25, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Learn more & Register Here 
Learn more and Register here.
Stay Informed 
Stay informed about COVID-19 through reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO), and the local authorities such as the Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health. Be aware of fake information/myths that may circulate by word-of-mouth or online. 

For the latest information and resources about COVID-19, please consult the following resources:
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