Hiding Place, Inc.

Rating: 3.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Religion

Location: 1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd Baltimore MD 21234 USA

Mission: The Hiding Place was birthed out of a meeting between the Founder, Bart Pierce, when he encountered a young women who was about to have an abortion. Rev. Pierce had talked her out of the abortion, but the girl then said to him, "Okay I am not going to get an abortion, what the h*** are you going to do to help me through this?" Rev. Pierce was stunned, not because of the young ladies response, but because he did not have a solution at that time to her need. From that moment, he realized he cannot just speak against abortion, but he must help these women in need. He stopped picketing local clinics, and made a decision to open a home to help women in need.In 1986, He purchased the first house through his church, Rock City Church. He placed a family in the program to run the house and developed a plan to assist women in crisis. The organization now sits on 9 acres of property behind the Rock City Church and is committed to offering various services, housing, and general needs to women in crisis. The program received its 501c3 status as a charitable organization in 1995.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have heard nothing but great reviews about this place. I know women who were taken in who had no where else to go because other shelters would not have them. if you go on youtube you will see their testimony of how Hiding place has helped htme

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 4 stars  

I have worked extensively with the Hiding Place for years. The bed bug problem was addressed and over $40,000 in renovations have been done to the site to benefit the women and children. A new bathroom, painting, windows, etc., have been done to better the residents program. In addition, I have not known any staff person to tell a parent to use a belt on their child. If a resident ever has any difficulty then they can always follow the standard grievance procedures of the Hiding Place which is available.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering and helping coordinate projects.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the program and double its size because their are over 1500 homeless people in Baltimore County and many of them are children.

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Rating: 1 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My daughter stayed there until I found out they were infested with bedbugs and were told to beat toddlers with belts...this is not a safe place for pregnant women and children. Most of the women there have no place to go so they keep their mouth shut. Shame on you Rock City Church for taking advantage of women who are seeking help.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the most negative way possible...and I feel sorry for the next group of girls they take in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

close this place down !!!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

nothing.

Ways to make it better...

I never let my child stay there.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

this place should be closed as soon as possible.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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