Project PLASE assists the most vulnerable and weak of the homeless population of Baltimore transition to a more stable, productive life. In the process the clients not only make positive life strides, due to the multifaceted support they receive, but also make lifelong friends. As a board member I feel a great deal of pride helping to make decisions that strengthen this outstanding non-profit. With more than three decades of service to the community, this organization has had the benefit of a singularly committed leader, who understands both the problems and many of the solutions. Her commitment has been an inspiration to me as I've worked with her and the rest of the board...who are also very dedicated. During the past two years we've seen our funding shrink, as have most non-profits. One of our greatest challenges now is to be creative in how and where we look for additional funding going forward.