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United Ministries, Inc.

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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: United Ministries is a housing and social justice organization dedicated to assisting homeless men who want to change their lives and to changing community attitudes toward the homeless.

Results: Since our beginnings in 1997 almost three hundred men have been provided with a safe space, help and hope for the future. They have gone on to reunite with their families, continue their education, obtain employment and permanent housing.

Target demographics: Men who are homeless and in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse in the Baltimore area.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 30 men

Geographic areas served: Baltimore City

Programs: Earl's Place Transitional Housing Program and soon Prospect Place Permanent Support Housing Project

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

TO: United Ministries 12/1/10 RE: Earl’s Place To Whom It May Concern: As a former resident (a 2000 Visionary Graduate), my self-esteem, misery, and general outlook on life seemed hopeless, all due to my addiction that seemed to me at that time, out of control. However, Earl’s Place, with its supervision and community changed that discernment. I was homeless and penniless in 1998. Earl’s Place greeted me with open arms, and provided a means to empower myself towards a “NEW WAY OF LIFE”. A way of life that has continued “one day at a time.” Kudos, to Sheila’s encouragement and her belief in me. Moreover,extra kudos to all the people that support Earl’s Place. Without YOUR support, Sheila’s selfless time and effort, including United Ministries inspiration and maintainability could not continue in this fine city. Many blessings towards a LONG AND PROSPEROUS CAMPAIGN TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS AND IN NEED, Anonymous Disclaimer: So much more needs to be addressed YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT will assure this will happen.


Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came into Earl's Place I was totally lost and alone. I had no clue how I was going to function in the world without drugs and alcohol. I didn't even know that that world existed. Earl's place showed me a way of life that was far better than the one that I was living. I was homeless, restless, irritable and very disontent with life and Earl's Place showed me how to live life on life's terms. As a direct result of that, today I am successful in life and in my recovery.


Client Served

Rating: 2

Despite the rave reviews, there exist an under current of racism. The clients are well aware of how it is employed, yet say nothing for fear of termination from the program. I will say that time and practices would reveal a very different director than first impression would have it. Everythng that glidders isn't gold.