2018 Annual Report - Page 2



HISTORY
Over the past 29 years, The Baltimore Station (TBS) has transformed from a small group of
devoted citizens who assisted the homeless in South Baltimore to the successful therapeutic
clinical and outpatient treatment program it is today.
1987 | The Baltimore Station’s early roots trace back to when three caring citizens began
providing blankets and sandwiches to the homeless in South Baltimore.
1989 | Efforts expanded to include a winter shelter for homeless men and the South Baltimore
Homeless Shelter was incorporated as a nonprofit organization.
1991 | Found a new home in an old fire station, naming it the South Baltimore Station. Began
a new mission of providing transitional housing for homeless men struggling with substance
abuse. Provided food, housing, clothing, and gave men the skills they needed to get off the
street for good.
2004 | The Seton Hill Station was acquired to provide housing and services to additional
homeless men. It opened with 25 beds and officially changed its name to
The Baltimore Station to better reflect its mission and program.
2006 | The Seton Hill facility increased its capacity to 40 beds and along with the 50 beds at
the South Baltimore facility, The Baltimore Station served 90 men. Approximately 200 men over
the course of the year.
2007 | Broke ground on Veterans Day at the South Baltimore site to rehabilitate the existing
firehouse and construction began on a three-story addition, formerly an adjacent parking lot.
2008 | Addition completed and supporters, staff and residents celebrated with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony presided over by Governor Martin O’Malley on January 6, 2009. The completed
structure accommodates 91 beds and is the facility we occupy today.
2010 | Purchased three properties in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore
to both relocate and expand the Seton Hill Station.
2011 | Renovations to the new properties were completed – two row houses and an
old Catholic rectory at 1611 Baker Street, converting them into a 48 bed facility.
2016 | To better serve the changing needs of our residents, we brought mental health
services on site.
2017 | Received a 3-year CARF Accreditation – the highest level of accreditation. We
have demonstrated our commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable,
accountable and of the highest quality.
2018 | In addition to the clinical program with a focus on substance use disorder and mental
health, the organization expanded programming to include Service Intensive Transitional
Housing (SITH) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient Programming.
Today, with 139 beds, The Baltimore Station is the largest VA Grant & Per Diem (GPD)
provider in the region. However, the journey does not end here as our program continues
to expand and evolve to meet the needs of our residents.

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