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City Description

Nicknamed the Charm City, Baltimore is a diverse city with a rich culture and history to be explored! From historic Fells Point to the infamous Hampden neighborhood, you’ll come to find the uniqueness of the city. The Baltimore community is also fortunate to have a thriving Mercy spirit. The volunteers reside in Lauraville, a neighborhood just 5 miles away from downtown. In one of our more spacious housing arrangements, the volunteers live in a vacant rectory with shops and grocery stores within walking distance. Two cars, and options for public transit, make for an easy commute to the service sites and turns everything in Baltimore into just a short trip away. There will always B’more to discover in this city!

Housing: apartment (vacant rectory)
Transportation: 2 cars and public
Number of Volunteers: 4

Service Site Descriptions

Marian House

Mission: To provide a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services.

Marian House is a women-centered program co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and the School Sisters of Notre Dame. They provide a safe, sober, and loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socioeconomic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives. The primary campus offers transitional housing, case management, financial literacy support, job readiness programs, etc. A volunteer is needed to serve as an administrative assistant/front office manager, providing organizational support, fielding calls, responding to the needs of residents, creating communications and social media materials, and attending advocacy and fundraising events.

Site Details

Website: www.marianhouse.org
Skills: Social Work, Case Management, Office Management, Hospitality, Relationship Builder

Mercy Medical Center

Mission: To witness God’s healing love for all people by providing excellent clinical and residential services within a community of compassionate care.

Mercy Medical Center is a community hospital located in downtown Baltimore where a diverse population is served. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1874 to address the dearth of healthcare services available to the underserved and continues to stay true to that mission today. Mercy Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in the nation with a Magnet designation. The campus includes a state-of-the-art, 300-bed patient tower. A volunteer is needed to serve either as a nurse working in a unit that matches the volunteer’s skills and interests. A second volunteer is needed as a community resource liaison, partnering with the social work and emergency departments.

Website: www.mdmercy.com
Skills: Healthcare, Nursing, Social Work, Patient Advocacy

Stella Maris

Mission: To witness God’s healing love for all people by providing excellent clinical and residential services within a community of compassionate care.

Stella Maris provides the following services to the aged, infirm, and terminally ill persons: independent living housing units, subacute/rehabilitation, medical day care, and home health care services. Two volunteers are needed to serve as either a programs and activities coordinator in the long-term care unit, engaging the residents in quality of life activities as well as building individual relationships through daily visits or as a nurse in either hospice, home care or long-term care.

Website: www.stellamaris.org
Skills: Healthcare, Social Services, Nurse, Activity Planning

REFLECTIONS FROM VOLUNTEERS WHO SERVED IN BALTIMORE

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