We've moved! The Center for Hope is now located at 5400 Preakness Way, Baltimore MD, 21215. Reach us at 410-601-HOPE.

Resources during COVID-19

Supporting your kids while social distancing:

Support for adults:

Activities to do at home:


  • Baltimore City Food Distribution Sites (interactive map – type in address and it will find the closest site; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack; available to children and adults): Click here for map with locations
  • Baltimore City Food Distribution Sites (for BCPS students; breakfast, lunch, and dinner): Click here for list of schools
  • Food Pantry 10:30-12:30
  • Baltimore City Recreation & Parks – will be providing food for anyone from 2-7 pm in over 30 locations. Click here for list of locations
  • Franciscan Center - 101 W 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218- 410-467-5340 : Community Dinner on Tuesday-Wednesday – Free dinner for the whole family; Lunch on Monday-Friday – Free lunch for all; Pantry Bags on Monday-Thursday- Department of Social Service vouchers accepted twice per month. Limited bags available for those without a voucher (first come, first served).
  • Current Eating Together in Baltimore participants should reserve a meal through their Eating Together Site. Participants should call Maryland Access Point for their pickup time. Older adults who are not Eating Together participants but who have food needs should call Maryland Access Point 410-396-2273.


  • Franciscan Center – 101 W 23rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218 - 410-467-5340 : Monday-Thursday - Accepting donations of new and gently used clothing, which is free for guests. Provides essential personal care items such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo, as available.

Neighborhood Associations:

Medical care for uninsured individuals:

Crisis Hotlines:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis text line – text HOME to 741741 (free, 24/7 availability)
  • Baltimore Crisis Response – 410-433-5175 (24/7 availability)

Community Resource Centers :

  • Bea-Gaddy Family Center/425 Chester St Baltimore, MD 21231. 410-563-2749

Employment Opportunities: