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By Jessica Anderson | April 7, 2010
Lisa Davis was pregnant when she lost her $9-an-hour job at the Sears outlet store in Timonium. Unable to pay her $495 monthly rent, she was evicted from her apartment. Davis was caring for a 2-year-old daughter, and she was forced to live with relatives, finally moving in with her grandmother in Loch Raven. She became so depressed, she said, that she tried to kill herself. But Tuesday evening, Davis and 19 other formerly homeless women were recognized for achieving financial independence and completing the INNterim Housing Corp.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Rita R. Martin, a counselor of homeless women at a Better Waverly residence, died of complications from multiple myeloma and infection Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Lochearn resident was 69. Born Rita Reynolds in San Diego, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and French at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. While a senior, she met her future husband, Larry L. Martin, a college professor. "I was on a one-year assignment to the school, and we were introduced through a family there," said Dr. Martin.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
Advocates for the homeless called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Tuesday to open more shelter beds for women, arguing that the city discriminates against women by making significantly more beds available to men. "Women are literally being left out in the cold," said Sonia Kumar, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. "It's so egregious it's hard to believe. " Carolyn Johnson, managing attorney for the Homeless Persons Representation Project, said women are being turned away from the city's new $8 million shelter on Fallsway when the beds are filled.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2013
A plan to open an Edgemere residential program for homeless women is stirring concern among some residents in southeastern Baltimore County, highlighting a struggle that advocates for the homeless say they face in finding space for hundreds of people in need. Catholic Charities wants to open a facility called Hosanna House for 14 women, age 50 and older, at a former assisted-living facility and convent next to St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church. A county administrative law judge approved that plan earlier this year, but the North Point Peninsula Council and some residents filed an appeal.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women. Dozens of volunteers have adopted rooms in the 8,000-square-foot Victorian, built in 1893 by the owner of a Baltimore tugboat company. They swept away years of abandonment, sanded floors, painted walls, restored stained-glass windows, repaired fireplaces and polished the fixtures. They have rebuilt the kitchen, added new bathrooms and donated linens, handmade quilts and every stick of furniture — save for the few pieces that came with the house.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
Rita R. Martin, a counselor of homeless women at a Better Waverly residence, died of complications from multiple myeloma and infection Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Lochearn resident was 69. Born Rita Reynolds in San Diego, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and French at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. While a senior, she met her future husband, Larry L. Martin, a college professor. "I was on a one-year assignment to the school, and we were introduced through a family there," said Dr. Martin.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 17, 1996
BEL AIR -- A facility for homeless women and children will be dedicated today at a 9 a.m. ceremony to be attended by Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann and Archbishop William Cardinal Keeler.Anna's House, managed by Catholic Charities, will provide transitional housing for homeless women and their children. The location is not being disclosed to protect residents' privacy.Pub Date: 10/17/96
FEATURES
By Holly Selby | February 4, 1991
You, may have seen them: Women lingering alone over a cup of coffee in a restaurant, relaxing on a sofa in the public library, washing up in the hotel restroom.No doubt you thought nothing of it.But when the restaurants and libraries close, these women don't go home. They don't have homes.They live in cars, vans, sheds, abandoned houses, perhaps storerooms in businesses where they have minimum-wage jobs. They survive because they know their way around middle-class society, know how to find hotel restrooms to bathe in and grocery-store salad bars to nibble from, according to a recently published book about homeless women, written by Baltimore native Marjorie Bard.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1999
A small band of protesters, some on foot and others in wheelchairs, besieged a red brick building in the heart of residential Lansdowne yesterday. Singing, chanting and rapping on windows, the demonstrators complained that officials at the Hearth Inc. program for homeless women have virtually imprisoned a disabled tenant in her apartment.More than three hours later, the protesters had failed to get tenant Gail Riddic moved to an apartment with a ramp for her wheelchair.Still, they took satisfaction in presuming that the shelter's director had avoided them only by retreating to his basement office -- stuck there, they believed, just as Riddic has been stuck in her second-floor apartment.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | October 23, 1995
From her tall perch on a scaffold, Adrianne Ferguson gives a man walking below a piece of her mind about the Million Man March in Washington. Marching is one thing, she says, but cooperation is another."
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April 17, 2013
Sean Paulsen, son of Ed and Theresa Paulsen, formally received his Eagle Scout rank and medal April 7 in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Bel Air United Methodist Church. Sean has been a member of Troop 777 since 2008 and completed the requirements for rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 17. Sean's Eagle Project benefited Anna's House, a non-profit organization that offers temporary and permanent housing to homeless women and their children. His project involved making improvements to the playground area and storage shed.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
A memorial service was held late Friday - the longest night of the year - at the Inner Harbor to honor the more than 100 homeless men and women who died this year in Baltimore. The ceremony, in its 22nd year, was also intended to raise awareness for the struggles of the homeless, said Adam Schneider, spokesman for Healthcare for the Homeless. He said men and women who are homeless are three to four times more likely to die prematurely than those with a home. The average age of a homeless individual at death is 47. The names of those who died were read aloud for the roughly 150 people in attendance, and a candle was lit in honor of each of the deceased.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2011
A rundown, vacant rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore will soon offer homeless and drug-addicted women a respite from the streets. The house on Wilkens Avenue is undergoing extensive renovations that will turn it into a day shelter for women that will be known as Brigitte's Place. Pam Moniger, a recovering addict who said she spent 10 years homeless, will help staff the shelter. "When I was out there, this would have meant so much," Moniger said. "Most of these women are just walking the streets and looking for a place to rest.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
Advocates for the homeless called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Tuesday to open more shelter beds for women, arguing that the city discriminates against women by making significantly more beds available to men. "Women are literally being left out in the cold," said Sonia Kumar, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. "It's so egregious it's hard to believe. " Carolyn Johnson, managing attorney for the Homeless Persons Representation Project, said women are being turned away from the city's new $8 million shelter on Fallsway when the beds are filled.
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October 17, 2011
Torri Dietrich has joined Anna's House, a women's shelter serving Harford County, as the new director. She brings more than 25 years of experience in non-profit management, including a background in social work, fundraising and community development to the organization. Dietrich said in a press release she is excited about working with the dedicated team of professional staff and volunteers at Anna's House to help homeless women and their children achieve self-sufficiency and to reach their full potential.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women. Dozens of volunteers have adopted rooms in the 8,000-square-foot Victorian, built in 1893 by the owner of a Baltimore tugboat company. They swept away years of abandonment, sanded floors, painted walls, restored stained-glass windows, repaired fireplaces and polished the fixtures. They have rebuilt the kitchen, added new bathrooms and donated linens, handmade quilts and every stick of furniture — save for the few pieces that came with the house.
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By Kaitlyn Carr, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2010
On Mondays, Fearon Wright serves food and drink to homeless women at a Baltimore shelter. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, he puts on football pads and a helmet at a Mariners indoor football practice. Now, as the undefeated team makes a run for the American Indoor Football Association championship, Wright manages to find time for the women and children of Sarah's Hope in Sandtown-Winchester because of one woman -- his mom. "I'm always conscious of my mom and how hard she works for us," said Wright, who played seven games with the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 before he was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
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By Sujata Banerjee and Sujata Banerjee,Evening Sun Staff | February 1, 1991
IN THE COZY rooms at the Calverton, cheerful with fresh paint and donated bedroom furniture, 13 women have been setting up home. Small radios, cosmetics, plants and books give each private bedroom a personal stamp -- something unfamiliar and exciting for the formerly homeless women who are settling in for good."
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2011
Chronically homeless women will soon have fully furnished apartments of their own in a newly renovated building in southwestern Baltimore County. The YWCA Greater Baltimore, which is overseeing the Arbutus Permanent Supportive Housing program, opened the apartment complex Thursday and anticipates full occupancy by next month. The women will have the privacy not afforded in shelters, the comforts of their own things about them and on-site counseling, all of which organizers say will help them move on with their lives.
SPORTS
By Kaitlyn Carr, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2010
On Mondays, Fearon Wright serves food and drink to homeless women at a Baltimore shelter. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, he puts on football pads and a helmet at a Mariners indoor football practice. Now, as the undefeated team makes a run for the American Indoor Football Association championship, Wright manages to find time for the women and children of Sarah's Hope in Sandtown-Winchester because of one woman -- his mom. "I'm always conscious of my mom and how hard she works for us," said Wright, who played seven games with the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 before he was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
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