Over the past 34 years, The Baltimore Station has transformed from a small group of devoted citizens who assisted the homeless in South Baltimore to the successful therapeutic residential and outpatient treatment program we are today.

Here is a look at our history:



The Baltimore Station’s early roots trace back to when three caring citizens began providing blankets and sandwiches to the homeless in South Baltimore. As their efforts expanded to include a winter shelter for homeless men, the South Baltimore Homeless Shelter was incorporated as a nonprofit organization.

July 2004

We acquired a new facility, The Seton Hill Station, to provide housing and services to additional homeless men. The Seton Hill Station opened with 25 beds. We officially changed our name from the South Baltimore Homeless Shelter to The Baltimore Station to better reflect our mission and program.


The Seton Hill Station facility increased its capacity from 25 beds to 40 beds. Along with the 50 beds at the South Baltimore Station facility, we served approximately 200 men over the course of the year.

December 2008

The South Baltimore Station addition was completed. Supporters, staff, and residents celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Governor Martin O’Malley. The completed structure accommodates 91 beds and is the facility we occupy today.

March 2010

The Baltimore Station purchased three properties in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester to both relocate and expand the Seton Hill Station.


The Baltimore Station celebrated our 25th Anniversary with the Silver Celebration of Second Chances gala held at The Lord Baltimore Hotel.


Following an update to our mission and vision statements, The Baltimore Station implemented a client-centered approach to give our clients a voice and choice in their treatment. We also welcomed John Friedel as our new Executive Director.


Alternative therapeutic activities such as drumming, art, drama and mindfulness are introduced to our clients along with therapeutic field trips to Camp Puh tok and other local destinations.


The Baltimore Station obtained additional funding from the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to offer Service Intensive Transitional Housing to veterans in need of housing and workforce development. We also launched our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to better serve our graduates and community members.


Thanks to the support from local businesses and volunteers, we opened a community garden near our West Baltimore facility for clients and community members to enjoy.


The Baltimore Station received our CARF re-certification for another three (3) years. The global Covid 19 pandemic hits and as a result, we moved our entire operation off site to keep our clients safe but still engaged in their treatment. All volunteer services were paused.


In March, The Baltimore Station moved all our clients back to our facilities from the hotel. Volunteers were whole-heartedly welcomed back in June.