Frequently Asked Questions


When will I receive a receipt for my donation?

We make every effort to acknowledge gifts received by mail as quickly as possible and within 48 hours if possible.

When will the recipient of my tribute gift receive notification?

We make every effort to acknowledge gifts received by mail as quickly as possible and within 48 hours if possible. Please provide the name, address or e-mail, and message you would like included for the recipient.

What is your Employer Identification Number (EIN)?


How do I update my GEM monthly giving financial information?

Contact Sheila Helgerson at 410-522-0225 or log-in to your account at Network for Good.

Can I limit the amount of mail I receive?

Yes, please contact us at 410-522-0225 and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

How can I contact you?

Phone: 410-522-0225
Fax: 410-522-3744
Postal Mail: 1400 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
E-mail: Info@sheilah10.sg-host.com

Will you share my contact information with any other organizations?

We will never share any of your personal information with other organizations.

Is Cornerstone Community Housing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization? Is my donation tax-deductible?

Cornerstone Community Housing. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization – donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting Cornerstone Community Housing at 1400 E. Lombard Street Baltimore, Maryland 21231 or 410-522-0225. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of the State for the cost of copying and postage.


When does my monthly gift occur?

Your gift will be charged to your card or withdrawn from your account on or near the first or 15th business day of every month.

When does my monthly gift stop?

Your gift will occur every month until you ask us to stop or until there is a problem with the transaction.

What do I do if my card is about to expire or I want to change my information?

We will send you a notice one month prior to the expiration date on your card, letting you know that it is about to expire. You can change or update your information at any time by calling 410-522-0225 or if donating on line, by logging into your account at Network for Good.

What if I want to stop my monthly giving?

You may cancel your monthly giving at any time by calling 410-522-0225 or if donating on line, by logging into your account at Network for Good.

Will you send me an acknowledgement for tax purposes every month?

We will send you an annual gift summary that you may use for your tax purposes.

Is there a minimum monthly amount?

The minimum amount is $5 per month.

Is one type of recurring gift better than the other?

Cornerstone Community Housing is happy to accept either type of monthly gift. If you accrue points for using your credit card you may want to choose that type. If you don’t want to have to update your card information with us when you receive an updated expiration date, then or direct withdrawal from your bank account might be a better option for you.


Do you provide housing for women or men with children?

No, our current programs are for adult, single men only.

Do you have a waiting list?

Yes, we do not have immediate openings. Please contact our office for more information, 410-522-0225.

Do the residents of the programs pay a fee?

Yes, the men pay a fee as they are able based on their income.

At Earl’s Place, residents are charged a monthly program fee that does not exceed 30% of their income with a maximum monthly charge of $200; for those without income the fee is waived. For those where the 30% exceeds $200, the balance is placed in savings for their use when they move.

Prospect Place has project-based vouchers funded by the Federal government. The residents pay 30% of their income for rent, the balance is paid by the voucher.

We feel, and I hope you do as well, that the burden of financing our programs should not fall on the recipients of the services.

Who is Earl?

Many years ago, Earl Johnson visited his local soup kitchen and started a movement. As a man living on the streets, he raised awareness of the plight of all our brothers and sisters struggling to find food to eat and a place to sleep. Inspired by him, a network of concerned citizens stepped up to do more for those in need. Though he didn’t live to see the results of his inspiration, thanks to those initial volunteers and many others, Cornerstone Community Housing continues to provide hope and housing to men like Earl.