A refuge for recovering addicts – and one photographer’s story, The Washington Post

Written by Andrew Magnum
(Reposted from the Washington Post)

In 2012, I was just starting to become more serious about photography. Because I worked a 9-to-5 job, I would take photos at night around Baltimore with no real plan. One night, I photographed the outside of Earl’s Place. I noticed the name when I developed the film. I later found out that Earl’s Place is a 20-year-old transitional housing program for homeless men in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse.


General Synod service project will help keep hundreds warm during Baltimore winter

Written by Anthony Moujaes
(Reposted from: United Church of Christ)

Thanks to the help and generosity of participants in a United Church of Christ General Synod service project, homeless men, women and children in the Baltimore area will receive a warm perk this winter.

The service project, organized by the Central Atlantic Conference, collected hundreds of cold-weather clothing items at this summer’s recently-completed biennial gathering, to be distributed to people experiencing homelessness “throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area,


Just Say Hello Tour: Facing Homelessness Tour

(Reposted from: Just Say Hello Tour)

Good Places:

There are so many amazing organizations serving people who are suffering from homelessness. In Baltimore, Maryland, I got to spend several hours at one of those organizations. Earl’s Place is a transitional home for 17 men who have suffered from addiction and homelessness. Clean and sober housing that allows its residents to stay for up to two years and provides case management,


At Earl’s Place, recovering alcoholic describes road to recovery, Baltimore Sun

Written by Dan Rodricks
(Reposted from The Baltimore Sun)

Anthony Halbach connects with his family after 14 years

By the time I met Anthony Halbach, he had lived 50 years, and half of them hard. He’d spent a lot of time being angry and a lot of time drunk. He’d been homeless, estranged from kin, adrift in the world and truly lost. It was a life without smiles. There were long periods of loneliness and depression, Read more  »

Midday with Dan Rodricks, WYPR: Up From Homelessness

Midday with Dan Rodericks Podcast

Wed. November 13, 12-1 p.m.

Earl’s Place, a Baltimore nonprofit that’s part of Cornerstone Community Housing, has been helping homeless men get back on their feet for 15 years. In recognition of the organization’s anniversary, we’ll hear the personal journeys of three men who lived at Earl’s Place during challenging times in their lives.

Listen here 


Earl’s Place has helped countless former addicts reclaim their lives, Baltimore Sun

Written by Casey Schurman, Lutherville
(Reposted from the Baltimore Sun)

I serve on the board of directors for Cornerstone Community Housing/Earl’s Place and I am also an elementary school teacher. One activity that I do with my students, centered around number sense, is called “Big or Small?” Students are given a number and need to give examples of when that number is big and when it is small.


Earl’s Place gives addicts a bridge back to life, Baltimore Sun

Written by Dan Rodericks
(Reposted from the Baltimore Sun)

A REPORT from the weekly house meeting at Earl’s Place, a transitional home for 17 formerly homeless drug addicts and alcoholics in two renovated rowhouses at Eden and Lombard streets in East Baltimore:

Greg, a graduate of Earl’s Place and now its resident manager, led the meeting in a prayer that all the men knew: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,


Man’s story testifies to drug’s hold over addicts, Baltimore Sun

Written by Dan Rodericks
(Reposted from the Baltimore Sun)

I HAVE HEARD a lot of horror stories about drug addiction over the years, and the one Sheila Helgerson tells goes into the Top Ten of testaments to the power of heroin over a man’s life. Helgerson, executive director of Earl’s Place, a transitional home on East Lombard Street for men trying to move from homelessness and drug abuse to a life of normality and recovery,