Bea Gaddy Family Center
425 North Chester Street
Baltimore MD, 21231-1635
410-563-2749
Some of the programs available include an emergency shelter as well as a clothing closet which has free clothes for students, men, women, and children. School supplies, toiletries, shoes and gloves may be distributed too.

Salvation Army, Baltimore County Family Services
814 Light Street
Baltimore MD, 21230
410-783-2920

An extensive number of assistance programs and social services are offered. Some examples are below, but you can call the center for more details.


A thrift store sells items to the public. Furniture vouchers are provided on a case by case basis for free goods.
A Mobile food pantry serves meals, groceries, and more.
Christmas/Holiday assistance includes toys for children, gifts, coats, and other special items. Resources include the Angel Tree and more. Vouchers are offered for free good and meals too.
Other social services include free backpacks and school supplies, life skills training, referrals, emergency financial aid, budgeting classes and more.
A formal application process is in place by the Salvation Army. You will need ID and proof of income.

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Homestead UMC Service Center
1500 Gorsuch Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Telephone - 410-243-4419
Holiday assistance, such as gifts, meals and toys, are available. Other resources include a soup kitchen, food pantry, and clothing closet. You need to have an ID to apply for help.

Southwest Emergency Services
1201 Maple Avenue
Baltimore MD, 21227-2639
 410-247-8154

The non-profit may have furniture and household goods for the low income, poor and homeless. A clothing closet and thrift store is offered and sells clothing, winter coats, diapers, and much more. The agency also assists with back to school items for children in August.