Addiction does not care about a person’s race, social status, income, faith or education, and one in nine people in the Greater Baltimore area are suffering from addiction. Helping Up Mission, a comprehensive faith-based recovery program for men fighting addiction, poverty, & homelessness, is committed to leading the fight against this epidemic.
Today, the LVA team volunteered at Helping Up Mission in the kitchen during lunch, serving almost 500 plates to men in various stages of recovery. When a man starts Helping Up Mission’s program, they are given a job at the facility. Besides our team, all other kitchen workers were men in the program. It was so inspiring to witness the love, gratitude, teamwork and support between not only the men working with us in the kitchen but also the men we were serving.
Helping Up Mission provides hope to men through Christ-centered, scientifically sound recovery programs and services, and these comprehensively address physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs over a period of at least one year. Each year, they provide 182,500 nights of shelter, 438,000 meals, 155,000+ items of clothing and personal care, and 6,700 counseling sessions.
To get involved or to learn more about Helping Up Mission, please visit helpingupmission.org/.