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At Jacob's Well - Housing Baltimore

323 East 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Class of Housing: transitional and permanent housing for those who are homeless and mentally ill.

General Information:

Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 4PM
Tue: 8AM 4PM
Wed: 8AM 4PM
Thu: 8AM 4PM
Fri: 8AM 4PM


Transitional Housing – for those who are homeless or about to become homeless


At Jacob’s Well’s Transitional Housing Program is a scattered  site program. Residents live in one of seven ordinary row houses located in the Charles Village and Remington  neighborhoods of Baltimore City. At Jacob’s Well has three houses for women,  housing eleven individuals, and four houses for men, housing eleven persons.  One of our men’s houses is designed for people with physical as well as mental disabilities.


At Jacob’s Well’s Transitional Housing Program does not provide psychiatric services. Rather we link our residents to services available in the community.  At Jacob’s Well’s Transitional Housing Program provides comprehensive case management for each resident.  This begins with an assessment of resident needs and goals. An individualized service plan is developed for each resident.  At Jacob’s Well case managers advocate for our residents with health service providers and government agencies. If needed, independent living skills are taught. Staff will also assist with money management, including representative payee services, referrals to psychiatric day programs, job training and literacy programs as needed.


Referrals to permanent housing are made when the time is right for each resident. While it is our goal that residents should be ready to  move on in less that two years, a strict two year limit is not enforced.


Permanent Housing – for those who have achieved some residential stability and ready for a less structured living environment.

At Jacob's Well’s Permanent Housing Program was begun in Fiscal Year 1999 to serve those residents of At Jacob's Well’s Transitional Housing Program who were ready for a more permanent and less structured living situation.  Only seven units originally, the program expanded to ten units in 2001. Due to a transfer of ten beds from Baltimore Mental Health Systems, the program grew to twenty units in 2005.  Clients are placed in one-bedroom market rate apartments in Baltimore City. Some of these units are leased, others are owned by At Jacob's Well, Inc. Client rents are subsidized by a Shelter Plus Care, Sponsor-Based Rental Assistance grant. Case management for the program is partially funded by a Supportive Housing Program Permanent Housing Component grant.


At Jacob's Well’s Permanent Housing Program, like the Transitional Housing Program, serves only single adults who are homeless, low-income and suffer from chronic mental illness.  Participants in the program are selected from clients who have been participants in At Jacob's Well’s Transitional Housing Program. Clients are selected for participation in At Jacob's Well’s Permanent Housing Program based upon an assessment of their psychiatric and residential stability as measured by their having in place the supportive services needed to maintain them. Case management is provided to all participants based upon an individual service plan developed in the first weeks of participation in the program. The intensity of case management generally diminishes over time. However, frequent contacts and monthly home visits are made even for the most stable, long-time clients.




Referrals are not accepted for our Permanent Housing Program




At Jacob’s Well seeks to end the cycle of homelessness for mentally ill men and women by providing a caring and supportive environment that recognizes the dignity of the individual and that encourages accountability and independence.


More than simply a shelter, At Jacob’s Well is committed to the creation of a supportive community in Baltimore for people who suffer from chronic mental illness.

Website: https://atjacobswell.org/

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Helpful Definitions For At Jacob's Well - Housing Baltimore:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

How To Volunteer at At Jacob's Well - Housing Baltimore:

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As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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