At The Door

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The  At the Door Program provides supportive housing for HIV+ ex-offenders leaving the prison system. The program provides residents with a continuum of care from transitional housing through self-sufficiency. Supportive case management focuses on access to healthcare, substance abuse recovery, education, employment and services activities that can successfully connect them to their community. Candidates for At The Door have been homeless Baltimore City residents, with low- or no income and will no family or other support system 

How to Apply

 Application process normally begins during the pre-release period, through outreach events throughout the State of Maryland. One may also apply through their case manager, if they are in the first 3 months of transitional housing post release, and meet all other criteria. Clients may apply directly to permanent housing component once income and identification documentation and a personal recovery plan are in place. Required paperwork includes copies of birth certificate, social security card, proof of household income, and proof of qualifying disability. Applicants must be willing to accept case management services and be considered capable of living independently.

If you would like additional information about AIRS ATD Housing Program, please call David Waller, 410-576-5070, x127 

Statistics

 HIV & Incarceration

  • Correctional authorities reported that 22,028 State inmates and 1,631 Federal inmates were HIV positive in 2003.
  • States with the highest percentages of HIV-positive prisoners are New York (7.6%), Maryland (4.2%) and Texas (3.9%) with HIV prevalence among prisoners-- more than 20 times that in the non-incarcerated population.
  • Recent estimates suggest that up to 25% of people living with HIV pass through the correctional system every year.

Returning Prisoners

  • Correctional authorities reported that 22,028 State inmates and 1,631 Federal inmates were HIV positive in 2003.
  • States with the highest percentages of HIV-positive prisoners are New York (7.6%), Maryland (4.2%) and Texas (3.9%) with HIV prevalence among prisoners-- more than 20 times that in the non-incarcerated population.
  • Recent estimates suggest that up to 25% of people living with HIV pass through the correctional system every year.

Re-entry in Maryland

  • 6 out of 10 released inmates return to Baltimore City.
  • Return is concentrated in six Baltimore communities, which each received 159 to 277 prisoners: Southwest Baltimore, Greater Rosemont, Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park, Greenmount East, Clifton-Berea, and Southern Park Heights.
  • In 2001, 17 percent of Maryland inmates took part in educational or vocational programs, 45 percent had work assignments such as sanitation or food service, 7 percent participated in a work-release program, and 31 percent were in no programmatic or work activities

Community Partners

Maryland Community Service Locator
http://www.mdcsl.org

Power Inside
410-889-8333
http://www.powerinside.org

Black Education AIDS Project
410-522-7910
http://www.beap.com

Our Daily Bread Employment Center
443-986-9000
443-983-9027
http://www.cc-md.org

STRIVE Baltimore
410-367-5691
http://www.cfuf.org

STAR
410-383-1903
http://www.sisterstogetherandreaching.org

Chase Brexton Health Services
Evelyn Jordan
410-545-4481ext.2623
410-328-1900
http://www.Chasebrexton.org

Job Opportunities Task Force
2 E. Read St., 6th Fl.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-234-8040 

Additional Resources

The Legal Aid Bureau, provides free legal services to low-income persons statewide. Only civil cases are handled by the Legal Aid Bureau.

Contact:
Legal Aid Bureau
500 E. Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-539-5340
410-539-1710 fax
Web Site: http://www.mdlab.org

The Maryland Legal Assistance Network (MLAN) is a collaborative effort among Maryland legal services providers to improve the delivery of legal services. Included in the system is a single toll-free number to help individuals find the appropriate legal services provider, a self-help legal program, and legal assistance on the web.

Contact:
Maryland Legal Assistance Network/MLSC
15 Charles Plaza, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-576-9494
Web Site: http://www.peoples-law.info/Home/PublicWeb

Additional Resourcs

The Homeless Persons Representation Projects assists individuals with criminal records with expungement and EEOC complaints.

Contact:
1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 700
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-685-6589, ext. 116

Maryland’s Job Service One-Stop Career Centers provide comprehensive job services. There are 25 one-stop centers located around the state. Each center has CareerNet site which is an internet-based program linking Maryland with every other state in the country.

Contact:
Division of Employment and Training
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
1100 North Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-2173
Web Site:

The National Women’s Prison Project is a re-entry program for women that begins at the pre-release level and continues through re-entry to the community. Services offered include support and motivational groups, assistance with job training and housing, a clothing closet for job apparel, and mentoring services.
Contact:
National Women's Prison Project
1701 Madison Avenue, Suite # 505
Baltimore, MD 21217
410-233-3385
410-225-2916 fax Web Site: http://www.nwpp-inc.com

Supporting Ex-Offenders in Employment Training and Transitional Services (SEETTS) is a program of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. to serve formerly incarcerated individuals. The community component serves men and women who are on parole supervision or probation regardless of previous program involvement.

Contact:
Career Development Services
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.
222 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-837-1800
410-837-8930 fax
Web Site: http://www.goodwillches.or