August 26th marks Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibited both the states and federal government from denying the right to vote based on gender. Observed since 1973, Women’s Equality Day reminds us that as far as we’ve come, there’s still work to be done on the women’s rights front.
You’re probably familiar with Helping Up Mission (HUM), which since 1885 has helped countless individuals – men and women alike – to overcome poverty, homelessness and addiction. Providing services around the clock 365 days a year, HUM does vital work in Baltimore.
That’s why we’re so honored to be involved in the latest project at HUM, and just in time to honor the women of Baltimore and surrounding areas: A new Women’s and Children’s Center is taking shape at 1216 East Baltimore Street and is expected to be complete by year’s end (take a virtual tour here).
Offering complete services for 250 women and accompanying children, the Women’s and Children’s Center is a seven-story, 145,000-square-foot facility. Services will include spiritual and pastoral counseling, mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical and dental care, educational and workforce development services and much more. It’s a beautiful facility, designed with comfort and care in mind.
We’re thrilled to be involved in the design and furnishing of this amazing project as it enters the final stages of construction, and we encourage you to support the important work of HUM and their new Women’s and Children’s Center. To donate to their Inspiring Hope campaign, click here.