Project PLASE serves the most vulnerable of the homeless in Baltimore—including persons living with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, addiction, developmental disabilities, and former-offenders, etc. The information below is meant to give an over-view of the people we serve and their unique needs.

Transitional Housing (FY 2015)

Total Residents Served in Transitional Housing: 249

Special Needs

HIV/AIDS defined: 145 (58%)

History of Substance Abuse: 147 (59%)

History of Mental Illness: 165 (66%)

Dual Diagnosis of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: 95 (38%)

Triple Diagnosis of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and HIV/AIDS67 (27%)

History of Chronic Homelessness**: 133 (54%)

Veterans60 (24%) – 23 Female & 37 Male Veterans

History of Incarceration: 119 (45%)

Race/Ethnicity

Black: 201

Caucasian: 40

Native American: 0

Middle Eastern/ Indian: 0

Other: 8

Hispanic

Hispanic: 6

Non-Hispanic: 243

Gender

Female: 86

Male: 159

Transgender: 4

Permanent Housing (FY 2015)

Total Households Served in Permanent Housing: 174

Special Needs

HIV/AIDS defined: 72 (41%)

History of Substance Abuse: 123 (71%)

History of Mental Illness: 126 (72%)

Dual Diagnosis of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness: 80 (46%)

Triple Diagnosis of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and HIV/AIDS: 42 (24%)

History of Chronic Homelessness**: 102 (57%)

Veterans: 19 (11%)

History of Incarceration: 85 (47%)

Race/Ethnicity

Black: 163

Caucasian: 8

Native American: 2

Other: 1

Hispanic

Hispanic: 1

Non-Hispanic: 173

Gender

Female: 91

Male: 82

Members in Household

99 were single adults (living without their families)

75 clients had family members living with them

110 additional family members living with clients

70 of the 110 family members were 18 years old or younger

**The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines a chronically homeless person as either (1) an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.