Rebuilding Hope and Empowering Change: Spotlight on the Vital Work of The Baltimore Station

Every year, RCM&D chooses well-deserving local nonprofit organizations to be the recipients of our year-round fundraising and volunteer initiatives. The result of these endeavors is commemorated during our annual Regatta event, a delightful waterfront festivity hosted at the picturesque Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Mark your calendars for this year’s occasion on Friday, September 15. As we approach this year’s celebration, we will shine a spotlight on our chosen beneficiaries, showcasing the incredible impact they make within our communities on a daily basis.

About The Baltimore Station

The Baltimore Station is an innovative, therapeutic residential and outpatient treatment program that supports veterans who are overcoming obstacles to regain self-sufficiency. Men who participate in the program graduate with permanent housing, sustainable income and the tools they need to lead a substance-free life. The program is renowned for its ability to turn lives around for over 34 years and is highly effective in helping veterans to rebuild their lives.

Supporting our Veterans

Among its array of initiatives, The Baltimore Station features a notable residential/clinical program. Residents participate in individual counseling and group therapy sessions to help them identify a permanent home, a sustainable income, and the tools they need to lead a substance-free life.

In addition, The Baltimore Station provides a Service Intensive Transitional Housing (SITH) program, designed to help unemployed homeless veterans get the tools and skills they need to obtain a sustainable income and permanent housing. Participants receive case management services, meals and clothing and a comprehensive Individualized Service Plan that outlines housing goals, a timeline for accessing permanent housing and detailed career/income goals.

The Baltimore Station also offers an Intensive Outpatient program (IOP) designed to provide therapeutic relapse prevention services to those recovering from substance use disorder. Individuals participating in the IOP work with licensed/certified staff in a client-centered and evidence-based addiction treatment environment.

Stars, Stripes & Chow Chili Cook-off

On November 4, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., The Baltimore Station is hosting their 9th annual chili cook-off fundraiser, presented by M&T Bank. Teams compete for People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice & Best Theme. All ages are welcome, so come out and enjoy the fun! 100% of the funds raised will directly support their programs and services to homeless veterans.

How the RCM&D Regatta will Help

Funding from the RCM&D Regatta will support The Baltimore Station’s annual outdoor education program at Camp Puh Tok. This three day, two-night experience includes counseling, daily program requirements and outdoor activities like rock climbing, horseback riding and fishing. Clients participate in volunteering at the camp, meal preparation, and experience the benefits of outdoor recreation to those in recovery like stress reduction, relaxation and improved mental health.

Learn More

To learn more about The Baltimore Station, visit their website or watch a quick video to see the organization at a glance. For additional information about the Regatta, click here.