Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland also has the highest poverty level in the state, with almost a quarter of the population living below the poverty level.

U.S Census Bureau statistics show that in Baltimore:

  • 21% of households are living in poverty, making less than $14,999 a year.
  • 27.5% of families with children under 18 are living in poverty.
  • 33.4% of all people under 18 are living in poverty.
  • 39.1% of people between the ages 18-24, and 40% of people over 25 failed to graduate high school.

Family-to-Family’s partner organization in Baltimore is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. BGCMB serves over 4,200 children from their four centers located within the city. About 200 kids from 6 to 18 walk through their facilities every day to utilize their programs and services.

Baltimore’s ongoing struggle to fight poverty is an uphill battle. There are thousands of abandoned buildings with more being left vacant as the city’s population declines and poverty rates increase. With high crime rates and poor high school graduation rates, the value of places like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro. Baltimore that offer services to teenagers, children and their families is clear.

In Baltimore, Family-to-Family partners with Giant Food Stores to provide groceries for our sponsored families.

Community Partner:
Y’landa Simmons
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
11 West Mount Vernon PI. Suite 4
Baltimore, MD 21201

Click the links below to read more about Baltimore’s struggle against poverty.

1. 6 Shocking Facts About Poverty in Baltimore

2. Crime and despair in Baltimore


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