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Paca House

Address: 116 North Paca Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: (410) 837-7222

Fax: (410) 727-0788

Hours of Operation: Administrative Offices are open Monday –Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM

Program Description
Paca House is a permanent housing program that provides suppport services to low income idividuals that were homeless or facing homelessness. Supportive Services are provided to improve the quality of life for the residents. To assist the individuals towards self-sufficiency, referrals are made to partnering, local agencies and organizations within the community. Residents who require additional support and meet the required psychiatric criteria may participate in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP). In addition to service plans and individual counseling a number of both recreational and educational groups are provided to assist residents with achieving their goals.

Facility Description
Paca House is a 106 unit facility with 76 Single Resident Occupancy (SRO) units and 30 efficiency units.

Persons Served
Low income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans

Eligibility criteria include:

  1. Resident must be on the in-house waiting list.
  2. Must pass a credit and background check by Property Management.
  3. Complete income and tax credit certification annually with Property Management.

Services Provided
Our services and activities include but are not limited to: financial literacy classes, health education classes /screenings, cooking and nutrition classes, church/bible study, end of life planning and personal insurance. Residents are assisted and referred for healthcare benefits, GED classes, vocational training, substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Staffing Pattern
Program Director, Resident Service Coordinator, Community Support Counselor, Property Manager and Property Management Staff

History
Paca House accepted its first residents in December 1996 after extensive rehabilitation to two historic buildings and a new construction of a building that connects them.

Program Highlights
On average we serve approximately 125 individuals a year with regular and consistent program participation at approximately 35% with an overall total participation at approximately 85%.

Annual resident vocational and educational participation continues to rise at approximately 3% per year.

For more information about the program please contact Christine Strohecker, Program Director at (410) 362-5657 or via email at cstrohecker@voaches.org.