Helping Up Mission Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Colimore Architects had the privilege of attending the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Helping Up Mission (HUM)’s new Center for Women and Children. This inspiring organization provides housing, addiction recovery, counseling, health and dental care, and educational and workforce development opportunities to women and children suffering from homelessness in Baltimore. The Colimore team designed a new seven-story building equipped with all the resources needed to support its patrons—dorm-style suites, classrooms, a library, fitness center, salon, computer lab, complete with a kitchen and dining area, and a spacious multipurpose room. This center is approximately 150,000-SF and located just down the street from the existing men’s HUM center and next to the Ronald McDonald House in Downtown Baltimore. Other features include an outdoor children’s playground and rooftop terrace gardens with an outdoor kitchen. The building was designed to embrace HUM’s mission to “help women and children holistically—body, soul, and spirit—giving them a path out of homelessness to transformed lives” by offering state of the art facilities and a modern, functional design. Additionally, the building employed sustainable design techniques and will follow all Enterprise Green Communities Requirements.