@The House, Inc., A Social Settlement House in Baltimore
Empowering Individuals. Building Community.
@TheHouse, Inc. supports Baltimore’s Park Heights community with a wide range of services to foster individual self-sufficiency, strengthen social connections, and build a better tomorrow.
From sponsoring toy drives and hosting youth summer camps to addressing food insecurity and supporting homeownership, we’re committed to meeting the needs of those who have been chronically underserved.
We achieve our mission by:
- Providing direct support to meet residents’ basic needs
- Connecting residents to available resources
- Conducting educational forums and training sessions
- Advocating for community investment
- Collaborating with city and nonprofit agencies.
As a community-based 501(c)(3), @The House relies on the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff and generous volunteers — connected by their shared belief in the right of all people to realize their full potential.
@The House was founded in 2011, when Pastor Troy Randall convened a group of compassionate community advocates to as — and answer — “Why?”
Why do people in our community feel alone and abandoned? Why are they denied the help they need and deserve to overcome their challenges? And most significantly, why have our existing governmental, nonprofit, and even faith-based organizations failed to address such pressing and obvious needs?
@The House was created to fill that void through a holistic approach that honors the Mind, Body and Spirit of those we serve. In the process, we became a voice for the voiceless.
A Social Settlement House for the 21st Century
@The House has its roots in the social settlement movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Settlement houses addressed the needs of the urban poor through volunteer work focused on services such as daycare, education, and health care.
Unfortunately, 100-plus years after the first settlement houses, the need to support the neediest among us persists, perpetuated by forces such as systemic inequality and racism.
We share with the early settlement houses a focus on the importance of individual agency and community. The stronger our Arlington and Park Heights communities become, the more opportunities our neighbors will have to overcome obstacles and live full, meaningful lives.
@The House’s Building Initiative
@The House’s vision is to make our settlement house a true home. In partnership with Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc (CHAI) and RM Sovich Architecture, we’ve developed plans to create a building at 5345 Denmore Avenue, a vacant city-owned lot in a perfect location to serve the Arlington community. The space will have the flexibility to meet the needs of children, families, and senior citizens across a wide range of programming, and will serve as the physical and social hub for the community.
From hosting summer camps and our G.O.L.F. (Goals, Opportunities, Leadership, and Fun) collaboration with The First Tee of Baltimore to distributing food and toys to children in shelters, @The House provides a wide range of services and programs to nurture youth.
@The House’s efforts in the community extend from creating an Amphitheatre Jazz Garden to securing $250,000 to assist residents with home repairs.
Our Community garden and Amphitheatre flower garden includes a reading pod for seniors.
5324 Cuthbert Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
Future Site: 5345 Denmore Ave.