Build The House

Creating a Social Settlement House for the 21st Century

It’s time to Build The House.

@The House, inc., is seeking operational and capital funding to make its vision of a Social Settlement House for the 21st Century a reality.

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 — close to public transportation and within walking distance to Arlington Elementary School. 

Consistent with the founding principles of the early social settlement houses of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, the building will be intentionally designed to feel like a house — not like a government agency or institution — with the flexibility to meet the needs of families and children based on different programming and times of the year. 

With your help, Build The House will be Baltimore’s first Social Settlement House for the 21st Century, and serve as a national model for urban community development, outreach, and empowerment.

Build The House Programming

The facility’s flexible, handicap-accessible design will accommodate a wide range of services, including:

  • After school tutoring
  • Job readiness training and additional educational supports
  • Family case management services
  • A food pantry 
  • Laundry and bathing facilities

In addition, a podcast studio will allow students to learn how to create and record music, create and manage podcasts, and communicate with community members through broadcasting — bringing the social settlement house firmly into the 21st century.

Services Offered

  • Neighborhood Mediation services
  • Police and Community Re-engagement Hub
  • Mental/Physical health assessments and referral services
  • Assistance with navigational support for accessing government services
  • Neighborhood home ownership and rental education and referrals
  • Case management and community referral support for families, youth and senior neighbors.
  • Small Group training and workshops for financial education, CPR/First Aide, cooking, technology, resume development support and employment referrals etc.

Goals of the Project

  • To help develop and increase a good relationship amongst neighbors through mediation services.
  • To foster a better relationship between the community and the Police Department with visibility and accessibility.
  • To help neighbors access needed support/services and the ability to navigate through the sign up process.
    To assist our youth and seniors to develop personal goals and a plan and resources to help obtain those goals.
  • To provide mental and physical health education, assessment and referrals to neighbors with a need.
  • To provide a facility in which services can be accessible in walking distance in the community as well as a small personal space to meet.

 Our Golf Mission

G.O.L.F. in the Parks Is a Golf infused community-based initiative that facilitates mindfulness, the mind-body connection, self-sufficiency, and fitness within the community we serve. Our program focuses on effective communication, enhances their collaboration skills and critical thinking along with academic supports.

G.O.L.F. (Goals, Opportunity, Leadership, and Fun)  is a collaborative project between @ The House, Inc. and First Tee of Greater Baltimore. First Tee is an international youth development organization that introduces golf and its values to young people from all walks of life. They supplied us with access to their learning centers at the 5 Municipal Golf Courses in MD, where we also teamed up with the Pros for on-the-course training and support.




Last year like all the rest we had a great time with our Youth. This year we can serve 35 inner city youth aged 6-14 years old with Golf instruction, peer support, mental wellness support, arts and crafts, self-awareness interventions, and exploration. While currently housed in the Park Heights community we are looking for a more permanent location at the Northwest Driving Range where our Youth can have a stable home site to grow at within walking distance from their home.  There we will continue to teach Golf theory, course management,  putting, chipping, and effective swing and hitting. Some of our Youth struggle with learning disabilities, emotional distress, broken homes, and crime-driven neighborhoods which limits their growth and eventually makes them a product of their environment.  This program was birthed out of support for not just the Youth we serve but the entire family by linking them to the support needed to help facilitate wellness and wholeness as a unit. 

Phase II 

This year we will develop 2 Cohorts to run simultaneously during the Summer - Cohort 1 (New Birds) beginners/Non-course ready *  Cohort 2 (Eagles) - advanced players/Course ready instruction. Adding more academic support in math and reading will afford us the opportunity to continue building rapport with our participants to assist them in enrolling in our New Afterschool Golf Clinic which will allow us to follow them closer during the school year for academic and emotional support.



2023 Accomplishments

Towson University Golf Scholarship Recipient -Summer Keys



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Contact Us

Mailing address:

5324 Cuthbert Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21215


Future Site: 5345 Denmore Ave.

 (410) 205-4828