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JOY's mission is to provide vulnerable children safety, support, and stability while we strive to put an end to youth homelessness.

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DROP-IN CENTER

JOY Drop-In Center is designed to help meet the specific needs of youth, we offer our participants a centralized space where they can voluntarily come in and receive access to emergency shelter, food, survival aid, treatment and counseling, crisis intervention, and follow-up support.

The Boutique

The Boutique is a FREE bi-monthly market place open to anyone in need. Along with clothing items, we do offer free toiletries, food, and access to community services. We are currently in need of toiletry donations.
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BLACK MEN UNITED

JOY Black Men United (BMU) is a collaborative fraternal mentoring program designed to pair young African-American males with older men to create a support system that will both mentor and hold them accountable.

WHO WE ARE

JOY Baltimore (JOY) ​​is a 501c3 grassroots organization whose primary goal is to end youth homelessness within Baltimore, Maryland. Through our Drop-In Center, we offer homeless, displaced, runaway and LGBTQ youth ages 13-24, access to emergency and permanent housing, medical and dental services, community services, vital records, and Maryland State ID.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK

KeyAyshia Nicole 29
Transgender Woman – Baltimore, MD
“Mr. Walker has poured his heart and soul into the community with his eyes set on youth and their development. Lonnie Walker has been in many active roles of leadership wearing many different hats one being youth coordinator for one of Maryland’s central resource center. Mr. Walker has a vision for our youth and doesn’t intend to rest until it is sought through. “
Tayo Smart 31
Brooklyn, NYC
As my teacher and counselor at the age of 9 or 10 what I remember is that you were very helpful to us, very funny, VERY supportive, one example was when you took us to that Space Jam movie, then to my house for a surprise birthday party. You also taught me to be proud of the skin I’m in as well and that is one lesson I’m glad I was taught.
Didn’t hurt that you taught me how to pose either. lol…”
Tremaine Moore 19
Baltimore, MD
“Joy Baltimore met me at the age of 17 and has inspired me to stand up for those who are underserved as well as it has contributed to my independence in my actions and mindset. It has encouraged me through my difficulties and motivated me in my endeavors. It has truly been an honor to be a part of this organization!”

WHAT’S HAPPENING

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CONTACT

​JOY Baltimore is here for you. If you like to set up an appointment, make a donation or volunteer, please call, click, or come by during our normal business hours.

If you are a youth in crisis, call 443.522.8553 24 hours a day.

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GET IN TOUCH

Phone: 443-522-8553​​

2653 Maryland Avenue, Suite 1
Baltimore, MD 21218
LWalker@joybaltimore.org