The Baltimore Station, a residential treatment program supporting veterans and others transitioning from homelessness and addiction to self-sufficiency, launched its “Friend of The Station,” initiative Tuesday, naming the Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) its first honoree.
The program will recognize individual donors, businesses and other partners that have committed the highest level of financial support. Since 2009, MMHA has donated more than $105,000 to The Baltimore Station.
To become a “Friend of The Station,” donors must pledge a minimum of $2,500 annually. MMHA has pledged close to $20,000 in direct donations for 2017, in addition to signing on as a sponsor for The Baltimore Station’s two largest fundraising events and will be volunteering at a variety of activities.
The Baltimore Station is a therapeutic residential recovery program that helps homeless men – most are veterans – break their drug and alcohol addictions and become self-sufficient members of society. The only long-term residential program in the area, it provide up to 24 months of clinical care and life skills development.
The MMHA, a professional trade association established in 1996 whose membership consists of owners and managers of more than 184,000 rental housing homes in 775 apartment communities. MMHA also represents companies that manage more than 35,000 condominium and home owners associations in more than 250 communities. It houses more than 571,000 Maryland residents. In addition, MMHA represents close to 250 associate member companies who supply goods and services to the multi-housing industry.