In Our Community
High Peake House & Heartlights class
TPC not only has a unique ministry among developmentally disabled adults with its Heartlights class, but also it is one of the few Protestant churches to sponsor a residential home for the developmentally disabled. Situated on property previously occupied by the Manse of TPC, the home was an eight-year mission project of a dedicated group of church members. It opened for the first group of residents in 1992. Currently eight developmentally disabled adults are in residence. Administration is provided by a state-certified service provider and is overseen by a special committee composed of TPC members and Presbytery nominees authorized by Session. Members of TPC are invited to visit High Peake any time and to serve on the High Peake Board.
The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC)
The Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) provides help to poor and needy families from the Towson area. Needs are growing, and the Center at 120 W. Pennsylvania continues to rise to the challenge. Weekdays, ACTC provides emergency food supplies, rent/mortgage eviction prevention, referrals for clothing, payment for prescriptions , funds for gasoline and bus tokens, utility suspension prevention, emergency services for transient people and health, and case mangement. To find out more about the center and its programs, please visit the center's website, www.actconline.info.
Please click here for a list of food items that are needed.
Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO)
GEDCO provides affordable homes with supportive services in Northwest Baltimore for frail seniors, formerly homeless men and women, and people with mental disabililties. TPC supports two arms of GEDCO: CARES a food pantry and Residential Services housing. Please find out more about GEDCO at www.gedco.org.
The Baltimore Station (TBS)
The Baltimore Station is a therapeutic residential recovery program for men who have been homeless largely due to chronic substance abuse. Operating in two former firehouses in Baltimore City, the program includes 90 beds where men live for up to two years while they address the root causes that led them to the streets and lives dictated by alcohol and drug addiction. Find more information at www.baltimorestation.org
Shepherd's Clinic is a non-profit organization devoted to providing quality primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as wellness services to uninsured people in Baltimore. Learn more at shepherdsclinic.org
Eleanor D. Corner House
Eleanor D. Corner House is a ninety day emergency shelter for single women, women with children, and intact families. Few shelters are open 24 hours a day and fewer still accept intact families. This shelter supports families seeking employment with child care, life skills training and parenting groups. See www.baltimoreywca.com/programs/housing.htm.
Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity
As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, this group works in Baltimore City neighborhoods, rehabilitataing vacant houses with sweat equity. Find out more at http://habitatchesapeake.org.
Sarah's Hope Baltimore
Sarah's Hope, Mount Street, provides emergency shelter, and other support services for homeless women and children in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore. For more information see www.vincentbaltimore.org/sarahs_hope.html
Families in Service
A coalition of groups in TPC have come together to make it possible for intergenerational service projects through Towson Presbyterian Church. In 2011 the projects include: Christ's Care Carnations, Baltimore Station, Project Clean, Stream, ACTC Food Drive, Homes for Christmas, Middle School BeeTree Work Camp, and Saturday @ Sarah's Hope.