FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 29, 2016
Tony Fazio 410-243-3790 (Baltimore Station)
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
Cardin to Visit with Vets at The Baltimore Station
Tuesday, August 30 at 10:45AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will visit The Baltimore Station, an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program supporting veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self-sufficiency. The Senator will tour the facility in South Baltimore and meet with residents. Media are invited to join the tour and the discussion.
“I am committed to ending homelessness among our veterans. No one who fought for our nation in uniform should ever have to fight for a roof over their head or proper mental health care. We need to fully support our veterans on the home front just as we support them on the battlefield,” said Senator Cardin. “The Baltimore Station is on the front lines, helping our veterans battle the interwoven challenges of addiction, mental health problems and homelessness. The federal government has an obligation to support their work and ensure our partners have adequate tools and resources they need to support our veterans in need.”
WHAT: The Baltimore Station, Inc. visit and tour
WHO: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
The Baltimore Station leadership and residents
WHEN: Tuesday, August 30 at 10:45AM
WHERE: 140 W. West Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
HOW: Media requested to RSVP to Tim Zink – [email protected]
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in 2015 there were nearly 8,400 homeless Marylanders in the state; an increase of 6.8%. While Maryland homelessness increased overall, homelessness among veterans in the state fell more than 9% between 2014 and 2015.