Hospitaller Region - Baltimore, Maryland
Community Service Projects
The Order of Malta, Baltimore Region Service Programs consist of several projects which help care and feed the sick and poor in Baltimore City through collective volunteer efforts, donations and driving awareness of the homeless crisis in the city. Our members and volunteers are dedicated to the preservation of human dignity and the care of all those in need, regardless of their race, gender, origin or religion.
The following service programs for those impacted by poverty and hardship remain active with some restrictions at this time due to the covid pandemic. Please reach out if interested in supporting or volunteering any of these works to support the Order of Malta, Baltimore Region Service Programs as we serve those in need:
Mt. Calvary Bus Stop Breakfast – Order of Malta volunteers serve hot breakfast sandwiches to men and women in the Mt. Calvary community struggling with addiction who are visiting a methadone clinic on N. Eutaw Street. (Due to the pandemic, our volunteer operations are temporarily suspended.)
Sarah's Hope Shelter - A “full service” homeless shelter where Order of Malta volunteers prepare and serve breakfast and lunch on various Sundays for women & children experiencing hunger ensuring they receive nutritious meals . (Due to the pandemic, volunteer meal service operations are outdoor only.)
My Sister's Place Women's Place – A daytime shelter, Order of Malta volunteers prepare and/or deliver dinners onsite to the shelter to feed homeless women and children on select days each week and special occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Coordination of toiletry and laundry supplies as well as conducting health education seminars. (Due to the pandemic, all meal operations are prepared offsite & delivery only.)
Gift of Hope - An AIDS hospice near Johns Hopkins University Hospital and run by the Missionaries of Charity, Order of Malta volunteers purchase, wrap, and deliver hats, gloves, and scarves to the homeless men during the winter months (primarily at Christmas time.)
My Daily Bread Dental Clinic – A dental clinic within My Daily Bread founded by a member of the Baltimore region to serve the indigent requiring dental care. Seeking volunteer dental hygienists.
If interested in receiving our monthly newsletter or to learn more about getting involved with the Order of Malta in Baltimore please contact SMOM_BaltimoreRegion@outlook.com.
The Baltimore Region is hosting a ½ day Pilgrimage on Saturday, May 1 to the Lourdes Grotto at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City.
If you are interested in learning more or joining, please contact Julia Stamerro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore Region of the Federal Association has been active for over 35 years and today there are over 75 Knights, Dames, Chaplains and volunteers committed to service for the poor and sick of Baltimore. The Most Reverend William E. Lori, the Archbishop of Baltimore, is Conventual Chaplain ad honorem of the Order. He is assisted by Magistral Chaplains, Reverend Monsignor Richard Cramblitt and Reverend Bud Stevens, and Associate Chaplains, Reverend Monsignor Richard Woy and Reverend Thomas Malia.
Members gather the 1st Saturday of each month at 8:30am for Mass and reflection at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mt. Washington of Baltimore. And on special occasions as scheduled with the Archbishop for reflection and spiritual growth. We adhere strictly to health guidelines of social distancing and require facial masks for those who feel comfortable to join each month.