September 2022

The Adventure Begins: The Baltimore Station Drive-In Movie Night

A huge thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers, and guests for another successful Drive-In Movie Night! The adventure began as soon guests drove up to our friendly volunteer check-in table where everyone received glow stick bracelets and kids were given a fun pack with coloring pages, The Baltimore Station bracelets, and bubbles. The fun continued once guests were parked with live music by Fred Moss from Our Joyful Noise Baltimore, face painting, plenty of food, and 18 feet of raffles to enter!

Mission BBQ generously donated sandwiches with all the sides and Bengies provided the popcorn. The feature film this year was Jumanji, starring Robin Williams, a 90's favorite about a magical board game unleashing adventure and trouble on its players. We are so happy everyone was able to come out for one last night of family fun before the school year started. It was great seeing all our supporters, staff and their families who came out for some fun as well. Thank you everyone, we hope to see you at our next event!

If you missed the event or would like to see more pictures, check them out on our website here

Wounded Warrior Day on the Bay

On August 20, The Baltimore Station participated in the 10th annual Wounded Warriors Day on the Bay event held at the Maryland Yacht Club. This event provides a stress-free day for wounded veterans and their families at the Club’s beautiful site on Jones Creek. After attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Mission BBQ, they embarked on a parade of boats which provided a scenic cruise of the bay or Inner Harbor. Upon their return to the club, guests enjoyed a delicious crab feast and activities for children. The Baltimore Station is honored to participate in events like this that recognize our wounded veterans and the sacrifices they made for our country.  

Veterans and Vegans

We are so grateful for all the opportunities we are fortunate enough to have for the men in our program, most of which are thanks to our dedicated volunteers.

One of those dedicated volunteers is our diabetes class teacher, Dr. Sheitel. Dr. Sheitel comes to The Station once a week to offer an in-depth discussion on healthy eating and living, focusing primarily on making good choices if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic.

This month, in addition to his classes, Dr. Sheitel offered the men a tasting of entirely vegan dishes to expand their palates and prove you don’t necessarily need meat to create a delicious meal, high in protein. Our Case Managers Stephanie and Tierra worked with Dr. Sheitel to cater a tasting menu from the Land of Kush-Vegan Soul Restaurant. We all tried Kush BBQ “Ribs”, collard greens, and baked mac & cheese. Most were pleasantly surprised at how much they liked it. Plus, it was a great opportunity to try something new and learn about another way of preparing food. Thank you Dr. Sheitel, Stephanie and Tierra for helping to organize it!

A Flock Feast to Remember

A huge THANK YOU to Jimmy’s Famous Seafood for selecting The Baltimore Station as the beneficiary for their first-ever Flock Feast on September 11th. The staff members that attended loved seeing the rest of the seats sold out to eat unlimited crabs, a delicious buffet, and watch the Ravens beat the Jets! It was a great game to watch especially thanks to the fun and light atmosphere at Jimmy’s. This game was especially meaningful as it took place on the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, DC and PA. The crowd was so moved that they joined New York Police Department Officer, Brianna Fernandez, in singing the National Anthem. It was an amazing show of patriotism followed by a fantastic win for The Ravens. Thank you to all of those who attended and Jimmy’s Famous Seafood for continuing to support our veterans at The Baltimore Station.

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is observed every year in September as an opportunity to educate people about the struggles faced by those in recovery as well as a time to celebrate the accomplishments earned by those working to overcome addiction. First recognized in 1989, this yearly observance encourages further research into best practices to helping those in recovery and reminds those suffering that there is hope for a brighter future. However, the work for those struggling with addiction didn’t start there.

  • As far back as the 1750s, “sobriety circles” provided different healing practices to those battling alcoholism. 
  • In the 1850s, lodging homes were created as a safe space for those looking to detox, remove themselves from social pressures of drinking, and be a part of a sober living community. 
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was formed in 1935 and just four years later, the famous blue book “Alcoholics Anonymous” was published. 
  • In 1953, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was founded as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem." 

We continue to see expansion of resources, aid, and education surrounding addiction. If you are looking for resources to help with addiction, please check out our website resource list.

And if you are looking for more information about how to enter or refer someone to our program, please check out our story in The Baltimore Sun here

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Baltimore Station has been selected as one of the charitable organizations supported by The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign allowing federal employees to choose from local charities, like ours, to make a tax-deductible donation to. So, if you are a federal employee looking to give back in a meaningful way, consider using our number 63342 and donate today!

What's Coming Up?

Stars, Stripes & Chow Chili Cookoff

DATE: Saturday, November 5 | 1:00 - 4:30pm

LOCATION: Camden Yards

8th annual chili cook-off fundraiser supporting homeless veterans in our programs. Teams compete for People's Choice, Judge's Choice & Best Theme. Food, Fun, and secure parking for all ages are included!

Baltimore Military Muster

DATE: Tuesday, October 11 | 6:30pm

LOCATION: Checkerspot Brewing

1399 S. Sharp Street | Baltimore, MD 21230

A meet-up event for active duty, transitioning military, veterans, and the community that supports them.

MMHA Mad Cash Dash for a Cause

DATE: Wednesday, October 26 | 12:00 - 6:30pm

LOCATION: Old Ellicott City | Main Street

Team building challenges and great networking opportunities with proceeds benefiting The Station.

We are partnering with Reveille Grounds to host a meet up at Checkerspot Brewing on October 25th from 5:30-8pm.

For more information or to register your veteran affinity group, please visit the Reveille Grounds site.

If you have a group of students looking for a great opportunity to volunteer or an individual student looking to fulfill service-learning hours, consider volunteering at The Baltimore Station!

Please reach out to with questions or to set up a date.

The Baltimore Station Blog

Be sure to keep an eye on our website to see the latest blog posts. In case you missed them, take a peek below!

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