Volume 09 | June 07, 2019
AIRS | EHM | City Steps Celebrates Pride Month
AIRS | EHM | City Steps is proud to be an organization that continues to work towards achieving equal justice and equal opportunity for the LGBTQ community.

Although our work began with the Don Miller Homes providing supportive housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in the beginning of the epidemic, our current work is broader now and includes supportive housing for formerly homeless youth. Our data shows that approximately 20% of our current young residents identify as LGBTQ and many of them express continued discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

During this commemorative month, we memorialize those members of our community who have been lost to HIV/AIDS and will continue to support and advocate for those who continue to be disenfranchised and oppressed because of their LGBTQ identity.

If you are in Maryland and want to get involved, visit the Maryland Pride Center's website to learn more about resources available throughout Baltimore and Central Maryland and get information about Pride Month activities occurring this month. You can also volunteer at AIRS | EHM | City Steps or make a financial donation to enhance our supportive housing efforts.

Memorable Moments in May
May was a busy month for the AIRS | EHM | City Steps team!

Early in the month we helped welcome Jack Young as the 51st Mayor of Baltimore City . The City Steps team held a block party for transition aged youth at Restoration Gardens as part of National Prevention Week to increase awareness of and action around mental health issues. In addition EHM completed four projects with AvalonBay as part of the AVB Spirit of Caring Month . Please click through the links to learn more about each event.

Thanks to all of our volunteers and supports this month. We appreciate all you do!
Shop Amazon for Father's Day!
Don't forget, Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th! Honor your father, husband or an influential man in your life by buying them a gift for Father's Day. Shop using our Amazon Smile portal and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to AIRS | EHM | City Steps.

Follow, Like and Share Our Mission
Who we are...
AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. (AIRS)
AIRS provides supportive housing, emphasizing self-sufficiency, for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Empire Homes of Maryland, Inc. (EHM)
EHM is a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization whose mission is to develop, manage and maintain affordable residential properties for low-income people and those with disabilities.
City Steps
A consortium of residential programs serving homeless and unstably house youth ages 18-24 that include case management, life skills and clinical workforce development assistance.