Center for Health Care and Healthy Living at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum
Episcopal Housing Corporation partnered with Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore and Tuerk House to develop the Center for Health Care and Healthy Living at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum. The Center will provide voluntary non-emergency care 24/7 for up to 35 adults who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It will offer individuals in a compromised state of health a safe place to detox under the supervision of medical professionals. Services provided will include medical screening and examination, medical monitoring, and screening for referrals for substance abuse, mental health, and physical health treatment. The Center will divert clients from emergency rooms and from being subject to arrest.
A temporary Stabilization Center is currently operating out of the Tuerk House, a substance abuse recovery center in West Baltimore. The permanent location will be adjacent to the Tuerk House on the first floor of the former Hebrew Orphan’s Asylum, a grand, Victorian Romanesque mansion, built in the 1870s. This property is currently undergoing complete renovation.