The Linden House

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EHC and Women’s Housing Coalition (WHC) partnered to renovate a
historic house in Baltimore’s Reservoir Hill neighborhood for WHC clients. The house was once the residence of famed 19th century photographer David Bacharach and his niece, Gertrude Stein, during her time in Baltimore. With the support of Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc. and Baltimore’s Commission on Historic and Architectural Preservation, EHC and WHC preserved this long neglected historic home. The property was recognized by Baltimore Heritage in 2013 with an award for restoration and rehabilitation.

The property provides permanent supportive housing for five women
with children who have overcome substance abuse and who are moving forward on their path to self-sufficiency. WHC’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing affordable housing and supportive services to enable them to attain social and financial independence. In addition to housing, WHC services include case management, advocacy and life skills training. WHC was founded in 1979 by a group of women responding to research showing that homeless woman were invisible in the community. WHC was created to assist this overlooked population.