EHC partnered with Tuerk House, one of Baltimore’s oldest and most effective substance abuse treatment programs, on the expansion and rehabilitation of the Weisman-Kaplan House, a halfway house for men in Charles Village. This 12,000 sq. ft. adaptive reuse project involved the consolidation/conversion of three row homes on Maryland Avenue into housing for clients, full commercial kitchen, offices for the Tuerk House, and community meeting space. A rear addition expands program space and includes an additional stair tower, handicap accessibility, and a service entrance. This expansion allowed Tuerk House to increase the number of men served from 18 to 27.
The Weisman-Kaplan House provides long-term residential substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, and a range of wrap around services that encourage recovery and independence. The target population is men who have completed the first, intensive stage of the Tuerk House treatment program and need transitional housing for up to twelve months. During their stay they receive job skills counseling and placement, life skills and parenting classes and the ongoing support of peers and mentors.