Journey Home Care-A-Thon


The Journey Home Care-A-Thon is 12 hours of Baltimore culture and virtual community engagement. Guests will learn more about homelessness in Baltimore City and participate in a wide range of activities, including interviews with local celebrities, live music, and a closing dance party.

Why this event matters

While the fundraiser will enable us to come together and enjoy the activities aforementioned, we must not lose sight of its purpose. As we recover from a pandemic that made it clear that housing is health care and housing justice is racial justice, the next normal calls us to show up for our unhoused neighbors like never before. This means educating ourselves, doubling down on our investments in compassionate, long-term solutions to housing, and advancing policies and programmatic changes that will address our community’s housing crisis with a race equity lens.

Funds raised from the Care-A-Thon will be used to support people at imminent risk of eviction due to the pandemic, accelerate permanent housing placements for our unhoused neighbors, and advance solutions that work for all. 

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Final Dance Party

Confirmed Guests & Speakers


Brandon Scott, 52nd Mayor of Baltimore City 

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Wes Moore, Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood

Danielle Torain

Danielle Torain, Director, Open Society Institute (OSI)


Anthony Williams, Chair, Baltimore City Lived Experience Advisory Committee (LEAC)

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Tisha Edwards, Acting Director, Mayor's Office of Homeless Services


Joe Jones, President and CEO, Center For Urban Families, Inc


Lolah James, Chair, Baltimore City Youth Action Board (YAB)


Nate Fields, Executive Director, Youth Empowered Society (YES)

Angel St. Jean
Co-founder and CEO, The Black Brain Trust

Angel St. Jean, Co-founder & CEOThe Black Brain Trust (TBBT)

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Rev. Dr. K. A. Slayton Sr, Pastor, Lanham UMC Church

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Melody Concas, Shriver Fellow, Mayor's Office of Homeless Services

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Hendrik Schulte, Program Coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul's Promise Housing

And Many More...


10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Brandon Scott, Mayor of Baltimore City

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The 10 x 10 Exhibit on Voice

Arts Every Day

The 10×10 Exhibit on VOICE is designed to spread awareness on issues that both define and connect us all.  Every voice projects the individuality of its speaker. Our voices are incomparable, affirming, and pivotal to our ability to truly bring change into this world. These pieces come from students of all ages and identities, allowing us to open our eyes to new perspectives on many issues. Each piece is impactful in its own way as students use their creativity to educate, inform, and inspire others and themselves to bring about change in their lives and in their communities. These works are a glimpse into our future and what our youth hold to be important and worth fighting for. What are you fighting for?  How will you use your voice?

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Civic Innovation Demo: My Digital Data Locker Baltimore

The My Digital Data Locker | Baltimore is a web-based tool that helps Baltimore City residents manage the documents necessary to access solutions to end homelessness. The system is simple, free to use, and secure. It was designed to give residents greater control over their personal information while improving the provision of government services.

Please join us for a demonstration and Q&A with two leaders on the project, Noah Harlan (Two Bulls) and Allison Yost (New America). My Digital Data Locker | Baltimore was built in collaboration with the City of Baltimore’s Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, The Journey Home, New America, Two Bulls, The Rockefeller Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, The Annie E Casey Foundation, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This open source platform was released in Beta by New America's Digital Impact and Governance Initiative (DIGI) and is currently being tested in the city.


Noah Harlan, Founder, Two Bulls

Allison Yost

Alison Yost, Director of Events, Production, Editorial, and Communications, New America

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Cooking Segment: Healthy Little Cooks

Please join us for a few minutes of fun in the kitchen with Healthy Little Cooks®. Healthy Little Cooks® is a fun cooking, nutrition education and media company that empowers kids and their parents with tools to shop, eat and cook healthy.

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Baltimore Born or Bred with Angel St. Jean 

Host: Joe Jones, President and CEO, Center For Urban Families, Inc  

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

CoC Resource Fair                                        

CoC Members and partners will share important information about resources available for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Baltimore City, including information about the City's Rapid Re-Housing Program.

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Virtual Career Services with The Mayor's Office of Employment Development (MOED)                                    

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Experts of our Lived Experience                                  

A panel discussion led by individuals with lived experience of homelessness.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Music Performance: The Upstarters                                 

4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

Young & Homeless: Voices from the Field       Lolah James, Nate Fields, Melody Concas, Hendrik Schulte, Penny Gibson, Christina Dukes, Allen Blackwell, and Paroma Nandi.                               

A Mini Documentary on the realities of youth homelessness in Baltimore City and best practices for supporting youth and young adults who are housing insecure.

5:00 PM - 5:25 PM

Baltimore Born or Bred with Wes Moore

Host: Joe Jones, President and CEO, Center For Urban Families, Inc                                            

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM


7:00 PM - 7:25 PM

Baltimore Born or Bred with Danielle Torain 

Host: Joe Jones, President and CEO, Center For Urban Families, Inc                                          

7:30 PM - 8:50 PM

The King of Howard Street: Play Screening with Live Commentary                                         


A must watch: The King of Howard Street is adapted from Anthony Williams' personal journals. The Play explores his experience as a young man living in abandoned houses on Howard Street and exposes the realities of a status that many stably housed individuals and theatergoers are so fortunate to be spared from: Unsheltered Homelessness. 

Anthony Williams is a Housing Justice Activist and CoC Board Member. He currently serves as the Chair of Baltimore City Lived Experience Advisory Committee (LEAC).

7:30 PM - 8:50 PM

Baltimore Born or Bred with Rev. Dr. Kevin Slayton Sr. 

Host: Joe Jones, President and CEO, Center For Urban Families, Inc                                     

9:30 PM - 9:50 PM

Voices & Choices

Inspiring performances of music and movement immersed in dynamic vocal arrangements and spoken-word, by Dance & Bmore

Dance & Bmore is a Baltimore based ensemble of dancers, musicians, and theater-makers who create new and engaging works for audiences of all ages. Their performances are a dynamic fusion of contemporary dance, live music, vocals, and spoken-word that invite audiences to participate and celebrate light. Along with exciting performances, Dance & Bmore also provides community programs and classes for youth, families, and senior citizens throughout Baltimore. Learn more at

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9:50 PM

Closing Remarks and Dance Party                                        

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Special thanks to the following partners for their unwavering support: Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Employment Development, Nuvegan, Arts Every day, Dance & Bmore, Healthy Little Cooks