Mission & Vision


The Journey Home is Baltimore’s mission is to make homelessness rare and brief. This plan brings together the public and private sectors, not-for-profits, faith-based organizations, and concerned citizens to work on solutions for preventing and ending homelessness.

In January 2014, the Journey Home Board adopted the Journey Home Strategic Priorities. The purpose of these priorities is to create a strategic framework for continued commitment and collective action as we move to the next phase of Plan implementation. The Journey Home Strategic Priorities and the Journey Home Plan are complementary documents that contribute to the vision that homelessness in Baltimore will be rare and brief.


We re-commit to solutions that will help end homelessness for the people who are experiencing it today, and we re-commit to solutions that will help make the condition of homelessness a rare and brief circumstance in the year 2018.

We resolve that we will continue to strive to reach the goals laid down in the original plan and updated here under our strategic priorities, and we will do so by executing the strategies described under the action items in this plan. And we further commit to build upon the positive steps we have taken over the past 5 years.

We resolve that we will follow the plan’s implementation timeline and we will check our progress against this timeline by using numeric outcome measurements.

We believe that the condition of homelessness is not permanent. Ameliorating this phenomenon in a meaningful way requires attention to the four fundamental causes of homelessness: lack of affordable housing, inaccessible health care, inadequate incomes, and a lack of coordinated services. The Journey Home remains focused on these issues.