50 Stories in 50 Weeks

Since 1968, St. Ambrose has been serving Baltimore by creating safe, affordable homes and supporting strong and diverse neighborhoods. On this site we invite you take a look at our work over the last 50 years. We’ll share a new story each week for 50 weeks from the people and places that have made St. Ambrose the organization that it is today.

 

St. Ambrose Stories

Katrina's Story

Katrina’s Story

Katrina Anderson has been living in her St. Ambrose rental home for over 10 years. She feels blessed to have ...
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Up from the Ashes

Up from the Ashes

 On April 6th, 1968 the city of Baltimore, along with 125 other cities around the country, was in a state ...
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Home on Home Plate

Home on Home Plate

Did you know that the Orioles used to play ball in our backyard? Union Park was the Orioles' stadium from ...
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Virginia's Story

Virginia’s Story

"You need someplace where you can make yourself comfortable- someplace you can come and go, but know you always have a ...
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Miracle at Johnston Square

Miracle at Johnston Square

The Martin de Porres Center serves as an inspiring model of what we can all do to provide better housing ...
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Leah's Story

Leah’s Story

Leah has worked with St. Ambrose for over 30 years, but her St. Ambrose story started before that.  Her mom ...
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The 40/50 Story

The 40/50 Story

St. Ambrose is proud to have been a part of the NeighborWorks network for 13 years. NeighborWorks America has provided significant ...
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Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

Through their Priority Markets Program, the Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded $80,000 to St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center for the ...
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"Game Changers"

“Game Changers”

Hosted by Marc Clarke, "Game Changers" is a new public affairs program that features interviews with Baltimore citizens, government officials, and ...
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Advocating for Host Homes: Christina's Story

Advocating for Host Homes: Christina’s Story

Christina, aka Jolley, has been homeless for almost three years. She stayed with friends for several months while looking for ...
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Women Religious, Investments for Good

Women Religious, Investments for Good

Organizations like St. Ambrose can do little without the support of individuals and other partnering organizations. With their help we ...
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Advocating for Host Homes: Mulatto's Story

Advocating for Host Homes: Mulatto’s Story

Mulatto's host home journey started early last year. He spent several months living in different homeless shelters in Baltimore city ...
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The Maryland Housing Fund: 1971

The Maryland Housing Fund: 1971

The creation of the Maryland Housing Fund represents one of the first big victories for St. Ambrose in its early ...
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Syeetah's Story

Syeetah’s Story

Syeetah  never thought she could be a homeowner, but she has been living in her St. Ambrose home for 5 ...
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Lisa Evans: A WICD Story

Lisa Evans: A WICD Story

Lisa Evans was born and raised in Baltimore. After working in D.C. for a while she found an interest in community ...
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