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

Homecomings

Homecomings

"While all our programs have merit, they are perhaps best explained through the experiences of the people who know us ...
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The GIVE story

The GIVE story

Friday marked the end of St. Ambrose's GIVE Group term. GIVE is a nine month fellowship offered through Business Volunteers ...
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Celebrate Pro-Bono Week!

Celebrate Pro-Bono Week!

October is Pro-Bono month! More than 80% of people who need civil legal help in Maryland, but can’t afford it!  ...
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Baltimore's Rising Water Bills

Baltimore’s Rising Water Bills

What would you do if you received this notice in the mail?  Evelyn Anderson is a 70 year old wife ...
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Lessons from a first time homebuyer

Lessons from a first time homebuyer

"…Take your time and don’t be rushed into finding your dream home.  There may be plenty of options, but there ...
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"St. Ambrose agency helps battle shady contractors"

“St. Ambrose agency helps battle shady contractors”

A home should be a secure place.  A home should be a place that protects you. So how can making a few ...
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A Thank You to our Neighbors

A Thank You to our Neighbors

When you think of the word neighbor, who comes to mind?  Neighbors can make us think of a whole community of people.  ...
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Restoring, Renovating and Revitalizing: A story of Belair-Edison

Restoring, Renovating and Revitalizing: A story of Belair-Edison

Shanice had been a renter for over 10 years.  She was hesitant to take the leap into homeownership, but her ...
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On the front lines of the Foreclosure Crisis

On the front lines of the Foreclosure Crisis

In 2006 the nation was experiencing an unbelievable spike in the number of foreclosures.  From December, foreclosure rates would rise one-hundred ...
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Back to School with CohnReznick

Back to School with CohnReznick

Last week St. Ambrose received a donation of 25 book bags filled with school supplies from CohnReznick.  Everything from notebooks, ...
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A Volunteer's Perspective

A Volunteer’s Perspective

For over 30 years St. Ambrose has partnered with different institutions to connect young adults with volunteer opportunities.  I am ...
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"A Story of Support"

“A Story of Support”

Brendan Fitzpatrick tells the story of how became a St. Ambrose supporter, first as a friend of a staff attorney and then as ...
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Lakia and Sa'Nyia's Story

Lakia and Sa’Nyia’s Story

Lakia and Sa’Nyia first became St. Ambrose supporters and advocates in 2014 when Lakia called the office to see if ...
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Frank Fischer, on Foreclosure Counseling in 2007

Frank Fischer, on Foreclosure Counseling in 2007

"I think we might have been one of the first places in the country to do default counseling. The problem ...
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The St. Ambrose Partnership

“The Partnership”

Ralph Moore comments on the secret to St. Ambrose's success over the last 50 years through the story of a woman ...
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