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

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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A Homesharing Match that Stuck

A Homesharing Match that Stuck

A story of lives, love, and culture shared as told by Annette Leahy Maggitti, Homesharing pioneer and veteran.  The following is ...
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Jesse's Story

Jesse’s Story

Jesse's St. Ambrose story spans 31 years, from his first job after college to board membership and beyond. Below is the ...
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Saint Ambrose of Baltimore Home-Sharing Matching

Millie’s Homesharing Story

For Millie, Homesharing is fun, but it also may have saved her life ...
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Cathy's Story

Cathy’s Story

Cathy Semans started working at St. Ambrose when she was 22 years old. Her story is about the people of ...
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Weinberg's Gift to St. Ambrose

Weinberg’s Gift to St. Ambrose

In 1995, St. Ambrose received a challenge grant from the Weinberg Foundation to create an endowment for the agency. More ...
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We DON'T Buy Houses

We DON’T Buy Houses

In 2006, frustrated with the yellow "WE BUY HOUSES" signs that were beginning to pop up around the city, St ...
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Vincent Quayle (Short)

The early years according to Vinnie Quayle

St. Ambrose founder Vinnie Quayle discusses how St. Ambrose got it's start. "We're going to teach individual families how to buy ...
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