Baltimore Sleep Out

Event Mission

Bring Baltimore area high schools students together to experience some of the challenges faced by homeless persons in our community and explore opportunities to make a difference through service, support and advocacy.

When: October 27 at 6:30 p.m. to October 28 at 6:30 a.m.
            Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. on October 27

Where: Our Daily Bread Employment Center
              725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202

Who: High school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated leadership and dedication to community service from public and private high schools, youth leadership organizations and faith communities.  Depending upon school policy, student participants may be eligible for community service hours. Students of all ages are welcome to participate in pre-event activities such as donating items for the homeless, fundraising or service projects.

How: Form a team! Organize a group of friends, classmates or peers and register as a team. Your team can have up to 10 student members and may include as many as 2 juniors. It must also include one chaperone for each 5 students. A school faculty or staff member or any adult supervisor of a youth group can register your team.

The registration fee is $25 per person. In addition, each participant will be asked to bring an item for donation to the homeless.

All fees and donations will be used to help cover the cost of the event and to support the mission of the sponsors.  Online registration for participants and chaperones will open on Monday, September 10, 2012.  Registration will be limited to 150 students, so don’t delay!


Event Sponsors

The Baltimore Sleep Out for the Homeless is a collaboration between Jobs, Housing & Recovery (JHR) and Our Daily Bread Employment Center (ODBEC), a program of Catholic Charities of Baltimore.

JHR is one of the largest providers of services to homeless individuals in Baltimore. JHR operates the Homeless Resource Center (HRC), the City’s largest emergency homeless shelter, at 620 Fallsway.  A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, JHR provides life-sustaining services to homeless individuals in the Baltimore community and offers access to jobs, housing and recovery from addiction. More information about JHR and its programs is available at:

Our Daily Bread Employment Center (ODBEC) provides a variety of programs for people affected by homelessness and poverty in Baltimore, including three daily meals, assistance in recovery from substance abuse, and employment services. More information about ODBEC is available at


Check out some photos from last year's event!