Summer Headlines at Humanim

News . Events . Impact



Read Humanim's 2018 Annual Report

Read Humanim’s Annual Impact Report! Including a Letter from our President & CEO, Henry Posko, as well as Humanim's stories, milestones, and social impact in Workforce Development, Youth Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disability Services, and Social Enterprise in 2018.

Read the Report

Join us for Humanim's Premier Dinner Event of the Year!

Join Humanim & some of Maryland’s biggest impact makers, for a socially impactful culinary experience set in the elegant ambience of one of Baltimore’s best kept secrets, the American Brewery Building!

Dinner at the American Brewery is Humanim’s premier dinner event of the year, featuring a four-course dinner with wine pairings in the historic beauty of the American Brewery Building. You’ll enjoy a first-class culinary experience, while supporting the growth and development of Maryland’s purpose-driven economy. All ticket proceeds go directly to supporting Humanim’s workforce development initiatives – from job training to job creation and supported employment – for individuals with barriers to employment, including disabilities, mental illness, poverty, and returning citizens. Learn More & Purchase Tickets

Introducing Humanim's Direct Support Professional Apprenticeship Program

We are excited to announce that Humanim has partnered with the Maryland Department of Labor to offer a brand new Direct Support Professional Apprenticeship Program! Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the front line staff working directly with adults diagnosed with a Developmental Disability. As a registered Maryland Apprenticeship Training Program, each apprentice in our DSP Apprenticeship Program will receive paid, on-the-job training within a variety of community based settings, while earning professional certification through the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.   Learn More & Apply.

Project C.O.R.E.'s 4,000th Unit of Blight

In June, we joined Project C.O.R.E. in celebrating the project's 4,000th Unit of Blight Eliminated in Baltimore. We are proud to partner with Governor Larry Hogan, Mayor Jack Young, MD Secretary of Housing & Community Development Kenneth Holt, Baltimore DHCD, Baltimore City & the state of Maryland on this important initiative. In addition to helping revitalize communities by removing and replacing Baltimore’s blighted buildings to make way for new development, green space, and reduce crime - this initiative helps preserve and recycle Baltimore’s historic building materials, while creating jobs through our social enterprise Details Deconstruction. Learn More & Watch the Video

Forum on Criminal Justice Reform with Senator Chris Van Hollen 

We had the honor of hosting Senator Chris Van Hollen for a Forum on Criminal Justice Reform in May. Beginning the night was Humanim’s President & CEO, Henry Posko, followed by the Senator’s advocacy and support for criminal justice reform initiatives and a Q&A session with audience participants. We also heard from the Director of the Office of African American Male Engagement, Dr. Andrey Bundley, State Senator Cory McCray, and guest speakers Joseph and Candace, who shared their own experiences and advocacy for criminal justice reform.

These critical conversations help set the stage for future policy changes that will bridge the gap for returning citizens and provide them the pathways and opportunities they need to succeed -- while having a direct & positive impact for many of our community members in Baltimore. We thank the Senator and all of our guests for participating in this important conversation!

Behavioral Health Department Motivational Interviewing Initiative

Humanim's Behavioral Health Department has embarked on a year-long initiative to become more effective agents of change for the people we serve through Motivational Interviewing (MI). We kicked off the initiative in April with a two-day workshop on the Fundamentals in MI with Dr. Ed Pecukonis, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Motivational Interviewing is an advanced counseling technique, involving an internationally recognized philosophy service, and a person-centered, collaborative, and autonomous approach to helping people change. Along with learning and implementing the technique of Motivational Interviewing, the Behavioral Health Department will become effective MI instructors to help others in Humanim utilize these skills. We are grateful to the Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation for supporting this important initiative.  Learn More... 

Graduation Season at Humanim

Congratulations to our Career Training program graduates of 2019! Nine individuals from our Multi-Skilled Medical Technician Training program (pictured above) and ten individuals from our Administrative Assistant Career Training program graduated this June, after 6-9 weeks of training and earning professional certifications in their respective fields. Many of our trainees graduated with a job offer, and all of our graduates expressed gratitude for the experience and look forward to their new career paths. Humanim will continue to assist graduates with job placement post-graduation. Learn more about Humanim's free career training programs at our website.

Urban Wood Project Wins IMPACT Award from Michigan Sustainability Cases

Humanim Social Enterprises Brick + Board and Details Deconstruction were recently recognized on behalf of Michigan Sustainability Cases at the Galaxy Awards Ceremony! The Urban Wood Project was presented with the case award for the IMPACT category, as the project brought together collaboration from multiple sectors, as well as a capacity to train others in analyzing socio-environmental systems to enact positive change. Learn More...

For Donors: CITC Tax Credit Program

Attention Humanim Supporters and Donors: Humanim was awarded $50,000 in the Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) from the State of Maryland for 2019-2020 to support Humanim Social Enterprise! This means, as a donor, you are eligible to receive up to 50% of your donation back through a Maryland state tax credit. This benefit is in addition to the Federal and State charitable tax deductions. Learn More...


Maureen Howley Wins MACS Award

A big congratulations to Maureen Howley, Vocational Coordinator for our Developmental Disability Employment Services - for being honored with the prestigious Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) “Excellence in Front Line Supervision” Award.  Learn More...

Summer Fun Fest at Humanim

Humanim's innaugural Summer Fun Fest included carnival games, a live DJ, a moon bounce, face painting, a photo booth, food & snow cones, raffles, and a pie & balloon challenge! Individuals from all of our Human Services programs were able to participate, and enjoyed playing games and throwing pies with friends, family & community members. Learn More/View Photos...

Humanim's Human Services Partners with Pets on Wheels

We are thrilled to partner with Pets on Wheels to bring therapy animals to our Developmental Disability and Psychiatric Rehabilitation day programs! Individuals always look forward to visits from their furry friends.  View the love at the respective links above!

Judi Olinger Elected to MACS Board

Congratulations to Humanim Vice President of Developmental Disability Services, Judi Olinger, who was elected to the Maryland Association of Community Services Board of Directors this June. MACS is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening agencies to better support people with developmental disabilities and their families in their own communities throughout Maryland.

Dine, Drink & Design Series:
Envisioning the Non-Profit of Tomorrow

The latest session of our Dine, Drink & Design Series explored Humanim’s “Social Enterprise Trifecta” paradigm, as well as themes associated with the words “Business,” “Charity,” and “Entrepreneur.” The conversation also focused on current trends in the nonprofit world. Thank you to many of Baltimore's women leaders for being part of this ongoing, inspiring conversation. View the results of our brainstorm here.

Transforming Communities Through Food

We were honored to host and participate in United Way of Central Maryland's Emerging Leaders United Speaker Series through our culinary social enterprise City Seeds -  in which panel members and participants engaged in a conversation around "Transforming Communities Through Food."  Learn More...


Administrative Assistant Career Training

We are currently recruiting for our next FREE Administrative Assistant Career Training program! Participants receive specialized training, professional certification, and job placement assistance. Our next program begins October 7th, 2019.  Learn More... 

Join Humanim's Advisory Committee

Humanim is seeking volunteer members from  the community to join our Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee, which provides oversight to our Human Services division, while promoting quality of services and protection of Individual Rights.  Learn More...

Host Your Next Event at Humanim

Looking for a beautiful space to host your next meeting or event? Restored by Humanim in 2009, the American Brewery Building is an award-winning historical rehabilitation with views of the skyline, indoor/outdoor space and in-house catering through Humanim social enterprise City Seeds.  Learn More...

Humanim is Hiring!

Ready to start your new career? We’re always looking for driven employees with human purpose to join our diverse team. At Humanim we value our employees, from professional development opportunities to an excellent benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer.  Visit our Careers Page to learn more!


Meet Bob

"Humanim has helped me to find jobs, offered me support when needed during employment and maintained healthy communication with me throughout my career. I feel that Humanim has helped me to grow and mature as a person. I would not be the man I am today without their help.”

Bob first began Humanim’s Evidence Based Practice Supported Employment program (EBSE) in 2011. At the time, he needed help finding competitive employment and a supportive work environment. A part of Humanim’s Behavioral Health department, the EBSE program supports individuals who experience severe mental illness by helping them achieve steady, competitive employment, while focusing on individualized support and self-empowerment. The EBSE program is centered on the principle that competitive employment is not only attainable for people with mental illness, but in many cases can be part of their recovery process.

With the assistance of Humanim’s EBSE program, Bob learned self-advocacy skills while exploring his career direction and maintaining steady employment over the past 8 years. In October 2017, he started a new position at Panera Bread as a Restaurant Associate, which he soon realized was a great fit for him. The company agreed, and the part-time position quickly moved to full-time thanks to his enthusiasm and excellent customer service skills. Bob continues to excel at his job at Panera, demonstrating great motivation and dedication at work, and is glad to have found a career path that he enjoys.

Bob’s story illustrates the success of a person-centered approach to behavioral health programming, that incorporates a synergy of vocational training, supports, and community partnership. At Humanim, we recognize that every human being has potential and the right to economic opportunity, despite what social or financial barriers they may face. We structure our programming to alleviate these barriers while providing concrete avenues to financial independence and integration in the community.

Help us continue to build pathways to economic opportunity, equity and independence for our community members by making a donation today.
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