Interim Housing & Family Services is all about Empowering and Transforming Families.  We welcome homeless mothers and their children. We offer them care and concern and give them the confidence they need to work toward independent living.

Many of our residents are young mothers who are homeless because of abusive relationships, spouse or partner abandonment, loss of income, mental illness, substance abuse, poor money management or a combination of these factors.

Some of these women are unable to maintain the level of employment required for independence because of lack of education, training or marketable skills. Our programs and resources help these women become employed at a living wage, move to permanent housing, maintain self sufficiency and transition back to the community.

At INNterim, we take care of people every day—not just for an overnight stay or for a couple of days but with long-term transitional and permanent housing and support. We help mothers dealing with severe abuse, families that have experienced chronic homelessness, children with a wide-range of physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. We also support our mothers and children, some of whom are being treated for severe physical and mental disabilities.

INNterim Housing & Family Services is a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year organization. There’s always someone working with our families to help, train, counsel, or just “be there” to provide a living, loving presence.

Our History

Ms. Gerry Buchanan and Ms. Nancy Thomas, two women who had each experienced the problems of raising children alone, dreamed of creating a supportive environment where women could gain the skills needed to raise self-suffi cient, well-functioning families.


The dreams of these two heroines became a reality through a federal grant used to purchase a house in Pikesville, Maryland, the location of their impending environment. The first residents arrived at the house where 10 families could stay for up to two years while they worked on a plan transitioning toward independence.


INNterim collaborated with the Baltimore County Office of Community Conservation and opened a second transitional housing facility at the Rosewood Center in Owings
Mills, Maryland to serve twenty additional families.


A second program named INNterim Gardens was initiated where homeless women and children moved into their own apartments in scattered sites, receiving the same comprehensive services offered in the transitional housing program.


INNterim joined the “Housing First” movement, an approach that focuses on rapidly providing homeless people with housing and offers needed services. Families were moved out of Rosewood into their own apartments. INNterim Community Apartments now serves over thirty women and children, some of whom have physical or mental disabilities.


INNterim Housing & Family Services now consists of two programs: Sudbrook House Transitional Living Center serving ten families and the Permanent Housing Community Apartments. Together these two programs serve twenty families including nearly forty children.

Residents living at INNterim eventually move into their own apartments located throughout Baltimore County and continue to receive support services.

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