The Karis Home is the women and children’s division of the Baltimore Rescue Mission.  The term Karis Home means Grace Home.  Karis is the Greek word for grace.  The Lord burdened us for this ministry back in the 1970’s and like the rest of the Baltimore Rescue Mission the Karis Home has grown and developed through the years.


The Karis Home is in operation to provide emergency short-term help for homeless women and children.  Our guests check in each day around 4:00 P.M.  They have assigned living areas where they can relax and unwind from the day.  They eat their evening meal at 5:00 P.M. and participate in the evening gospel service at 6:30 P.M.  After the service they can take showers and get ready for bed.  The lights are out at 10 P.M.


Lights are on at 6:00 A.M. Breakfast is served at 7:30 and after a brief morning devotional the ladies and children leave at 8:00 A.M.  The normal stay for our guests is thirty days.


Janna Buettner is the Director of the Karis Home.  To email her Click Here.