The Agape House has a mission to provide food, clothing and the Gospel of Christ to disadvantaged persons in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Founded in 1983, by Carol De Borja, it was originally designed as a safe house for children while their parents underwent rehabilitation treatment for substance abuse. It existed for 14 years in this capacity, raising over 500 children, providing love, food, clothing, and private education, sponsored through private donations. Without this care, parents of these children would not have been able to receive treatment and their children would have continued to suffer neglect, many of them entering foster care.
In 1995, the Agape House reorganized its operations adding programs for both children and adults. A full service food pantry, weekly feedings, adult small group sessions, long term adult housing, computer lab, and chapel services.
At the present, the Agape House has continued to see a significant rise in the number of citizens in need of emergency services. We have observed an increased need for financial assistance with evictions, utilities, school supplies, and value-based activities for teens. Our aim is to build an organization that meets those needs, as well as train each program participant to become a self sufficient part of his/her community.