About Us

Baltimore Cares, Inc.,  a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Baltimore City , we believe in the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model which promotes health and well being. Baltimore Cares, Inc. is located in the Garwyn Medical Center where primary medical care for adults and children, dental and vision care are also accessible to our patient community. Our organization provides treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders, and believes members of a family must be treated as a whole and in the context of their family’s needs, values, and cultural context. A child does not exist in isolation. They are raised by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members. Children who experience mental health concerns including reaction to trauma, disruptive behaviors, and other symptoms often live in a home with adults who also suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Without treating all the integral members in the family, a child will struggle to meet his or her full potential in school and the community. Also, it is frequently seen that caregivers who are motivated around meeting the needs of their children are often more engaged and motivated to get mental health and substance abuse treatment for their children and themselves.

Our Mission Statement

We will strive to institute current research findings in our delivery of services. We will also be a resource to the communities we serve by helping to educate the public on the disease of addiction and mental illness, advocating at all times the value of treatment in improving the welfare of our communities. Our staff will at all times keep this mission statement as the guiding principle in their work.


Michael Douglas, MHS, CAC-AD, Ph.D

Our Philosophy

We believe that treatment services should be delivered in a way that respects the dignity, value and self-worth of every patient. We believe that treatment and recovery are very personal experiences with distinct physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components that may differ significantly from patient to patient. We believe that each patient has a right to be fully and completely informed about the services we provide and our approach to treatment. Most importantly, we believe that each patient brings unique life experiences to the treatment environment and plays a vital role in treatment planning, service delivery and discharge/transition planning. Finally, we recognize our moral and ethical responsibility to provide the highest quality treatment services that hold the greatest promise of successful outcomes for our patients.


  • To continually develop awareness of the needs of our patients, our communities and our staff.
  • To develop state-of-the-art facilities, programs and information systems.
  • To attain recovery goals through linkages with schools, churches, and other human service agencies.
  • To continuously improve variety and quality of services through continued outcome evaluation of service provision.
  • To promote continuous learning among multi-disciplinary staff.
  • To respect cultural, racial, religious, gender, and other diversities.
  • To assist clients in improving their quality of life and reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders and promote a healthy recovery
  • to resourcefully seek out and integrate human, financial, physical and information resources to realize our vision.