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Sarah's Hope shelter doubles in size to serve homeless families

Sarah's Hope shelter doubles in size to serve homeless families

Jammed into his in-laws' home, Antonio Gardner dreamed of a fresh start for his family but needed to find a shelter that would allow him to get back onto his feet and wouldn't separate him from his wife and their children.

In mid-July, after searching among the dozen homeless shelters in Baltimore, the Gardners got the call: Sarah's Hope in Sandtown-Winchester had a private room available for the family after an $8 million renovation that doubled the capacity at the city's largest shelter for men, women and children.

Now, as his family's four-month stay winds down, Gardner said he can see a new life filled with possibilities. He's in training for a job as a contractor, his...

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