Construction to Begin Soon for
Proposed Community Resource Center


A flagship project in west Baltimore, the proposed Community Resource Center on Payson Street will become a vital gathering space for area residents. Although previously planned for spring 2020, construction will be delayed until social distancing recommendations have been lifted.

An abandoned Enoch Pratt library is the site of this inspired facility, which Bon Secours purchased in 2017 from the City of Baltimore for one dollar. Developed and funded by Bon Secours’ Future Baltimore™ partnership with Kaiser Permanente and other major funders, the center will offer multi-functional spaces and innovative programming for residents of all ages in west Baltimore. With nearly 20,000 square feet, it expects to serve 3,000 children and adults annually through an array of programs, including workforce development and financial literacy initiatives. Plans also include a a gym and financial wellness center.

To find out more, please contact Julie Mercer at 410-801-5100 or at


These organizations have invested more than $7 million in this project.
More than $5 million has been dedicated to its construction.


Kaiser Permanente
Maryland General Assembly
Under Armour


Bank of America
Bon Secours Baltimore Health System


Baltimore’s Promise
City of Baltimore
France-Merrick Foundation
MD DHCD: Project C.O.R.E.
SEEDCO/Department of Labor
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation


Bon Secours Mission Fund
Bunting Family Foundation
Duker/McArdle Foundation
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
Sisters of Bon Secours U.S.A.
T. Rowe Price Foundation


Family League
Gallagher, Evelius & Jones


Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore City Public Schools
Bon Secours Ministry Fund
Brown Advisory
CSX Conservation Fund
Deering Family Foundation
Epic Systems


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