No. Drug treatment is provided by Turning Point Clinic, a faith-based nonprofit treatment center for Baltimore-area residents with substance use disorders and located in the same building as the New Life Evangelical Baptist Church. The Clinic was established in 2003 by Reverend Williams and members of the church in response to East Baltimore’s growing opioid abuse problem and lack of treatment facilities.
Food programs are offered by the New Life Food Pantry (NLFP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization also founded by Reverend Williams and located through the church entrance. NLFP is open from Monday through Friday from 10:00 am until 3:45 pm and offers shelf-stable groceries of the patrons’ own choosing, frozen meat, bottled water and other beverages, and prepared/perishable food and drink from 25 corporate donors. The Food Pantry has been a network partner of the Maryland Food Bank since mid-2018 and has collected and distributed nearly 3 million lbs. of food and drink since mid-2018. Patrons include senior citizens, patients at Turning Point Clinic, homeless individuals, veterans who need food assistance, and others who need food – including victimrs of the covid pandemic.