While Maryland has moved into Stage II reopening plans, Catholic Charities has ongoing discussions about deliberate and thoughtful ways to operate in the safest possible manner for our colleagues, volunteers, communities, and individuals we serve. We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
- Many regular business practices (i.e. lease signings and meetings with residents) are on-hold while we focus on supporting and communicating with residents at this time.
Catholic Charities Senior Communities has implemented multiple measures to protect residents and employees against COVID-19.
Significant resident and employee education and communication efforts are continuing in support of proper hand hygiene and proactive additional precautions to minimize risk.
We follow direction from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Maryland Health Department (MDH) with support from the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD).
We monitor daily all expert guidance and adjust procedures accordingly.
- While the presence of family and friends is a huge part of life for residents, to reduce risk, we have asked residents to postpone visits until further notice and to instead connect virtually or by phone.
- We have been in close communication with our residents during this difficult time.
- We have discontinued various events and volunteers in our communities and are encouraging resident to limit interaction in common spaces within each community.
- We have discontinued our shuttle service and are connecting residents to food and supplies as needed.
- Necessary visits by home health and related service providers, and similar care-giving visits by family/friends, are still taking place.
Thank you for your continued support as the entire community works to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we work to protect residents and employees of Catholic Charities Senior Communities.
Basilica Place – Baltimore City
Basilica Place, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 200 one- and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. Basilica Place is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of downtown Baltimore, across the street from the Enoch Pratt Library and The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (known as Baltimore Basilica, America’s first Cathedral). You can walk one block in any direction and find restaurants, museums and galleries, shopping and places of worship. The VA Hospital, the Waxter Senior Center and recreational activities are located nearby as well.
Catholic Charities welcomes people regardless of faith and is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider.
Services and Amenities
- Service Coordination: on-site information and referral services; educational and wellness programs
- Senior Support Services: meals; light housekeeping; laundry; customized personal assistance and case management available at a reasonable cost
- Patio with water fountain
- Green House
- Exercise classes
- Resident Association and Social Activity Club
- Weekday lunch provided by “Eating Together in Baltimore”
- Convenience store/deli located on-site
- Resident library
- Resident computer center
- Multipurpose room
- Translation services available
- 24-hour laundry room
- Personal emergency response system
- 24-hour on-site security
- Units wired for telephone and cable television service
- Two elevators
- Accessible by all forms of public transportation (bus, subway and lightrail)
Senior Community in Baltimore City: Basilica Place
124 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201