Baltimore Safe Haven
2117 N Charles St Baltimore, Maryland, 21216
Baltimore Safe Haven started in 2018 with a vision of creating a community and a resource that those in the TLGBQ community, particularly black transgender women who were living in survival mode, could rely on. Founder and executive director, Iya Dammons, turned her own lived experience with poverty, violence and sex work into a wellness and outreach operation for those in need. Baltimore Safe Haven became incorporated as a registered 501(c)(3) organization in late 2018, and by the fall of 2018 began operating a drop-in center and mobile outreach operation. Iya was awarded Upcoming Activist of the Year by the Baltimore City Mayors Office of LGBTQ Affairs and continues to use her platform to enhance lives daily.