Permanent Housing ProgramAt The DoorCity StepsGEARDon MillerUn Nuevo Comienzo
Who We Are

In 1987, AIRS was founded by the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council as the faith community's response to the AIDS epidemic. The first Don Miller House, which opened in 1988, served four men with end-stage AIDS. Through strategic planning and community support, AIRS has expanded its program to provide supportive housing to the most vulnerable populations throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Specific supportive housing programs include:
  • Permanent Housing Program provides subsidized housing and supportive services for disabled individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS
  • Baltimore County Samaritan Program provides subsidized housing and supportive services for disabled individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, the first of its kind, in Baltimore County
  • Un Nuevo Comienzo serves HIV + non-English speaking individuals with connections to health care and supportive housing
  • At the Door provides supportive housing, job training and placement to HIV+ individuals leaving prison
  • Don Miller Homes provides personal in-home care for 10 single. medically fragile adults with AIDS with services 24 hours a day
  • Restoration Gardens provides permanent housing and support services for homeless or unstably house youth ages 18-24.  Opened December 2010!
What We Do

CITY STEPS targets "transition-age" youth and young adults engaged in street behavior that placed them at risk of STDs, HIV, drug use, and crime. CITY STEPS consists of a comprehensive array of housing and resources for homeless youth ages 14-24, including a resource center, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.

GEAR (Growth, Empowerment, Advancement, and Recognition) is AIRS' workforce development program for youth and adults. Residents receive an interest, skills and education assessment prior to the development of an individual plan for preparation, placement, and mentoring to enter the workforce.


AIRS provides comprehensive supportive housing services to enhance quality of life, emphasizing self-sufficiency for low-income and homeless individuals and families living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS or other disabilities.