RWJF Culture of Health Leader Jenny Owens

By Emily W.August 19, 2022
Check out Executive Director & Founder Jenny Owens talk about who we are as an organization and where we are headed. Watch the video here.

Spotlight on Hosts for Humanity in the Baltimore Banner

By Emily W.August 5, 2022
Read more in the Baltimore Banner about the impact of Hosts for Humanity.
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Hosts for Humanity continues commitment to all medical travelers, June 2022

By Emily W.June 29, 2022
In light of the Supreme Court decision to allow individual states to set their own abortion laws, we would like to remind everyone that Hosts for Humanity supports individuals traveling for all forms of medical treatment. Whether you are traveling for mental health services, adult cancer treatment

Hosts for Humanity awarded $200,000 grant from the Alicia and Yaya Foundation, Dec. 2019

By Jenny O.December 2, 2019
We’ve got some BIG news! Hosts for Humanity was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Alicia and Yaya Foundation. These funds will dramatically increase our ability to provide housing for families traveling for medical care. This gift is particularly meaningful as we celebrate our second “birthday”

Hosts for Humanity's TEDx Talk

By Jenny O.November 8, 2018
Executive Director, Jenny Owens, presents at TEDx.

A Sense of Home: Jenny Owens, ScD. ’15 | Fall 2018

By Jenny O.September 2, 2018
The idea for Hosts for Humanity began with the gift of a home-cooked dinner. At the time, founder Jenny Owens’, D.S. ’15, newborn son Maximus was in Johns Hopkins Hospital undergoing his third surgery to deal with a condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia. When he was born, doctors told

Meet the Entrepreneur: Jenny Owens hosts families seeking medical care

By Jenny O.May 29, 2018
Within hours of the birth of Jenny Owens’ son Maximus in 2016, her newborn (now 2) was diagnosed with a rare health condition that required extensive care, surgeries and time in the hospital. Read more here.

Baltimore's Jenny Owens: good boss, good person

By Jenny O.April 23, 2018
My first real boss could put a positive spin on anything. She cared about me, and, it turns out, strangers too. She recently launched Hosts for Humanity, an organization that matches volunteer hosts with families whose loved ones are undergoing…read more.
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Finalist for Warnock Social Innovator of the Year: Jenny Owens pitches at labs at Light City

By Jenny O.April 11, 2018
We’re humbled to have been selected as one of four finalists for Warnock Social Innovator of the year! Founder Jenny Owens will be speaking at Social Lab on April 18 as part of Light City Baltimore and is in the running to win $5k for Hosts for Humanity! Read more here.

Meet the Innovator: Jenny Owens of Hosts for Humanity

By Jenny O.March 8, 2018
Hosts for Humanity was featured by the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab in their Meet the Innovator Series. Read more here.
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