About Us

History

In 2009, young passionate students attending Johns Hopkins University began to notice Baltimore city residents living within miles of Johns Hopkins Hospital were falling victim to preventable and treatable illness and in this they found their calling. In partnership with Men’s & Families Center and with community conversation Charm City Clinic entered its genesis. This volunteer-led health resource center provided essential health screenings, assisted with enrolling insurance, provided assistance in accessing essential identification, and connected clients to resources of amazing non-profits and agencies across the city.

Today, now known as Charm City Care Connection (CCCC), this volunteer supported agency still provides significant support to the residents of East Baltimore and beyond. Today, just as many years ago, we still provide some of the same great services to the community. In addition, we also provide motivational interviewing to support healthy life changes, we provide quarterly specialized screenings, and we launch a Diabetes Prevention Program through the Brancati Center in April 2017. Our goal is to continue the mission of those passionate young students so many years ago. We aim to provide service in partnership with the city of Baltimore and remove barriers to access quality health care.

Wynnona Engle-Pratt, RN, BSN

Executive Director Wynnona Engle-Pratt, a pediatric nurse who has worked in Baltimore for over 5 years, began her involvement in community-based health after seeing first hand how difficult the health care system can be for families who lack community support. She volunteered at Charm City Clinic for several years and is delighted to now be … Continue reading Wynnona Engle-Pratt, RN, BSN

Tulha Siddiqi

Program Director After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, Tulha obtained a research fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, studying health outcomes between different neighborhood in Baltimore, MD. There, he developed an interest in addressing health disparities through community-based work. After completing his fellowship, he became the Program Director of Charm … Continue reading Tulha Siddiqi

Philecia Tyrell, MSW

Community Relations Coordinator Philecia is originally from Orlando, Florida. In 2013, she moved to Baltimore to the attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work Graduate Program. This May she graduated with a Masters in Social Work with a focus in Community Action and Social Policy. In her free time, She likes to … Continue reading Philecia Tyrell, MSW

Volunteers

Community Relations Coordinator Our volunteers are essential to the work that we do. Charm City Care Connection believes in empowering our volunteers to seek partnership through community partnerships. Volunteers participate in our center through case management, outreach, and leadership.