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Achieving Independence

Poverty Relief & Housing Assistance

Through a variety of programs across Maryland, we assist people who are struggling to make ends meet and striving to work their way out of poverty. With programs that include a range of transitional housing services, meal programs, education, employment and counseling services, and referrals to other support services, our goal is to enable families and individuals to fully achieve financial independence.

  • 534,126 meals were served to men, women and children who were hungry in FY 2018.

  • 135,887 bed nights were provided for individuals without a place to sleep in FY 2018.

  • 56,422 individuals with emergency and/or casework management services in FY 2018.

Programs

  • Aberdeen Court, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 75 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is accessible from I-95 and Route 40 in…

    Aberdeen Court

    Aberdeen Court, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 75 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is accessible from I-95 and Route 40 in eastern Harford County. Located on Barnett Lane at the intersection of Beards Hill Road, directly behind the Beards Hill Shopping Center, the site provides convenient access for shopping, banking, medical care and places of worship. A senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • Abingdon Gardens, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 76 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is located in eastern Harford County and is…

    Abingdon Gardens

    Abingdon Gardens, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 76 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is located in eastern Harford County and is accessible from I-95 and Route 40. The property is located at St. Clair Drive at the intersection of Singer Road just off Emmorton Road in Abingdon. The site provides convenient access for shopping, banking, medical care, recreation, and places of worship in the immediate area.

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  • Anna's House provides four transitional living spaces to the broad array of homeless services it provides today including emergency shelter, transitional housing for families…

    Anna’s House

    Anna's House provides four transitional living spaces to the broad array of homeless services it provides today including emergency shelter, transitional housing for families fleeing domestic violence, community supportive housing and rapid re-housing. Anna’s House provides supportive services where each woman begins to take charge of her life and recognizes her own capabilities and self-worth. Our goal is to provide personalized assistance and encouragement to each client as she moved toward self-sufficiency.

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  • We provide free information, referrals, and options to older adults and caregivers in an effort to help them make informed decisions about senior life…

    Answers for the Aging

    We provide free information, referrals, and options to older adults and caregivers in an effort to help them make informed decisions about senior life issues.

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  • Arundel Woods, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 72 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is located in the Glen Burnie area of…

    Arundel Woods

    Arundel Woods, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 72 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is located in the Glen Burnie area of Anne Arundel County and is easily accessible from I-695 and Rt. 2 – Governor Ritchie Highway. Shopping, places of worship, a library, a senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • Basilica Place, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 200 one- and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons.

    Basilica Place

    Basilica Place, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 200 one- and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons.

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  • Caritas House provides elders with a residential assisted living community, with supportive services and personalized assistance with activities of daily living, including meals, bathing,…

    Caritas House Assisted Living

    Caritas House provides elders with a residential assisted living community, with supportive services and personalized assistance with activities of daily living, including meals, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Medication management, housekeeping, laundry, recreational and social activities are also provided. A full-time registered nurse is on call 24/7, providing oversight and assessing the residents as required.

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  • The commitment is designed to support these men in their transition from a lifestyle of homelessness and substance abuse or dependency, to a positive…

    Christopher Place Employment Center

    The commitment is designed to support these men in their transition from a lifestyle of homelessness and substance abuse or dependency, to a positive routine in training towards future employment and stable living. Strong motivation and a long-term commitment to succeed are required. Christopher Place is for men only because this is a residential program.

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  • Coursey Station, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 49 efficiency and one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. Located in the Lansdowne community…

    Coursey Station

    Coursey Station, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 49 efficiency and one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. Located in the Lansdowne community of Baltimore County, Coursey Station is easily accessible from I-695 and Hammonds Ferry Road. Shopping, places of worship, a library, a senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • DePaul House, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 109 one and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. The on-site Service Coordinator provides…

    DePaul House

    DePaul House, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 109 one and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. The on-site Service Coordinator provides information and referral services and educational and wellness programs for all the residents. In addition, the Catholic Charities Senior Support Services Program is available to eligible residents at a reasonable cost. The program provides meals and assistance with housekeeping, laundry, personal assistance and service management.

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  • Earn Benefits helps low-income individuals receive immediate assistance to meet their basic needs by screening them through a computer program to determine whether they…

    Earn Benefits

    Earn Benefits helps low-income individuals receive immediate assistance to meet their basic needs by screening them through a computer program to determine whether they are eligible for a wide array of public benefit programs and helping them apply for benefits for which they may be eligible. The program is available at a number of our program sites as well as parishes.

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  • Elevate is designed to help students stay in college and stay on track for graduation with a personalized path to graduation. Elevate can help…

    Elevate

    Elevate is designed to help students stay in college and stay on track for graduation with a personalized path to graduation. Elevate can help you overcome obstacles outside of the classroom that could make it challenging to stay enrolled and graduate. Elevate is designed to work in tandem with our mission to end generational poverty.

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  • Since 1963, immigrants from all over the world have trusted the center to help them navigate life in a new country. Our dedicated staff…

    Esperanza Center

    Since 1963, immigrants from all over the world have trusted the center to help them navigate life in a new country. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide services related to education, health care, immigration legal matters, family reunification, anti-trafficking, and general community support to thousands of immigrants each year.

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  • Everall Gardens, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 69 one-bedroom apartments for seniors. Rents are affordable to seniors of moderate means. The community is…

    Everall Gardens

    Everall Gardens, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 69 one-bedroom apartments for seniors. Rents are affordable to seniors of moderate means. The community is located in the Overlea area of northeast Baltimore City just off of Belair Road. Shopping, places of worship and recreational activities are located nearby. Everall Gardens, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, is a tax-credit community and offers affordable apartments to older adults with low to moderate income. Section 8 vouchers are accepted, but not required.

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  • Friendship Station and Friendship Village, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offers a total of 151 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The community is in…

    Friendship Station

    Friendship Station and Friendship Village, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offers a total of 151 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The community is in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, accessible to I-97 and the BW Parkway from Rt. 175. Shopping, churches, a library, a senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • Friendship Station and Friendship Village, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offers a total of 151 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The community is in…

    Friendship Village

    Friendship Station and Friendship Village, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offers a total of 151 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The community is in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, accessible to I-97 and the BW Parkway from Rt. 175. Shopping, churches, a library, a senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • They are supported in living, working and being involved in the community as independently as possible. The Cornerstones of the program are Person-Centered Planning…

    Gallagher Community-Based Day Services

    They are supported in living, working and being involved in the community as independently as possible. The Cornerstones of the program are Person-Centered Planning and the mission and values of Catholic Charities.

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  • Gallagher homes offer a range of supportive housing options throughout the Baltimore area to allow each resident the option of independence and participation in…

    Gallagher Residential Services

    Gallagher homes offer a range of supportive housing options throughout the Baltimore area to allow each resident the option of independence and participation in community life that they are capable of attaining.

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  • Gallagher Services supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living the life of their choice. They are supported in living, working and being…

    Gallagher Respite Care

    Gallagher Services supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living the life of their choice. They are supported in living, working and being involved in the community as independently as possible. The Cornerstones of the program are Person-Centered Planning and the mission and values of Catholic Charities.

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  • Gallagher Services supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living the life of their choice. They are supported in living, working and being…

    Gallagher Services

    Gallagher Services supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in living the life of their choice. They are supported in living, working and being involved in the community as independently as possible. The Cornerstones of the program are Person-Centered Planning and the mission and values of Catholic Charities.

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  • We serve formerly homeless, disabled men. We want to ensure that men reentering the public will have a safe home to take refuge in,…

    Holden Hall

    We serve formerly homeless, disabled men. We want to ensure that men reentering the public will have a safe home to take refuge in, while also being connected with the social, emotional, and physical help they need to function in society successfully.

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  • Holy Korean Martyrs, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 74 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is easily accessible from I-695 and I-70,…

    Holy Korean Martyrs

    Holy Korean Martyrs, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 74 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is easily accessible from I-695 and I-70, at the corner of Mt. Vernon Drive and Security Boulevard located in Woodlawn (Baltimore County), near the Holy Korean Martyrs Catholic Church. The site provides convenient access for shopping, banking, medical care, recreation and places of worship in the immediate area.

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  • Hosanna House is a permanent housing facility that serves 15 women over the age of fifty who have been chronically homeless and have medical…

    Hosanna House

    Hosanna House is a permanent housing facility that serves 15 women over the age of fifty who have been chronically homeless and have medical and/or mental health diagnoses. The facility is equipped with 15 single rooms, shared bathrooms, common living and dining room, as well as a full-service kitchen.

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  • Kessler Park, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 64 efficiency, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for seniors. Rents are affordable to seniors of moderate means.…

    Kessler Park

    Kessler Park, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 64 efficiency, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for seniors. Rents are affordable to seniors of moderate means. Kessler Park is a tax-credit community and offers affordable apartments to older adults with low to moderate income. Section 8 vouchers are accepted, but not required.

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  • Mentors take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship. They build the relationship by planning and participating in activities…

    Level Up

    Mentors take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to-one relationship. They build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together. And they build self-esteem and motivation

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  • My Brother’s Keeper started with basic services and today offers a wide range of support, from meals to workforce development to youth services. We…

    My Brother’s Keeper

    My Brother’s Keeper started with basic services and today offers a wide range of support, from meals to workforce development to youth services. We believe that reaching out to youth in the area and offering programs specifically for them can effectively engage families. Our youth programs are aimed at reinforcing positive behaviors and reducing the influence of destructive forces. It is also a safe place with a positive atmosphere for the members of the Irvington community. Guests can receive assistance with health, financial and other needs.

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  • The services, which include extensive workshops, center on the 8 realms of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social wellness. More…

    My Sister’s Place

    The services, which include extensive workshops, center on the 8 realms of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social wellness. More than just a meal program, My Sister’s Place Women’s Center provides a safe haven for women in Baltimore City, a place to receive love and support as they work to overcome their barriers.

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  • For over 35 years, the Our Daily Bread Employment Center has helped people in need with a daily hot meal, case management, job training,…

    Our Daily Bread Employment Center

    For over 35 years, the Our Daily Bread Employment Center has helped people in need with a daily hot meal, case management, job training, and employment counseling. Our Daily Bread Employment Center is committed to planting seeds of hope daily for individuals experiencing hunger in Baltimore City, and helping them improve their lives. Access to healthy food is a human right, and providing it is a collective responsibility. Satisfying this need requires sustained commitment and dedication from countless staff and volunteers, and support from the community. We all play an integral part.

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  • Our Lady of Fatima I and Our Lady of Fatima II, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 105 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for…

    Our Lady of Fatima I & II

    Our Lady of Fatima I and Our Lady of Fatima II, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 105 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for adults 62 and over. Our Lady of Fatima I and Our Lady of Fatima II buildings are joined by a contemplative courtyard.

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  • Owings Mills New Town, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is located in northwest Baltimore County easily…

    Owings Mills New Town

    Owings Mills New Town, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The community is located in northwest Baltimore County easily accessible from I-795. A shopping center is located across the street and places of worship, a library, senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • Because of the array of services we offer, the parents in our families are able to secure employment and the children make successful progress…

    Project Fresh Start

    Because of the array of services we offer, the parents in our families are able to secure employment and the children make successful progress in the Baltimore City Schools. We help build families that will succeed across the generations.

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  • Project Promise offers permanent individual housing for homeless men, women and families with disabilities. Regular case management sessions are provided to monitor each participant’s…

    Project Promise

    Project Promise offers permanent individual housing for homeless men, women and families with disabilities. Regular case management sessions are provided to monitor each participant’s progress toward independence. During sessions, the Case Manager and the participant review the participant’s adherence to: budgeting & managing expenses, time management, conflict resolution, employment goals, goals for obtaining education, addiction counseling and/or treatment for mental and physical health.

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  • Reister’s View and Reister’s Clearing, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 140 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The communities are located…

    Reister’s Clearing

    Reister’s View and Reister’s Clearing, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 140 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The communities are located in the Glyndon area of northwest Baltimore County, accessible from both I-795 and Reisterstown Road and shares a cul-de-sac with two other senior housing communities. A shopping center is located across the street, as well as places of worship, a library, senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • Reister’s View and Reister’s Clearing, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 140 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The communities are located…

    Reister’s View

    Reister’s View and Reister’s Clearing, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 140 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for older adults. The communities are located in the Glyndon area of northwest Baltimore County, accessible from both I-795 and Reisterstown Road and shares a cul-de-sac with two other senior housing communities. A shopping center is located across the street, as well as places of worship, a library, senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • We provide clients in Baltimore City with direct financial assistance to help with rent and traveler’s assistance so they are better able to attain…

    Samaritan Center

    We provide clients in Baltimore City with direct financial assistance to help with rent and traveler’s assistance so they are better able to attain financial stability.

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  • Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing with an array of other services for families experiencing homelessness…

    Sarah’s House

    Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing with an array of other services for families experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County.

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  • St. Charles House, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 24 efficiency and one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for elderly and disabled persons. The community is located…

    St. Charles House

    St. Charles House, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 24 efficiency and one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for elderly and disabled persons. The community is located in Pikesville, just off Reisterstown Road near I-695. Shopping, places of worship, the senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

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  • The purpose of the program is to inspire hope and increase self-sufficiency for people in need, as well as bridge the gap in rising…

    St. Edward’s Automotive Training

    The purpose of the program is to inspire hope and increase self-sufficiency for people in need, as well as bridge the gap in rising unemployment throughout the city.

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  • St. Luke’s Place, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 125 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The on-site Service Coordinator provides information and referral services…

    St. Luke’s Place

    St. Luke’s Place, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 125 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors. The on-site Service Coordinator provides information and referral services and educational and wellness programs for all residents. In addition, the Catholic Charities Senior Support Services Program is available to eligible residents at a reasonable cost. The program provides meals and assistance with housekeeping, laundry personal care assistance and service management.

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  • Starner Hill, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, is located in the small town of Grantsville in Western Maryland’s Garrett County. A senior center is…

    Starner Hill

    Starner Hill, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, is located in the small town of Grantsville in Western Maryland’s Garrett County. A senior center is located adjacent to the building and shopping and recreational opportunities are all nearby. The community offers 18 efficiency and one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons.

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  • The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center is a low-barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night…

    Weinberg Housing & Resource Center

    The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center is a low-barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Our services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes – with a focused goal of assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing.

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  • The purpose of this program is to offer help to people experiencing poverty. We serve people in Allegany and Garrett Counties who are seeking…

    Western Maryland Community Connection

    The purpose of this program is to offer help to people experiencing poverty. We serve people in Allegany and Garrett Counties who are seeking assistance to overcome poverty. We give referrals to families to access private resources in their county, such as: daily meal programs, eviction prevention assistance, free tax preparation services, utility assistance, and much more.

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  • We invite you to participate in our highly successful Work4Success program. As a participant in this rigorous training program, you will receive (at no…

    Work4Success

    We invite you to participate in our highly successful Work4Success program. As a participant in this rigorous training program, you will receive (at no cost): Job readiness training – even if you’ve been looking for a job, we can help you make your job search faster and more efficient. Job placement assistance – we don’t just teach you how to look for a job; our placement assistance service helps put you in touch with employers who are looking for candidates like you.

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