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Supporting Children & Families

Education, therapy, and extended need services for children and families.

Catholic Charities of Baltimore offers supportive programing for children, families and community. Our programs provide meal services, shelter, case management and access to resources for children and families experiencing poverty and homelessness. We provide person-centered planning and supports that allow the best community integration possible, and supervised homes for those adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who need them. We provide supportive resources for families and communities.

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  • Adoption Services

    Catholic Charities of Baltimore provides lifelong adoption services to prospective adoptive parents, adoptees, and birthparents.

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  • Anna’s House

    Anna’s House is an emergency shelter in Harford County for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Case management support is provided to assist with housing and employment needs.

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  • Carroll County Head Start

    Carroll County Head Start and Early Head Start is MSDE Accredited. We are a federally funded program for prenatal through pre-school children from low-income families. We are focused on providing children with experiences that help them grow mentally, emotionally, socially and physically and are geared to provide families with resources that make them strong, independent and successful.

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  • Early Childhood Mental Health Screening

    This program provides behavioral consultation, mental health referral, and treatment services to children and families participating in Head Start and Early Head Start.

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  • 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

    Personalized and financial support for college students on the path to graduation.

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  • Esperanza Center

    Welcoming immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives.

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  • Family Support Groups

    Support groups for families who have a member with mental/behavioral health challenges.

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  • 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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  • Harford County Early Head Start

    Our Early Head Start and Family Center serves pregnant women, parents, and children under three from low-income families. Our teachers provide loving care and guidance through a planned curriculum that incorporates hands-on experiences for parents to nurture their children. We offer parents GED, parenting, and computer literacy classes, peer support groups, and employment training.

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  • Head Start of Baltimore City

    Head Start of Baltimore City is a child and family development program that enables children from low-income families to be better prepared when entering elementary school, thereby improving the likelihood of their success in school and in life.

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  • Head Start Programs

    Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs nurture and respect the individual strengths and areas for growth in each child and family served. An emphasis is placed on engaging parents in all aspects of the program and helping them to realize their full potential in order to enhance the long-term benefits of the program. Strong, supportive relationships and extensive community partnerships have been established to…

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  • Level Up

    Level Up is a program that helps youth 18-24 with specific obstacles so they can find and keep a job.

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  • Mental Health Assessment Team

    We strive to provide a timely, quality comprehensive evaluation of mental and emotional health of all referred individuals. Through assessing all individuals strengths and needs using various tools, we can provide a comprehensive diagnosis based upon the criteria of the DSM-5. We strive to provide timely recommendations to the Baltimore City DSS worker to improve the mental health care of children in care.

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  • My Sister’s Place Women’s Center

    My Sister's Place Women’s Center is a comprehensive day resource center for women and children experiencing homelessness in Baltimore City.

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  • 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

    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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  • Safe Start

    The Safe Start Program is an assessment and intervention program for families with children ages two to eleven by assessing the behaviors and mental health of children early on.

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  • Safe Streets

    Safe Streets is an evidence-based violence prevention and interruption program that works to reduce shootings and homicides in high violence areas, operated by Catholic Charities in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Health and the Mayor’s Office for Neighborhood Safety and Engagement.

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  • 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. Serving up to 125 people daily, half of whom are children, our goal is to affect positive change in families by providing a range of services and support.

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  • St. Vincent’s Villa

    St. Vincent’s Villa offers residential treatment and diagnostic services for children between the ages 12 and younger with significant emotional and behavioral challenges in a state of the art facility.

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  • Therapeutic After School Programs

    Our Therapeutic After-School Programs provide structured, therapeutic activities two afternoons per week at two different locations in Baltimore County to children ages 5-13.

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  • Villa Maria Behavioral Health

    Villa Maria Behavioral Health provides mental health and substance use disorder treatment for adults, children and families in our eight clinics, through our home respite services as well as in our public school partnerships.

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  • Villa Maria School

    Villa Maria School is a nonpublic special education school that is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education to serve day and residential students grades K-8 with emotional disabilities.

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