Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, Catholic Charities provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.
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"Now I have people I can talk to about what’s on my mind. I have a stable life, a normal life."
Stories
Our whole family has benefited from participating in your program.
Thanks to you, we can afford a doctor for our daughter.
This [Senior Community] apartment is the nicest place I've ever lived.
I'm so happy my adult daughter is able to live an independent life.
I'm the first person in my family to have a regular, full-time job!


Volunteers - Tell Us Your Story
Last year, almost 23,000 people generously volunteered their time to make our programs possible. We can't thank them enough. Now we'd like to hear their stories and we'd like you to hear them, too. Tell us your story of volunteering with Catholic Charities. ... Read more
Volunteers are Happy to Help
Every Sunday after lunch Happy Helpers for the Homeless visits Our Daily Bread Employment Center to distribute food, toiletries, clothing, shoes, blankets, toys, and books to the homeless. They bring 60 or more volunteers; some are adults, but most are teens. The volunteers emphasize that they come not just to share things, ... Read more
The majority of U.S. public school students are in living poverty
For the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, a statistic that has profound implications for the nation. What are the effects of child poverty and what is Catholic Charities doing to help? ... Read more