One of the primary anti-poverty organizations in Baltimore Maryland is Catholic Charities. Tens of thousands of local families struggle to provide food to their families, pay the bills, and make the rent every month. Social workers and specialists from local churches and Catholic Charity affiliated agencies work to address the root causes of poverty.
While some direct aid may be offered, case managers can also help people apply for public aid. This can include resources such as the SNAP (food stamp) program and/or Temporary Cash Assistance. Other government aid in Maryland can include section 8 housing vouchers, Medicaid, and more. The Catholic Charity center can be a place to get information on these options and to get referrals to other resources.
Childcare is always in high demand. After paying rent and housing costs, childcare expenses are often the most significant bill facing Maryland families, regardless of their income, age, or background. Some of the resources for child care include My Sister’s Place Women’s Center or a day care center.
Catholic Charities in Baltimore provides a variety of other assistance programs throughout the city and the state. They will work with clients to help those who are struggling to pay the bills and make ends meet. Most of the aid is for people who are working to overcome poverty. The programs have defined time limits.
Resources available will assist low-income families and individuals with achieving self-sufficiency through a range of employment, transitional housing services, meal programs, education, and other counseling services. Those who are found to be qualified can also get referrals to other regional support services.
The transitional shelters can give people a place to stay the night or to get out of the heat during the summer or cold during the winter. In addition, get assistance from a hot meal program. All of this is intended to help clients secure the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and short term shelter.
Anna’s House is the name of a program that coordinates transitional and permanent housing (as well as short term shelter) for homeless women and their children.
Financial assistance for bills is offered by EarnBenefits. Catholic Charities can help low-income and working poor individuals receive immediate assistance to meet their basic needs. Some of this may be paid out by churches or the charity, but much more is from partner agencies. Get information and access to resources so that you can get on the path to economic security. This can include money to pay rent/housing and employment training too.
Holden Hall is for homeless, disabled men. It provides long-term housing, case management, and support services.
Project Fresh Start provides families with safe and appropriate housing while engaging the parent and their children in intensive, focused case management and other support services.
My Sister’s Place Women’s Center is a day program for homeless women and their children. It offers shower and laundry facilities, case management, life skills workshops, and three meals each day. It can also house women diagnosed with mental illness.
Free meals are offered from the Daily Bread. This is Baltimore's and the state of Maryland’s hot meal program for the hungry of Baltimore City.
Employment Preparation is available for the unemployed or underemployed. A number of services are focused on helping people achieve and retain employment. Receiving help in overcoming barriers to employment, such as lack of training and/or education, substance abuse issues, poor work history and social skills, or someone having a criminal background. Catholic Charities will help people become independent of subsidized income.
One program is known as Christopher Place Employment Academy. This is an intensive 18-month residential program that offers training and education as well as spiritual, emotional, and addiction recovery support to formerly homeless men.
Family Stability Program (FSP) is when clients will be able to work one-on-one with a Catholic Charity case manager. They will assess and review your family's strengths, set and work on goals, and connect the client to community resources in Baltimore and Maryland. The FSP program will offer six to nine months of intensive case management. Participants will also be able to develop job search skills through one-one-one career counseling or they can sign up for the Work 4 Success boot camp. Receive short-term financial assistance for bills and basic needs as part of Family Stability Program. This will help you and your family remain housed and your children can succeed in school. Types of financial assistance paid out will be determined by each individual's needs.
Other employment services in Baltimore include the Senior Community Service Employment Program. This helps low-income individuals who are age 55 and older with their search for employment. The Daily Bread Employment Services provides the homeless, poor, and disadvantaged with a methodical transition back into the workforce. Work 4 Success provides job readiness and employment training to Catholic Charity clients.
The Samaritan Center provides other emergency assistance. It can help with paying rent, utilities, and transportation assistance so they can begin the road to longer term financial stability.
The addresses of the Baltimore Catholic Charity centers are below.
320 Cathedral St, Baltimore
430 S Broadway, Baltimore
2848 W Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, Maryland.
For help with utility bills, the BGE Energy Assistance Line is 800.685.2210, or the main Catholic Charity number is 410.547.5490.
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