Advocacy and Public Policy

One of Catholic Charities’ values is To Work for Justice. The agency achieves this component of its mission through our statewide advocacy efforts led by the Advocacy Department. Click through the links below to learn more about our agency’s advocacy and how you can join!

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Advocacy at a Glance

Catholic Charities staff members testified 21 times in Annapolis in 2017
The number of years Catholic Charities of Baltimore has been advocating in Annapolis
staff and clients submitted photographs for the Keep the Door Open Campaign in 2017

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Advocacy & Public Policy Stories & Testimonials

Is poverty always visible? See how need is mapped

January 15th, 2019|

Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in the country. But there is another side to the story. Despite our conventional perceptions, poverty can be hard to see. Poverty describes a person’s inability to afford [...]

Advocacy in action for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly

January 15th, 2019|

Catholic Charities is back in Annapolis for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly legislative session.  Inspired by our values to teach and to work for justice, we are focused on the following priorities: Time to care It [...]

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