How you can help

As this crisis continues, we know that more of our neighbors will find themselves in need both now and into the future. You can help. Your gifts of goods like diapers, cleaning supplies, or other needs will contribute to those who most need care. Your cash gift will allow us to provide immediate relief in the areas that need it most. Click the buttons below and serve your neighbors. Because hope is just the start.

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  • All of our program locations have been instructed to conduct screenings for visitors and volunteers to minimize the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19 as appropriate.
  • All supervisors and managers have been instructed to screen staff who have traveled on vacation or otherwise non-commute-related travel, and enact protective measures up to and including 14-day quarantine if indicated.
  • All large meetings have been cancelled or converted to virtual meetings.
  • All business-related travel has been suspended or cancelled until further notice.

To make a monetary gift ensuring our ability to respond immediately to areas of greatest need, please give now.

To make urgently-needed in-kind donations, please click here.

All volunteer activity has been suspended, except those interns who are deemed essential.

The following programs have suspended visitors until further notice:

  • Caritas House Assisted Living
  • Gallagher Services
  • International adoptions office
  • Sarah’s House (If you are scheduled to serve a meal, please drop the items off prepared or unprepared)
  • St. Elizabeth’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Center
  • St. Vincent’s Villa 

The following program has severely restricted visitors until further notice

  • Catholic Charities Senior Communities 

    Necessary visits by home health and related service providers, and similar care-giving visits by family/friends, are still taking place. However, we have asked family members/friends to POSTPONE non-essential visits. We recommend visiting via electronic means – Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc.

For all interview or information requests, please contact
Christine Collins
Director of Communications
667-600-2008
ccollins@cc-md.org

COVID-19 pandemic preparation

At Catholic Charities, the safety and security of those we serve, and of our colleagues, volunteers and visitors, is paramount. We do not turn away individuals who need assistance we can provide. However, we are implementing deliberate policies, procedures and guidelines to prepare for and prevent spread of COVID-19. This is part of our organization-wide, program-by-program operational planning for continuing services in emergency situations.

Our organization is actively engaged and monitoring the situation globally, nationally and locally. We use guidelines and alerts from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Maryland Department of Health. All organizational programs subject to city, state or federal regulations—such as Caritas House Assisted Living, Gallagher Services, Head Start and Early Head Start, St. Elizabeth’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Center, Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, etc.— are adhering to and complying with those regulations as specified. Programs that work in locations owned by entities other than Catholic Charities are also consulting and/or deferring to those entities’ practices to ensure safety and health.

The menu on your left is where you can find up-to-date information on any changes to our services or statuses. They will be updated as situations develop. 

Program/service modifications and closures by program

  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.

Click here to learn more about Anna’s House>>

  • Onsite classes are CLOSED for duration of state closure.

Click here to learn more about Head Start/Early Head Start>>

  • All visitors are SUSPENDED until further notice.
  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.

Click here to learn more about Caritas Assisted Living>>

  • Youth Programs are SUSPENDED until April 3.
  • Adult Education Programs (ESOL and Spanish) are canceled for duration of term.
  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.]
  • All Esperanza Center program are closed to in person services. We are offering teleservices as follows:
    • Immigration Legal Services 667-600-2933
    • Educational Services 667-600-2943
    • Client Services 667-600-2401
  • The Health Clinic will be providing telemedicine services at 667-600-2942.

Click here to learn more about Esperanza Center>>


  • Todos los programas del Centro Esperanza están cerrados a servicios en persona, estamos ofreciendo tele servicios, llame a

    • Servicios Legales de Inmigración 667-600-2933
    • Servicios Educativos 667-600-2943
    • Servicios al cliente 667-600-2401
  •  La Clínica de Salud proporcionará servicios de telemedicina al 667-600-2942.
  • Day programs are CLOSED until further notice.
  • Gallagher Services residential services visitors and volunteers are SUSPENDED except for those interns deemed essential.

Click here to learn more about Gallagher Services>>

Urgently needed in-kind donations are as follows:

  • Disinfectant spray
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Bread
  • Cereals (low sugar)
  • Fruit cups
  • Laundry detergent

Click here to learn more about My Brother’s Keeper>>

In kind needs: Deliver to 4207 Frederick Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229

  • Jelly – 12 30oz jars
  • Granola Bars – 210
  • Fruit Drink Boxes – 980 (14 days) 70 persons on average
  • Apples/Oranges/Seedless Grapes – 70 Apples; 70 Oranges; 8 Cluster of Grapes
  • Peanut butter crackers (12 in a box) – 252 individual packs
  • Fruit cups – 240
  • Tuna – 2 cases of the 66.5 cans (6 in each case)
  • Celery/Carrot Sticks – 70 Celery Sticks/Carrot Sticks 140 total
  • String Cheese – 200
  • Bread – 115 loaves
  • Sun Chips – 252
  • Mayonnaise packs – 210 packets
  • Individual packs of cookies – 252
  • Bologna – 210 slices
  • Cheese – 210 slices

Casseroles are needed and include Chicken and Broccoli, Zippy Beef, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce and Beans and Hot Dogs. View recipes here.

  • Limited capacity
  • Grab-and-go meal service only
  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.

Click here to learn more about My Sister’s Place Women’s Center>>

In-kind needs: 

Our donations are still being accepted from 1–4 p.m., but we are asking all donors to go to our 411 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 entrance, as the front desk is closed in the afternoons currently.

We are NOT accepting donations of clothing, excluding brand new underwear, shoes, or feminine hygiene products. We ARE accepting toiletries, and the following list:

FOOD:

  • Casseroles (store-bought or home-made) – E-mail jmartin@cc-md.org for our recipe book and safe food handling guide
  • Bottled water
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned veggies (asking specifically for green beans, spinach, corn, or sweet potatoes)
  • Canned soup (asking specifically for chicken noodle/chicken and rice or tomato)
  • Bread
  • Deli meats (turkey, ham)
  • Sliced cheese
  • Breakfast meats (such as sausage patties, bacon)
  • Salad/lettuce
  • Chips (individual packs)
  • Granola/cereal bars
  • Applesauce/fruit cups
  • Pudding/desserts
  • Aluminum foil
  • Clear sandwich bags

**NOTE: We currently have a good store of peanut butter and jelly, and will add back to the list if we get low

OPERATIONS:

  • Disinfectant spray and wipes
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers and latex gloves

TOILETRIES:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotions
  • Deodorants
  • Deodorants high priority

Casseroles (store-bought or home-made) – E-mail jmartin@cc-md.org for our recipe book and safe food handling guide

  • Meal services is grab-and-go only – no seated services offered; staff will help city with trash collection.
  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.
  • AA/NA meetings suspended.
  • Dental care suspended.
  • Client Services are suspended. Information and resources will be provided by phone. Behavioral health appointments will continue.

Click here to learn more about Our Daily Bread Employment Center>>

In kind needs: Deliver to 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202

 Breakfast and Lunch items 

  • Lunch meat
  • Cheese
  • Individual condiment packets-mustard and mayonnaise
  • Jelly
  • Brown lunch bags
  • Sandwich bags
  • Individual cereal cups
  • Individual bags of chips
  • Bottled water/ Juice Boxes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • To go containers
  • Snacks-granola bars, chips
  • Fruit or fruit cups

Casseroles are also needed and include Chicken and Broccoli, Zippy Beef, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce and Beans and Hot Dogs. View recipes here.

  • Safe Streets community events CANCELED.
  • Canvasses and mediations continue.
  • Grab-and-go meals for community distributed as available.

Click here to learn more about Safe Streets>>

  • No volunteers or visitors except for those volunteers deemed essential.
  • Meals can be dropped off, prepared or unprepared.

Click here to learn more about Sarah’s House>>

In kind needs: Deliver to 2015 20th Street, Fort Meade, MD 20755

Current need for the following items: 

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissues
  • Water
  • Laundry detergent
  • Eggs and individually packaged snacks

Items can be shipped to us via Amazon @ 2015 20th Street, Fort Meade, MD 20755 – ATTN Kelly Anderson

Important Notice:

  • Necessary visits by home health and related service providers, and similar care-giving visits by family/friends, are still taking place.

  • Catholic Charities Senior Communities is strongly encouraging residents to minimize and postpone visits by family/friends until further notice.

  • Many regular business practices (i.e. lease signings and meetings with residents) are on-hold while we focus on supporting and communicating with residents at this time.

Click here to learn more about Senior Communities>>

  • No new admissions until further notice.
  • Visitors are SUSPENDED.
  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.

Click here to learn more about St. Vincent’s Villa>>

  • Clinics: telehealth when possible
  • Substance use disorder treatment continues unchanged.

Click here to learn more about Villa Maria Community Resources>>