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. 

Volunteers are still allowed to deliver donations of food and supplies to our programs.


We have a need for masks agency-wide.

  • Types of masks needed: surgical/disposable, KN95, N95; face shields.
  • Here is a link for making them at home.
  • Please drop them off at Our Daily Bread Employment Center for distribution to the locations that need them.

At this phase of our operations, we are asking our valued volunteers to continue to stay home and stay well. That doesn’t mean there is no way to help. See our volunteer portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more.

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

What we’re doing now

While Maryland has moved into Stage II reopening plans, Catholic Charities has ongoing discussions about deliberate and thoughtful ways to operate in the safest possible manner for our colleagues, volunteers, communities, and individuals we serve. We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.

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. Our policies, procedures, and guidelines to prevent COVID-19 infection is part of our operational planning for continuing services in emergency situations. We continually monitor local and national conditions using guidelines and alerts from the Centers for Disease Control, the Office of the Governor, and the Maryland Department of Health. We also work in cooperation with governing bodies in all of the areas where we serve.

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 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.

Our neighbors in need continue to receive meals; therapy and counseling; substance use disorder treatment; case management; shelter; multi-lingual assistance with benefits, resource and health triage; support for developmental disabilities; immigration legal services; violence interruption and prevention; support for early childhood development and learning; and more. They receive all of this in either virtual or highly responsible and protective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

About 750 of our 2,009 colleagues are working remotely and will continue to do so. As they have since the beginning and with every increased regulation or recommendation, those who are working at our program and service sites are employing all the regulated, required, or recommended safety precautions, including masks and medical PPE.

At this phase of our operations, we are asking our valued volunteers to continue to stay home and stay well. That doesn’t mean there is no way to help. See our volunteer portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more.

In order to keep everyone as healthy as possible, please avoid visiting our programs. Specifically, visits to Caritas House, St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, St. Vincent’s Villa, and Gallagher Services are discontinued in all cases and at all times. We strongly discourage visitors to our Senior Communities.

Program and service modifications by program

  • New admissions to Anna’s House may be available on a case-by-case basis, following local procedures. 
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.

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

  • Onsite classes are CLOSED.
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.

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

Families are in need of:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Children’s Books
  • Formula, specifically for Carrol County Early Head Start:
    • Enfamil Enfacare.   
    • NIDO ( in the Latino food aisle)
    • Similac Advance
    • Enfamil soy
    • Enfamil (original -yellow can)

Contact Liza Frye @ lfrye@cc-md.org.

Carroll County Head Start & Early Head Start, 255 Clifton Blvd, Suite 101, Westminster, MD 21157

Harford County Early Head Start, 422 South Stokes Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078, USACarroll County Early Head Start

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • Because our seniors are especially vulnerable, we continue to prevent visitation and are grateful for your patience and understanding.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 

Click here to learn more about Caritas Assisted Living>>

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home
  • Most of our services are still available via teleconference at the usual phone numbers. Our multilingual COVID-19 triage hotline may be reached at 667-600-2314.
  • Continuamos pidiendo a nuestros maravillosos voluntarios que se mantengan más seguros en casa.
  • La mayoría de nuestros servicios todavía están disponibles por teleconferencia en los números de teléfono habituales. Para nuestra línea directa de triaje COVID-19 multilingüe, marque 667-600-2314.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • All Esperanza Center programs 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.
  • Multi-lingual health hotline: 667-600-2314

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.

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home, and to ask families to refrain from visiting. We are grateful for your patience and understanding.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 

Click here to learn more about Gallagher Services>>

Urgently needed in-kind donations are as follows:

  • Gently used tablets with wifi capability
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Brown Paper lunch bags (new)
  • Tuna
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Cereals (low sugar)
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit cups
  • In-person supportive services are suspended.
  • Case management, wellness checks and health screening will continue via telephone.
  • Home visits will be done in the event we have no response by telephone or for those without phone service.
  • Life-skills and substance workshops are being conducted by phone or video conferencing.
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.

Learn more about Holden Hall>>

Learn more about Hosanna House>>

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • Our meal service continues on a grab-and-go basis. If you are interested in preparing and providing meals, please contact HelpNow@cc-md.org.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.

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

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

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Bleach
  • Detergent
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Large Trash bags
  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • Our meal service continues on a grab-and-go basis. If you are interested in preparing and providing meals, please contact HelpNow@cc-md.org.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.

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

DONATION HOURS: Monday through Friday 1 pm-4 pm (Weekend by appointment only – email jmartin@cc-md.org)

DONATION ADDRESS: 411 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Clothing Needs (New clothing only):

  • Brand new underwear, bras, and socks of all sizes
  • Brand new t-shirts of all sizes (larger sizes preferred)
  • Brand new athletic shorts/leggings/capris/pants (larger sizes preferred)
  • Brand new scrubs (tops and bottoms)
  • Personal protective equipment (face masks)
  • We cannot accept used clothing at this time, as we are unable to provide the manpower to sort, clean, and distribute all of these items.

Operations Needs (New/unopened only):

  • Bottled water (in preparation for hot weather as a Baltimore City cooling center)
  • Personal hand sanitizer and personal hand wipes
  • Disinfectant wipes and spray
  • Liquid laundry detergent and bleach
  • Latex gloves and large black trash bags
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Personal wash cloths and bath towels (must be new)

Kitchen/Food Needs (Opened or expired items cannot be accepted): 

  • Pre-made bagged lunches (sandwich, condiments on side or we can provide, 1-2 snacks such as pretzels or granola bar, a bottle of water, and fruit if possible)
  • Pre-cooked and frozen casseroles 
  • Bottled water, ground coffee, tea bags, drink mix (lemonade, iced tea)
  • Loaves of sliced white or whole wheat bread, tortillas
  • Canned vegetables (green beans, peas, spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes, corn)
  • Canned soups (chicken noodle/variations, tomato soup, vegetable soups)
  • Frozen ground beef or turkey
  • We are in need of meal service sponsors to provide direct support to lunches and dinners – email jmartin@cc-md.org if you, your organization/job/school, or family and friends would like to join!

Personal Hygiene Needs (Travel or full-size; new/unopened only):

  • Deodorant – high priority!
  • Personal washcloths – high priority!
  • Bath towels – high priority! 
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap and body wash
  • Individually packed toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste and dental floss
  • Lotions (hand and body)
  • Hair combs and brushes
  • Depends and other adult diapers
  • Sanitary pads and tampons
  • Feminine hygiene personal wipes
  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • Our meal service continues on a grab-and-go basis. If you are interested in preparing and providing meals, please contact HelpNow@cc-md.org.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.
  • 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>>

To send needed food and supplies to Our Daily Bread Employment Center, see our Amazon wish list.

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

  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Dryer sheets
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Wash cloths
  • Twin-sized bedsheets
  • Comforters
  • Pillows
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Underwear (boxers and boxer briefs)
  • Socks
  • Undershirts
  • Shower shoes
  • Steel toe work boots
  • Reflective work vests
  • Work tools
  • Hair clippers
  • Clipper spray
  • Clipper oil
  • Sea Breeze (skin astringent)
  • Trimmers
  • Slippers
  • To-go containers
  • To-go cereal
  • Cups
  • Forks
  • Spoons
  • Napkins
  • 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>>

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • New admissions to Sarah’s House may be available on a case-by-case basis, following local procedures. 
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 
  • Meals can be dropped off, prepared, or unprepared.
  • Bilingual SNAP eligibility and application hotline: 667-600-2291
    We are an authorized community-based service, reliable and secure, and able to help complete SNAP applications by phone.

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: 

  • Gloves
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disinfecting Spray (Clorox, Lysol, etc.)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Powder drink mix lemonade or fruit flavors
  • Paper towels
  • Walmart or Target gift cards to buy summer clothes and shoes for our children

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

Important Notice:

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • 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>>

  • CLOSED until further notice. No visitors or volunteers are allowed.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 

Click here to learn more about St. Ann Adult Day Services>>

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • Because our seniors are especially vulnerable, we continue to prevent visitation and are grateful for your patience and understanding.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 

Click here to learn more about St. Elizabeth’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center>>

  • Visitors are SUSPENDED.
  • All volunteer activity is SUSPENDED except for those interns who are deemed essential.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more.
  • St. Vincent’s Villa is in need of activity supplies for clients. They can be purchased here at their Amazon Wishlist Page.

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>>

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • Villa Maria School remains closed, and our resident students are educated remotely.
  • We continue to ask families to refrain from visiting, and we are grateful for your patience and understanding.
  • Soon, we will be updating our Volunteer Portal with ways you can be a virtual volunteer, help from home, deliver goods and items, and more. 

Click here to learn more about Villa Maria School>>

  • We continue to ask our wonderful volunteers to stay safer at home.
  • New admissions to the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center may be available on a case-by-case basis, following local procedures. 

Learn more about the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center >>