Programs in Baltimore, MD


Answers for the Aging: We provide free information, referrals, and options to older adults and caregivers in an effort to help them make informed decisions about senior life issues. Contact Answers for the Aging at 667.600.2100 and one of our Information and Referral Specialists will be glad to assist you. You may also email Our hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We promptly return calls to messages left when our office is closed.

Baltimore Child and Adolescent Response System (B-CARS): The Baltimore City Child and Adolescent Response System (B-CARS) provides comprehensive community-based services for children in mental health crisis. B-CARS provides brief and intensive community-based services for children in psychiatric crisis to divert or shorten in-patient hospitalization and to link clients to community providers that will serve them for ongoing care.

Catholic Charities Head Start of Baltimore City: We're now Head Start of Baltimore City (formerly St. Jerome's Head Start) and we've grown to 15 sites! We are a child and family development program that enables children from low-income families to be better prepared when entering kindergarten, thereby improving the likelihood of their success in school and in life.

Center for Family Services: At the Center for Family Services, we assist families by helping them create safe and permanent connections through our treatment foster care services, pregnancy counseling, parenting and adoption planning services, and adoptive family services. We believe that strong families make strong communities.

Cherry Hill Town Center: The Cherry Hill Town Center in south Baltimore includes the Family Dollar and other retail shops, five different eateries, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Cherry Hill Senior Center.

Christopher Place Employment Academy: Christopher Place Employment Academy is an intensive residential program that provides education and training, as well as recovery support to formerly homeless men of the Baltimore area.

Employment Services : In the midst of a tough economy Our Daily Bread Employment Center has placed people in more than 1,000 jobs over the past three years, with an average starting wage of $9.60 per hour, and has helped thousands more gain the skills necessary to continue their job search. At Our Daily Employment Center, we offer services for employers (companies who want to hire people) and for employees (people looking for work). Contact Employment Services at 443.986.9000.x.1054

Esperanza Center : The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive immigrant resource center that offers hope and essential services to people who are new to the United States. Immigrants from all over the world have received important resources and compassionate guidance at the Esperanza Center since 1963. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide services and referrals, ESL education, healthcare, and low-cost immigration legal services to thousands of immigrants each year.

Family Stability Program: The Family Stability Program assists families to remain housed, support families so their children remain in their original schools, helps them obtaining affordable housing, and provides families with the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

Gallagher Residential Services: Gallagher homes offer a range of supportive housing options throughout the Baltimore area to allow each resident the option of independence and participation in community life that they are capable of attaining.

Gallagher Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Gallagher Services provides an array of supports and services for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Head Start Consultation: Head Start Consultation provides behavioral consultation and mental health referral services to children and families in Baltimore City, Harford, and Carroll Counties.

Holden Hall: Holden Hall is a safe place to live for 14 formerly homeless, disabled men.

Home-Based Respite: The Catholic Charities Home Based Respite program provides structured, therapeutic respite activities for families in the family’s community, permitting the caretaker to attend to other demands.

International Adoptions: The International Adoptions Program provides complete adoption services, including assessment, training, home study, post-placement, and post-adoption services for those interested in adopting a child from abroad, with a particular specialty in relative adoption from the Philippines.

Making All the Children Healthy (MATCH) : Making All the Children Healthy (MATCH) provides mental health assessments and recommendations for children entering the child welfare system in Baltimore City.

My Sister's Place Lodge: My Sister’s Place Lodge is a transitional housing program for homeless women of Baltimore City who have been diagnosed with a disability. The Lodge provides a safe, therapeutic, and nurturing environment where our residents can increase their self-esteem and develop the skills necessary to successfully transition into the community once they complete the program. The primary goal of the program is to assist our residents in becoming self sufficient, active members of their community who reside in affordable and safe permanent housing.

My Sister's Place Women's Center: My Sister’s Place Women’s Center provides three meals a day and access to services such as case management, education, and job training to women in Baltimore City.

Our Daily Bread Employment Center: The Our Daily Bread Employment Center helps people in need with a daily hot meal, case management, job training and employment counseling.

Our Daily Bread Hot Meal Program: Our Daily Bread is looking for groups to join the Hot Meal program, providing the casseroles that help to feed more than 700 people who come to us each day for a hot meal. Many parishes and other groups are already involved in this critical task - we'd be happy to help you find an existing group or start a new one! Preparing casseroles is also a great way to give back as a family, and teach children the importance of volunteering. High school student? Preparing casseroles for Our Daily Bread will help satisfy your service learning hours requirement!

Parish Social Ministry: Catholic Charities' Parish Social Ministry works with parishes to foster their social justice and outreach ministry, educates parishioners to serve those who are poor and vulnerable through both charity and justice, and provides opportunities for the spiritual development of individuals in this ministry.

Project Believe: Project Believe helps participants through referrals to supportive services, improving life skills, finding employment and stable housing, and learning to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Project FRESH Start: We help eligible* homeless families in Baltimore City find stable, affordable housing so that with employment and a stable family life, they can become self-sufficient and independent.

Project SERVE: Project SERVE (Service and Education through Residential Volunteer Experience) is a unique, year-long, service learning opportunity where recent college graduates dedicate a year to full-time volunteerism and live in a small intentional community. The Project SERVE deadline application for the coming service year is June 30, 2017.

Respite Care for Children and Youth: Catholic Charities provides respite care for children and for older adults in the programs listed below.

Samaritan Center: We provide clients in Baltimore City with direct financial assistance to help with rent and traveler’s assistance so they are better able to attain financial stability.

School Based Behavioral Health Services: School Based Behavioral Health Programs provide mental health services in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Harford, Baltimore, Allegany, Carroll, Washington, and Frederick Counties.

School Consultation Program: Our School Consultation program provides behavioral health consultation to teachers and staff in parochial schools in Central Maryland.

Senior Communities: Catholic Charities Senior Communities develops and operates affordable, supportive communities for older adults with a resolve to nurture a spirit of purpose, wellness and harmony among both our residents and colleagues.

Senior Communities in Baltimore City: Our Lady of Fatima I and II: Our Lady of Fatima I and Our Lady of Fatima II, Catholic Charities Senior Communities, offer a total of 105 one-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for adults 62 and over. The community is located in East Baltimore, at the corner of Kane and Pratt Streets, adjacent to the Our Lady of Fatima church, across from the Anchor Square shopping center, and one block from Eastern Avenue. Shopping, places of worship, a library, two senior centers, and recreational activities are located nearby. Our Lady of Fatima I and Our Lady of Fatima II buildings are joined by a contemplative courtyard.

Senior Community in Baltimore City: Basilica Place: Basilica Place, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 200 one- and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. Basilica Place is located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of downtown Baltimore, across the street from the Enoch Pratt Library and The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (known as Baltimore Basilica), America's first Cathedral). You can walk one block in any direction and find restaurants, museums and galleries, shopping and places of worship. The VA Hospital, the Waxter Senior Center and recreational activities are located nearby as well.

Senior Community in Violetville: DePaul House: DePaul House, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 109 one and two-bedroom, rent-assisted apartments for seniors and disabled persons. The building is part of the Catholic Charities Jenkins Senior Living Community (the Campus) which includes the Neighborhoods at St. Elizabeth Nursing and Rehabilitation Services, Caritas House Assisted Living and St. Ann Adult Day Services. The Campus is conveniently located near I-695 just off I-95 at Caton Avenue, adjacent to St. Agnes Hospital. Shopping, places of worship, a library, a senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

Senior Community in Violetville: St. Joachim House: St. Joachim House, a Catholic Charities Senior Community, offers 90 rent-assisted one-bedroom apartments for seniors. The building is part of the Catholic Charities Jenkins Senior Living Community (the Campus) which includes the Neighborhoods at St. Elizabeth Nursing and Rehabilitation Services, Caritas House Assisted Living and St. Ann Adult Day Services. The Campus is conveniently located near I-695 just off I-95 at Caton Avenue, adjacent to St. Agnes Hospital. Shopping, places of worship, a library, a senior center and recreational activities are located nearby.

Senior Support Services: Senior Support Services offers residents a helping hand to continue living independently. Daily meals and weekly housekeeping, laundry and personal services provide a little bit of assistance that can go a long way. At most sites, the senior nutrition program of the local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) contributes to the meal program. Services are catered to the needs of the individual and various service packages are offered to support aging in place. A subsidy is available to those eligible.

Therapeutic After School Programs: Our Therapeutic After-School Programs provide structured, therapeutic activities two afternoons per week at two different locations in Baltimore County.

Treatment Foster Care: The Treatment Foster Care program (TFC) provides community-based therapeutic care in specially trained foster families for children who have been traumatized by severe neglect and/or abuse, and who are experiencing emotional, behavioral and/or psychiatric problems.

Treatment Foster Care HOPE Program: The HOPE Program works with infants and children in the foster care system that have medical needs requiring intensive attention from specially-trained treatment foster parents and social workers.

Villa Maria Behavioral Health Clinic at Fallstaff: This behavioral health clinic provides therapy and medication management services for individuals and families eligible for Medicaid and MD Child Health Insurance in Fallstaff, MD.

Villa Maria Behavioral Health Clinics: Villa Maria Behavioral Health Clinics provide counseling, psychiatric, and in-home behavioral health services for families and individuals throughout Maryland.

Weinberg Housing and Resource Center : The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC) is a low barrier emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 adult men and women each night in the City of Baltimore. Our services include shelter, convalescent care, breakfast and dinner, showers, laundry, case management and a variety of life skills and empowerment classes -- with a focused goal on assisting residents in obtaining permanent housing.

Work for Success: Our Work for Success program is an intensive two-week employment preparation program open to clients of Our Daily Bread Employment Center.