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

Protecting vulnerable individuals

August 30th, 2019|

For someone to accept help, they first need to feel safe. That is a special priority when it comes to the children, older adults, and adults with disabilities whom Catholic Charities serves. Every employee working [...]

New law puts kids closer to the center of child support

July 1st, 2019|

A law going into effect today moves children closer to the center of child support initiatives. Maryland has a program called temporary cash assistance, or TCA. It's the state application of what's known federally as [...]