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

Stopping the summer slide from a distance

June 5th, 2020|

Since Catholic Charities began its Head Start and Early Head Star programs, parents have repeatedly stressed their need and appreciation for the programs. That’s why it was clear that the summer programs needed to happen, [...]

With our breath, we add our voice

May 29th, 2020|

William J. McCarthy Jr. Executive Director It’s been five years since Freddie Gray’s death, and it might not have happened in Baltimore this week, but across the country, it’s still happening. It’s been 52 years [...]

Letters and laundry

May 15th, 2020|

In normal times, staff at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center think constantly about what women and children experiencing homelessness need to get by. But as COVID-19 spread, limiting what services the center could provide, those [...]

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