Facts about immigration

For decades, Catholic Charities' Esperanza Center has helped immigrant individuals and families with many of their basic needs. Our experts at the Esperanza Center have provided this information about undocumented immigration, unaccompanied minors, the impact of immigration on the Greater Baltimore area, and the work the Esperanza Center does.  What the Esperanza Center does Catholic [...]

July 2nd, 2018|Esperanza Center, Home, Immigration|

A school lesson to taste, touch, and see

Young children and their families are still feeling the joy of a week spent with special activities at Sarah’s House to celebrate what early learning looks, sounds, and even tastes like. Each day, parents and kids enjoyed a specific theme to help put the spotlight on an element of early childhood learning and development. On [...]

Ed Block Courage awards at St. Vincent’s Villa

On April 3rd, the Ed Block Courage Award recipients and special guests visited the Baltimore Ravens Courage House and St. Vincent’s Villa for the Ed Block Community Outreach event. The Residential Treatment Facility has been partnered with the Baltimore Ravens since 1996 and previously with the Baltimore Colts starting in 1978, housing and [...]

Catholic Charities welcomes Chief Operating Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shawna Prince Manager of Media Relations & Editorial Content 667-600-2007 (o) 872-572-1873 (m) [email protected] {MAY 9, 2022/BALTIMORE, MD} Catholic Charities of Baltimore announces the hiring of Ashley Valis as the agency’s first chief operating officer. The newly created role will be responsible for strategic oversight, operational excellence of programs and services, [...]

May 10th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

Shine a light: A meal is more than meatloaf

As Sarah's House begins to reintegrate direct volunteer outreach post-COVID, volunteers are once again able to assist with on-site meal preparation. Pictured from left are Mike Thewes and Anthony Ferrante of the Knights of Columbus. Their KOC group has been providing monthly dinners to Sarah's House for the past several years, and last  month, Mike [...]

Shine a light: Bringing sunshine

For the last two years, Kate Ireland has been involved in our virtual Special Friends program at Gallagher Services. She is a dedicated volunteer who meets weekly with her friend, Debra, on Zoom for some good conversation and fun YouTube videos. Kate enjoys her time with Debra and is always willing to try something new. [...]

Work or wellness? A barrier-breaking new law means less need to choose

Workers who have struggled to balance the needs of their families with economic stability will have additional protections available to them now that the Maryland General Assembly passed the historic Time to Care Act. Advocacy for paid family and medical leave has been a key priority for Catholic Charities and a broad coalition of partners, [...]

Shine a light: The law and love

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we're celebrating these amazing givers by sharing a short story about one of our thousands of volunteers each day. Joe Dyer volunteers his time as a pro bono attorney for Esperanza Center’s Immigration Legal Services and tutor for the ESOL program. Joe stands out for a few reasons amongst our [...]

Shine a light: Cookies and COVID

It's Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we want to use it to share a short story each day about one of our thousands of amazing volunteers.  Paul Casey has been a longtime volunteer at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Each day he volunteers at St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center's pastoral care and [...]

Shine a light: The call to care for a traumatized child

Volunteer Therapeutic Mentor Darlene Hampton felt called to become a mentor in our Therapeutic Mentoring program. Reflecting on the powerful influence of positive adult role models in her own life, Darlene explains that she knew it was time to “pay it forward.” “I recall the adolescent years being full of confusing decisions," she said. "If [...]

Shine a light: Ms. Pamela’s consistent presence

April is National Volunteer Month, and we want to acknowledge, thank and celebrate the amazing individuals who give so much of their time and talent to encountering our neighbors with us! Ms. Pamela Leonard has spent more than 2,000 volunteering at Our Daily Bread so far. Ms. Pamela Leonard has been volunteering at [...]

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