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Important Notice: 

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. 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.

El viernes 5 de junio a las 5 p.m., Maryland se mudó a los planes de reapertura de la Etapa II. Catholic Charities tiene discusiones continuas sobre formas deliberadas y reflexivas de operar de la manera más segura posible para nuestros colegas, voluntarios, comunidades e individuos a quienes servimos. 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

  • 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.

Esperanza Center

Update: Esperanza Center after fire: more need, more hope (click to read)

ATTENTION – Now offering services in new location: The Esperanza Center has temporarily relocated due to a fire in a neighboring building. We are currently providing services in Assisi House, behind Saint Patrick’s Church, at:

1728 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Please note: we have also updated our hours of service and have resumed immigration legal consults. Please call 667-600-2900 for additional information.

ATENCIÓN: ofreciendo servicios en direccion nueva: El Esperanza Center ha cambiado de direccion temporalmente, debido a un incendio en un edificio cercano. En este momento estamos brindando servicios en la Casa Asis, detras de la iglesia San Patricio:

1728 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Importante: también hemos cambiado el horario de atención y hemos resumido las consultas legales de inmigración. Llame al 667-600-2900 para obtener información adicional.

The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive resource center whose mission is to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. Since 1963, immigrants from all over the world have trusted the Esperanza Center to help them navigate life in a new country. Our dedicated staff and volunteers provide services related to education, healthcare, immigration legal matters, family reunification, anti-trafficking, and general community support to thousands of immigrants each year.



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The Esperanza Center was founded in 1963. Our mission to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. LEARN MORE>>>

The Esperanza Center was founded in 1963. Our mission to welcome immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their lives. 667-600-2900. LEARN MORE>>

The Esperanza Center Health Services Clinic (ECHC) provides free medical and dental services to immigrants in the metropolitan Baltimore region who do not qualify for health insurance and who do not have the economic means to pay for healthcare. 667-600-2942. LEARN MORE>>

Esperanza’s Educational Services program provides free or low-cost ESL, citizenship, computer literacy, and Spanish classes. We offer educational programs for adults and youth:

  • For information about all of the educational services we offer, click here.
  • For information about the adult ESOL program, click here.
  • For information about the youth program, click here.
  • For more information for volunteer teachers, click here.

ILS recruits attorneys, law students, paralegals and others to volunteer in our office, during business hours, under the supervision of our staff. 667-600-2941. LEARN MORE>>

If you are an attorney interested in supporting our Pro Bono legal services program, click here to learn more.  667-600-2941.

Esperanza’s Family Reunification program helps unaccompanied immigrant children reunite with their families in Maryland. 667-600-2960. LEARN MORE >>

The Esperanza Center offers case management and support services to immigrant victims of labor and sex trafficking in a safe, secure and confidential environment. 667-600-2906. LEARN MORE >>

Read about all of the services and activities
offered at our center IN SPANISH

  • Para más información de los programas educativos para jóvenes, haga, clic aquí. 667-600-2943.
  • Para más información de los programas educativos para adultos, haga, clic aquí. 667-600-2943.

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Esperanza Center in the News, Stories & Testimonials

Awaiting a homecoming, Esperanza focuses on its mission

July 23rd, 2020|

September 7, 2018. That’s the day the Esperanza Center suffered extensive damage from a fire at the neighboring business, Budeke's Paints, in the 400 block of South Broadway, in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood, forcing the [...]

DACA decision means families stay whole, workers stay employed

June 18th, 2020|

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