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Poverty Relief

Catholic Charities of Baltimore provides a variety of programs throughout Maryland to assist people who are struggling to make ends meet and striving to work their way out of poverty. These programs assist low-income people and families to achieve self-sufficiency through a range of transitional housing services, meal programs, education, employment and counseling services, and through referrals to other support services. Our aims are to help prevent people from slipping into poverty, to assist those experiencing poverty to escape and to improve lives.

Click here to view or download the 2016 Maryland Poverty Profiles document from the Maryland Alliance for the Poor.

Poverty Relief Programs

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. 667-600-3230. LEARN MORE>>

Our Daily Bread is located in the Our Daily Bread Employment Center and provides a hot, nutritious lunch for anyone in need every day of the year. It serves as a gateway to a wealth of other services in the facility, including legal services, health care, employment opportunities and government benefits. 667-600-3400. LEARN MORE>>

Sarah’s House is a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-based supportive housing with an array of other services for homeless families in Anne Arundel County. 667-600-3550. LEARN MORE>>

Anna’s House provides supportive services where each woman begins to take charge of her life and recognizes her own capabilities and self-worth. Our goal, no matter which type of housing program a family is utilizing, is to provide personalized assistance and encouragement to each client as she moves toward self-sufficiency. 667-600-2840. LEARN MORE>>

My Sister’s Place Women’s Center is a comprehensive resource center for homeless and impoverished women and their children in Baltimore City. 667-600-3700. LEARN MORE>>

For more than 30 years, the people of My Brother’s Keeper have been deeply committed to the Irvington community of West Baltimore, growing from a modest meal provider to a robust center of support. We are excited to continue that mission and expand on the wonderful work of so many passionate staff, supporters and friends. LEARN MORE>>

Holden Hall
Holden Hall is a safe place to live for 14 formerly homeless, disabled men. 410-347-9830. LEARN MORE>>

Hosanna House
Hosanna House is a permanent housing facility that serves 15 women over the age of fifty who have been chronically homeless and have medical and/or mental health diagnoses. 410-477-2037. LEARN MORE>>

Catholic Charities offers several programs to assist individuals and families achieve permanent housing, in cooperation with government agencies. LEARN MORE>>

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. 667-600-3700 ext 20215. LEARN MORE>>

Level Up is a unique program that helps youth 18-24 with specific obstacles so they can find – and keep – a job! Click here to learn more>>

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. LEARN MORE>>

Earn Benefits helps low-income individuals receive immediate assistance to meet their basic needs by screening them through a computer screening program to determine whether they are eligible for a wide array of public benefit programs and helping them apply for benefits for which they may be eligible. This program helps put clients on the path to economic security. The program is available at a number of our program sites as well as parishes. LEARN MORE>>

Download or view our list of food pantries. Please note: the information on this pdf may have changed since this posting.

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Poverty Relief Services at a Glance

meals were served to men, women and children who were hungry in FY 2018.
bed nights were provided for individuals without a place to sleep in FY 2018.
individuals with emergency and/or casework management services in FY 2018.

Poverty Relief Services in the News, Stories & Testimonials

A school lesson to taste, touch, and see

May 24th, 2022|

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 [...]

Shine a light: A meal is more than meatloaf

April 21st, 2022|

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. [...]

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