The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, Catholic Charities provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.
Catholic Charities compassionately cares for more than 160,000 people and serves over a quarter million meals every year to those who are hungry. Our 80 programs offer a diverse array of services in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Washington, and Garrett Counties of Maryland. We care for children and families, people who are poor and disadvantaged, seniors, and those who have developmental disabilities. In cherishing the Divine within all, regardless of faith, race or circumstances, we improve lives by offering meaningful help and hope so that every person can realize her or his full potential.
Catholic Charities is the leading private provider of human services in Maryland, widely known for creative and compassionate care-giving and for developing programs aimed at self sufficiency. We pride ourselves in effectiveness and efficiency, with 89 cents of every dollar going to direct service.