BALTIMORE, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities of Baltimore announced today that the agency has received six grants for programs that provide access to mental health services, employment training and placement assistance, violence prevention and access to food for residents of West Baltimore. Two other grants were awarded to partner organizations and will also provide funding for Catholic Charities' programs in West Baltimore.
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Catholic Charities of Baltimore received the following six grants:
Catholic Charities of Baltimore will receive additional funding through grants awarded to two partner organizations:
"We are extremely grateful for these generous grants that will allow Catholic Charities to improve the lives of our neighbors in West Baltimore through increased access to healthy food, expanded mental health services and resources to help prevent and interrupt violence in our communities," said Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. "The organizations that awarded the grants and our partners in the community are committed to ending poverty and violence and increasing opportunities for all residents of our city."
About Catholic Charities of BaltimoreCatholic Charities of Baltimore is Maryland's largest private provider of human services, offering assistance to children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and seniors without regard to religion, race or other circumstances. Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, the more than 80 programs of Catholic Charities improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Marylanders each year. Catholic Charities continues a legacy of charity and compassion that began with the establishment of the Catholic Church in Baltimore in 1789. For more information, please visit www.catholiccharities-md.org.
Catholic Charities has experts available to discuss a wide variety of topics, including poverty, homelessness, mental health, intellectual disabilities, immigration and issues related to aging.
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SOURCE Catholic Charities of Baltimore
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