Care for Those in Need

Lend a Hand

Help Baltimore neighbors with emergency needs

When crisis strikes, neighbors can turn to Bon Secours Community Works

Our assistance programs directly help people when emergency needs arise

At Bon Secours, our Mission isn't a plaque on the wall. It's our calling, our True North. Assistance programs are just one way we improve the well-being of our community, one neighbor at a time, and bring good help to those in need, especially to those who are poor, dying and underserved.

But we need your help. Your generous support means the most vulnerable people in our community can access resources for a better life. And that makes a better Baltimore for all of us.

Sister Theophane Fund 

When times are tough or a crisis strikes, our donors are there to help. The Sister Theophane Fund provides financial support for emergency needs of individuals and families. Thanks to donations, the Foundation helps with:

  • Rent assistance
  • Utility bills
  • Food and household supplies
  • Funeral costs
  • Other urgent needs

Lend a Hand

Be the good help someone needs to get back on their feet

Financial Services

Despite their best efforts, sometimes people need help with even the basics like safe housing. Our Financial Services Fund helps people keep a home so they can stay employed or find work to care for themselves and their family. Just as important as the help in an emergency, helping people learn the skills to budget, save and make smart decisions with their money gives them a chance to get ahead long-term.  

Some of the resources provided by donations to our Financial Services Fund include: 

  • Eviction prevention assistance
  • Low-cost tax preparation services
  • Financial literacy training

Make an Impact

Give people the tools to thrive

Career Development

Bon Secours Community Works offers a number of programs to help people learn in-demand skills and gain work experience that will help them secure employment and career growth. Job placement services help people search and apply for work opportunities. 

Because of donations, these services are available to help people become more financially independent and improve quality of life for themselves and their families. Some of the career development resources available to West Baltimore residents include:

  • Healthcare training and certifications
  • Clean & Green Workforce Training for landscaping and gardening skills
  • Occupational training and job placement

Invest in Success

Help people develop new skills for better employment

Returning Citizens

Bon Secours Community Works can help people reintegrate into the community after being incarcerated. Thanks to donations, resources are available to help people get their life back on track.

  • Life skills
  • Job skills for employment
  • Job placement assistance
  • Support services
  • Housing assistance
  • Case management

Lend a Hand

Ensure people have every chance for success after incarceration

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Stefphon is grateful for the Returning Citizen Program

Stefphon Bowen benefited from the Returning Citizen Program after serving time in prison. Thanks to donors like you, who support the program, Stefphon is making the most of his second chance.