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
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
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
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
Chanie Carlton is inspired to give to Bon Secours Baltimore Foundation because she sees the good works that result from giving. She hears how people's position in life is improved because of the help they receive. She sees the changes in West Baltimore because of how donations are used by Bon Secours to invest in the community.
Your gifts to Bon Secours Community Works’ Returning Citizens Program helped William Dempsey overcome challenges after incarceration. Now he’s a facilitator and motivational speaker in the program, helping others lead a successful life after prison.
Kay Frances Miller faced homelessness after her husband passed away. Thanks to support from Bon Secours Community Works, Kay found an apartment she could afford in her West Baltimore neighborhood.
Theresa Roary loves living in Benet House, one of Bon Secours Community Works’ affordable housing complexes for seniors and people with disabilities.