A Young Man Finding His Voice

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When Christopher first came to Catholic Charities he relied on a Dynavox speech device and sign language to communicate with others. After he was paired with his current employment specialist from the Kennedy Institute, Christopher was overheard talking to himself in very clear, understandable, full sentences. Knowing that communicating verbally could open more doors for …

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Looking Forward from Homelessness

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In May, Sherri came to Southern Maryland hoping to reunite with family. She was staying in a motel while desperate to find a home for her one month old daughter, Rebecca and herself. She was quickly sent to Angel’s Watch, our shelter for women and their children who are homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence. Sherri …

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Never Too Late for a New Beginning

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Before Vernon started installing siding on houses, he had never picked up a hammer. But the laborious work provided a decent income for Vernon to start saving money and provide for his family. Then came the housing market crash. Vernon lost his job and with it the steady income. Starting over from scratch at the …

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An Immigrant Chasing Her American Dream

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When someone comes to our Catholic Charities Center, the first person they often meet is 19-year old Marlene. Smiling and bubbly, she makes families feel at ease and welcomed. She knows what’s it’s like to be in their shoes – just a few months earlier, she was the one walking through the door. At the …

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A Mom Searching for Stability

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LaVonda was tired. Tired of losing jobs.  Tired of missing her kids. Tired of the pain her addiction was causing. After years of battling drug abuse, LaVonda was ready to regain control of her life. So nearly 10 years ago, she decided to get clean and heal the wounds her addiction had caused. Thankfully, she …

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