In Memory of James Daniel (JD) Murphy, Jr.

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Catholic Charities is saddened by the loss of one of our dear friends, JD Murphy.  While his entrepreneurial spirit and hard work brought him great professional success, JD was especially determined to live his life by sharing his time, talent, and treasure with those less fortunate. One of his greatest pleasures came from his many …

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Volunteering Can Bring Unexpected Joy

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Volunteers are the backbone of the SHARE Food Network.  The core mission of the program is to provide fresh, nutritious food at the lowest possible cost.  Volunteers are critical to keeping the cost of the food low.  The heroic staff at SHARE does extraordinary work.  They are a small but mighty team of only 7 …

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A woman with nowhere else to turn

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Scared, with no one to turn to, Carla* was in a country where she didn’t speak the language and had endured serious abuse as a victim of sex trafficking.  After being trafficked in several states, the prostitution ring was finally raided by police, who immediately placed Carla in a detention center due to her immigration …

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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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