Helping Hope Bloom - Maryland Catholic Conference

Resources for Women

RESOURCES

 

Helping Hope Bloom is about lifting up women who are pregnant and parenting with practical resources, prayer and support. Use this page to connect with an organization or mission where you feel called to help or donate, to assist a friend or family member in need, or just to learn more. Check out our parish and individual ideas on how you can make a difference. 

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Diaper Banks | Emotional Support and HealingGroceriesHealth CareHousing and Other Supportive ServicesPrayers and Parish "Walking with Moms"Pregnancy Support Centers

Special request
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is in need of diapers, gift cards, and formula.

  

Diaper Banks

Donate diapers in your area

 

Groceries

In addition to parish and regional food pantries, check Catholic Charities programs such as these:

Seton Center (Catholic Charities – Princess Anne)
Food cooperative, an emergency food pantry, and a government surplus program

SHARE Food Network
Healthy, nutritious grocery packages at approximately 50 percent discount; order and pick up at sites in Archdioceses of Washington and Baltimore.

 

Health Care

Holy Cross Health Ob/Gyn Clinics (Montgomery County)

Prenatal to delivery services for women with no health insurance and limited financial resources

  • Services regardless of ability to pay (through the county Maternity Partnership Program)
  • Bilingual staff and culturally competent care

 

Ascension St. Agnes (Baltimore)
Provides women and children healthcare, including maternity care; can connect patients with resources and programs that provide financial assistance.

Mercy Hospital (Baltimore)
Provides a wide range of care for women and children.

Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore, near Towson)
The Good Samaritan hospital's programs and staff are guided by Catholic tradition.

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
A wide range of care provided in accord with Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

Catholic Charities Dental Clinic (Archdiocese of Washington – multiple locations)
Preventative, diagnostic, emergency and restorative oral health care for uninsured adults and children; a moderate fee is requested. 

Catholic Charities Medical Clinics (Archdiocese of Washington)
Affordable primary care for uninsured or under-insured adults and children plus assistance in obtaining free or low cost medications, psychological counseling, and referrals to specialty care providers through the Archdiocesan Health Care Network.

 

Housing, Legal and Other Supportive Services

Catholic Charities for each (arch)diocese (Baltimore, Washington, and Wilmington) offers a wide range of services for low-income women and children, including thrift centers with affordable clothing, food, family services, referrals, and grocery programs.

Catholic Charities of Wilmington Bayard House
The only licensed residential program in Del.  providing direct client care service around the clock to at-risk, homeless, pregnant and/or newly parenting adolescents, young women, and their babies. 

  • Residential maternity care
  • Diaper bank
  • Medical referrals
  • Pregnancy and parenting counseling

 

Gabriel Network (statewide)
Practical, emotional and spiritual support for pregnant and parenting moms; download flyer (English and Spanish)

  • Supportive maternity homes
  • Scholarships for clients
  • Parish-based Angel Friend Teams

 

Mary’s Home (office located in Ellicott City; 443-574-7746)
Maternity homes provide a safe haven for women and children in crisis situations

St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families (Hyattsville)
Innovative housing and support programs to life moms and children out of poverty and into life-long independence and self-sufficiency.

  • Donation wish list
  • Volunteer opportunities

 

Sanctuaries for Life (Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington)
Provides a network of medical, tangible, emotional and spiritual assistance to women that make a life-affirming decision after an unintended pregnancy

  • Affordable prenatal/delivery care
  • Links to support for food, rental/utility assistance, housing, mentoring, etc.

 

The Hiding Place (Towson)
A non-profit residential facility that assists young women facing crisis pregnancy, domestic violence, substance abuse, or homelessness

  • Residential care
  • Access to community resources, educational support, job-skills training, employment resources, and parenting support

 

Archdiocesan Legal Network (Archdiocese of Washington)
Provides legal assistance to low-income families and individuals, including family law, landlord-tenant/housing issues, and more.

 

Prayers and Parish "Walking with Moms"

These are just a few of the many prayers for moms and life.

 

Walking with Moms in Need (USCCB)

Parish resource kit to assist moms in difficult circumstances.

  • Parish start-up guide
  • Identify local services
  • Prayers
  • Reflections

 

Emotional Support and Healing

Isaiah’s Promise
Support for families carrying to term after a severe or fatal prenatal diagnosis

  • Information
  • Support, friendship and hope from families who have experienced these diagnoses

 

Project Rachel (English and Spanish)
Support for grieving a pregnancy loss through abortion and resources such as talking with a friend who has had an abortion.

 

Pregnancy Support Centers

These are independent pregnancy support centers that are listed on (arch)diocesan respect life website pages or were provided by the (arch)diocese.

LOCATED IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BALTIMORE

Alpha Pregnancy Center
301 Main St. Suite 1B
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-7793

Alpha's Glory Pregnancy Center
219 W. Bel Air Ave.
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410-272-4711

Annapolis Pregnancy Clinic
934 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-295-3839

Birthright of Annapolis
277 K Peninsula Farm Rd., Bldg. 3
Arnold, MD 21012
410-384-7700

Birthright of Frederick
250 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-0111

Birthright of Harford County
38 E. Gordon St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-838-0443

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick
707 North Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-5300 | 800-395-4357

Catoctin Pregnancy Center
130 S. Seton Ave., #3 Rear
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-3391

Columbia Pregnancy Center
8945 Guilford Rd Suite 130
Columbia, MD 21046
410-730-3223 (24/7)

CPC [email protected]
328 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
443-884-9201

CPC Resource Center at St. Ann's
528 East 22nd St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
443-884-9201
Resources (eg, diapers, wipes) and online parenting classes

CPC Resource Center at Mars Hills Baptist
Eastern Blvd.
Essex, MD 21221
443-884-9201
Resources (eg, diapers, wipes) and online parenting classes

First Way Pregnancy Support Center
310 Race St.
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-1261 (24/7) | text: 814-494-2201

Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center
109 W Baltimore St.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-739-8717

Mary's Center
7567 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie MD 21061-3716
410-761-8082

Pregnancy Center North
6805 York Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-377-2871 | text 443-377-1983

Pregnancy Support Center of Carroll County
95 Carroll St., Ste. 101
Westminster, MD 21157
410-871-4673

Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic
650 Ritchie Highway, Ste. 307
Severna Park, MD 21146
410-431-5000

Women's Care Center
7625 Belair Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21236
667-401-0700

Women’s Center West
5411 Old Frederick Rd., Ste. 1
Baltimore Md 21229
410-788-4434 | 800-395-4357

LOCATED IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON

Shady Grove Pregnancy Center
16220 S. Frederick Avenue, Ste. 118
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-963-6223

Rockville Women’s Center
12530 Parklawn Dr. # 170
Rockville, MD 20852
301-770-4444 | 240-779-1585 (appointments call/text) 

Centro Tepeyac/Silver Spring Women’s Center
*Bilingual services
12247 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902
301-946-1022

Forestville Pregnancy Center
3611 Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748
301-423-0063

Laurel Pregnancy Center 
415 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707
301-776-9996
After hours assistance: 1-866-281-3029

Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Center
4341 Northview Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20716
301-262-1330

Catherine Foundation Pregnancy Resource Center 
3065 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD
301-870-4912 | in Spanish: Kathy al 301-932-8811 extensión 301

CareNet Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland 
21562 Thames Ave.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-737-4604

25484 Point Lookout Rd., Unit 301A
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-5333 (Thurs.-Fri.)

2196 Solomons Island Rd., Ste. 3
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-326-6866 (Mon.-Tues.)

Birthright of Prince Frederick, Inc.
301 Steeple Chase Drive, Suite 405
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-257-1402

LOCATED IN THE DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON 

Cecil County Pregnancy Center
126 East High St.
Elkton, MD 21921
410-398-7888

Choices Pregnancy Center
505 Dutchmans Lane, B1
Easton, MD 21601
410-822-1869 | 410-822-3311 (client line)

Pregnancy Care Center of the Eastern Shore
1300 S. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21804
410-546-5433 | 1-800-712-4357 (24/7 help line)

Grace Center for Maternal and Women's Health
10226 Old Ocean City Blvd., Unit 2
Berlin, MD 21811
443-513-4124 

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