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Causes: Children & Youth, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Employment, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Services, Job Training, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of Catherine’s Family and Youth Services (CFYS) organization is to help improve the quality of life for all the residents living in Northwest Baltimore City and surrounding areas. CFYS is dedicated to serving the very low, low to moderate income families, the LGBT community, and youth within our target area with services that will help improve the quality of life and family. Our Vision: To provide tools necessary to educate and empower the residents of Northwest Baltimore City with improving their quality of life and social well-being

Target demographics: Low, very low to no income and homeless families, at risk teens and children ages 9-14, LGBTQ community

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 children by providing back to school supplies, uniforms, toys, coats and books for the Christmas holiday. In addition we were able to feed and provide gloves or hats to over 250 homeless persons in Baltimore City, provided clothing and meals to families in need during the winter months.

Geographic areas served: Northwest Baltimore City, 21215 and surrounding communities

Programs: referrals for families that may be in need of social services, housing/utility/rental assistance, neighborhood trash removal, jobs and workforce development. Provide mentors to at risk children, host off site field trips for students in the community, provide free books and literature to children to encourage reading, back to school and community events, distribute meals for thanksgiving and Christmas, provide coats and toys for children in need for Christmas and winter months.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Dana A White S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The nonprofit has and will continue to do great things within the community that have bestowed a positive outlook and image in the youth, helping them to better understand the meaning of life, to help others, and do the right things with their futures. Keep up the good work cuzzins!

1 Leslie M.1


Rating: 5

Catherine's Family and Youth Services have done so much in the community for our youth and families. To see how the children faces light up when they come to the after school program. It's definitely a loving supportive place for them. I've seen how do many of them have opened up and trust Valarie and Shannon.I see how they grew over the year with grades and maturity. Without this program the youth would have no meal or snack to depend on after school. They all would just be hanging in the street with nothing today. CFYS has taken them on many field trips that they would probably never go to. Community and our youth is #1 for Cfys.