What is our goal in the long run?
Our mission is to improve the lives of Calvert County’s most vulnerable citizens by helping them help themselves. Our vision is a community where self-sufficiency is a reality for all of our neighbors.
We are the organization that makes an impact in people’s lives by:
• Talking to others about the need.
• Working with partners and like-minded organizations to find solutions, then
• Taking action and implementing the solutions.
We want every person who hears our name, Calvert Family Advocates, to understand our vision!
How it works?
Calvert Family Advocates is the Social Services Advisory Board for Calvert County. Our partners, including the Calvert County Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Calvert County Homeless Board, provide us information and insights on client needs, legislation and funding. Calvert Family Advocates continuously assesses and updates programs to ensure our programs are addressing the current challenges faced by Calvert County families. Our primary partner is the Calvert County DSS and, with the exception of the Childcare Grant, we provide financial assistance only to individuals referred to us by DSS. This process ensures that donations made to Calvert Family Advocates are used to support qualified individuals and families who, with the help of professional social workers, are on the road to self-sufficiency.
100% of Donations Stay in Calvert County
Administrative Expenses are Less Than 1%
How it began?
Calvert Family Advocates wouldn’t be here without our parent organization, the MASSB Foundation. There are many worthwhile social service programs that are not governmentally funded and that could benefit from personal and business donations. In 2007, the Maryland Association of Social Services Boards (“MASSB”) established the MASSB Foundation in order to enable local Department of Social Services (DSS) Boards to obtain tax-deductible contributions to support local DSS projects and/or to build charitable endowments to provide permanent support of their programs. Contributions to Calvert Family Advocates/MASSB Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under federal tax laws. To find out more about the MASSB Foundation visit their site at: www.MASSBfoundation.org.