CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)
Prince George’s County
There are more than 4,000 cases of child abuse and neglect annually in Maryland. In Prince George’s County, more than 600 children are now living in foster care after being removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Most are unprepared for adulthood or self-sufficiency, and many are literally homeless on the day their case closes.
CASA is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve their lives, training and supervising volunteers from the community to advocate for the children’s best interest.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Did you know that the diamondback terrapin is affected by the loss of nesting beaches? Despite recent signs of improvement, our beloved bay is a system dangerously out of balance.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation works to restore healthy rivers and clean water; sustainable populations of crabs, fish, and oysters; thriving water-based and agricultural economies; and a vital legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Maryland Food Bank
Today, nearly one in eight people in Maryland face food insecurity. Who is hungry? People who can’t find good jobs. Veterans on disability. Senior citizens. Families stretching a tight budget across rising expenses. And even students working towards a career.
The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland, distributing food to individuals and families in need and working to find long-term ways to reduce hunger statewide.
Prince George’s County
The plight of strays and owner give-ups is dire in Prince George’s County. The SPCA/Humane Society is often a dog or cat’s last chance.
This all-volunteer nonprofit reduces pet overpopulation through its progressive spay/neuter program and promotes animal-friendly public policy. It helps prevent animal cruelty, neglect and suffering through investigations, legal action, affordable vaccinations and an active pet adoption program. Each pet in the group’s foster program—most of them shelter rescues—receives medical care, spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a microchip and plenty of TLC.
Since 2015, the group has also partnered with the University of Maryland to offer a pre-veterinary college intern program, offering invaluable field experience to UMD students.
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