Moms and Babies


A Bit of Background

Caridad is an organization whose primary goal is to assist single mothers achieve self-sufficiency. We work with each individual to assure her immediate needs are met and provide the support to help her accomplish her goals and dreams.
Positivity and faith serve as our foundation. We believe everything is possible when we have a great attitude and work hard. We firmly believe that with a good spiritual life the path to success is easier to achieve.
Our help given is with an open heart. We meet with each client to learn about her needs and begin the process of addressing them right away. Our volunteers work together with the local community to find housing, childcare, employment, and resolve any urgent situation that requires immediate attention.
Over 90% of the women who come to us for help have reached their goals and keep improving their lives. Some of them are now running their own successful businesses. We continue to be available and provide mentoring and advise even after some clients get married and settle into their new life.
Caridad is very committed to ensure the future of all families that come to our organization. We encourage and ensure that the mothers and the children get the necessary education and support to succeed and be able to able to give back to their community.



Caridad Inc. is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.


Leland Community members gathered together and supported and Back-To-School drive for Beltsville Elementary.  Back to school supplies were distributed for single families.


With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


Working Together


I am Cecilia James and I met Carmen, founder of Caridad, when my son was about a year and half old. I worked for a group home for mentally challenged adults, and they provided me with a home and meals, for both me and my child, since I could not afford to live on my own. Carmen came in to my life and gave me courage and guided me to the next step in my life, having my own place. In order to have my own place, Carmen advised that I would need 2 jobs. Of course, I was blessed that my mother lives with me.
I was able to accomplish my first goal and move to my own apartment. It is a great feeling. I have been working 2 jobs ever since. Presently, I am working on my next dream which is to own my own house.
When I have a problem I cannot solve, the first person I call is Carmen, at Caridad. I was in a legal dispute and Caridad obtained my lawyer, guided me through the process in what to do and I was able to win the case.
I know that Caridad will be at my side, as long as I listen and follow their advise. It has certainly worked for me and my son. Thank you Caridad!


I am Delmi Ramos and I met Carmen, founder of Caridad Inc., at the restaurant where I used to work 12 years ago. I was raising my two children by myself, with no financial support from their father. I had two jobs in order to pay for expenses. Just when i thought that was going to be my life forever, I approached Carmen and asked her if she would assist and guide me to a better life with my children.
The first thing she asked me was what were my goals and dreams. I said to her I would like to own my own restaurant. I also told her that I felt very alone and I would like to get married again. She told me that was not impossible, as we live in America and if we work hard and do the right thing we will acomplish our dreams.
Carmen started coaching me on all the steps to take, not only to have the restaurant but also to find a partner. I am happy to say that I now own 3 restaurants, I have been married to my husband for 10 years, and last but not least, I reaffirmed my faith in God.
I believe that all one needs to do is to be humble enough to listen and follow the advice we receive – to try a different path than the one that is currently not working, and to have the courage to see beyond all the obstacles that come our way. We must have faith that God will help us achieve our dreams.

Kastle Alford

I’m a single mom of 4 babies. I found out about Caridad after asking for help with my children’s school supplies. Carmen had donated supplies to kids who needed them and provided a letter for those parents who may need extra help. At the time I had to take off 2 weeks of work to take care of my children. Due to that I fell extremely behind on bills. After reaching out to Caridad, Carmen met with me to learn my story and see how they could best help me. They have helped me with my utility’s and prevented them from being shut off. I’m currently still working with Caridad on bettering my life and getting back to self dependency. Schooling, childcare, rental assistance and more are what we are focusing on and working towards in the near future. Carmen has made it clear that Caridad is in it for the long run for myself and my children and will always be there to guide me and offer advice when needed. 


Caridad’s mission is to help single mothers to solve their immediate needs (such as legal, housing, child care, spiritual, physical well-being, employment), so she will become self-sufficient, able to provide a better life for her children, as well as, achieve her dreams and goals.


P.O. Box 1045, Leland, NC 28451


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