Parish Partners Program

Parish Partners works together with parish staff and volunteers to assist families seeking help through Archdiocese of Washington parishes. Parishes have always been seen as sources of help for all people, working each day to meet their community's needs. The Parish Partners Program adds the expertise and services available through Catholic Charities to each parish's efforts, connecting families and individuals with community and Catholic Charities programs.

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Parish Partners seeks to facilitate and encourage communication between local parishes and Catholic Charities’ programs by empowering and educating parish employees and volunteers about the services we offer.  It is our goal to enable parishes to respond more easily to the needs of individuals they encounter and help people who come to them in need more easily access the services of Catholic Charities.  Our regional coordinators work with parishes in the following areas: case management, access to Catholic Charities’ services, emergency assistance, volunteer activities, referrals to local service agencies, emergency assistance training for staff and volunteers, food and gifts at Thanksgiving and Christmas and much more.

Substance Abuse Education and Services:  Catholic Charities Outreach Department has a licensed Substance Abuse Prevention Professional who is available to work with parishes, schools and community groups through education, training, and as a resource towards recovery options. For more information, please call Darryl Colbert (202) 361-1709.

Get Involved in Our Work!

Donate:  Parish Partners welcomes monetary donations, as well as donations of food and clothing items.  Your monetary contributions benefit individuals in need of emergency assistance. Make a monetary donation directly to Parish Partners here. Food and clothing donations are sent to Catholic Charities' family centers and to other parishes that may have a larger demand for donated items.

Volunteer:  Parish Partners helps both individuals and parish groups find volunteer opportunities within the Catholic Charities community.  Volunteer today!

Contact Us 

Teresa Volante
Program Manager
(301) 942-1790 x 104

Darryl Colbert
Substance Abuse Education and Services
(202) 561-4014 x 105

Parish Partners operates locations in Washington, DC, and in Lanham, Wheaton and Prince Frederick, MD.

Service Guides

Emergency services and family assistance are available to residents in every Ward of the District of Columbia, plus the five Southern Maryland counties served by the Archdiocese of Washington.  Individuals and families experiencing need can find help by selecting the appropriate link below.


DC Resource Guide


Calvert County  |  Charles County  |  Montgomery County  |  St. Mary's County  |  Prince George's County

Catholic Charities

924 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 772-4300

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