Catholic Charities goes where the need is, reaching deep into the communities we serve to bring help for today and hope for the future to the most vulnerable among us. Clients receive services at 53 locations throughout the District of Columbia and five Maryland counties. Our approach to every situation is the same. We focus on prevention where possible, intervention when needed and advocacy when resources or opportunities are either inadequate or unfair. In all our work, we share the teaching of the Gospel and serve as a voice for those who can’t be heard. And we’re continually looking for ways to improve and innovate the way we deliver services. All of our programs meet the strict standards set by local licensing and regulatory agencies, and many programs are further accredited by such internationally recognized organizations as the Council on Accreditation and the Council On Quality and Leadership. These designations recognize our commitment to developing best practices and serving as thought leaders in our field.
The people who fulfill the mission of Catholic Charities are an exceptional group: 6,000 highly dedicated staff and volunteers with a commitment to the Church’s social justice mission. They come from diverse backgrounds, and represent 32 different languages. They work in 79 different programs, and represent a wide variety of professions. Yet each day they come together as one team helping people in need develop the skills and strength to move from crisis and isolation to stability and growth.