Who We Help

We serve everyone who comes to us in need – regardless of social, economic or religious background.
More Than A Snack: Senior Snack Sak Program
21 May 2018

It is common knowledge that we need healthy food and proper nutrition to survive and thrive, but in our society food is often seen as much more than simply a way to sustain life.  For generations food has been used as a way to bring people together.  We gather to share a meal to celebrate …

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In Memory of James Daniel (JD) Murphy, Jr.
17 April 2018

Catholic Charities is saddened by the loss of one of our dear friends, JD Murphy.  While his entrepreneurial spirit and hard work brought him great professional success, JD was especially determined to live his life by sharing his time, talent, and treasure with those less fortunate. One of his greatest pleasures came from his many …

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Volunteering Can Bring Unexpected Joy
14 February 2018

Volunteers are the backbone of the SHARE Food Network.  The core mission of the program is to provide fresh, nutritious food at the lowest possible cost.  Volunteers are critical to keeping the cost of the food low.  The heroic staff at SHARE does extraordinary work.  They are a small but mighty team of only 7 …

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How We Help

We operate 57 programs in 36 locations all in Washington, DC and the surrounding five Maryland counties.
Some of the ways we help include:

Employment & Adult Education

Education and Employment Training

Understanding that education is central to securing better employment and a greater ability to grow, Catholic Charities offers several specialized education programs that teach new languages and new careers.

Legal Services

Legal Services

We provide legal aid through the Catholic Charities Legal Network and our Immigration Legal Services. The Legal Network provides pro bono services for clients with civil legal issues. Immigration Legal Services focuses on direct legal immigration services to foreign-born individuals and their families.

Food

Food Assistance

We offer several programs that can help get food on your table tonight. We also run the SHARE Food Network, which makes groceries healthier, affordable and accessible.

Medical, Dental & Mental Health Care

Health Care

We offer many programs that address health care needs among families who need access to better health services. These include medical clinics, dental clinics, behavioral health services and counseling services.

Shelter & Housing

Housing and Shelter Programs

We understand how crucial having secure housing options is to the success of a family or individual. All of our programs are staffed by professional staff who have dedicated themselves to helping others get back on their feet.

Help for Children & Adults with Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Services

We provide opportunities for a fulfilling future to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our programs are here to support them and their families and caretakers.

Help for Immigrants & Refugees

Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Washington, DC is home to a thriving and vibrant community of immigrants from around the world. We offer medical and dental services, immigration legal services, and connect our clients to jobs and language services at our refugee center.

Prison Outreach

Prison Outreach

We provide mentoring to men and women returning to their communities after incarceration.

Life After Incarceration

Jacinto’s Story

Incarcerated for more than seven years for a nonviolent drug offense, our Welcome Home Reentry Program is helping Jacinto build a better life outside of prison.

“Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated. Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves.”

Pope Francis, U.S. Congress Speech