How We Help

We operate 59 programs in 35 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 and Financial Services

Legal and Financial Services

The Catholic Charities 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. And the Financial Stability Network focuses on financial coaching and education.


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.

Who We Help

We serve everyone who comes to us in need – regardless of social, economic or religious background.
What We Do and Who We Are – Mission of Mercy
4 September 2019

Since 2013, Catholic Charities has partnered with the dental societies of Southern Maryland and Mid-Maryland to put on five Mission of Mercy dental clinics. This year, we are partnering with the Mid-Maryland Dental Society and the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity. Mission of Mercy is an entirely free adult dental clinic provided by …

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Giving Back: Summer 2019
15 August 2019

It has been a very busy summer at Catholic Charities, as you will read in this issue of Giving Back.  From graduations to welcoming interns to deploying volunteers to serve in border towns to help immigrants new to our country, we have been running at full speed to meet the needs of our neighbors in …

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2019 Summer of Service
24 June 2019

It’s officially Summer, so that means beach getaways, barbecues, and spending lots of time outside with friends and family. But for those of us at Catholic Charities, we recognize that need doesn’t get to take a vacation. Thousands of people throughout the District and Southern Maryland still need our help. We are lucky because each …

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Upcoming Events

Enzler Society BBQ @ St. Bartholomew
Sep 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Catholic Charities Legal Network Golf Tournament @ Belle Haven Country Club
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join CCLN and our dedicated network of pro bono attorneys for the 16th Annual Catholic Charities Legal Network’s Golf Tournament. Come to honor and celebrate 30 years of civil legal service provided to those most in need. Your participation and support help us continue CCLN’s legacy of changing lives.

JOIN US ON MONDAY, September 30th, 2019!

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Spanish Catholic Center Gala 2019
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

Celebrating Service To Our Community

We request the honor of your presence at the Spanish Catholic Center Gala 2019. Proceeds support the Spanish Catholic Center’s work providing critical services to the immigrant community for more than 50 years.


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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.