How We Help

We operate 58 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.
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31 December 2019

For over 30 years, members of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Washington, D.C., chapter have gone above and beyond to make the holidays brighter for individuals in need during the holiday season.  In the late 1980s, members of the IFDA-DC spent the Christmas season decorating Catholic Charities group homes and visiting individuals with developmental …

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A Unique Office Holiday Tradition
30 December 2019

“The best gift one can give oneself is the gift of giving.” This quote graced Obsidian Global’s holiday cards this year. The message reflects not only the personal philosophy of the local technology company’s CEO, Drew Conway, but also the corporate culture he’s built through a unique office holiday tradition. At Obsidian, the kick-off to …

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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.