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.
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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What We Do and Who We Are: 24 Hours in the Life of a Shelter
23 April 2019

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington operates three emergency shelters for men and two emergency shelters for women. The men’s shelters, with a total capacity of 890, are New York Avenue, located in Northeast Washington near the Hecht’s Warehouse; Adams Place, located off New York Avenue in Northeast Washington, and 801 East, located on …

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Catholic Charities Gala 2019: Roots of Faith Branches of Hope
18 April 2019

On April 5, Catholic Charities hosted the annual Catholic Charities Gala at the Marriot Marquis hotel. As the agency’s single largest fundraising effort, we are proud to announce that we raised more than $2.1 million! Thanks to the tremendous generosity of those who attended the annual black-tie event, as well as our incredible circle of …

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Upcoming Events

2019 Good Samaritan Society Reception
Jun 27 all-day

This reception celebrates the support of the Good Samaritan Society members who have included a gift to Catholic Charities in their estate plans.

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.