How We Help

We operate 55 programs in 34 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.



Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial
21 April 2021

A special message from CEO Msgr. John Enzler on the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin: The first principle of social justice is respect and dignity for all human life. We at Catholic Charities do all we can every day to make sure that every person — no matter their color, religion or ethnic …

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Volunteers Honored for Their Exceptional Commitment to Service
20 April 2021

Eight individual volunteers and an Advisory Neighborhood Commission have been honored in the annual Caritas! Volunteer Recognition program, which recognizes exceptional volunteers whose contributions embody the mission of Catholic Charities. The honorees were announced at a virtual ceremony hosted by the Volunteer Engagement Office on April 20 during National Volunteer Week. “We deeply appreciate the …

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Giving Back to Community

Donors and volunteers across generations talk about why they support Catholic Charities DC’s “Our Community. Our Commitment. Our Legacy.” campaign. They are saying “Yes” to this historic effort to support and sustain the powerful work of Catholic Charities in the Washington, D.C., and Maryland community. For details about the $100 million fundraising campaign and how you can participate, visit Our Campaign page