Who We Help

We serve everyone who comes to us in need – regardless of social, economic or religious background.
Helping Children in Transition
29 June 2018

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington assists individuals and families in need regardless of race, status, or economic background. Whether people are seeking help for legal issues, immigration services, crisis counseling, food and nutrition programs, refugee programs, or low-cost health and dental care we are here to help. Our programs support many different populations …

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An Award Ceremony Worth Celebrating
21 June 2018

This post was written by: Luke Garrett, Summer Intern. Pure joy is a strong sentiment to come by and, at times, even difficult to define. Despite this thorny truism, The Annual Kennedy School Awards Program transcended this elusiveness of joy and captured it in its purest form. The sincerity and magnitude of smiles, dances, and …

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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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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 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.

Upcoming Events

Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy Volunteer Sign-Ups @ North Point High School
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

If you’re interested and would love to learn more about becoming a volunteer
with Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy please join us July 26-28 at:

North Point High School 
2500 Davis Road
Waldorf, MD 20603
United States


For more information please contact:

Kit Wright
Ashley McMannis

Paint Party Scholarship Fundraiser @ SHARE Food Network
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Paint Party Scholarship Fundraiser @ SHARE Food Network | Hyattsville | Maryland | United States

Come support the Class of 2018 from CMIT Academy & Bishop McNamara High School

August 3rd, 2018 from 6-8 pm at 3222 Hubbard Rd, Landover, MD 20785

Green Construction Class Registration Now Open! @ Spanish Catholic Center
Aug 6 all-day

Green Construction Class Registration Now Open!
Classes begin August 6th, 2018.

Please visit the class page for

More Info   



In the Name of the Mother Golf Tournament @ Blue Mash Golf
Sep 14 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Raising Crucial Funds to Help Moms Battling Cancer

The In the Name of the Mother Charity Golf Outing provides a crucial source of the funds used to help mothers battling cancer in crisis. Join us for an incredible day as we continue this tradition and great work right here in our community.

The fund was established in 2005 by Kevin McConville along with his family and friends to honor Megan McConville, Kevin’s wife, who passed away in November 2004 from cancer. The mission of In the Name of the Mother is to provide financial aid to mothers diagnosed with cancer, based on the principle that no mother undergoing cancer treatment should have to worry about how to keep food on her family’s table or how to keep her children safe and cared for. Funds provided by In the Name of the Mother have provided financial assistance for rent, utilities, housecleaning, medical needs, food, wigs and specialty clothes.



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.