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How We Help

We operate 52 programs in 34 locations in Washington, D.C., and five surrounding 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

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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Upcoming Events

Jun
3
Fri
Legal Network Tennis & Pickleball Night @ Congressional Country Club
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for a great evening of fun with friends and family. The fourth annual Catholic Charities Tennis & Pickleball Night is an excellent opportunity to support Catholic Charities Legal Network and its clients.

For sponsorships and individual play tickets, visit the registration page. Spectator tickets are also available.

Deadline to register is May 30.

Event contact: Carolyn Ruyak, staff attorney, Legal Network, via email or phone (202-772-4300 ext. 407).

Share your support: Show your support of the Legal Network with a social media post, tagging @CCADW and using the hashtag #CCLN.

Sep
26
Mon
Legal Network Golf Tournament @ Westfields Golf Club
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm

While golf is fun and what brings us together, we truly do it for one reason only – the Catholic Charities Legal Network helps to change the trajectory of someone’s life for the better. Your loyal support and historic generosity are more important than ever before. Please join us on Sept. 26.

12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Watch for details.

For more information, contact Carolyn Ruyak, staff attorney.

Apr
1
Sat
Catholic Charities Gala 2023 @ Marriott Marquis
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm

Catholic Charities Gala 2023 will honor Msgr. John J. Enzler’s 50th anniversary as a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The event is chaired by Board Chair Kevin Virostek (at right), Mary Anne Virostek, and Steve and Joanne Virostek.

Honoring a Legacy of Service by Father John

Watch for updates on gala details.

Giving Back to Community

Thank you to our many supporters

CEO Msgr. John Enzler expresses Catholic Charities’ gratitude to the hundreds of people and organizations who contributed to the special fundraising campaign. With the generosity of our community, we have exceeded our $100 million goal, which allows us to strengthen our current work and plan for the future.