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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

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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Make a Difference this Fall and Winter by Becoming a Volunteer
10 September 2021

With the completion of Summer, the volunteer office is gearing up for a busy Fall and Winter with new opportunities for volunteers. Do you want to make a difference in your community? Say Yes! to the Fall call for volunteers and apply today. The volunteer program is recruiting 100 volunteers to commit to one of …

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Deacon Candidates Spend the Summer in Service ‘Seeing God in Others’
26 August 2021

Two men preparing to become permanent deacons in the Archdiocese of Washington are volunteering in summer service projects with Catholic Charities, one teaching English as a second language and the other serving dinner and hosting trivia contests for those residing at Adam’s Place Shelter. The two are among dozens of deacon candidates who have contributed …

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Art Nights Create Safe Space for Youth to Express Themselves
16 August 2021

Article by Alex Gangitano and Margaret Crilley Earlier this year, the Enzler Society launched a monthly paint night series for the clients at Catholic Charities’ Youth Transitional Program (YTP), a transitional shelter for college-aged men. Paint night is led by local artist and Maryland native, Kasey O’Boyle, who teaches visual art at the Connelly School …

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Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Tue
2021 Catholic Charities Legal Network Golf Tournament @ Westfields Golf Club
Sep 28 all-day

For 18 years, an annual golf tournament has supported the pro bono legal services the Catholic Charities Legal Network provides to low-income people.

The 2021 event includes lunch, starting at 11:30 a.m., and an evening reception. Play for the 18-hole event begins at 12:30 p.m.

To become a sponsor and to register, click here.

For more information on supporting the work of the Catholic Charities Legal Network or to get involved, please contact James Bishop, director, at 202-772-1201.

Oct
16
Sat
2021 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy Sponsored By Catholic Charities
Oct 16 all-day

The free one-day dental clinic for adults is part of the 2021 Mission of Mercy. Patients must register in advance. They will be contacted by Catholic Charities and scheduled for a timed two-hour appointment. No walk-ups will be taken. To register for an appointment, visit: catholiccharitiesdc.org/2021-mid-maryland-mission-of-mercy

Locations and dates for clinics in 2021:

  • Sept. 18 at the Catholic Charities Center
    12247 Georgia Ave.
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Oct. 16 at the Susan Denison Mona Center
    5859 Allentown Way
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • Nov. 20 at the Spanish Catholic Center
    1618 Monroe St. NW
    Washington, DC 20010
Nov
20
Sat
2021 Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy Sponsored By Catholic Charities
Nov 20 all-day

The free one-day dental clinic for adults is part of the 2021 Mission of Mercy. Patients must register in advance. They will be contacted by Catholic Charities and scheduled for a timed two-hour appointment. No walk-ups will be taken. To register for an appointment, visit: catholiccharitiesdc.org/2021-mid-maryland-mission-of-mercy

Locations and dates for clinics in 2021:

  • Sept. 18 at the Catholic Charities Center
    12247 Georgia Ave.
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • Oct. 16 at the Susan Denison Mona Center
    5859 Allentown Way
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
  • Nov. 20 at the Spanish Catholic Center
    1618 Monroe St. NW
    Washington, DC 20010
Apr
9
Sat
Catholic Charities Gala 2022
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm

Join Father John Enzler and the Board of Directors in celebrating the work of Catholic Charities at the 2022 gala on Saturday, April 9. Watch for an update on details.

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