How We Help

We operate 58 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.
Together, we can put a gift under the Christmas tree
5 December 2019

For most children, Dec. 25 is the one day of the year they are happy and willing to jump out of bed before the crack of dawn. Many adults have fond memories of waking up Christmas morning to discover a gift under the tree. Unfortunately, there are families in the Washington and Maryland area who …

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Msgr. Enzler Honored as Community Leader of the Year
27 November 2019

Catholic Charities President and CEO Msgr. John J. Enzler was honored with the Community Leader of the Year Award on Nov. 22 by the Catholic Business Network of Montgomery County. The award was presented by Jay Long, Catholic Business Network president, and host Eileen Whelan of WJLA, at a gala that raised money for Catholic …

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What Inspires You to Pay it Forward?
25 November 2019

As I reflect on the past several months and prepare for the holiday season, I’m mindful of the many times that I have felt the warmth of kindness or the “high-five effect” of accomplishment through collaboration. My awareness of the needs in our community is heightened, and my desire to work together with others who …

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Upcoming Events

2020 Circle of Hope Reception
Jan 6 all-day

2020 Circle of Hope Reception
Jan 6, 2020
Hosted by Diane and Bill Shaw

The Circle of Hope recognizes donors who have contributed $10,000 or more to Catholic Charities in our fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). This unique, annual event is a benefit to our Giving Society members where we thank and honor our most generous supporters.       

For more information about the Circle of Hope, please email us.

Catholic Charities Gala 2020 @ Washington Hilton
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Save the date for our 2020 Spring Gala

Registration is now open

If you have a questions please contact Kimani Superville or call 202-772-4331.



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.