How We Help

We operate 59 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

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.
Catholic Charities Gala 2019: Roots of Faith Branches of Hope
18 April 2019

On April 5, Catholic Charities hosted the annual Catholic Charities Gala at the Marriot Marquis hotel. As the agency’s single largest fundraising effort, we are proud to announce that we raised more than $2.1 million! Thanks to the tremendous generosity of those who attended the annual black-tie event, as well as our incredible circle of …

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March is National Nutrition Month Pt.3
29 March 2019

To close out National Nutrition Month, Jaynee from SHARE Food Network shared one last delicious recipe. This is a great side dish to make in the same oven if you’re roasting chicken or pork. It is also a great side dish to serve with dinner sausages.  This dish holds a personal significance for Jaynee as …

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March is National Nutrition Month Pt.2
27 March 2019

As March rolls on, so does National Nutrition Month! If the Butternut Squash Lasagna we shared earlier this week made your mouth water, you’re going to love today’s recipe: Turkey Chilli with White Beans! Taking a healthy spin on a classic comfort food, today’s recipe is packed not only with protein but also with tons …

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Upcoming Events

Apr
24
Wed
11th Southern Maryland Hunger & Resource Day @ La Plata United Methodist Church
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We welcome service providers, non-profits, government agencies and educators to this free event that focuses on connecting likeminded individuals to promote local partnerships. We will have a networking event, program fair and a presentation from the Southern Maryland Food Council. Plus, information on services and resources in our area and more. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow providers in and around Southern Maryland!

Doors open at 8:30am for check-in and program fair.
To register a display table for our program fair, please e-mail Brenda DiCarlo at Brenda.DiCarlo@cc-dc.org

May
15
Wed
2019 Circle of Hope Reception
May 15 all-day

2019 Circle of Hope Reception
May 15, 2019
Hosted by Beth and John Veihmeyer

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.

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.