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How We Help

We operate 55 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.

 

Explore

Thank You From Catholic Charities
12 January 2021

Caring for those who are struggling and in need — regardless of their background, belief or circumstance — is what we do every day. And we did it even in fiscal year 2020, a year unlike any other because of the pandemic and economic crisis. Through it all, care, compassion and hope were provided to …

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Continuing a Giving Tradition Despite Obstacles
5 January 2021

By Marco Calito As we close the holiday season, we know that traditions could continue despite challenges from COVID-19. One group keeping their traditions alive was the local technology company Obsidian Global, led by CEO Drew Conway. The company and its staff agreed before the holidays that they would continue their tradition of celebrating the …

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As 2020 Ends, a Message from Father John
30 December 2020

As we close out 2020, CEO Msgr. John J. Enzler shares this message: Your love in action can help your neighbors in greatest need. And they’ve never needed you more. Reflecting on these times, Pope Francis wrote recently in The New York Times: “I find it helps to focus on concrete situations: You see faces …

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Engage With Us

Upcoming Events

Jan
21
Thu
Leaving a Legacy and Paying it Forward @ Virtual Gathering on Zoom
Jan 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Fr. John and Charles Abell for a special gathering on:
Leaving a Legacy and Paying it Forward Creating a Lasting Impact at Catholic Charities

Register here

Mar
13
Sat
Catholic Charities Gala 2021
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We’re bringing the party to you! Join Father John Enzler and the Board of Directors in celebrating the work of Catholic Charities at the 2021 gala, being held virtually from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13.

While the format is different, the goal is the same: to provide the vital funding needed to continue our work in addressing basic human needs — shelter, adequate food, health care, legal representation and mental health services to so many who have nowhere else to turn.

For information on sponsorships and other details, visit the Catholic Charities Gala 2021 page.

We’ve got a spectacular party lineup.

José Andrés, chef and humanitarian, will serve as honorary gala chair. You’ll hear from a few special guests and enjoy entertainment from Maggie Rose, Potomac-born and Nashville-based country vocalist.

To get you into the spirit during your personal gala viewing party, we will offer sponsors delicious take-home food from Ridgewells Catering and wine pairings from Total Wine & More.

There even will be a few surprises, all from the comfort of your home.

We look forward to a fun-filled evening celebrating virtually with you on March 13, 2021.

Giving Back to Community

A D.C. neighborhood faces crippling food insecurity, and the Spanish Catholic Center responds with the help of KitchenWork food enterprise.