Who We Help

We serve everyone who comes to us in need – regardless of social, economic or religious background.
Helping Children in Transition
29 June 2018

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington assists individuals and families in need regardless of race, status, or economic background. Whether people are seeking help for legal issues, immigration services, crisis counseling, food and nutrition programs, refugee programs, or low-cost health and dental care we are here to help. Our programs support many different populations …

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An Award Ceremony Worth Celebrating
21 June 2018

This post was written by: Luke Garrett, Summer Intern. Pure joy is a strong sentiment to come by and, at times, even difficult to define. Despite this thorny truism, The Annual Kennedy School Awards Program transcended this elusiveness of joy and captured it in its purest form. The sincerity and magnitude of smiles, dances, and …

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More Than A Snack: Senior Snack Sak Program
21 May 2018

It is common knowledge that we need healthy food and proper nutrition to survive and thrive, but in our society food is often seen as much more than simply a way to sustain life.  For generations food has been used as a way to bring people together.  We gather to share a meal to celebrate …

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How We Help

We operate 57 programs in 36 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 Services

Legal Services

We provide legal aid through the Catholic Charities Legal Network and our Immigration Legal Services. The 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.


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.

Upcoming Events

President’s Council Fall Meeting @ Chatter
Oct 24 @ 8:00 am

Members of the President’s Council are invited to join Fr. John on Wednesday, October 24 at 8:00 AM for a live recording of  THE TONY KORNHEISER SHOW at

5247 Wisconsin Ave.
NW Washington, DC 20015

Tony Kornheiser is one of the most recognizable and outspoken commentators in sports and entertainment. The Tony Kornheiser Show, is a daily podcast recorded at Chatter– on the corner of Wisconsin Ave & Jenifer St Northwest in Friendship Heights. Mr. Tony is joined by longtime regulars from the world of sports, politics, news and entertainment, as well as the wide array of special guests that his longtime listeners have come to expect.

For more information about this event or how to join the President’s Council,
please contact Christy Hopkins

Spanish Catholic Center Gala 2018
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:00 am

Celebrating Service To Our Community

We request the honor of your presence at the Spanish Catholic Center Gala 2018. Proceeds support the Spanish Catholic center’s work providing critical services to the immigrant community for more than 50 years.


 Learn More about the Spanish Catholic Center

 Download Sponsorship Packet

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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.