Mental Health Services Adapt to Changing Needs

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Homeless Services
Mental Health
Many Washingtonians who are homeless or live in poverty also struggle with mental health issues. Catholic Charities DC’s behavioral health department provides this vulnerable population with the care and community they need to lead more independent lives. But once the pandemic shut down most in-person medical services, the team was forced to adapt its services …

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Changing Lives for the Better: My Work as a Volunteer

Categories: Feature, Legal Network, Volunteering
By John McCarthy I have worked with the Catholic Charities Legal Network throughout my entire legal career.  I began working with the Legal Network in 1989, the year it was first formed as the Archdiocesan Legal Network. My first case was both memorable and satisfying. I signed on to represent a client with a domestic …

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Virtual ESOL Classes Expand Job Prospects for Immigrants

Categories: Education and Employment, Feature
From hosting large-scale food distributions to providing rental assistance, Catholic Charities has quickly mobilized to meet the basic needs of the growing number of families who have been impacted by the current crisis. But because our model of care focuses on providing comprehensive, integrated services, we understand that it isn’t just one singular factor that …

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Father John: Reimagining Safe and Effective Ways to Serve

Categories: Feature, Mission
By Msgr. John J. Enzler, President and CEO “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Here at Catholic Charities, we have found this to be true as our community struggles with COVID-19. When the pandemic hit in March, we could have shuttered our programs, waiting for this crisis to pass. But that kind of thinking …

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National Financial Awareness Day: FSN Offers Financial Literacy Lifeline

Categories: Community Outreach, Education and Employment, Feature, Volunteering
As the pandemic continues to impact the economy, understanding personal finance has become a vital survival skill for millions of newly unemployed Americans. But learning how to financially prepare for the future is still a luxury for far too many poor families who struggle day to day. Today is National Financial Awareness Day (#nationalfinancialawarenessday), a …

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