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McCarrick Family Center

Located in Silver Spring and near Wheaton, MD, the McCarrick Family Center serves anyone in need living in Montgomery County. As a gateway to the many programs and services of Catholic Charities, our staff guide families through crisis to stability. We focus on partnering with other organizations in the community to provide complete care to all who seek our help.

Full list of services (PDF)   Servicios en español (PDF)

Help Needed: Stock our Food Pantry!

We recently revised our emergency food pantry to become a Choice Food Pantry. This means Montgomery County residents can shop at the pantry once every 30 days. We need your help in keeping our pantry shelves stocked!

View Our Pantry Wish List Here


The mission of the McCarrick Family Center is to build partnerships within the community to provide services, education, support and promote self-sufficiency and empowerment. We welcome all Montgomery County residents to walk-in and let us work with you. We offer:

  • Case management, crisis intervention and referral services
  • Choice Food Pantry
  • Clothing, shoes, and diapers
  • Parent Education classes
  • Parent Education and Empowerment Group (Abriendo Puertas)
  • Financial Education classes
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance
  • Financial assistance for mothers with cancer
  • Computer classes
  • Immigration Legal Services
  • Services for pregnant women

Neighborhood Service Center (in partnership with Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services and IMPACT Silver Spring): Clients may walk-in on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 3pm to meet with staff from DHHS to complete applications for financial assistance programs including food stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, childcare subsidy, rent/mortgage/utility assistance and health care.

Get Involved In Our Work!

Donate:  Meeting the needs of families facing a crisis is critical but challenging work. We can't do it without your help. Make a donation directly to the McCarrick Family Center today, and join us in uplifting the most vulnerable.  Also consider donating household and personal items such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, diapers, formula and gently used furniture.  In addition, transportation assistance--in the form of bus passes or Metro cards--is always welcome.

Volunteer:  Consider offering your time or talents to serve your neighbors. We need all ages, skill sets and experiences to help us carry out our mission.

Organize: We always need more toiletry items and new or gently used clothing for men, women and children of all sizes and other items to help rebuild lives. Please consider organizing a drive with your church, workplace or another group. Call to find out what items we need. Thank you!

Contact Us

McCarrick Family Center
12247 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 942-1790 | (301) 949-1371 (fax)

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