83.33 Society Member Lives Her Faith by Serving the Community Through Catholic Charities

Categories: Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Legal Network, Volunteering
Many young professionals want to help address the D.C. area’s complex social issues, but they often don’t know where to start or whether they even can afford to make a difference at this point in their lives. So, it is hugely impactful when they hear that, for just $83.33 a month, they can provide one …

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Statement on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

Categories: Feature, Mission

A special message from CEO Msgr. John Enzler on the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin: The first principle of social justice is respect and dignity for all human life. We at Catholic Charities do all we can every day to make sure that every person — no matter their color, religion or ethnic …

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Volunteers Honored for Their Exceptional Commitment to Service

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Eight individual volunteers and an Advisory Neighborhood Commission have been honored in the annual Caritas! Volunteer Recognition program, which recognizes exceptional volunteers whose contributions embody the mission of Catholic Charities. The honorees were announced at a virtual ceremony hosted by the Volunteer Engagement Office on April 20 during National Volunteer Week. “We deeply appreciate the …

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Witnessing an Awakening: COMPASS Staff Reflect on the Program

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature
COMPASS, a neighborhood-based program in Wards 7 and 8 of the District of Columbia, provides intensive case-management services to individuals and families who set life goals for themselves. Here is a look at the program and its importance to the community from four perspectives. In their own words, a staff member, an intern and two …

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COMPASS Helps Man Navigate the Path to Finding a Home

Categories: Feature
More than anything, Deon Brown wanted a place to call home. The lifelong D.C. resident lost transitional housing after a kidney transplant and the inability to work put him behind on the rent. He fell on hard times. But having a home was central to his commitment to his daughter. So, when Sister Mary Louise …

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