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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In Memory of Mary Anne Clancy, Former Board Chair

Categories: Feature, Giving
The Catholic Charities community is saddened by the loss of a dear friend, Mary Anne Clancy. She is being remembered as a stalwart supporter of Catholic Charities, having served as chair of the Board of Directors and the 1993 gala, and as a member of the advisory board of the SHARE Food Network. Most recently, …

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Virtual Food Drive Raises Money This Lent to Feed the Hungry

Categories: Feature, Giving, Mission
As we mark the beginning of Lent, we reflect on the blessings we have and are encouraged to focus on almsgiving, including serving the poor and contributing to charity. At Catholic Charities, our mission to serve those less fortunate is a year-round commitment. But during the liturgical season, we open our eyes more to those …

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Financial Mentor Helps Clients Make an Investment in Their Futures

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
“It’s a real sense of accompaniment.” That’s how David Burkey, CPA, describes his experience volunteering with the Financial Stability Network. A co-worker encouraged the 28-year-old audit manager at KPMG to join the network in 2016, shortly after the program’s launch. He soon became a financial mentor, helping people gain control of their finances by setting …

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New Principal Looks Forward to Reuniting Kennedy School Community

Categories: Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature
Catholic Charities is proud to announce that Cheryll James, Ph.D., a dedicated educator, has been promoted to the role of principal of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute. James brings to the position more than 20 years of diverse experience as a teacher, administrator and official with the Maryland State Department of Education. She decided …

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