83.33 Society Welcomes Father Mark Ivany as Chaplain

Categories: Emerging Philanthropists, Giving, Mission
A friend to many Catholic young professionals in the D.C. area, Father Mark Ivany was excited to learn about the 83.33 Society, a group of fellow emerging philanthropists who work together for benefit of Catholic Charities. “I’ve been a donor to Catholic Charities for the past several years,” said Father Mark, director of priest vocations …

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Caring for the Soul by Caring for the Mind

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
Catholic Charities’ Behavioral Health Services supports and empowers vulnerable adults struggling with mental illness, guiding them on their road to self-sufficiency. Conditions like substance abuse and bipolar disorder may not be obvious to some, but they present significant and unique barriers to success. If left untreated or unsupported, persistent mental health challenges can prevent people …

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Mental Health Workers Serve on Front Line of the Pandemic

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
Since the start of the pandemic, we have heard so many stories of heroism from health care workers who are fighting the virus on the front lines. But most people may not be aware that there is another group of essential workers serving on the front lines: behavioral health providers. While many mental health services …

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Creating a Legacy of Impact

Categories: Feature, Fundraising, Giving, Volunteering
Joe Dempsey stood tall in the vast parking lot, signaling to hundreds of cars as they snaked their way to a distribution point for free food and meals. With his son nearby, Joe directed food assistance as it was given out to a community struggling with the economic fallout of the pandemic. To his son, …

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‘I need a miracle every day’

Categories: Feature
By Stephanie Lennon If you are a fan of the band The Grateful Dead, you will recognize that phrase as both the title and the refrain of one of its most well-known tunes. And, although the song itself has nothing to do with religion, it’s catchy and reveals a truth about real life. Catholic Charities …

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