St. Jude’s Project: A Compassionate Approach to Caring for an Underserved Population

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. While this rare and fatal disease may be unfamiliar to some, it affects tens of thousands of Americans. At Catholic Charities we are proud to be one of a very few organizations to serve this specific community of patients through our St. Jude’s Project. To honor HD Awareness Month, …

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week: Perpetua’s Story

Categories: Feature
Perpetua came to the United States more than 10 years ago in hopes of one thing: earning enough money to support her ailing father. Working as a watch repair technician in Goa, India, she contributed what little money she earned to the care of her father, who was paralyzed from a stroke. But it was …

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Join us on May 5 to ‘Do More’

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Fundraising, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Since this crisis began, we consistently hear one thing from members of the entire Catholic Charities community: “I want to do more.” Our supporters, many of whom have been forced to shelter in their homes, feel helpless knowing how this emergency is endangering the already vulnerable populations we serve. Our staff, many of whom are …

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Inspirational Volunteers Honored with Caritas! Awards

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Two extraordinary volunteers have been honored with special awards as part of Catholic Charities’ Caritas! recognition program. Kathleen McGuan, a volunteer with Immigration Legal Services, is the recipient of the Father John O’Connor Award, and Joe Weiss, a Dorothy Day Place volunteer, was presented with the Msgr. Geno Baroni Award. The annual Caritas! awards honor …

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Spanish Catholic Center Volunteer Recognized by CCUSA

Categories: Feature, Volunteering
Ines Campusano is a longtime volunteer at the Spanish Catholic Center, part of Catholic Charities DC’s family of programs. She has been named a finalist for Catholic Charities USA’s Volunteer of the Year Award. The award winner will be announced April 24 at the conclusion of National Volunteer Week. CCUSA 2020 Volunteer of the Year …

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