In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. day of service, Catholic Charities DC today announced that it will host the first Catholic Charities Welcome Home Reentry Program 2019 Winter Symposium. The experiential event will help current and prospective volunteers to mentor and empathize with citizens re-entering the community after incarceration. Participants will learn about the barriers and risks to successful reentry so they gain a deeper understanding of those they mentor and provide tangible support to those rebuilding their lives after incarceration.
To better understand a returning citizen’s experience, participants will take part in a series of immersive activities including:
- Simulation EXperience of the first 30-days after release completing the key re-entry tasks: obtaining clothing, food and a government issued ID; securing housing and employment; reuniting with family; establishing a support network; keeping court mandated appointments; and maintaining hope
- Call to Action by people who have experienced and supported re-entry
- Packing Welcome Home Kits with practical items that make a big difference: hygiene items, underwear and outerwear, snacks, a metro card, and a personal note of encouragement to the recipient
- Volunteer Orientation for prospective Welcome Home Mentors
For more information or to attend please contact Karen McNeal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 9th and 10th The Westmoreland Festival Chorus and Great Noise Ensemble are presenting a pair of concerts all about the lessons we can take from the Passion Narrative. Join us at the Franciscan Monastery on 1400 Quincy st NE Washington DC. For this wonderful show!!
Father John will host President’s Circle members at a private reception to cheer on the Washington Wizards. This event serves as a special thank you to our generous President’s Circle donors for their contributions this past year.
To learn more about our Annual Leadership Giving Circle
benefits please visit catholiccharitiesdc.org/annual-leadership-giving-circle
We invite residents of Leisure World in Silver Spring Maryland to join us for an afternoon of giving back. We will host a packing party where residents can meet and mingle with one another while packing Cup of Joe bags.
For more information please contact Olivia Gorman at Bernadette.email@example.com
Join us for Mass and a discussion with Gabe Albornoz, new Montgomery County Councilmember and the Chair of the county’s Health and Human Services Committee.
We welcome service providers, non-profits, government agencies and educators to this free event that focuses on connecting likeminded individuals to promote local partnerships. We will have a networking event, program fair and a presentation from the Southern Maryland Food Council. Plus, information on services and resources in our area and more. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow providers in and around Southern Maryland!
Doors open at 8:30am for check-in and program fair.
To register a display table for our program fair, please e-mail Brenda DiCarlo at Brenda.DiCarlo@cc-dc.org
2019 Circle of Hope Reception
May 15, 2019
Hosted by Beth and John Veihmeyer
The Circle of Hope recognizes donors who have contributed $10,000 or more to Catholic Charities in our fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). This unique, annual event is a benefit to our Giving Society members where we thank and honor our most generous supporters.
For more information about the Circle of Hope, please email us.
Mission of Mercy (MOM) is an entirely free adult dental clinic provided by volunteers: 250 dental and medical professionals and 250 general volunteers. At the MOM our goal is to provide 1,000 adults with dental care they otherwise would not receive.
For more info please visit catholiccharitiesdc.org/mom