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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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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