Expressing Their Faith by Giving to Catholic Charities

Categories: Feature, Giving, Mission
By Catherine Lee While serving food at a Catholic Charities breakfast for the homeless, Marcia Shooshan met a man named Jeffrey. He appeared to have vitiligo, a condition that leads to white patches on the skin from the loss of the body’s natural pigment. Marcia and others at the event, held outside Catholic Charities and …

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Behavioral Health Services Respond as Demand for Mental Health Help Increases

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Health Care
By Catherine Lee Members of a Catholic Charities spirituality and recovery group recently published a newsletter called “The Anchor Spirit to Thrive in Troubled Times.” Unable to meet in person last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they brainstormed over Zoom and produced timely, thoughtful articles including one by a woman who hopes that one …

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Newcomer Network Provides Hope and Critical Services for Immigrants

Categories: Feature, Immigration Legal Services, Newcomer Network
By Catherine Lee Five years ago, as an immigrant traveling to the United States, “Liliana” was excited about starting a new life. Engaged to be married, she was looking forward to her wedding and having a baby. But after she was married, life took an unexpected and frightening turn. Liliana’s husband started hitting her. She …

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Changing Course to Meet the Demands of a Global Pandemic

Categories: Clinical Services, Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature, Food Assistance, Mission
By Catherine Lee On a Friday afternoon this fall, Catholic Charities’ Scott Lewis watched as the driver of a truck loaded with food pulled up to an apartment complex for seniors in Southeast D.C. Residents of the complex would receive a box of groceries and a pre-cooked meal of Salisbury steak, gravy, mashed potatoes and …

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Become a Shining Star on Our Angel Tree

Categories: Feature, Giving
By Maggie O’Neill All together now: Give! Children are eagerly awaiting Christmas. They are anticipating something special on that day: a special meal, a gift, a treat, a book to read, a game to play, something new to wear. Parents who are accessing services of Catholic Charities very much want to delight their children on …

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