Dynamic Doctor Duo Serves Patients with Care and Compassion

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A neatly dressed toddler ran down the hallway of the Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center towards the open-armed Dr. Deirdre Byrne. The joyous embrace embodies Byrne’s dual roles, so does the monogram on her surgical smock: “Sr. Dr. Dede.” Byrne, who prefers the title of Sr. Dede, is both a member of a religious order, the …

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From Mentor to Friend, a Reentry Program Story

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Ramona was living in a halfway house after being incarcerated for more than six years.  She found herself facing many naysayers.  She knew in order to get her life back she needed to stick to her goals. Cami was like many young people living in DC, looking for a way to give back to her …

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Why I Adopt From Angel Tree: Dara’s Story

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Christmas was always a favorite time of year for Dara Whitley, growing up she knew the presents she asked for would find their way under her family’s tree.  She had a fortunate upbringing and knew her parents bent over backwards to ensure she and her siblings had whatever they asked for. For many families in …

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Helping Children in Transition

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington assists individuals and families in need regardless of race, status, or economic background. Whether people are seeking help for legal issues, immigration services, crisis counseling, food and nutrition programs, refugee programs, or low-cost health and dental care we are here to help. Our programs support many different populations …

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