Searching for an Opportunity and Discovering the Spanish Catholic Center

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Many who immigrate to the United States embark on the journey to search for better job opportunities, a better life. This was the case for Melida Chacon. Originally from El Salvador, she immigrated to the United States in 1990 and landed in the Washington, D.C., area. As Chacon settled into her new life in the …

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Conference to Explore Trauma-Informed Care for Immigrant Children

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Prince George’s County received the third-largest number of unaccompanied immigrant children in the country in 2017, and many others have arrived since. Thousands of youth from Central American now call the county home. Because many immigrant and refugee youth are impacted by trauma, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Interfaith Coalition for Educational …

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Finding Solace at the Spanish Catholic Center

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A simple Google search led Gustavo Perez Silverio to the medical clinic of Catholic Charities’ Spanish Catholic Center. Facing mounting stress and high blood pressure after fleeing Cuba because of oppression, Perez Silverio went to the Washington, D.C., facility unsure of what to expect. But there, he experienced a sense of security and belonging that …

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What We Do and Who We Are – Mission of Mercy

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Since 2013, Catholic Charities has partnered with the dental societies of Southern Maryland and Mid-Maryland to put on five Mission of Mercy dental clinics. This year, we are partnering with the Mid-Maryland Dental Society and the University of Maryland Center for Health Equity. Mission of Mercy is an entirely free adult dental clinic provided by …

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Giving Back: Summer 2019

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It has been a very busy summer at Catholic Charities, as you will read in this issue of Giving Back.  From graduations to welcoming interns to deploying volunteers to serve in border towns to help immigrants new to our country, we have been running at full speed to meet the needs of our neighbors in …

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