Mental Health Services Adapt to Changing Needs

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Homeless Services
Mental Health
Many Washingtonians who are homeless or live in poverty also struggle with mental health issues. Catholic Charities DC’s behavioral health department provides this vulnerable population with the care and community they need to lead more independent lives. But once the pandemic shut down most in-person medical services, the team was forced to adapt its services …

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National Financial Awareness Day: FSN Offers Financial Literacy Lifeline

Categories: Community Outreach, Education and Employment, Feature, Volunteering
As the pandemic continues to impact the economy, understanding personal finance has become a vital survival skill for millions of newly unemployed Americans. But learning how to financially prepare for the future is still a luxury for far too many poor families who struggle day to day. Today is National Financial Awareness Day (#nationalfinancialawarenessday), a …

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Power of Giving: ‘What You Do is So Important’

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Giving, Mission
A mother struggling to feed her family. A middle-aged man seeking assistance for the first time. A family desperate for rental assistance. An unemployed laborer trying to find work. A returning citizen in need of housing. They are among the faces of the pandemic and economic crisis that have created a need like we’ve never …

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Filling Stomachs and Soothing Souls: KitchenWork’s Comforting Contribution to the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Other
Honey-glazed chicken, baked ziti, and Salisbury steak are all classic comfort foods. These hearty dishes fill the stomach, soothe the soul, and conjure up feelings of security that distract from the stresses of life. They are also examples of meals included with the hundreds of grocery boxes that Catholic Charities staff provide to families in …

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