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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Photo Gallery: Kennedy School Class of 2020 Graduation

Categories: Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature
Even though rain was in the forecast last Friday, the sun came out just in time to honor the Catholic Charities’ Kennedy School class of 2020 in a special graduation ceremony. While the event was adjusted to follow social distancing protocols because of the COVID pandemic, the seven graduating students still donned caps and gowns …

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Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month: Learning While Serving Those Who Have Been “Left Behind”

Categories: Disabilities Services, Feature
May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. While this rare and fatal disease may be unfamiliar to some, it affects tens of thousands of Americans. At Catholic Charities we are proud to be one of a very few organizations to serve this specific community of patients through our St. Jude’s Project. To honor HD Awareness Month, we …

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Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month: The Esquivel Family’s Story

Categories: Clinical Services, Disabilities Services, Feature
May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. While this rare and fatal disease may be unfamiliar to some, it affects tens of thousands of Americans. At Catholic Charities we are proud to be one of a very few organizations to serve this specific community of patients through our St. Jude’s Project. To honor HD Awareness Month, we …

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Jolly Guest of Furnishings and Design Association Makes the Holidays Brighter for Kennedy School Students

Categories: Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Volunteering
For over 30 years, members of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Washington, D.C., chapter have gone above and beyond to make the holidays brighter for individuals in need during the holiday season.  In the late 1980s, members of the IFDA-DC spent the Christmas season decorating Catholic Charities group homes and visiting individuals with developmental …

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