Art Nights Create Safe Space for Youth to Express Themselves

Categories: Feature, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Alex Gangitano and Margaret Crilley Earlier this year, the Enzler Society launched a monthly paint night series for the clients at Catholic Charities’ Youth Transitional Program (YTP), a former transitional shelter for college-aged men. Paint night is led by local artist and Maryland native, Kasey O’Boyle, who teaches visual art at the Connelly …

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Dinner Delivery Allows Volunteers to Continue to Serve During Pandemic

Categories: Feature, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Article by Thomas Canary, Summer 2021 Intern Food delivery took off during the pandemic, as people looked for ways to stay socially distant. It also helped a volunteer activity at Catholic Charities thrive at a time when few other volunteer opportunities could. Dorothy Day Place is a transitional housing program for men and women in …

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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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Join us on May 5 to ‘Do More’

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Fundraising, Giving, Homeless Services, Volunteering
Since this crisis began, we consistently hear one thing from members of the entire Catholic Charities community: “I want to do more.” Our supporters, many of whom have been forced to shelter in their homes, feel helpless knowing how this emergency is endangering the already vulnerable populations we serve. Our staff, many of whom are …

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