Beth Veihmeyer: Giving Back as a Calling

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As the season of giving quickly approaches, Catholic Charities DC is so fortunate to be supported by an incredible community of people dedicated to helping those in need. Throughout the month, we will feature some of our amazing volunteers and donors in this space as a way to give thanks for giving back. Theodor Geisel, …

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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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Success in a New Country

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When his mother left her six children in Cameroon to come to the United States, she envisioned creating a better life for them all.  She had hoped all her children would soon follow her to her new country. Unfortunately, only one of her children was approved to come to the United States.  Ludovick, a trained …

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Looking Forward from Homelessness

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In May, Sherri came to Southern Maryland hoping to reunite with family. She was staying in a motel while desperate to find a home for her one month old daughter, Rebecca and herself. She was quickly sent to Angel’s Watch, our shelter for women and their children who are homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence. Sherri …

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Never Too Late for a New Beginning

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Before Vernon started installing siding on houses, he had never picked up a hammer. But the laborious work provided a decent income for Vernon to start saving money and provide for his family. Then came the housing market crash. Vernon lost his job and with it the steady income. Starting over from scratch at the …

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