Get Help: A Guide to Catholic Charities Resources

As the Washington, D.C., area begins to reopen from pandemic lockdowns, we at Catholic Charities DC are adjusting  programs and services. As always, we remain committed to serving those in need.

For help, contact us at or call 202-772-4300.

Do You Need Health Care?


The Catholic Charities Clinic in Silver Spring, Md., is accepting new patients. The Volunteer Medical Clinic in Northwest Washington is currently serving only established eligible patients.

During the pandemic, bilingual health care professionals are available to discuss the medical concerns of established patients. Call our hotline at 202-434-8985, extension 8945.

All patients are screened with health-related questions upon entrance. Appointments for preventative care (physicals) or chronic care will be scheduled for telehealth or in-person office visits. We are not accepting walk-ins.

Catholic Charites Center clinic hours in Silver Spring are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spanish Catholic Center clinic hours in Northwest Washington are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The medical clinic at the Susan Dennison Mona Center in Temple Hills, Md., is managed by Doctors Community Hospital.  For their office hours and availability, visit here.

COVID vaccinations: Catholic Charities is offering free COVID vaccinations on Wednesdays (beginning Aug. 25) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Anchor location, 1001 Lawrence St. NE, Washington, DC 20017. The Moderna vaccine will be given to those age 18 and older. Walk-ups are welcome. The vaccine is safe and effective.

Behavioral Health

Clinical care at Anchor on Lawrence Street NE for behavioral health services is ongoing and community based.  Telehealth counseling and psychiatric care appointments are available.  Current clients may continue to receive medication by appointment by calling 202-635-5953. 

ChAMPS continues to provide emergency response to children in psychiatric crisis 24 hours, 7 days a week. To access this service, call 202-481-1440.


The three dental clinics are open and providing all services.

  • Spanish Catholic Center, 1618 Monroe St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
    Appointments: 202-939-2400, ext. 922
    Office Hours: Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Catholic Charities Center, 12247 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20902
    Appointments: 301-933-0868 ext. 928 and 929
    Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 :30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    New patients are not being accepted at this time.
  • Susan Denison Mona Center, 5859 Allentown Way, Temple Hills, Md. 20748
    Appointments: 301-615-0940
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit our dental web page for more information.

Do You Need Access to Food?

Food Pantries

Our three pantries are collaborating with the SHARE Food Network to develop food packages based upon community need. The packages will include protein and fresh produce as they are available.  Personal care items, such as soap and diapers, and supplemental grocery gift cards are also available at each location in limited quantities.  Distribution is:

  • Catholic Charities Center, 12247 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20902
    The center distributes grocery packages on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. A current ID is required. If diapers are needed (once a month), bring the baby’s birth certificate.
  • Spanish Catholic Center, 1618 Monroe St. NW, Washington D.C. 20010
    Every other Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Distribution is at the nearby Lamont Plaza on the corner of Mt. Pleasant Street NW and Lamont Street NW. For more information, call 202-939-2400, ext. 966.
  • Southern Maryland Food Bank, 22 Irongate, Waldorf, Md. 20601
    Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Mobile Food Trucks – St. Maria’s Meals and Meals & Hope

Hot meals have returned to St. Maria’s Meal services, and our mobile food trucks offer meals as grab and go.

  • Susan Dennison Mona Center St. Maria’s Meals, 5859 Allentown Way, Temple Hills, Md. 20748,
    Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • James Cardinal Hickey Center St. Maria’s Meals, 924 G Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001,
    Wednesday at 5 p.m.
  • Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center St. Maria’s Meals, University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, Md. 20912, Friday from 6 to 7 a.m.
  • Southern Maryland Food Bank Meals & Hope, rotating locations throughout Charles County,
    5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 301-274-0695 for the current schedule and location.

SNAP Benefits

Due to the economic challenges cause by coronavirus, many people now quality for food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). For questions or support registering, contact 301-453-5560. Leave a voicemail message, and we will return your call within 24 hours.

Do You Need Shelter?

Four low-barrier shelters operated by Catholic Charities on behalf of the District of Columbia are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The Saint Josephine Bakhita Women’s Shelter is temporarily closed. For the locations of open shelters, visit here.  Those seeking access to shelters are screened by health-related questions. Boxed meals at lunch and dinner are offered.

Do You Need Legal or Financial Services Help?

While walk-in intake for legal and financial services continues to be suspended, we are offering virtual assistance.

Legal intake for Immigration Legal Services (ILS) is being done by phone, and consultations are done virtually. ILS is part of the Newcomer Network, which connects recent immigrants with services in a convenient referral system currently being done virtually.

Catholic Charities Legal Network provides free civil legal services for low-income individuals. A telephone intake line continues to operate each weekday.

With the tax deadline passed, the Financial Stability Network is now assisting only those who want to file a simple Form 1040 (income limited to Form W-2 wages and interest income). The network also is able to assist those who do not normally file an income tax return but want to claim an economic stimulus check and advance child tax credits.

Visit here for contact information. 

Do You Need Employment Help?

For assistance with applying for unemployment benefits and preparing job-search resources such as resumes, contact 301-453-5560. Leave a voicemail message, and we will respond within 24 hours.