Get Help: A Guide to Catholic Charities Resources
We at Catholic Charities DC remain committed to serving those in need.
For help, contact us at GetHelp@cc-dc.org or call 202-772-4300.
Do You Need Health Care?
Medical clinics are serving only established patients. New patients are not being accepted at this time.
During the pandemic, bilingual health care professionals are available to discuss the medical concerns of established patients. Call our hotline at 202-321-2816.
All patients are screened with health-related questions by phone. Appointments for urgent care or ongoing chronic care will be scheduled for telehealth or office visits. We are not accepting walk-ins.
Catholic Charites Center clinic hours in Silver Spring, Md., are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Spanish Catholic Center clinic hours in Northwest Washington are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Post-surgical appointments are available on Tuesdays.
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.
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 temporarily closed.
For emergencies during the workweek, contact 202-271-8215.
Para maximizar la seguridad de nuestros pacientes en este momento, las clínicas dentales de Caridades Católicas estará cerrada hasta nuevo aviso, debido al riesgo continúo del virus COVID-19. Si tiene alguna emergencia, por favor llame al 202-271-8215.
Do You Need Access to Food?
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.
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.
Every other Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Distribution is at the nearby DPR Building parking lot, 3149 16th St. NW. There is a bilingual hotline to help connect those in need with services: 301-453-5560.
- Southern Maryland Food Bank, 22 Irongate, Waldorf, Md.
Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
Mobile Food Trucks – St. Maria’s Meals and Meals & Hope
To ensure the safety of our clients and staff, prepared boxed meals are offered from our mobile food trucks as grab and go.
- Susan Dennison Mona Center St. Maria’s Meals, 5859 Allentown Way, Temple Hills, Md.,
Tuesday, 5 p.m.
- James Cardinal Hickey Center St. Maria’s Meals, 924 G Street NW, Washington D.C.,
Wednesday at 5 p.m.
- Southern Maryland Food Bank Meals & Hope, rotating locations throughout Charles County,
Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 301-274-0695 for the current schedule and location.
Suspended: Friday morning service in Langley Park is suspended during the pandemic.
Need Assistance Filing for Unemployment Or Registering for SNAP (Food Stamps)? Call Catholic Charities at 301-453-5560. Leave a message, and we will return your call within 24 hours.
Do You Need Shelter?
Five low-barrier shelters operated by Catholic Charities on behalf of the District of Columbia are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. For locations, 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?
Walk-in legal and financial service help is suspended at this time.
The Financial Stability Network has launched a Virtual VITA Service Delivery Model to help prepare taxes for current clients with incomes of $56,000 or less. This new model is focused on Form W2 taxpayers who expect a tax refund.
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 301-740-2523. Leave a voicemail message, and we will respond within 24 hours.