The Financial Stability Network was established in October 2016 to provide pro bono financial services from 100+ financial experts to those who otherwise would not have access to financial education and mentoring. The goal of the Financial Stability Network is to assist low to moderate-income families and individuals with everything from reducing debt and increasing income to tax preparation and financial mentoring.


What does the Financial Stability network do?

The Financial Stability Network provides pro bono (free) assistance in the following areas:

  • Financial Mentoring
    Individuals and families will meet with a trained financial mentor several hours per month to review everything from budgeting techniques and financial management to debt reduction and retirement planning. Interested in becoming a mentor? Contact us today.
  • Financial Education
    A broad range of financial topics are offered through are offered throughout the year through both live and virtual (Zoom) sessions.
  • Free Tax Return Preparation
    Make less than $58K? Typical tax returns we complete through our VITA program generate a $2,000 refund due in large part to the earned income credit.  If you haven’t submitted a tax return yet this year, contact us today.  For more information:
    2022 Catholic Charities Virtual VITA Flyer
    2022 Catholic Charities Virtual VITA Flyer (Spanish)

Catholic Charities provides tax preparation services through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The virtual format is focused on Form W2 taxpayers who are expecting a tax refund. Taxpayers (with income of less than $58,000) who have access to a smartphone or computer (with a camera) can get their taxes prepared safely for free. For questions, please contact jim.shanahan@cc-dc.org

Who is Eligible?

The Financial Stability Network assists residents of the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s. The programs of the Financial Stability Network are targeted to potential clients who have low to moderate income. The Financial Stability Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality or any other protected status recognized under the law.