Empowerment for Individuals

Access to professional services and mentors allows individuals to thrive.

Small and large obstacles get in the way of reaching goals. Our person-focused services give individuals the resources and support they need to successfully work toward reaching their goals.

Some of the most debilitating cases of poverty occur when low-income families and individuals lack access to professional services. Our legal, financial and other services provide assistance many clients could not otherwise afford, thanks to our professionally trained staff and a network of pro bono aides.

Our Programs and Services

Catholic Charities Legal Network

The pro bono network serves clients with civil legal issues that include consumer debt/bankruptcy, employment, family law (including child custody and domestic violence), landlord-tenant and housing issues, public benefits, wills and probate, guardianship and conservatorship.


Compass is a neighborhood-based program providing intensive case-management services to adults living in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8. Social workers assist individuals and their families as they work to achieve their goals.

Financial Stability Network

Pro bono financial services include free tax preparation, support in receiving stimulus checks, and financial coaching on topics from managing debt to saving for retirement.

Trafficking Victims Assistance Program

The Trafficking Victims Assistance Program provides comprehensive services for children and adult survivors of human trafficking so they can heal, get the justice they deserve and have safe and empowered lives.

Welcome Home Reentry

A support network that includes volunteers and mentors helps individuals returning to the community from incarceration to reintegrate into the community. Together, we help returning citizens overcome obstacles as they seek employment and find safe housing and other services needed to prevent recidivism.

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