Who We Are and What We Do

Addressing Poverty in the District and Beyond

What is Catholic Charities DC? A lifeline. A lifesaver. The lifeblood of Washington, D.C.’s social services community. As the largest private provider of human services in the D.C. area, Catholic Charities is a safe landing space for thousands of individuals and families.

Who We Are: The social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities serves the poor through the work of 850 employees and the helping hands of almost 7,000 volunteers. Pro bono services by legal, finance and dental and health care professionals provide critical assistance to our mission.

What We Do: Provide access to food, a warm place to rest and attention to physical and mental needs.

Where We Work: Washington, D.C., and five surrounding Maryland counties: Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles.

Who We Help: Those living in poverty, the underserved and the often forgotten. Immigrants, victims of human trafficking, abuse and violence, the homeless, the sick, the uninsured, people with disabilities, those in crisis. Regardless of race, religion, orientation or status.

What Services We Provide: With 55 separate programs in 34 locations across the area, Catholic Charities offers access to those who seek legal counsel, lower-cost medical and dental care, food and nutrition assistance, counseling and housing assistance. About 193,000 people are served each year.