Community Partners

Charity and Social Concerns Corporations

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington are quiet sanctuaries that unite earthly life and eternal life for families in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. A meeting place between hope and destiny in Jesus Christ.

The managers of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington are well prepared to offer guidance in the “Catholic way” of funeral planning and burial. Working with parish priests and local funeral homes, we are honored to respectfully assist your family in all areas of funeral arrangements.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. Last year, our more than 65 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties served more than 116,000 men, women and children of all economic, religious and social backgrounds.

Catholic Youth Organization
Serving Youth, Leaders and Parishes, in the Archdiocese of Washington to come to know and love Jesus Christ, embrace the Catholic faith, and to develop talents in the service of family, parish and community.

Rosaria Communities
Informed by the Gospel of Life, the mission of Rosaria is to foster the construction or renovation of housing to provide independent living opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Saint Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families
For over 150 years, St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families has been committed to serving the needs of our community’s most vulnerable young women and children.  St. Ann’s Center provides young families with support and guidance in an enriching environment so they can achieve independent living and self-sufficiency.

Victory Housing
Since 1979, Victory Housing has served the Archdiocese of Washington as its development arm for affordable housing. Their mission is to build, acquire, renovate, manage and operate affordable housing – and to provide related services for low- to moderate-income seniors and low-income families.

Victory Youth Centers
The mission of Victory Youth Centers is to satisfy the great need for quality multi-purpose recreation centers and meeting spaces in which to hold youth activities during non-school hours.

Educational Corporations

Archbishop Carroll High School
A Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational school that welcomes young people and empowers them in an academically rigorous, diverse, and supportive learning environment.  Our community works daily to think critically, creatively, and morally so that we can serve God with purpose.

Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.
Formed in 2011, the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc. engages in charitable, educational and/or religious activities including, but not limited to, the stewardship of funds received from donors and their distribution to educational entities of the Archdiocese of Washington, or other Catholic entities approved by the Archdiocese of Washington.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
The newest high school in the Archdiocese of Washington. It is a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Washington, the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Cristo Rey Network of Schools. Students come to Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School because they dream of going to college and deserve a great educational opportunity, despite having limited financial resources.

Consortium of Catholic Academies
The Consortium of Catholic Academies is committed to delivering academic, administrative and financial support to ensure that Consortium schools remain affordable and continue to provide students with an excellent education. We strive to instill in students a sense of faith, a love of learning and, ultimately, produce value-centered graduates who will face the future with hope.

Mary of Nazareth Elementary School
Mary of Nazareth School prepares children for lives of service to God and neighbor, through a rigorous academic program rooted in the faith and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, as professed in the Creed, celebrated in the sacraments, lived in Christian virtue and affirmed in prayer.

Community Resource Partners

According to US Census data, nearly 20% of Americans have some type of disability. For these 1 in 5 Americans, their disability may be physical, intellectual, or developmental. The disability may manifest itself in a way that is apparent, or it may not. It may be severe and complex, or mild. Whatever the specifics, living with a disability has a profound impact on the individual and her/his family.  

Often, people with disabilities feel, and are made to feel, unwelcome in places and activities that are routine parts of everyday life for their “typical” neighbors. People living with disabilities are faced with physical and attitudinal barriers that make it difficult or impossible for them to participate fully in all aspects of community life. 

Once identified, these barriers can usually be dismantled or overcome. We have seen this done successfully in a number of parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Washington. This template is offered to parishes that wish to include persons with disabilities and their families fully into the lives of their communities and to provide programs that will promote that goal by offering new opportunities for people with and without disabilities to come together to worship, learn, and enjoy themselves.   

Our five current replication models of our Community Resource Partners reflect the approach taken by a small group of families at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Maryland, who joined together in 1994 to explore how their parish could do more to include and serve the needs of persons with developmental differences. That conversation resulted in the creation of Potomac Community Resources, Inc., a nonprofit organization that today provides 35 therapeutic recreational, social and respite care programs and serves some 400 members who have developmental disabilities. The replication process has been a team effort between the Department of Special Needs Ministry, “Parish Partners” or Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and Potomac Community Resources.

We hope you enjoy exploring our Community Resource Partners. If you are interested in how your parish might become a host site, please contact the Department of Special Needs at  [email protected]  

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