Who we help

Dorothy Day Place and Bethesda House, operated by Catholic Charities, are located near the corner of Marinelli Road near the White Flint Metro. Dorothy Day Place is a transitional shelter for approximately twenty women that provides a crucial bridge between homelessness and permanent  housing, case management, and ongoing support. Bethesda House is a transitional housing program that serves approximately twenty men who struggle with chronic mental illness and focuses on finding permanent  housing, securing an income, and managing health and legal issues. Our goal is to provide breakfast (cereal and milk) for all the residents on a continuing basis. Holy Cross also provides Christmas presents for each resident and other gifts throughout the year to brighten the residence.

Linkages to Learning is a community-school partnership with an integrated focus on health, social services, community development, and engagement to support student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.

Interfaith Clothing Center in Rockville provides qualified, low-income families with clothing and home goods free of charge, allowing them to use more of their resources on food, rent, utilities, medicine, and other basic needs. The Welcome Baby Initiative at the ICC provides new and expectant mothers with baby items.

We donate food and clothing to Shepherd’s Table. Since 1983, this organization has provided the homeless or those in need with a range of services, including daily meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance.

The Bethesda Help Daily Meal Program provides a daily meal at alternating churches in downtown Bethesda. We provide produce, other food items, and volunteer help.

The John S. Mulholland Family Foundation serves the hungry poor in Washington and receives from Holy Cross one large food collection each year.

Gift of Peace: The Missionaries of Charity (founded by Mother Teresa) provide residential care in Washington for the needy with chronic illnesses.  Besides Christmas gifts, we donate cleaning supplies, holiday treats, and flowers.  Email us if you would like to help this program.

We provide Giving Tree gifts to: Catholic Charities Family Center in Silver Spring; Gift of Peace; DC Teen Moms Program (supporting teen mothers and their new babies); Watkins Mill Women’s Shelter (a facility for 8 women with mental illness); L’Arche of Greater Washington, DC (group home for the disabled); Anacostia Health Center (DC clinic providing health care to neighborhood families); Linkages in Learning; ARC of Montgomery County (support for challenged citizens of all ages); Dorothy Day/Bethesda House Transitional Housing; and Holy Cross Social Concerns Families (assistance for local families in need).

Clothing Drop Off Locations

Interfaith Clothing Center
751 Twinbrook Pkwy.
Rockville, MD 20851
Drop off Hours:   Tues – Fri, 9-4; Sat. 9-2.  No Sunday drop off.

Catholic Charities
12247 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Drop off Hours:  Mon – Fri 9-5; no weekend drop off.