The Wheaton branch of Catholic Charities takes up a large part of the Cardinal McCarrick Center, located along…More Georgia Ave. Among many other services, Catholic Charities includes immigration legal services, a Manna food-distribution center and healthy-eating classes.
All services are available on a walk-in or referral basis. Translation services are offered for Spanish, Igbo, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrina, Arabic, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese.
The McCarrick Center, started by Archbishop McCarrick, is a multi-cultural, multi-agency building designed to house…More related charities, churches and social services of the Archdiocese.
Inside the McCarrick Center is the offices of the Catholic Charities, including a food pantry distribution site and the Lay Leadership Institute, as well as a chapel serving an order of nuns that hosts services everyday.
Mid-County United Ministries 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton, MD20902 Mid-County United Ministries is a Wheaton-based charity that organizes food drives and distributes non-perishable goods…More to members of the community in need. They also give small grants to prevent evictions, utility cutoffs and to help with prescription drugs on an emergency basis.
The historic parish of St. John the Evangelist started in 1774 by Father John Carroll. The first church, now used…More once a week by St. John's, was founded on what is now Rosensteel Avenue. The current St. John's building on Georgia Avenue was dedicated in 1962.
St. John's grounds also holds a convent for the sisters for the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and a school, where five of the nuns still teach. Monsignor John Pennington leads the Catholic parish, which participates in a variety of charity and community outreach programs.
Knights of Columbus (KOC) was chartered in New Haven, Connecticut by Father Michael J. Givney as a fraternal…More benefit society in 1882. The order was founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity; to render financial assistance and other aid to members and their families and to promote social and intellectual fellowship among members and their families.
Throughout the years, the KOC has grown to more than 13,000 councils with 1.7 million members worldwide. The Wheaton council (No. 2169) began in 1920 by Fr. Rosensteel and boasts of a membership of over 1,200 to date. The Wheaton council is considered one of the largest and most active councils with various activities and services including catering for members and the community.