Spanish Catholic Center


The Archdiocese of Washington founded the Spanish Catholic Center in 1967 to provide services to low-income and limited-English-proficient immigrants in the areas of education, health, and social needs. Services fall within five separate areas: medical and dental; civic/immigration; social services/case management and homelessness prevention, including mental health counseling, women’s support groups, food provision, referrals to shelters and legal assistance professionals; economic development and employment counseling; and adult education courses. The Spanish Catholic Center is a member of Catholic Charities, the largest private social service organization in the Washington, D.C. area. Along with the Spanish Catholic Center, Catholic Charities brings together the expertise of social service agencies with deep roots in the community: Catholic Charities, Anchor Mental Health, and the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute for people with developmental disabilities.

The Spanish Catholic Center has a number of current initiatives, including:

¡Celebremos la Vida! (“Celebrate life!” ) – A cancer prevention program for women over 40, including on-site screening mammogram, and pap smear with follow-up and health education about breast and cervical cancer.

Pasos Saludables ( “Healthy Steps”) – Group education sessions to reinforce and provide support in lifestyle changes that are essential for adequate management and prevention of complications related to diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.


1618 Monroe Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 939-2400
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