Service Organizations

Service and Faith-Based Organizations

American Red Cross


American Red Cross chapters provide services that help targeted groups within the community be safer, healthier, and more self-reliant. Some programs include:

  • transportation to medical appointments and other essential trips
  • food pantry and hot lunch programs
  • homeless shelters and transitional housing services
  • food and rental assistance

Contact your local American Red Cross chapter to find out the community services they offer. If they do not offer the services you need, they may be able to refer you to other local agencies that provide the service.

American Red Cross Homeless Shelters

In addition to a clean bed and a hot meal, some shelters offer life skill development assistance including budget development, parenting classes, counseling, and support groups. Transitional housing programs allow for more in-depth assistance, for periods of up to a year.

Contact
American Red Cross National Headquarters

2025 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

Tel: (202) 303-4498

Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Goodwill Industries is North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Contact
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

15810 Indianola Drive

Rockwell, MD 20855

Tel: (301) 530-6500

E-mail: contactus@goodwill.org

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP volunteers educate older persons with limited incomes and resources about federal, state, local and private benefits programs and services. To see if there is an AARP chapter in your town, use the online chapter locator.

AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service available to taxpayers with low- and moderate-income, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

Contact
AARP Community Networks

601 E St. NW

Washington, DC 20049

Toll free: (888) 687-2277

E-mail: chapters@aarp.org

 

Faith-Based Organizations

 

Catholic Charities USA


Catholic Charities USA is the nation’s largest private human service network. Its agencies and institutions nationwide provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Your local chapter can provide services such as rent and mortgage assistance, food, and other services.

If you are looking for individual assistance, or have questions about programs, services, jobs, or volunteer opportunities at Catholic Charities agencies, contact your local Catholic Charities agency.

Contact
Catholic Charities USA

66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600

Alexandria, VA 22314

Tel: (703) 549-1390

Fax: (703) 549-1656

E-mail: info@catholiccharitiesusa.org

Society of St. Vincent de Paul


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads men and women to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Services include food programs, emergency financial assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, help with low-cost housing, and help with low-cost or free prescription drugs.

To secure assistance, contact the nearest Catholic Church in your community and ask if they have a Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference in their parish or know of one in the vicinity. Or, look for “Society of St. Vincent de Paul” in your local White Pages. To find the District or Diocesan Council closest to you, click here.

Lutheran Services in America (LSA)


LSA is an alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and their related social ministry organizations, and their nearly 300 health and human service organizations. Together, these organizations touch the lives of more than six million people—one in 50 Americans each year.

Contact

LSA National Headquarters

700 Light Street

Baltimore, MD 21230-3850

Tel: (800) 664-3848

Fax: (410) 230-2710

E-mail: lsa@lutheranservices.org