CareerCatchers (careercatchers.org) provides personalized career counseling services for 500 clients annually. Of those seen intensively in 2017, 76 percent found new or better jobs with an annualized aggregate value of more than $4 million; 77 percent participated in training; and 70 percent received post-job placement support. CareerCatchers’ customized approach helps domestic violence victims, immigrants, disadvantaged youths and disabled, low-income and homeless clients on the path to employment that pays a living wage.

Headquartered: Silver Spring

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 provides a résumé, cover letter and skills assessment.
  • $1,000 covers intensive support, from intake through job retention.
  • $10,000 builds capacity.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help complete online job applications, conduct mock interviews or lead a workshop.
  • Weekly: Assist with the Job Club or act as a workplace mentor.