Catholic Charities Financial Assistance Programs

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Catholic Charities Financial Assistance Programs.  Can the Catholic Church help me financially?  Catholic Charities affiliates near you offer financial relief services, like help with rent, jobs, legal services, food pantry, and many other resources to help the community at large.

This faith-based organization that churches that help pay bills to needy families, individuals. They have Christmas toys drive every year.  Whether you live in Charlotte, NC, Georgia, Texas, California, North Dakota, you can finassistance programs to meet your needs.

Their 3,621  locations also include several nations outside the U.S.  Catholic Charities offer life-affirming, supportive services that help residents struggling, to care for themselves and their families.  Their outreach is to help families with issues, like food, referrals to food banks, help to pay bills,

Christmas programs, and even counseling.  For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has been known for their untiring commitment to the most vulnerable among us.

Here are 10 Catholic Charities Assistance Programs

 Food Pantries

Unlike many food pantries, you do not need a referral from the Department of Social Services or a community action center.  All pantries are walk-in as long as the food is available.  Food banks are run with the help of volunteers.

If you have never received help from the charity before, a short application must be filled out.  If you decide to put your child up for adoption, they take you through the process and explain the pros and cons, while fully supporting your decision.  All counseling is given without cost. Parenting courses are also provided to women who decide to keep their children.

Teen Pregnancy

Pregnant teens need all the support and guidance they can get.  It can be terrifying to be pregnant as a teenager.  Especially when you don’t have the support of friends or family.  With the help of the teen pregnancy program, young women are not alone.

Teens will be able to explore either adoption or raising their children. There are programs that help prepare young women for motherhood and every other part of their lives.  Benefits of the program are:

  • Medical care for self and child
  • Dealing with risky behavior
  • Age-appropriate parenting skills
  • Parent and child interaction
  • Support to attend school and graduate
  • life skill training, like employment preparation, making a budget, saving, and living on your own.

Disaster Relief

Catholic Charities dispatches teams to areas across the nation when a crisis has taken place.  They provide food, home repairs, health care, and counseling to help families get back on their feet.

Assistance for Immigrants

It can be very frustrating living in a country where you don’t know the rules or even the language. Immigration professionals serve to represent clients needing representation for those who do not know how to navigate the legal process.  Immigration specialists,  help with citizenship, educating clients of their rights, benefits, and reuniting families.  Also available are bilingual staff to interpret for those who do not speak English.

Temporary/Emergency Shelters

Homelessness in on the rise across America and Catholic Charities has 167 agencies nationwide.  Their temporary housing programs help keep people off the streets by providing a safe place to live.  Their goal is to lower homelessness, reduce illness in homeless that lead to hospitalization and, connect at least 30% of the homeless to necessary medical and mental health services.

Dental Clinics

Some CSS locations provide dental services based on income.  The sliding scale program offers exrays, cleaning fillings, emergency treatments, and prescriptions.

Gas Cards

Many who are struggling financially often have to make the choice between food or gas.  From time to time you can receive Care Cards to purchase gas.  During times of community disasters, this organization has giving out gas cards to front line workers, and those who have lost jobs.  More

Supporting Stronger Families

Family Strengthening program helps parents develop the skills to help them lead their families.  Areas including financial responsibility, communication, and coaching.

Prison Ministry

Incarcerated men and women can enroll their children to receive gifts and toys for Christmas, with the Angel Tree program.  Contact your local CC to find dates to register.

Mental Health Services

CSS provides counseling as a part of its Integrative Health program.  There is help for those experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues.

Foundational Services

Foundational services are anything that deals with physical and emotional health and wellness.  This would include senior assistance, foster care, pregnancy and adoptions services, prison ministry and more

Become a Volunteer

No non-profit or charity and survive, without the selflessness of those who freely volunteer in the service of others.  Please consider working with this amazing organization.   If you want to become a volunteer go here to fill out an application.

Catholic Charities Financial Assistance Locations


Baldwin Alabama
Birmingham, AL – (205) 838-8316 – Website
Mobile, AL (251) 434-1550 – More Info.


Anchorage – (907) 276-5590 Website
Juneau – (907) 586-9018 – More

Arizona – Web

Phoenix – (602) 285-1999
Senior Living, Phoenix – (602) 285-1800 – Web
Southern AZ – (520) 624-6452


Little Rock, Arkansas – (501) 664-0340 –  Info


Diocese of Fresno – (559) 237-0851
Los Angeles – (323) 266-3130
Monterey, Seaside – 831-393-3110
East Bay / Oakland – (510) 768-3100
Also Orange County, Santa Ana California

Sacramento, CA

San Bernardino – (909) 880-3625 San Bernardino/Riverside,
San Diego – (619) 287-9454 – Web,
San Francisco – (415) 972-1200 – Read more.

Santa Barbara County, CA
Santa Barbara – (805) 965-7045
Carpinteria – (805) 684-8621
Santa Maria – (805) 922-2059
Lompoc – (805) 736-6226

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, CA
Main Office San Jose, California – (408) 468-0100
Santa Rosa – (707) 528-8712 – Read more
Stockton – (209) 444-5900

California County Website


Boulder County – (719) 475-7314
Denver – (720) 377-1313
Pueblo -(719) 544-4233

Colorado County Sites


Bridgeport, CT. Telephone (203)416-1503
Covers all of Fairfield County
Hartford – (860) 493-1841
Norwich – (860) 493-1841

Websites in Connecticut


Diocese of Wilmington DE 302-764-2717
District of Columbia – (860) 493-1841

Diocese of Wilmington DE

District Of Columbia

Archdiocese of Washington


St. Augustine in Jacksonville, Florida. Assistance programs are offered to residents of all of Duval County. For emergency financial assistance, please contact United Way by calling 2-1-1 or (904)632-0600.

Central Florida

Orlando, FL – (407) 658-1818
Columbia County Call (386) 754-9180.   It Covers Lafayette and Hamilton, as well.
Pensacola, Florida – (850) 436-6411. More information
Palm Beach, FL (561)-775-9560
Catholic Charites Central Fl – (863)294-3144
Diocese of Venice, Inc. – (941)-484-9543

Catholic Charities Websites in Florida


Catholic Charities Atlanta, GA- Call (404) 881-6571
Catholic Social Services, Savannah, GA – call – (912) 201-4100

Websites in Georgia


Catholic Charities Hawaii – Pasco County



Catholic Charities of Idaho, Boise – Call – (208) 345-6031)


Chicago – (312) 655-7283
Joliet – (815) 723-0582
Diocese of Peoria – (309) 636-8000
Southern Illinois, Belleville, call – (618) 235-9601
Springfield, IL – (217) 546-2515

Illinois Websites


Evansville -(812) 423-5456
Fort Wayne-South Bend – (260) 422-5625
Catholic Charities, Gary – (219) 886-3565


Davenport – (563) 324-1911
Des Moines – (515) 244-3761
Dubuque – (563) 588-0558
Sioux City – (712) 252-4547


Catholic Social Service, Dodge City – (620) 227-1562
Northeast Kansas, Overland Park, (913) 433-2100
Salina, Inc., 888-468-6909

Southwest Kansas

Wichita Kansas. Call 316.264-8344. Covers Sedgwick, Harvey, Butler and other counties.
Covington, KY – (859) 581-8974
Louisville, KY – (502) 636-92631
Diocese of Lexington, KY – (859) 253-1993

Louisiana – New Orleans – more

Shreveport – (318) 828-1456
Diocese of Baton Rouge – (225) 336-8700
Alexandria, Louisiana – Phone number – (318) 445-6424
Houma-Thibodaux Louisiana, 985-876-0490. Covers Terrebonne and Lafourche
Catholic Office of Justice and Peace, Lafayette, LA. Call (337) 261-5654
Archdiocese of New Orleans – Call – (504) 523-3755
Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana – (337) 439-7436


Maine, Portland. Telephone (207) 781-8550


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Main number
(410) 547-5490.

Boston MA

Essex County and northern Massachusetts  – (617) 482-5440
Fall River – (508) 674-4681
Springfield, MA – (413) 452-0605
Massachusetts, Bristol, Barnstable, and nearby counties.
Worcester County – (508) 798-0191


Upper Peninsula, Marquette

Detroit – (313) 883-2100
Kalamazoo – (269) 381-9800
West Michigan – (616) 551-4747
St. Paul and Minneapolis, New Ulm Minnesota. Telephone -(866) 670-5163
Catholic Charities, Saint-Cloud – (320) 650-1660


Winona Minnesota. Telephone (507) 454-2270


Biloxi, MS – (228) 702-2100
Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi – (601) 355-8634


Kansas City, MO  – (816) 221-4377
St. Louis, MO – (314) 367-5500
Catholic Charities of Central & Northern Missouri, Jefferson City – (573) 634-8568
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, Springfield, (417) 866-0841.


Montana, Helena – (406) 442-4130


Omaha, NE – (402) 554-0520

49 thoughts on “Catholic Charities Financial Assistance Programs

  1. Hello i was writing to see if you help with rent im currently in a hotel with my family and im havin trouble with the weekly amount. Do you know any places that help. Thank you

    1. Hello Jennifer. Try calling 2-1-1 (United Way), Salvation Army, Red Cross, Catholic Charities to see if they can help with a hotel voucher.

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