Catholic Charities programs are made possible through the sustained and generous support of community members like you. Your donation supports fellow community members who need financial and/or legal assistance. We receive direct assistance requests daily through our partner nonprofit agencies, over the phone, through the internet, or in person. Many of the requests we receive are for temporary shelter in local hotels, food, utility, clothing, as well as legal and medical assistance. Many of our clients who are victims of crime, including domestic violence, often must start their lives over again and typically ask us for help with rent deposits, food, children’s clothes and bedding, furniture, medical treatment, and finding a job.
In supporting the poor and less fortunate, we try to empower individuals and families so that they can get through their current difficulties as they move towards more independent and secure lives. Of late, though, many direct assistance requests are being made by working individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet because of the high cost of food, gasoline, rent, and childcare. Your donation, whether large or small, can make a significant difference for a single parent who unfortunately must choose between either paying a utility bill, rent or purchasing groceries for their children.
Your donation can be an answer to their prayers.