On this page:
- Catholic Charities USA
- Catholic Charities of California
- Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc.
- Board of Directors
- Member Agencies of Catholic Charities
- Other Catholic Charities Programs in Sacramento County
- Other Organizations Affiliated with Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social, or economic backgrounds. It is one of the nation’s largest social service networks.
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org) supports the work of local Catholic Charities agencies through networking opportunities, national advocacy and media efforts, program development, training and technical assistance.
Catholic Charities USA has launched the Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America.The goal of the Campaign is to cut the U. S. poverty rate in half by the year 2020. Unrealistic? Find out how you can help: www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/poverty/
Catholic Charities USA coordinates the response to national disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Catholic Charities of California
Catholic Charities of California (www.catholiccharitiesca.org) is the association for the 12 diocesan Catholic Charities organizations in California.
Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Sacramento, Inc., a non-profit public benefit corporation, provides a wide variety of social services to people and families in need throughout the 20 counties of the Diocese of Sacramento.
Board of Directors
- Rev. Michael F. Kiernan — Chair
- Dave Krotine — Secretary/Treasurer
- Deacon Tom O'Connell — Member-at-Large
- Rev. Msgr. Brendan O’Sullivan — Member-at-Large
- Beth Mullen — Member-at-Large
- Sr. Judy Illig, IBVM — Representative for the Diocesan Council for Social Service Ministry
Member Agencies of Catholic Charities
Other Catholic Charities Programs in Sacramento County
A multi-service center in the southside area of Sacramento has been providing services in English and Spanish since 1979. Services include emergency rental and utility assistance, information and referral, low-cost immigration assistance, tax preparation assistance for low-income families, and distribution of toys and food to low-income families at Christmas.
Contact: (916) 443-5367
Downtown Senior Outreach Program
The Downtown Senior Outreach Program, a joint project of Catholic Charities and Transitional Living and Community Support, provides comprehensive assessments, falls assessments, and linkages to other services to residents of the SRO hotels.
Contact: (916) 444-3118
Catholic Charities of Sacramento reunites families through a cooperative agreement with U.S. Dept. of State and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Access to housing, medical care, and other benefits are offered to refugee families who come from a variety of areas throughout the world, as they learn English and train for employment and a productive life in the United States.
Contact: (916) 733-0253
Other Organizations Affiliated with Catholic Charities
Mother Teresa Maternity Home of El Dorado County
Founded in 1998 in Placerville, the home provides a temporary residence in a safe environment for pregnant women in need who are over the age of 18, many of whom are homeless and without resources or family support. A maximum capacity of six residents receive medical treatment, counseling and care while awaiting the birth of their babies and for up to six weeks after the baby is born.
Contact: (530) 295-8006
Founded over 25 years ago by Fr. Dan Madigan, this well-respected social service organization is dedicated to assisting people in need to move from poverty to self-sufficiency. With its mission “Giving a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out”, two facilities in Oak Park and Del Paso Heights neighborhoods offer transitional housing, mother-baby services, emergency food and clothing, after-school programs, and community learning centers.
Contact: (916) 456-1980
Social Service Home | How to Reach Us | History | Advisory Council | Catholic Social Teachings