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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 USACatholic Charities USA ( supports the work of local Catholic Charities agencies through networking opportunities, national advocacy and media efforts, program development, training and technical assistance.





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Catholic Charities of California


Catholic Charities of California ( is the association for the 12 diocesan Catholic Charities organizations in California.


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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.


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Member Agencies of Catholic Charities


Northern Valley Catholic Social ServiceNorthern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS)


NVCSS was established in 1986 in Redding under the corporate umbrella of Catholic Charities of Sacramento to serve the communities of Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity Counties. In 2004, it became a subsidiary corporation.


The corporate office is located in Redding with county branch offices in Chico, Orland, Red Bluff and Yreka and additional satellite locations in Corning, Gridley and Oroville. NVCSS is governed by a Board of Directors and local advisory boards in each county.


With state, federal, county and local funding contracts and the help of private donors, NVCSS has initiated a wide variety of programs and projects in housing, mental health, teen services, family support and community education.


The agency mission is to “reach out effectively in care and in love to serve the unmet needs of all people in our communities”.



Catholic Charities of Solano


Catholic Charities of Solano has been serving the communities of Solano County since 1942. A human service agency available to all, the mission of Catholic Social Service is to reach out to the poor, lonely, aged, and distressed in parishes and communities with a commitment and advocacy to social justice and caring.


A variety of programs that contribute to the individual’s freedom and independence are available. The agency values the dignity of human life at all stages of development, with special emphasis on the importance of family and the sacredness of marriage.



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.


arrow Contact: (530) 295-8006



Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

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.


arrow Contact: (916) 456-1980



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