Designed to meet the challenge of the ever-changing community by utilizing spiritual, human and financial resources, our programs enable those we serve to experience dignity and respect.
family, youth, children & community Services
Refugee & Immigrant Services
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Your donations are needed to help our programs to continue to provide services to people in need: pregnant women in need of guidance, and families and individuals in need of food or shelter.
Food Resource Centers
CalFresh Healthy Living
Immediate need assistance services including food, clothing and shelter referral. Information and referral for individuals and families.
CalFresh Healthy Living (formerly SNAP-Ed) supports healthy and active lifestyles by teaching individuals and families in San Diego and Imperial Counties about good nutrition, leveraging CalFresh benefits, and being physically active. Our program is passionate about making the healthy choice, the easy choice in our communities.
Provides homeless individuals and families as well as the working-class poor with case management to help identify and eliminate barriers that are the cause of a current crisis.
Homeless Men’s Services
Provides short-term emergency shelter and case management to homeless men, day laborers and farmworkers.
Homeless Women’s Services
A broad range of services for homeless women in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Services include a drop-in center, night shelter, independent living and affordable housing. This holistic approach assists homeless women in moving from homelessness to shelter to permanent housing.
Assists newly arrived refugees and asylees to achieve integration and self-sufficiency by offering cash assistance, cultural orientation, case management, employment services and other assistance. Only agency in California awarded five consecutive competitive demonstration projects by the federal government to test private-sector alternatives to welfare for refugees (continuous since 1990). Only resettlement agency in the Catholic Charities network awarded the Department of State’s highest ranking, Commendable, in two consecutive tri-annual evaluations.
Fosters family reunification, economic empowerment, and social integration by providing low-cost, high quality services that enable eligible immigrants and refugees to obtain legal immigrant or citizenship status. Accredited by the Department of Homeland Security.
Provides unique opportunities for seniors age 55+ to give back to their communities through service that includes mentoring and tutoring special needs children/youth and those who are struggling academically.
Healthcare Coverage & CalFresh Benefits
Provides nutritional meals for seniors 60+ through the Home Delivered Meal Program for frail homebound seniors, and 10 Congregate Meal sites located throughout the county.
Covered California is the only place where Californians can get federal premium assistance to help buy private, brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Call and talk to one of our Covered CA Certified Enrollment Counselors.
Shopportunity Thrift Store
Serves the community by offering a variety of household items, clothing and furniture at economical prices. All merchandise is donated and the sales proceeds help support the Food Resource Center.
Senior Residential Services
Service Coordinators connect our residents to benefits and community services enabling them to remain independent and at home.
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Post Adoption Services
We honor our history of adoption by providing counseling and support to all adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents who have been involved in an adoption plan through our agency.