Providing Hope & Opportunity

What We Do

Prevent Homelessness

We help individuals and families maintain their homes and their dignity through case management, transitional housing programs and emergency financial assistance. We provide homeless men, women and children with the most basic necessities of food, shelter and the skills and resources they need to become self-sufficient.

Alleviate Hunger

We provide hunger relief services through our food pantries in Orlando, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Lakeland and Winter Haven and through Agape Food Bank, our 21,000 square foot food distribution warehouse in Lakeland.

Provide Access to Healthcare

We provide free healthcare services including case management and preventative health education to individuals and families who are uninsured in areas of critical need. We serve individuals in Seminole, Lake, Sumter, Marion, and Osceola counties by promoting wellness and providing caring, quality medical care, specialty services and preventative health education.

Care for Immigrants & Refugees

We assist refugees who escape tragedy, violence and war to begin a new life in the U.S. through: housing and basic necessities, youth services, cultural orientation and employment assistance. We provide various services targeted to the specific needs of the Central Florida immigrant community to ensure, and promote justice, compassion and acceptance for all newcomers.


Homeless veteran finds hope at Pathways to Care

Dennis, a sixty-two-year-old homeless U.S. Marine Corps veteran, had not been feeling ...

Single mother finds support through food pantry

Janette is a single mother of two who recently lost her job ...

Refugee family finds safety in Central Florida

On Wednesday, November 4, Robert and his family stepped through the doorway ...

Holiday Wish List

The Thanksgiving holiday and the Seasons of Advent and Christmas are a ...

Pastoral Letter on Catholic Charities of Central Florida Refugee Resettlement Ministry

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Every day there are people living in ...
Sandy Diaz provides guidance and financial assistance to José Luis and MaCarly who recently arrived in Orlando from Venezuela after facing persecution in their home country. Diaz is a case manager with Catholic Charities’ Emergency Family Services Program which provides financial and food assistance to clients facing a crisis. Photo by Christine Young

Annual Catholic Charities collection supports many works of mercy

On October 14, the lobby at Catholic Charities of Central Florida was ...
Fr. John Bluett serves soup to guests.

Soup Bowl Supper Raises Over $200,000 for Pathways to Care

Soup Bowl Supper is a fundraiser to benefit the critical work of ...
St. James 5

Catholic School Students Help Feed the Hungry During Hunger Action Month

In the month of September, Catholic school students throughout the Diocese of ...

Thank you to our partners

We are so grateful to our donors, sponsors and parishes who allow us to bring God’s hope to those in need.

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