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.

Alan Rettig and Joanne Lepold with Catholic Charities of Central Florida receive funds for a new caseworker in Sumter County from United Way Interim Director Alan Holden. Photo by Glenda Meekins.

Catholic Charities Expands into Sumter County with Grant from United Way

On May 24, the United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties presented ...
Birthmother Melanie Parham (left) and her two-year old son visit with Joseph and his adoptive parents Leslie and Sophia. Catholic Charities of Central Florida Adoption Services guided the families through an open adoption process, an “answered prayer” that allows opportunities for continued contact after adoption placement. (COURTESY)

Adoption is an “answered prayer” for two local families

Birthmother Melanie Parham (left) and her two-year old son visit with Joseph ...
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Give a Gift of Hope this Mother’s Day!

Imagine being a mother who can’t feed her child. She goes into ...
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Podcast: New Executive Director Shares Vision on Collaboration

Gary Tester, our executive director, spoke to a group of more than ...
Sallie, a 9 year old refugee from Iraq plays lacrosse with the Bishop Moore lacrosse team, March 30. The team joined together with the Refugee Resettlement and Refugee Youth programs of Catholic Charities of Central Florida for a day of sports and friendship. (JACQUE BRUND | FC)

Sports Unite Refugee Youth and Bishop Moore Students

Spring Break was more than beaches and theme parks for the varsity ...
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The Joy of Love

A Reflection on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on "The Joy of Love" by ...
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Fifth Third Bank Partners with Agape Food Bank to Alleviate Hunger

On April 2, 2016, Fifth Third Bank kicked off its annual “Feeding ...
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Clinic Volunteer Supports Heart of the Mission

“I’m not a medical professional so I can’t help with the day ...

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.

Click here to learn more about our generous partners who passionately support our mission