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.


Immigration Information Session

All are invited to join us for an Immigration Information Session to ...
Sergio, Sandra and Jeronimo come from Medellin, Colombia and are the first to take part in Rollins Refugee in Residence program. PHOTO COURTESY

Catholic Charities Partners with Rollins to Help Refugees

By GLENDA MEEKINS In light of the global refugee crisis, a group ...

Catholic Charities is Serving More Families in Brevard County

Catholic Charities of Central Florida started a pilot program to serve more ...
food pantry donation

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Help Keep our Shelves Stocked & our Community Fed! Each month we ...
Carmelita Gammons is most grateful for being able to cook in her own home thanks to Catholic Charities and the Rapid Rehousing Program. PHOTO BY GLENDA MEEKINS

Homes for the Homeless

Carmelita and her son, Isaiah, 17 were living on the streets. After ...
Volunteer Florida and Governor Rick Scott present the Champion of Service Award to Catholic Charities of Florida for their support to the victims and families affected by the shooting in Orlando on June 12. This award honors volunteers and organizations that go above and beyond in service to their community. Pictured from left to right: Ken Skalitzky, Emergency Management Director, Volunteer Florida; Chester Spellman, Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Florida;  Pam Bondi, Attorney General; Heather Knoop, Family Stability Program Manager, Catholic Charities of Central Florida; Rick Scott, Governor; Gary Tester, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Central Florida;  Sheila Gomez, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Palm Beach and President, Catholic Charities of Florida;  Gabe Tischler, Emergency Management Specialist, Catholic Charities of Florida; Jeff Atwater, Florida Chief Financial Officer; Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. COURTESY PHOTO

Catholic Charities of Florida Receives Champion of Service Award

On August 2, Volunteer Florida and Governor Rick Scott presented Catholic Charities ...
thoughtful supplies

Mom Teaches How to Give Back

For three brothers, a hot summer day was an opportunity to share ...

Catholic Charities Introduces Mobile Case Management in Volusia County

The Family Stability Program, operated by Catholic Charities of Central Florida, helps ...

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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