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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 of faculty and staff from Rollins College has ... Read More
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Catholic Charities is Serving More Families in Brevard County

Catholic Charities of Central Florida started a pilot program to serve more families in the southern part of Brevard County ... Read More
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Join our Donation of the Month Club

Help Keep our Shelves Stocked & our Community Fed! Each month we serve more than 2,000 people who are hungry ... Read More
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 her mother’s death in 2014, she moved her ... Read More
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 of Florida with the Champion of Service Award ... Read More
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Mom Teaches How to Give Back

For three brothers, a hot summer day was an opportunity to share their blessings with others. Their mom, Jessica, took ... Read More
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Catholic Charities Introduces Mobile Case Management in Volusia County

The Family Stability Program, operated by Catholic Charities of Central Florida, helps to prevent homelessness in Volusia County. The program ... Read More
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Sisters from El Salvador Reunited with Parents after 15 years

By Jennifer Powers Tears of joy streamed down the faces of the Sanchez family as they reunited for the first ... Read More
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Catholic Charities helps victims of Pulse shooting

From June 20 to July 1, Catholic Charities of Central Florida operated a temporary assistance center at John Vianney Parish ... Read More
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Patriotic Priest: Father Augustine Clark becomes U.S. Citizen

By Jennifer Powers Among the 90 immigrants from 37 different countries receiving their U.S. Citizenship, April 22nd, was pastor of ... Read More

Events


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Immigration Information Session

All are invited to join us for an Immigration Information Session to learn about the process of legal immigration through ... Read More
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Triad of Love – October 7

Has your life been touched by adoption? Come celebrate with Catholic Charities Adoption Services at our Annual Fundraising Dinner! The ... Read More
Fr. John Bluett serves soup to guests.

Soup Bowl Supper – October 29

Soup Bowl Supper is a fundraiser to benefit the critical work of Pathways to Care in providing a safe place ... Read More
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Links for Health – November 5

Join us for our 7th annual Links for Health charity golf scramble to support St. Thomas Aquinas Free Medical Clinic ... Read More

Videos


The Adoption Option

Leesa Elliott, Pregnancy and Adoption Counselor at Catholic Charities Adoption Services, speaks about how we serve birth mothers who are ... Read More
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Blessed are the Merciful

Your gifts to Catholic Charities of Central Florida help bring God's mercy to those in need ... Read More
A student at Mulberry High School wears a SmilePak provided by Agape Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida. SmilePaks provide food over the weekends for 1,000 low-income students each week.

Together, We Can End Hunger

Together, we can end hunger in our community ... Read More
Thanks to a grant from the Agape Food Bank, more needy children and their families will receive healthier food options such as these in their SmilePaks. Agape Food Bank  is part of Catholic Charities of Central Florida. (ELIZABETH CLAYTON | FC)

Alleviating Hunger One SmilePak at a Time

Did you know that one SmilePak backpack will feed a child for an entire weekend? ... Read More