News


New Year, New Life

“Looking back, we had so much hope that 2017 would bring us our baby boy,” said Heather Martinez who with ... Read More

Christmas comes early for homeless family

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic – January 2, 2018 On Dec. 20, Florida Highway Patrol Troopers Fabio Azevedo ... Read More

#PovertyAwareness

January is Poverty Awareness Month Poverty is not a catch-phrase, it is a serious reality that many are living. More ... Read More

$1 million donation to Catholic Charities of Central Florida

By Jennifer Drow, special to the Florida Catholic – December 21, 2017  Christmas came early for Catholic Charities of Central ... Read More

New immigration attorney pays it forward

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic - December 20, 2017 Lizmary López Álvarez, a Puerto Rican evacuee, was recently ... Read More

Refugee Children celebrate first Christmas Season in their new country

By Jennifer Powers, Florida Catholic correspondent - December 18, 2017 ORLANDO | Wide-eyed children from countries like Cuba, Burma, Congo, Colombia, ... Read More

Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe

On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (December 8), Catholic Charities staff gathered for Mass and a blessing ... Read More

Seeking justice through service

An Advent Reflection for Tuesday of the First Week of Advent, December 5, 2017 by Gary Tester, Executive Director "Justice shall flourish ... Read More

Events


Refugee Children celebrate first Christmas Season in their new country

By Jennifer Powers, Florida Catholic correspondent - December 18, 2017 ORLANDO | Wide-eyed children from countries like Cuba, Burma, Congo, Colombia, ... Read More

Free Financial Education Classes in Lakeland

Join us to learn ways to manage your money better! Do you need help creating a budget? Do you need ... Read More

Taste of the Villages – Feb 6, 2018

Benefitting Lazarus Free Medical Clinic ... Read More

Kentucky Derby Day – May 5, 2018

Thank you to all who attended our annual Kentucky Derby Day on May 6, 2017! Together, we raised over $60,000 ... Read More

Videos


Transforming Lives in Polk County

Learn how we follow our call to serve in Polk County ... Read More

Our Mission of Mercy

A significant aspect of the many ministries that Catholic Charities offers is that they are designed to provide comfort, encouragement ... Read More

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