Catholic Charities Polk County Ministries

About Us

Catholic Charities of Central Florida provides vital social services to children, families and seniors in 9 counties: Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.

Our mission is to embrace all those in need with hope, transforming their lives through faith, compassion, and service. Our vision is that every person’s basic human needs are met through love and empowerment.

We are the ministries of Catholic Charities in Polk County. Guided by faith, we care for others through the Corporal Works of Mercy regardless of a persons’ religious, social, or economic background.

Our Programs

 

Family Stability Program

The Family Stability Program provides emergency financial assistance and case management to help families stay in their homes, become self-sufficient and save for a better future. Please call to make an appointment:

  • Lakeland Office
    801 S. Florida Ave, Suite 3 & 4
    863-686-7153
  • Winter Haven Office
    197 W. Central Avenue
    863-299-7983

Family Stability Program Lakeland

801 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33801

Family Stability Program Winter Haven

197 W Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Winter Haven Food Pantry

The Winter Haven Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to families in need.

532 Ave. M. NW.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
863-299-7983
Open Monday through Friday, 9-11 a.m.

Winter Haven Food Pantry

532 Ave. M. NW.
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors

The Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors promotes health and wellness through nutrition, socialization, activities and education for men and women over 55 to help meet their needs as they age.

1510 Commercial Park Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-687-2988

Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors

1510 Commercial Park Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801

Adoption Services

Our Adoption Services help birth mothers who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are seeking life for their child. We also serves married couples who are seeking to adopt a child to start or expand their family.

Are you pregnant? Call 866-973-8638
Do you want to adopt? Call 813-631-4393

Legal Immigration Services

Our Legal Immigration Services provide access to affordable immigration related services including: consultations, preparation of immigration applications and legal representation. Please call to make an appointment.

801 S. Florida Ave, Suite 3 & 4
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-686-7153

Legal Immigration Services

801 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33801

Coming Soon – Agape Mission Markets

Our new Agape Mission Markets will mirror our Mission Market in Orlando where families can choose what they need from fresh fruits and vegetables to proteins. Locations TBD.

How to Help

Our ministry is made possible by the incredible community partners, volunteers and donors who passionately support our mission. Want to help? Become a volunteer, sponsor an event or make a donation!

**Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight**

Consession Stand Volunteers: We’re partnering with the Detroit Tigers during their 2018 Spring Training Season. Volunteers are needed to run the concession stand at the newly renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium during 2018 scheduled home games. 10% of all concession sales during your shift will go directly to Catholic Charities in Polk County!

Volunteers participating in the Spring Training Fundraiser must be able to attend one of the scheduled orientations at our Dixieland office (801 S Florida Ave Lakeland). Spring training games begin at 1:00 p.m. and volunteers are expected to report to their assigned station between 10-10:30 a.m. and stay for the duration of the game.

Orientation Dates (choose one):

  • Wednesday, February 7th at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb 13th at 3:30 p.m.

Thank You to our Sponsors