Welcome to Catholic Charities of Central Florida

A Ministry of the Diocese of Orlando

Embracing those in need with hope, transforming their lives through faith, compassion, and service.

Ministries

Agape Mission Markets
The Agape Mission Market is a choice food pantry where families can get fresh fruits, vegetables, and more. Learn More
Food Distribution
Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral Health Services provides counseling services, care coordination and mental health education, and awareness-building. Learn More
Healthcare
Comprehensive Refugee Services
Comprehensive Refugee Services provides programs designed to help eligible refugees integrate into the community and achieve self-sufficiency. Learn More
Immigrants & Refugees
Culture of Life
The Culture of Life Office provides opportunities to protect and defend the sacredness and dignity of human life. Learn More
Human Dignity
Family Stability Program
The Family Stability Program provides homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing services, and emergency financial assistance to those in need. Learn More
Financial Assistance
Human Trafficking Task Force
The Human Trafficking Task Force provides support for human trafficking victims along with education and resources for the community. Learn More
Human Dignity
Immigration Legal Services
Immigration Legal Services provides assistance with immigration, citizenship, employment authorization, and more. Learn More
Immigrants & Refugees
Medical & Dental Clinics
The medical and dental clinics provide free services throughout the Diocese of Orlando to eliminate barriers to accessing healthcare. Learn More
Healthcare
Pathways to Care
Pathways to Care helps homeless and precariously-housed men and women with a safe place to heal from serious injury and illness. Learn More
Healthcare
Resurrection Housing Services
Resurrection Property Management exists to create strong, sustainable and quality affordable communities in the Diocese of Orlando. Learn More
Housing
Senior Wellness Services
Senior Wellness Services offers activities and services that promote good health and socialization for adults over the age of 55. Learn More
Healthcare
By the Numbers
people
received assistance (July 2019 through June 2020).
hours
served by volunteers (July 2019 through June 2020).
locations
across nine counties in Central Florida (as of July 1, 2021).
Our Catholic Faith
Our Catholic identity is integral to who we are as an organization. Learn more about the Roman Catholic Church.
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Becoming Catholic
Explore the possibility of becoming Catholic. Find your local parish to inquire about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
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Mission & Faith
We are guided by the Seven Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Learn more about our mission and faith.
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Connie turned 100 last week, so we threw her a birthday party!   “This means a lot because I know they went through a lot of trouble. I didn’t expect anything like this. I used to attend events [hosted by Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Senior Wellness Services], but I can’t anymore. It’s hard for me. Now I just go in the car for a little ride for the scenery.   My secret to making it 100? My glass of wine every night! I even asked the doctor about it, and he said, ‘Keep it up. You’re doing good.’”  …
-Connie
Client, Senior Wellness Services
“I saw a lot of families, and I think it’s always of a reminder of how pain is universally human. My pain is differently than these people’s, but they’re still in pain, and if I can do something to alleviate that, then I want to do it. Hunger is such a basic human thing—most people don’t think about it—but there are a lot of people that need to think about where their next meal is coming from, what they’re going to be doing for dinner tonight, and a lot of kids go to bed hungry. To me, if I can…
-Hallie
Volunteer, Agape Mission Markets
“I spent seven days sleeping in the jungle in Panama. It was very hard for me because I never went through this. I had to sleep on the floor with the ants biting my skin. You try to be calm because you cannot move. If you move, basically any animal can bite you—like a snake. It was a new experience for me. The United States, for me, was new. Everything was new because I used to be a teacher in Cuba, but when I saw how people speak here, it was faster. I was so confused. I started by cleaning…
-Eliecer
Staff Member, Comprehensive Refugee Services

Our News

Date Posted: 07.23.2021
Forty years ago Deacon Mike McElwee’s family accepted an invitation from Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Richmond to help resettle a Cambodian refugee family. They and three other families accompanied the immigrants for one year, helping them become independent....
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Date Posted: 07.16.2021
In an effort to connect residents to resources that may help them recover from financial impacts of COVID-19 – and in advance of the moratorium on evictions expected to expire at the end of July – the City of Orlando...
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