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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 Markets provide food assistance, to meet families’ nutritional needs in order to prevent food insecurity. Learn More
Food Distribution
Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral Health Services provides mental health awareness and education, counseling services, and care coordination. 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 2020 through June 2021).
hours
served by volunteers (July 2020 through June 2021).
locations
across nine counties in Central Florida (as of September 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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“After the war started, in the city where she lived in the south part of Ukraine, the situation was not so bad. Unfortunately, the day before Easter, she was in her apartment on the ninth floor, when a bomb exploded [pictured] between the third and fifth floors. While pregnant, she needed to run from the ninth floor, and her husband was not home at the time. There was smoke everywhere. She couldn’t see. When she made it outside, she saw a lot of people injured. Some were dead—even a three month old girl died. There were broken cars and fires…
-Svetlana
Client, Family Stability Program and Comprehensive Refugee Services
“I’ve known about Catholic Charities since I got to Orlando in 2002. I have been back a few times since then. Two months ago, we were short on money because of the economic situation right now. I needed to send money to my parents because my mom is ill, and my husband is disabled. He gets some insurance money, but it’s not enough, so I have two and half jobs. I was short and unable to pay the electrical bill, so I needed some help. I work hard, and I pay my bills. I’ve asked for extensions because it’s hard,…
-Martha
Client, Family Stability Program
“My husband and I couldn’t get pregnant, and we used a fertility clinic. At my first scan, when I found out I was pregnant, it was a happy moment, but I found out I was pregnant with triplets. Immediately, my doctor went pale, and said, ‘This is not good. I’m so sorry. Look, there is risk that you might lose the whole pregnancy. There is a high risk that they will not develop properly. It’s just very rare and difficult for a woman to carry three kids.’ We spoke with our doctor and a specialist, and he also recommended what…
-Mom
Client, Culture of Life

Our News

Date Posted: 03.23.2022
I’m excited to share with you a special anniversary–Catholic Charities of Central Florida celebrates 60 years of ministry in Central Florida in 2022, making us one of the longest-serving non-profit agencies in the region. Gary Tester, President Before the Diocese...
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Date Posted: 11.22.2022
Each year during the legislative session, Catholics from across the state gather in Florida’s capital city to put their faith and civic responsibility into action. Registration is required (deadline is February 17, 2023). 2023 Catholic Days activities include: A legislative...
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Date Posted: 11.15.2022
Giving Tuesday is November 29, 2022. Your donations help support the 7,106 persons who are homeless in central Florida due to financial distress! Your gift to Catholic Charities of Central Florida, no matter the size, helps transform lives of our...
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