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Date Posted: 02.24.2023

Senior Wellness Services United Way Barbara Reynolds

Barb began participating at our Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors in July of 2016. Having participated in senior center in Texas, she well knows the benefits of staying active and engaged. Barb sought out a senior center soon after moving to Lakeland and found us. She was surprised to find that there was not a…
Date Posted: 02.24.2023

Senior Wellness Services United Way James Fogel

James is a new client that came to us just after Christmas in January of 2023. He was referred to our program from one of our collaborative community partners for the initial need of access to a nutritional breakfast and lunch offered 5 days weekly by another partner, Mid-FL Community Services, through the Fellowship Dining…
Date Posted: 02.21.2023

Taste of the Villages 2023

This year, nearly $40,000 was raised at the Taste of the Villages event held on February 7, 2023. To view photos taken at the event, click here. To watch this year's Taste of the Villages video, click here.
Date Posted: 02.09.2023

Remembering Tom Aglio (1931-2023)

ORLANDO | In 1962, Thomas Aglio founded what is now Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Initially running the operations out of his home with a modest budget, Aglio grew the agency over the course of 40 years to include social programs across nine counties that now serve more than 70,000 Central Floridians each year. On…
Date Posted: 02.06.2023

In Your Hands

Experience a day focused on Suicide Awareness and Healing this March 18, 2023, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church. Registration begins at 8 am with Mass at 9:00 am. The day will start with the Celebration of Mass . Learn from counselors and ministers how to help individuals and family…
Date Posted: 12.20.2022

Mental Health First Aid Training 2023

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem…
Date Posted: 11.22.2022

Catholic Days at the Capitol

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 briefing on policy issues affecting human life and dignity;Meetings with lawmakers;An awards breakfast for Catholic…
Date Posted: 11.15.2022

Giving Tuesday

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 brothers and sisters in Christ. Please consider donating here:
Date Posted: 11.14.2022

Catholic Charities of Central Florida aids those in need after Hurricane Nicole

Upon the arrival of Hurricane Nicole, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the Diocese of Orlando met to strategically plan best locations for emergency supplies like water, tarps, and Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) throughout central Florida. Deacon Wilmar Rojas, Director of Operations for Catholic Charities of Central Florida, said they “distributed close to 12,000…
Date Posted: 10.27.2022

Annual Collection 2022

This past year, nearly 300,000 people received assistance from the ministries of Catholic Charities of Central Florida! The Annual Collection--at the parishes of the Diocese of Orlando and online--provides monetary support that goes directly to the people who are in the most need throughout our nine-county service area. CLICK HERE TO DONATE When November 19-20,…