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Date Posted: 02.19.2024

‘From silence to sound in seconds’

WILDWOOD | Gloria Zappone is familiar with Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Lazarus Medical Clinic. It was during a wellness visit she mentioned her hearing loss and learned about the audiology clinic. Partially deaf and with only one hearing aid in poor condition, she could only communicate with her son via written word. Zappone’s hope…
Date Posted: 02.01.2024

Discernment through immersion

Seminarians discover first-hand elements of poverty as they serve Catholic Charities. ORLANDO | The first day seminarians Anthony Cabrera and Marc D’Angelo rode the bus to Catholic Charities of Central Florida in Orlando from Holy Redeemer Parish in Kissimmee, it took four hours. It was hit and miss until they figured out the bus and train schedules. Their experience…
Date Posted: 11.17.2023

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 January 20, 2024). 2024 Catholic Days activities include: A legislative briefing on policy issues affecting human life and dignity; Meetings with lawmakers; An awards breakfast…
Date Posted: 11.15.2023

CCCF Annual Collection 2023

Donate now: cflcc.org/donate We can't do it without you! Your prayers, donations, and volunteerism helped us serve God's people throughout Central Florida. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=755MVSRi9Wk https://youtu.be/ZlQ0PcNeY3A?si=Q4EdRkhqUhCFEt7x
Date Posted: 10.05.2023

Event served as ‘souper’ way to support center

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS | Celebrating 20 years of Pathways to Care, the rehabilitation center for homeless men and women post-surgery or injury, Catholic Charities of Central Florida held its annual Soup Bowl Supper. St. Mary Magdalen Parish Life Center in Altamonte Springs hosted the Sept. 30, 3023, event where 16 restaurants offered their best soups that…
Date Posted: 10.04.2023

Catholic agency offers refuge

ORLANDO  |  It is Monday morning, and a small room is packed with refugees, all hoping their wait will be worthwhile. It is as though they are suspended in time. Much of their future rests on the outcome of their visit to Catholic Charities Comprehensive Refugee Services. Will they be able to apply for asylum or…
Date Posted: 10.04.2023

Learning English could open doors to better life

ORLANDO  |  Yuliya Popovych teaches English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for Catholic Charities Comprehensive Refugee Services. The Ukrainian immigrant taught English to college students in her homeland and now teaches four days per week in two central Florida counties. She has 20 students in her eight-week class at Orlovista Park in Orlando. Half the…
Date Posted: 09.21.2023

Catholic Charities restores home

DELTONA | A creeping humidity settled into 76-year-old Nestor Ramos’ home. Caused by intense rains over the past two years and Hurricane Ian, his roof developed a leak that trickled water onto the floor near his kitchen. After Hurricane Nicole, a tree fell onto the already weakened roof. The leak began to soak the carpet…
Date Posted: 08.29.2023

Hurricane Idalia Resources

Catholic Charities clinics will be closed Wednesday, August 30. Catholic Charities has supplies (MREs, tarps, water) in place at St. John the Baptist Parish 7525 S U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. They will be available Thursday, August 31 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Catholic Charities has supplies (MREs, tarps, water) in place at Immaculate Heart of…
Date Posted: 08.24.2023

Calm in the Storm

Join us for FREE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS TRAINING! Learn how we harmonize with all levels of government and the private sector to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of disasters. This course provides learners with a basic overview of understanding of the National Incident Management System. Presenter: Gabe Tischler, Emergency Management…