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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,…
Date Posted: 10.27.2022

Taste of The Villages

Taste of The Villages is moving to a new venue, The Brownwood Hotel & Spa, for 2023! The event, which benefits Catholic Charities of Central Florida's Lazarus Medical Clinic in Wildwood, will have a western theme with a lot of new experiences. Get your cowboy hat and boots ready for some fun! Chow down in…
Date Posted: 10.11.2022

Links for Health: October 29

The 12th annual Links for Health event supports St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Clinic in St. Cloud--a program of Catholic Charities--and its ministry to provide free primary healthcare to uninsured families in Osceola County. Since 2008, the clinic has served over 10,000 patients, and with your help, it will continue to care for many more! The event…
Date Posted: 03.23.2022

60th Anniversary

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 of Orlando even existed, Catholic Charities of Central Florida began as a ministry of the Diocese…
Date Posted: 01.24.2022

2021 Annual Report

Catholic Charities of Central Florida (CCCF) was truly blessed in this past fiscal year as staff and volunteers responded with conviction of faith and joy to families and individuals in need. The continuing economic and emotional toll resulting from the COVID pandemic made day-to-day living for many vulnerable families and individuals more challenging, and, through…