Consumers Have A Choice, Human Trafficking Victims Do Not

How You Can Address Slavery in the Seafood Industry This Lenten Season “Trusting his recruiters, Myo believe he was leaving his home in Burma to work in a pineapple factory in Thailand. Yet, when he arrived, he was sold to a boat captain for the equivalent of...

January Blog

Happy New Year! Still Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Read More Here … As we ring in 2020, many of us have made our New Year’s resolutions, to eat healthier, lose weight, etc. Here’s one more to consider – committing to abolishing slavery by becoming an informed...

Year in Review…

As we wrap up 2019, I would like to thank all our volunteers and donors who dedicated their time and energy and supported our mission to help save lives by preventing trafficking through our education and outreach programs. In 2019, with the help of almost 50...

Surviving human trafficking

ORLANDO | After nearly two decades of abuse, two kidnappings, escapes and almost getting killed, human trafficking survivor, Flor Turcio, is ready to share her story of terror and how Catholic Charities helped her through it. The horrific tale began at age 9. That’s...

Enacting change through everyday choices

It’s February and love is in the air, and so is the smell of chocolate as those bright red heart shaped boxes line the shelves. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and so is Lent, so I have your first challenge. Challenge No. 1: Don’t worry. I’m not going to...

A reflection for the third Sunday of Advent

Today we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, often referred to as Gaudete Sunday. This term, derived from Latin, means ‘rejoice’, or ‘to feel or show great joy or delight.’ As Catholics we rejoice as the celebration of Jesus’ birth draws ever closer. We...

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – Jan. 16 & 19

Click here to register(Enter Course ID 00111590 at registration)Catholic Charities of Central Florida is hosting a two-day Mental Health First Aid Training for adults who work with youth! **You must attend both parts to receive your certificate.**Click here for the...

Mental Health First Aid Training – Jan. 28 & 31

Click here to register(Enter Course ID 00111327 at registration)Catholic Charities of Central Florida is hosting a two-day Mental Health First Aid Training for adults! **You must attend both parts to receive your certificate.**Click here for the event flyer. Take a...

Taco ‘Bout Hunger – August 18, 2018

Save the Date The Lakeland Flying Tigers presents Taco ‘Bout Hunger, a Taco Tasting and Competition benefiting Catholic Charities Polk County Ministries.The event will feature taco samplings from local restaurants, a mariachi band and drink specials! Publix...