How can we address child exploitation locally and globally?

It is a problem that can be heard around the world -- workers receive very little pay in part because ... Read More

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: May 31- June 6

Stock up on disaster prep supplies during Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday May 31 - June 6! During this ... Read More

Disaster relief continues

ORLANDO | As the new hurricane season begins June 1, did you know Catholic Charities of Central Florida (CCCF) is ... Read More

Seniors celebrate Mother’s Day

Laughter and tears punctuated moving moments during the Mother’s Day Tea held at Resurrection Parish in Lakeland on May 9 ... Read More

A ‘fierce advocate’ retires after three decades of service

ORLANDO | When she was eight years old, Deborah Stafford Shearer become the sole caretaker of her mother, after an ... Read More

Spotting child trafficking when it comes to your door

By Christine Commerce, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator – May 2019 As the summer approaches, and the question looms “what ... Read More

Celebrating growth in Polk County

LAKELAND | On May 4th, Catholic Charities of Central Florida (CCCF) held its annual Kentucky Derby Day Party to raise ... Read More

New disaster prep trainings available

Be prepared for hurricane season and other emergencies with help from Catholic Charities of Central Florida. Schedule a training with our experts today! Contact us at Review Your Emergency Plan Review your plan with everyone in your household and make sure everyone knows ... Read More


Transforming Lives in Polk County

Learn how we follow our call to serve in Polk County ... Read More

Our Mission of Mercy

A significant aspect of the many ministries that Catholic Charities offers is that they are designed to provide comfort, encouragement ... Read More

The Adoption Option

Leesa Elliott, Pregnancy and Adoption Counselor at Catholic Charities Adoption Services, speaks about how we serve birth mothers who are ... Read More