News


Expansion of Mental Health First Aid – CCCF Behavioral Health Services

ORLANDO | The Behavioral Health Services program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida is expanding Mental Health First Aid training ... Read More

Catholic Charities Exec. Director appointed to FL Senate Advisory Council

Gary Tester, executive director of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, has been appointed to the Florida Faith-based and Community-based Advisory ... Read More

Early Christmas for refugee children

Christmas came early for 105 refugee children thanks to Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Comprehensive Refugee Services and Knights of ... Read More

Christmas gifts reveal God in the unexpected

ORLANDO I Christmas came early for John, a 16-year-old Haitian student, who attends Wekiva High School in Apopka. The unexpected ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Give thanks and give back with #GivingTuesday

 Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving when people share the gift of their time, talent and treasure ... Read More

Praying for Thousand Oaks, California

Pray with us for the victims and survivors of the tragic shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. “Only love can truly ... Read More

Lazarus Free Medical Clinic expands to offer dental care

The secret to a strong body and soul may just be found in a healthy smile. Catholic Charities hopes to ... Read More

Events


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 ... Read More

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 ... Read More

Taste of the Villages – February 5, 2019

Benefitting Lazarus Free Medical Clinic ... Read More

Kentucky Derby Day – May 4, 2019

Save the Date! WhenMay 4, 2019WhereRocking H. RanchLakeland, FL Grab your best hat for Derby Day to support Polk County Ministries including ... Read More

Videos


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