Catholic Charities Polk County Ministries

About Us

Catholic Charities of Central Florida provides vital social services to children, families and seniors in 9 counties: Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia.

Our mission is to embrace all those in need with hope, transforming their lives through faith, compassion, and service. Our vision is that every person’s basic human needs are met through love and empowerment.

We are the ministries of Catholic Charities in Polk County. Guided by faith, we care for others through the Corporal Works of Mercy regardless of a persons’ religious, social, or economic background.

Our Programs

 

Adoption Services

Our Adoption Services help birth mothers who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and are seeking life for their child. We also serves married couples who are seeking to adopt a child to start or expand their family.

Are you pregnant? Call 866-973-8638
Do you want to adopt? Call 813-631-4393

Agape Mission Market Lake Wales

In partnership with Dorothy’s Corner at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, our new Agape Mission Market in Lake Wales provides families with a unique opportunity to choose the food they need from fresh fruits and vegetables to proteins.

Open Tues/Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. & 12-4 p.m. and Fridays from 5-7 p.m.

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
644 S 9th Street, Lake Wales
863-676-1556

Agape Mission Market

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
644 S 9th Street, Lake Wales

Family Stability Program

The Family Stability Program provides emergency financial assistance and case management to help families stay in their homes, become self-sufficient and save for a better future. Please call to make an appointment:

  • Lakeland Office
    801 S. Florida Ave, Suite 3 & 4
    863-686-7153
  • Winter Haven Office
    532 Ave M NW
    863-299-7983

Family Stability Program Lakeland

801 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33801

Family Stability Program Winter Haven

Winter Haven Office
532 Ave M NW
863-299-7983

Immigration Legal Services

Our Immigration Legal Services provide access to affordable immigration related services including: consultations, preparation of immigration applications and legal representation. Please call to make an appointment: 407-658-0110. Phone or Skype consultation are available upon request.

Legal Immigration Services

801 Florida Ave S
Lakeland, FL 33801

Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors

The Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors promotes health and wellness through nutrition, socialization, activities and education for men and women over 55 to help meet their needs as they age.

1510 Commercial Park Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801
863-687-2988

Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors

1510 Commercial Park Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801

Winter Haven Food Pantry

The Winter Haven Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to families in need.

532 Ave. M. NW.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
863-299-7983
Open Monday through Friday, 9-11 a.m.

Winter Haven Food Pantry

532 Ave. M. NW.
Winter Haven, FL 33881

How to Help

Our ministry is made possible by the incredible community partners, volunteers and donors who passionately support our mission. Want to help? Become a volunteer, sponsor an event or make a donation!

**Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight**

Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors is looking for volunteers!

  • Front Desk Volunteer – greet participants, answer phones, and provide information regarding the Lakeland Activity Center for Seniors (LACS) during hours of operation

  • Activity Instructors –  provide educational and recreational activities for our seniors

  • Bingo Caller – operate Bingo machine and call numbers
  • Bingo Floor Volunteer – sell cards and distribute prizes

Thank You to our Sponsors