Catholic Charities Services helping elders, families and children in need:
- Older and disabled adults maintain their independence by
receiving home care services while others enjoy the companionship of our
- Low-income seniors learn new job skills by working at numerous area agencies as senior aides.
- Homebound elders and people who would otherwise be alone enjoy
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the aid of many volunteers.
- Families receive emergency assistance, food and help with budgeting
skills to prevent homelessness, while others find useable, wearable
clothing at the Catholic Charities boutique.
- Parents and children find emergency shelter and transitional
services at Catholic Charities Youville House and at the Little Brown
House through Catholic Charities partnership with St. Mary's Parish.
- Women of all ages receive post-abortion counseling through Project Rachel.
- Many parents and children benefit from the encouragement and instruction of parent aides.
- A child completed his journey to his adoptive family, while
prospective adoptive families are helped to access adoption services.
Many others locate their adoptive histories.
- Adult learners, assisted by volunteer tutors, pursue educational and life goals through improved literacy.
- Refugee and immigrant youngsters are tutored after school weekly by
college students through a partnership between Catholic Charities and
the African Community Project.
- Families discover strength by building life skills through our Family Resource Center group services.
Catholic Charities Services helping families who seek independence and community support:
- People volunteer in the resettlement and homeless programs.
- Newcomers (asylees, refugees and immigrants) living throughout
Worcester County with limited financial means receive free medical
physicals, lab work and medical documentation in their quest for US
citizenship and permanent residency through a partnership of Catholic
Charities and St. Luke's Health Center.
- People participate in citizenship education and while others obtain immigration counseling.
- Former refugees find help in their resettlement and in beginning new
lives in the Untied States and others are enrolled in employment
- Immigrants and refugees process legal documents that eventually lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
- Men at Crozier House continue their pursuit of sobriety, while
additional men live in the community through Crozier's collaboration
with St. John's Parish.
- People with multiple sclerosis are assisted in their efforts to live independently.
- Many of our neighbors access information and referral services.
Catholic Charities Services helping families faced with developmental disabilities:
- Students with developmental disabilities achieve academic
milestones and experience their personal best through Mercy Centre's
educational services and summer program.
- Young adults find jobs through Mercy Centre's employment services and job training or receive community based day services.
- Hearing impaired people find comfort and companionship through deaf ministry.