Providing Help to Families in Southwest Florida

As examples….our help to people comes in these ways:

  • Emergency Assistance: Food, medication, and financial aid, especially to pay rent and utilities for individuals and families.
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services: Family and marital counseling offered to individuals, couples or in focused peer groups.
  • Pregnancy Services: Housing, support and counseling for pregnant women and young mothers.
  • Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services: Reception, reunification with family, education services, employment services, health services, language and civic education, housing placement and legal services toward citizenship.
  • Education and Family Support Services: Family life education, values clarification, parenting education, and tutoring.
  • Social Support Services: Respite care, transportation services, employment services, friendly visits, case management, and information and referral services.
  • Permanent Housing Services: Helping low-income families achieve home ownership.

Assuring the Future

The gifts given to the Catholic Charities Foundation are invested and the growth and interest income from that investment is provided annually for Catholic Charities programs. For example, a gift of $30,000 would provide a minimum of five percent, approximately $1,500 a year, which is the six-month cost of marriage counseling for one family. In another example, a gift of $45,000 would provide annually $2,250, which is the six-month cost of a child day care scholarship.

Your donation can be individualized under your name. For example: “The McTague Family Fund, designated for children.” For this purpose gifts to the Catholic Charities Foundation may have the following designations:

  • For Children
  • To Support Families
  • For Emergency Assistance
  • For Changing Lives

Your Donations Save Lives