Catholic Charity is a non-profit organization that provides services to the poor and needy in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. The mission of Catholic Charity is to help people overcome poverty by providing them with basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, job training, and other social services. Catholic Charity operates more than 300 programs both locally and internationally.
These programs include emergency relief, child welfare, and family support. The federal government has recognized Catholic Charity for their outstanding service to the community. In 2000, it received the Secretary’s Award from the Department of Health and Human Services for its efforts to reduce infant mortality rates among low-income families.
In addition, Catholic Charity has won numerous awards for its innovative programs and services. For example, in 2008, it received the National Association of Social Workers’ Outstanding Service Award for its work with homeless youth. The mission of Catholic Charity is to serve others through programs that promote human dignity and respect for the poor and vulnerable. Catholic Charity receives funding from government agencies, private foundations, corporations, individuals, and religious institutions. The majority of their funds come from government grants.