Catholic Charities

San Francisco, CA • As one of the largest non-profit providers of social services in the Bay Area, our 34 programs focus on aging support, children & youth, behavioral health, homelessness & housing, and refugee & immigration.

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Catholic Charities


As one of the largest non-profit providers of social services in the Bay Area, our 34 programs focus on aging support, children & youth, behavioral health, homelessness & housing, and refugee & immigration. Our mission is to strengthen families and reduce poverty.

Catholic Charities'? programs help people of all faiths; everyone is welcome.

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Catholic Charities


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Mission and Work


Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, aging adults and adults with disabilities, and youth through social services and opportunities for healthy growth and development.

Program 1

$12.4m annual program spend • 1. Housing and community support: Catholic Charities improved the economic conditions and stability of individuals and families through emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, utility and rental assistance, mental health counseling, case management, and immigration services. Catholic Charities served 6,654 individuals through housing and community support programs including refugee & immigrant services, homelessness prevention program, SF home, star community home, St. Joseph's family center, treasure island supportive housing, 10th & mission family housing, edith witt senior community, rita da cascia & hazel betsey communities, assisted housing & health, derek silva community, leland house, peter claver community, and bayview access point.

Program 2

$20.7m annual program spend • 2. Youth services: youth services nurtured the recreational, educational, social, and emotional needs of children and youth and encouraged them to reach their greatest potential. Catholic Charities served 24,792 children through youth support and enrichment services in San Francisco, San Mateo and marin counties including youth club at st. francis of assisi, canal family support, maureen & craig sullivan youth center, treasure island child development center, cyo camp and outdoor environmental education, cyo athletics, st. vincent's school for boys and boys' & girls' homes.

Program 3

$1.8m annual program spend • 3. Senior services: Catholic Charities ensured that seniors live the life of their choosing regardless of physical and cognitive limitations with health, nutrition, and social community activity programming, food distribution, geriatric care management, caregiver support groups and trainings, and adult day care, including specialized services for seniors with advanced alzheimer's disease, and adults with disabilities. Catholic Charities served 2,110 seniors and their family caregivers in San Francisco and San Mateo counties through the omi senior center, San Francisco aging case management services, adult day care San Mateo county and adult day care San Francisco.

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In their words

For over 110 years, Catholic Charities has reached out to all people in need regardless of religion, race, creed or gender. In fact, the majority of our clients and employees are not Catholic. We regularly partner with community, business, and interfaith groups to reach out to anyone who needs help, including the homeless, single moms, people with HIV/AIDS, immigrants, and seniors.

Our Faith and Mission

Though associated with the San Francisco Archdiocese, we operate as an independent organization and do not directly contribute funds to the church.

Our Mission: Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, seniors, adults with disabilities, and youth through human services and opportunities for healthy growth and development.

For more than 110 years, the donors, volunteers, and staff of Catholic Charities have offered solutions and support to vulnerable people, responding to society’s most critical issues with compassion and opportunity. Together, we provide youth, homeless individuals and families, and seniors with strength and hope through stabilization, empowerment, and enrichment programs.

Our Impact

From an individual to a program to our agency, Catholic Charities sets goals for improvement, knowing the impact on each individual has much larger implications. City, county, and state-wide statistics about the populations we serve drive our commitment to each person that walks through our doors.

Our History

Founded in 1907, Catholic Charities was formed to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake. Since then, the agency has been a leader in providing human services to those who need them most in the Bay Area.

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