Help us fight poverty and provide a social safety net to those in need.
Since 1935, Catholic Charities of the East Bay has played a central role in providing social services to those most in
need in Contra Costa and Alameda counties regardless of their religious beliefs. As a diverse, multi-service nonprofit
human services agency, CCEB depends on the generous support of individuals like you. Your gift advances the
mission of Catholic Charities and makes our work with the poor and disadvantaged possible.
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How your Gift Supports and Advances the Mission of Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Catholic Charities of the East Bay serves as the social service arm of the Diocese. The mission of Catholic Charities is “Rooted in compassion and human dignity for all, Catholic Charities works with youth, children, and families to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families, and pursue safety and justice.” Catholic Charities cares for the poor and disadvantaged with programs and services that promote Education and Workforce Development; provide a path to citizenship through Immigration and Naturalization Services; that work to prevent violence and provides Mental Health Services to the victims of violent crime and supports the poor with Safety Net Services like housing, child care, job training and nutrition.
In Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, the intensity of Catholic Charities services is such that we assisted:
- 2,500 individuals through the immigration and naturalization programs
- 465 individuals and families through mental health and violence prevention programs
- 4,838 individuals and families through integrated services promoting economic and social sufficiency programs
- 615 individuals through education and workforce development services
While many of the most vulnerable in our community are being helped; thousands more are still in need of assistance. In fact it is estimated that one in ten East Bay residents (or 255,591 children and adults) live below the poverty level. Contributions enable, Catholic Charities to increase services to help alleviate the persistent poverty experienced by so many in the East Bay. Catholic Charities’ goal is to expand local programing in more communities by creating additional service centers throughout the Diocese offering more programs and services to the poor and disadvantaged.
In a statement to the Catholic Charities’ board, Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ writes, “They come to us because they find the love of Jesus Christ in our many social services. Sometimes it's even a matter of life and death. No matter their religion. We extend the love and mercy of Jesus to anyone in need.” In addition to increased outreach and programs, Bishop Barber, envisions the establishments of new sites building a stronger connection between the Catholic Charities sites and our local parishes. It is a key element to not just provide funds in order to offer more services, but also offer our people opportunities to support the outreach with their own time and talent where it may be vitally needed.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay does not sell or exchange donor information with other organizations or disclose privileged information regarding donors or gifts to unauthorized parties. If a donor wishes to remain anonymous or wishes to have their gift restricted to a specific purpose or program, this is duly recorded and honored.