Dear Friends,

Founded in 1830, Catholic Charities has been providing direct, critical care human services for 190 years. Our scope of work within the community has changed throughout the years, but our focus remains on helping those who are the most vulnerable among us. Even as we celebrate this 190th anniversary milestone, the need in our community grows daily.

For our clients, there is little room for celebration as they face the stress and turmoil of everyday life. Catholic Charities clients come to us year-round, looking for help in beginning that new chapter in their life. Struggling with problems that seem insurmountable - they come to us  for help and hope.

Clients like  Rita*, who has fallen behind on her rent from being unable to work, because of her husband's illness. Or  Maria and her children, who had to find new housing because of her abusive spouse. Perhaps like  Tyrone*, who is dealing with a period of depression or anxiety, and needed a way to find joy in his life again.  John* needed help keeping nutritious food on his table because a reduction in his work hours, left him without enough income to meet basic living expenses for him and his family.

Please help the next Catholic Charities client TODAY.
 
You can make an online donation with your credit card, by clicking here . You can designate your gift to a specific ministry, by choosing one under the tab "Please designate my gift to the following Ministry."

Because the needs of our community are so great in this unprecedented year, we encourage you to make a monthly recurring donation. You can support our ministries year-round by  clicking here . Choose, "I want to make a monthly recurring donation." Then select the amount to be charged to your credit card each month.

Let me share with you a note from one of our recent clients...
"I wish to thank you again.
You have been my Guardian Angel at this troublesome time. 
Everyone needs to have their spirit lifted. 
I give thanks every day for the help you have given me."

Thank you for your friendship and support.

Warmly,

Richelle A. Vible
Executive Director
 
* All client names have been changed to protect their privacy
Behavioral Health Services

Families whose children who are experiencing behavioral or emotional problems, may benefit
from participating in Catholic Charities' Behavioral Health Services Program. The program works with children, teens and their families to find ways
to address presenting problems to improve quality of life for the entire family. Appointments are available by safe, remote video-link. The program accepts most insurance plans, and can provide a self-pay sliding fee scale for clients who are under- or uninsured.

To make an appointment, please call the Catholic Charities office nearest you. In New Castle County, call 302-655-9624; in Kent County, call 302-674-1600; in Sussex County, call 302-856-9578, in Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, call 410-651-9608.

To make an online donation to Behavioral Health Services, please click here. Designate your donation, by choosing "Behavioral Health Services" under, "Please designate my gift to the following Ministry."
 
Click here to listen to the interview of Behavioral Health Services Program Manager,
Lisa Ritchie, describing how Catholic Charities is helping behavioral health clients during the pandemic. This Interview was aired on Catholic Forum, Relevant Radio 640, at 11am on Saturday, July 18, 2020. 


Catholic Forum is a production of the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Wilmington, and broadcasts every Saturday morning at 11am. It is the longest running non-liturgical Catholic radio program in the United States, making its debut on April 9, 1939.
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Catholic Charities USA Coordinates Large Delivery
of Shredded Cheese Donation


Thanks to Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), an impressive 2,100 lbs. of cheese was donated to Catholic Charities by a Wisconsin member of the Dairy Pricing Association; a grassroots dairy farmer organization. CCUSA coordinated the effort by referring the donation to our office and then paying for the cheese to be processed into 1lb. bags of shredded cheese. Flexport, a freight forwarder, donated transit costs to transport the cheese to New Jersey for processing, and then for delivery to Catholic Charities Seton Center, in Princess Anne, MD.  
 
Catholic Charities would like to thank CCUSA, Dairy Pricing Association and Flexport, for their generous donations. In doing so, they have helped Catholic Charities continue to serve over 8,600 individuals and families in our community annually, requiring food assistance.
 
To make a safe, non-contact food donation, please call ahead to our drop off locations during business hours, at all Catholic Charities locations, except Bayard House. Click here to find the location closest to you.
 
If you or someone you know, are in need of emergency food, please click here to locate and call the Catholic Charities office closest to you.
 
To make an online donation, please click here. Designate your donation, by choosing the "Food Assistance" tab under, "Please designate my gift to the following Ministry."
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August is Family Fun Month

Make time this month for making memories with your family! 

Some ideas to get your started:
  • Order pizza and watch a movie in the backyard
  • Go camping
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Enjoy a backyard campfire
  • Build a backyard fort
  • Take a family bike ride
  • Go fishing
  • Spend a day at the park
  • Create a talent show
  • Go hiking
  • Cook meals together
  • Have a karaoke night
  • Donate time, money, talent as a family to help others in your community
Be social! Post to #FamilyFunMonth to encourage others to join in. 

Use your imagination, spend time together & have fun!
Our Services Remain Open!
Please visit our  website for the latest  information on how to access services.

Catholic Charities serves the most vulnerable in Delaware and the 
Eastern Shore of Maryland, regardless of religion, race, or ability to pay.

For more information about Catholic Charities, click here.
To learn about becoming a Volunteer, click here.
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Catholic Charities Mission
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington exists to help fulfill the Christian duty to love and serve God's people. Our mission is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The universal and local Church proclaims the Gospel and teaches the recognition of the dignity and sacredness of each human life and the belief that we are called to share our resources with the most vulnerable among us.

It is the mission of Catholic Charities to address human suffering and to promote and restore
the well-being of people and society by:
* Providing, as a primary focus, caring service to families and persons in need;
* Coming together with members of the community to become informed about and to take action on critical social issues; and,
* Advocating publicly for social policies which enhance human dignity and safeguard basic human rights.


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