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March 4-5 6pm-6pm
Be Part of Delaware's 24-hour Giving Day
Donations will help Catholic Charities serve the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities. The hungry, homeless, those struggling to remain securely housed, persons trying to deal with a mental illness or emotional distress - all come to Catholic Charities for assistance.
 
We must do more! Your gift will help to provide clients with food, shelter, financial coaching, mental health counseling, and case management support to overcome their distress and successfully become self-sufficient.
 
Click here to get an email reminder ahead of Do More 24 Delaware 2021 on Thursday, March 4.
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Over 3,000 Families Depend on Catholic Charities for Food
Help Us "Stock the Pantry" During February!
Over 3,000 families depend on Catholic Charities for Food. Donors can drop off non-perishable foods, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and grocery store gift cards. Catholic Charities also accepts monetary donations in order to fill bags for the food distribution programs.

Please call ahead to make a safe non-contact food donation.
 
Click here to make an online donation. Designate your donation as “Food Assistance”.
Click here for suggested donation items.
Click here to find Catholic Charities’ locations near you.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
CACFP Week is March 14 to 20
Catholic Charities, as one of three Delaware sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), works to help licensed childcare homes and centers to serve healthy, nutritious meals to children in their care.

During National CACFP Week, March 14-20, Catholic Charities joins with Delaware family childcare providers in acknowledging the many ways our community benefits from the CACFP.

Good nutrition is the recipe for an all-around happier child. Children that are cared for by providers participating in the CACFP benefit by being fed nutritious meals that ensure their proper development while gaining early nutrition education to help establish positive eating habits for a lifetime.

Parents are assured that their children receive high-quality meals. With proper nutrition, the child is less likely to experience illness and fatigue and will develop at a normal physical and intellectual pace.

Providers receive nutrition education and support services from their CACFP sponsor that help them serve nutritious meals and create a positive eating environment for children. The quality of childcare provided in our community is improved due to educational and financial resources available to caregivers through the CACFP.

Catholic Charities CACFP program supports 170 home providers and 30 centers, serving more than 75,000 meals to over 2,700 children each month.

Click here to learn more about Catholic Charities and CACFP.
Click here to make an online donation. Designate your donation to “Food Assistance.”
We Welcome the Arrival of Delaware CORE II to Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Delaware CORE II serves youth and young adults (12-25 years) who reside in New Castle County and show signs of being at-risk for psychosis. Delaware CORE II believes that youth despite, being at risk for psychosis, can lead rewarding and productive lives. Research shows that prevention of psychosis is possible.

Delaware CORE II offers services that are combined and tailored to fit the needs of individuals including assessment, family education, family and youth groups, and psychiatric and vocational support.

To learn more about Delaware CORE II, call 888-284-6030. A phone screen is confidential, brief, and at your convenience.

Click here for more information about Delaware Core II.

Delaware Core II is a service of the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. 
Catholic Charities Awarded $100,000 Grant from BluePrints for the Community through Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware is pleased to award Catholic Charities with a $100,000 grant from BluePrints for the Community. BluePrints for the Community, housed by the Delaware Community Foundation, has contributed over $19 million to the community since its inception in 2007. It was established to serve Delawareans, with emphasis on, but not limited to, the needs of the uninsured and underserved, and to reduce health care disparities in minority populations and address social determinants of health.

“Catholic Charities has long proven itself to be as effective as they are compassionate, which is what we need during challenging times,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware. “Highmark and BluePrints are proud to support their work in behavioral health to ensure the well-being of Delawareans.”

Click here for more information about BluePrints for the Community.
Click here to learn more about the Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Program.
Click here to make an online donation. Designate your donation to "Behavioral Health Services".
Save the Date October 6
Catholic Charities 2021 Annual Tribute Dinner
Each year, Catholic Charities honors outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a deep commitment to addressing the well-being of our communities’ most vulnerable. We bestow upon these remarkable persons the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award, created in 1989 in memory of Msgr. Reese, a community activist and longtime director of Catholic Social Services, the forerunner of Catholic Charities.

For more information, please email arotsch@cdow.org.
March is Credit Education Month
What do you know about credit? Do you know how to wisely use credit cards to improve your credit rating? Do you know what a credit rating is?

Do you know what credit is?
Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program can help you learn about your credit. Helping clients understand credit is one of the goals of the financial coaching services Catholic Charities provides through our Basic Needs program. Credit isn’t just limited to credit cards but affects leasing a residence and purchases like homes, cars, or household appliances. Bad credit can keep you from securing a permanent residence, or force you into paying a higher interest rate.

Catholic Charities Basic Needs program may be able to help you through the process of creating and keeping a budget, managing your credit responsibly, and give you other resources to help you manage your debt.

Make an appointment for Basic Needs Case Management at the Catholic Charities office closest to you. In New Castle County, call 302-655-9624, in Kent County, call 302-674-1600; in Sussex County call 302-856-9578; and in Somerset County, call 410-651-9608.

Click here for more information about the Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program.
Catholic Charities serves the most vulnerable in Delaware and the 
Eastern Shore of Maryland, regardless of religion, race, or ability to pay.

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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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