Catholic Charities Of Los Angeles
Social & Welfare Services in Santa Barbara, CA
Catholic Charities maintains a long tradition of serving the poor and hungry and has helped provide the basic necessities of life to the most impoverished residents of Los Angeles, since 1919. Catholic Charities strives to find permanent solutions to crisis situations by providing customers the tools and resources they need to achieve greater self-reliance and stability in their lives. Services are delivered regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or religious belief.
read moreIn the early days of Los Angeles, Catholic women organized a charitable society to provide care for the homeless and the poor in an area of downtown Los Angeles that was known as Charity Street. Relief was offered through soup kitchens and food pantries. The various Catholic charitable groups that were providing services throughout the city were formally organized by the Church as the Bureau of Catholic Charities in 1919. The agency was founded with the purpose of meeting the immediate needs of families and initiating new service programs as required.
read moreCatholic Charities is committed to manifesting Christ's spirit by collaborating with diverse communities, providing services to the poor and vulnerable, promoting human dignity, and advocating for social justice. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles commits to serve the vulnerable and to strive for a just society. Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit corporation accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
read moreBecome part of the Catholic Charities' family. Our programs are currently accepting volunteers throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Deliver food to the homebound elderly, tutor children, help at our food pantries, or answer phones. There are endless ways to be of service. In recent years, many businesses have taken a more hands-on approach to making the world a better place. Why not join the dozens of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties' companies that are giving back?
read moreAs Catholic Charities celebrates 100 Years of Providing Help and Creating Hope for the poor and vulnerable in the three-county area of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara, it is appropriate to reflect on the birth and growth of the agency. The various Catholic charitable groups that were providing services throughout the city of Los Angeles were formally organized by Most Rev. John J. Cantwell, Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey and Los Angeles, as the Associated Catholic Charities in 1919. It became the Bureau of Catholic Charities in 1921 and linked all Catholic activities with State, County and City departments, institutions and agencies.