LA CATHOLICS MAKE
AN IMPACT

in LA, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties

We care for millions of children, elderly, families, men and women, immigrants, homeless, and other vulnerable populations at nearly 600 locations across LA, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties.

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5 million Catholics

287 Catholic Parishes

265 Catholic Schools

14 Catholic Hospitals

53 Outreach Centers

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

WE SERVE THE POOR

The Cardinal McIntyre Fund

Turns every parish into a resource center for families in need of emergency assistance. Providing food, shelter, and one-time assistance to families in crises: such as assistance with medical, funeral expenses, are appropriate as funds allow and as recommended by those who are familiar with the area/persons. In the past 6 months distributing over:

$300K in assistance

  • 93 families assisted with housing and rent
  • 40 families assisted with utility bills
  • 16 families assisted with auto expenses
  • 80 families assisted with emergency living expenses like funeral costs and displacement from Thomas Fire

WE FEED THE HUNGRY

St. Vincent de Paul at 143 parishes

Serving over 220,000 people

Emergency housing, motel vouchers, transportation vouchers, rental assistance, furniture, clothing and personal needs, food pantries and more

Catholic Charities of LA

Serving over 250,000 people

Provided over 900K services (including 500K meals) this year mainly to women and children, most of whom have a family income of $20,000 annually or less

St. Francis Center in Downtown LA

Serving over 100,000 people

Including over 129K meals and over 18K food pantry visits for families. In addition, provided 480 youth overnight, weeklong, day camps and enrichment activities

More than 77 individual parishes

Serving over 12,000 meals a year

Parishes offer food distribution through food pantries, with a few also providing hot meals, ranging from once a month to daily

WE SUPPORT THE MIGRANT AND REFUGEE

Refugee Resettlement Program

Resettled 270 refugees

Our legal advisors helped families from across the world including: Iran, Syria, and Afghanistan in 2017.

Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project

Serving 1,251 immigrants

Provided 1,460 high quality legal services to more than 1,200 immigrants last year, especially children, the poor, and those needing mental health services.

WE SHELTER THE HOMELESS

Covenant House

Provided over 45,000 nights of housing

For homeless and trafficked youth and other support to 1,827 youth in 2017 across California

St. Margaret’s Center

Placed 85 people

Into permanent housing. Offers an emergency shelter for single men as well as street outreach, drop-in day center, and social services

Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children

Served over 1,200 people

With emergency shelter, transitional residences, drop-in and mobile outreach programs for women and families, employment skills development with a residence for 9 mothers and 21 children

East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless

Housed and feed 200+ people at 5 parishes

Each night from December to February annually

St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles

Placed 200 individuals and families

Into permanent housing in LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties last year

House of Ruth

Serving over 180 women and children

Through an emergency women’s shelter with 80 beds

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