2018 CYO Sports Awards Banquet

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Southern California Wildfire Relief Efforts

The effect of the wildfires has been devastating, but people are responding with faith and generosity even before the flames have stopped, helping those displaced temporarily or permanently.

As of December 26, 2017, we cannot accept any more in-kind donations.




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Loaves & Fishes Program Assists a Single Father

CChar6-10-09 84798Catholic Charities’ Glendale Community Services Center’s Loaves & Fishes program works with the City of Glendale’s Homeless Prevention program which funds partial payment of rent or utilities. A single father with two children was desperately seeking assistance because his electricity had been shut off. His total yearly income is $18,000.

The Loaves & Fishes case manager called Glendale Water & Power to have the electricity turned on and she paid the $264 bill through the Homeless Prevention Program.

This client’s daughter had been diagnosed as bi-polar and schizophrenic. The case manager connected them with a support group.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry program will give the family food, fresh fruit and vegetables on a monthly basis. The case manager was able to give all three family members new sheets and blankets for their beds.


Christmas Parties at Our Community Centers

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Please support the annual Christmas Parties hosted by Catholic Charities’ community centers to benefit children and families in some of the most impoverished neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. To donate online, click here: https://momentumsolutionsteam.com/catholiccharitiesLA/how-you-can-help/, under “How You Can Help”, click on “Donate Online”. Please write “Christmas Parties” in comments. For more information, call 213-251-3433. Your kindness will positively impact the lives of the children who have so little. Thank you!


ABC News Invites Good Shepherd Center to Talk to Pope Francis

Good Shepherd logoABC News invited Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children (GSC), a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. to participate in a Town Hall-style Meeting on August 31, 2015 to discuss issues related to poverty, immigration and youth. The meeting was held in preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States on September 22, 2015. To the surprise of Good Shepherd Center and the other audience members (homeless women and men from the other selected shelters), Pope Francis participated via satellite and answered audience members’ questions from three stations: Los Angeles – Poverty; Texas – Immigrants; and Chicago – Youth.

One family who was selected to share their story are former residents of Good Shepherd Center. Rosemary Farfan and her two daughters spoke about their struggles with homelessness and the difficulties of raising two children in a single-parent household. Pope Francis commended Rosemary on her bravery and hard work to raise her two beautiful children.

This special broadcast will air this Friday, September 4, on ABC Channel 7 at 10:00 p.m., during the normal broadcast time of 20/20. ABC’s coverage can be found here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/pope-francis-holds-virtual-audience-americans-abc-news/story?id=33435436



Bridgette Barnes Video thanks Catholic Charities of Los Angeles and its Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children program

The programs of Catholic Charities focus on empowerment and seek to enact long-term positive change in individuals, families and communities. As a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, the agency is built on the principles of dignity and inclusion.

Programs address human suffering and larger social issues, such as poverty, hunger  and nutrition, homelessness, immigration, health care, mental health and illiteracy.

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