Mission: Catholic Charities, a ministry rooted in the Gospel, partners with our community to move people facing adversity to wholeness and self-sufficiency.
Results: In FY 2016: Our English Language Instruction provided 51,112 hours of English language instruction with an average of 87.5 classroom hours per student. Catholic Charities Atlanta provided 117 families with baby supplies. Our refugee Services Program provided 98 unaccompanied children with services to ensure they are connected to community resources. Our Immigration Legal Services staff provided services to 8,759 clients from 64 different countries. CCA immigration staff provided ongoing legal services to 528 individuals this past fiscal year. 100% of our clients who received foreclosure intervention continued to maintain home ownership for at least 6 months. Our Family Stabilization staff reduced the rist of 573 clients going without food, healthcare, and heating by helping apply for public benefits. Over 1,271 volunteers gave 26,002 hours of service, which total $517, 794 in donated time. Our Christmas Connections Program provided gifts for 3,359 individuals in need; valued at $335,900. We provided mental health counseling to 256 individuals with a 96% improvement rate. 1,031 refugees received services from CCA this past year. 94% of those clients were economically self-sufficient within 6 months of arriving to the U.S. CCA has helped 34 veterans connect to local resources and meaningfully improve their lives.
Target demographics: poor and vulnerable individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,940
Geographic areas served: metropolitan Atlanta, central, and north Georgia
Programs: Family Stabilization Program, Clinical Services, Immigration Legal Services, Refugee Resettlement Services, and Pregnancy and Parenting Classes.