Mission: Rooted in compassion and human dignity for all, Catholic Charities of the East Bay works with youth, children and families to promote self-sufficiency, strengthen families and pursue safety and justice.
Results: During 2013, we served and touched more than 20 thousand lives through information and referral but also direct services. Our clients are able to avert homelessness, find jobs and/or training opportunities, become naturalized citizens, and develop skills to combat violence and become involved in reforming how schools deal with conflict and violence through restorative justice practices
Target demographics: Children and youth under the age of 24, child rearing families, and refugees/immigrants
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 20,000 clients are served
Geographic areas served: Alameda and Contra Costa County in the East Bay
Programs: We provide services in four distinct areas: Safety Net and Asset Development; Legal Immigration Services; Mental Health and Violence Prevention; and Education and Workforce Development
Catholic Charities changes the lives of the many and diverse clients we serve. We have a dedicated, compassionate, hard-working, committed and caring staff who work in the areas of education and workforce development, school reform, violence prevention, mental health counseling, safety net programs for the less fortunate, legal immigration assistance and refugee resettlement. We provide services in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Our goal is to help our clients become self-sufficient. It is an honor to serve on the Board and donate my time, talent and treasure to support this most deserving and great non-profit.