Assistance and other social services are offered by the Palm Beach Florida Catholic Charities. Churches and other charities have partnered together with the organization to help the less fortunate in the community. Much of the resources are focused on helping seniors, immigrants, the elderly, families with children, and others who are most vulnerable in Palm Beach.
Catholic Charities Elder Affairs Program is focused on the many senior citizens and elderly who live in the Palm Beach County Florida area. The agency provides comprehensive, compassionate, social services and case management to those in need. Resources focus on addressing and resolving the concerns of the economically disadvantaged, low income and those without adequate community support. The Catholic Charity staff assists in the following.
Interview and assessment of the client needs when faced with life decisions. Your financial condition will be reviewed, and the case manager will meet with you and together you will decide if you need financial assistance for paying for basic needs such as medications, utilities, or housing.
Homeless prevention – When someone is faced with being homeless, which can be caused by unpaid rent or a disconnection of your utilities, then assistance may be provided in an emergency. While limited, and comes with restrictions, there may be times when the Catholic Charities in Palm Beach has financial assistance for paying utility bills or rent.
Refugee & Resettlement programs – The two main resources are known as the Reception & Placement and Cuban/Haitian Programs. The program has as its main goal providing help to foster independence, promote self-sufficiency and help with the integration of the newcomers into the local community.
Services offered by Catholic Charities include Affidavit of Relationship and Visa 93 filing; Pre-arrival services; Orientation and acculturation; Arrival and reception services; Case management services; Transportation services; Unaccompanied minor assessment of suitability and services; One month of financial assistance for R&P cases only; Applications for work authorization and Social Security cards; and support services and referrals for employment, health care needs, child care, education and public benefits.
Immigration Legal Services are offered in multiple languages, including Spanish. This Catholic Charity program provides services to foreign-born individuals who live in Palm Beach and who need immigration assistance. The program's focus includes Family Reunification; Adjustment application before the Immigration & Naturalization (I-485); Family Petitions (I-130); Fiancée Visa; Employment authorization under various programs; Temporary Protective Status; Naturalization applications; Re-entry permits and much more.
The primary goal is to provide services, including legal as needed, to those who are unable to access assistance in the public or private sector because of limitations. These assistance programs are offered with a small fee, so they are not free.
The homeless in Palm Beach Florida may receive help from the Samaritan Center. This is a facility for homeless individuals and families. It can provide clients with a long-term transitional residence focusing on people becoming sufficient and obtaining life skills. The primary goal of this center is the promotion and development of skills and methods to allow people successful re-entry into mainstream society.
The Catholic Charities Samaritan Center program offers intensive social services and case management that includes medical referrals, emotional support, finance management, parenting classes, advocacy, mental health counseling, life skills workshops, public assistance, domestic skills training, conflict resolution and a variety of other job training and educational activities.
The centers are at 9995 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach FL, phone (561) 775-9560 as well as 100 West 20th Street, Riviera Beach, call (561) 844-5971. A third Catholic Charity center is at 3452 Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach Florida, dial (561) 738-2060.
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