Sacramento County is supported by a number of Catholic Charity churches and parishes. The centers work together to provide emergency assistance and relief to the needy, as well as offer them longer term self-sufficiency and support.
Centro Guadalupe is the Catholic Charity center that provides emergency financial assistance, information, and referrals to other Sacramento non-profits and government programs. The location is a multi-service center in the south side area of Sacramento; however it supports qualified families across the county. The location has been providing services in both Spanish and English for a number of years. Emergency financial assistance provided includes rental and utility bill assistance. They also have extensive information and referrals to other local organizations. Other aid offered includes low-cost immigration assistance, distribution of toys and food to low-income families at Christmas, and income tax preparation assistance for low-income families and individuals. Call this center by dialing (916) 443-5367.
The Downtown Senior Outreach Program was created by Transitional Living and Community Support, local churches as well as Catholic Charities. Seniors and elderly who live in the SRO hotels can receive comprehensive assessments, social services, case management, and linkages to other services and assistance programs. (916) 444-3118
Refugee Resettlement is one of the focuses of Catholic Charities of Sacramento. The agency may be able to reunites families through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as the United States Department of State. Refugees and their families are given access to housing, counseling, medical care, and more. They can get information about other government benefits that may be offered to refugee families who come from a variety of areas and countries throughout the world. The US immigration system is complicated, so specialists from Catholic Charities (often working with attorneys) can help them improve their English skills as well as and help train them for employment and a productive life in the United States. Telephone (916) 733-0253.
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services works closely with Catholic Charities and their parishes. It is a well-respected social service organization, and the founders and members of the program are dedicated to assisting people in need to move from poverty to self-sufficiency over as short a period of time as possible. The organization will give people a hand up, not a hand out! This means some short term emergency assistance may be provided (such as food or rent help) while the organization workers with clients on self-sufficiency. Centers are located in Del Paso Heights as well as Oak Park. Additional assistance provided includes mother-baby services, diapers, emergency food and clothing, transitional housing, community learning centers, and after-school programs for children. (916) 456-1980
Holiday meals and gifts may be offered from Adopt-A-Family for Christmas. Many families in Sacramento struggle financially, and the need for help becomes even greater at Christmas, when many people are faced with additional bills and expenses. Programs offered throughout the Sacramento Diocese provide an opportunity for caring businesses, families, individuals, churches, neighborhood groups, schools, and organizations to “adopt” a needy child or family for Christmas. The donors will provide the family or child with gifts of meals, toys, food, and clothing. All of the items and aid goes to a family who would otherwise receive very little or nothing at all during the holidays.
The primary Catholic Charity Diocese of Sacramento is located at 2110 Broadway, Sacramento, California 95818. Call (916) 733-0100. Other parishes in the region include.
All Hallows & Saint Peter Parish (916) 456-7206
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament – call (916) 444-3071
Divine Mercy Parish – main phone (916) 256-3134
Holy Spirit Parish – dial (916) 443-5442
Immaculate Conception Parish - (916) 452-6866
National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Seņora de Guadalupe (916) 442-3211
Newman Catholic Community (916) 454-4188
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - (916) 925-5313
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish - (916) 481-7441
Sacred Heart Parish - (916) 452-4136
St. Andrew the Apostle Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish - (916) 381-2529
St. Anne Parish - (916) 422-8380
St. Anthony Parish – telephone (916) 428-5678
St. Charles Borromeo Parish (916) 421-5177
St. Elizabeth Parish call - (916) 442-2333
St. Francis of Assisi Parish (916) 443-8084
St. George Parish (916) 920-2900
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish (916) 482-9666
St. Jeong-Hae Elizabeth (Korean Catholic Church) – primary phone number - (916) 368-9204
St. Joseph Parish - (916) 925-3584
St. Maria Goretti Parish - (916) 647-4538
St. Mary Parish - (916) 452-0296
St. Paul Parish – Dial (916) 381-5200
St. Philip the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church (916) 452-1888
St. Philomene Parish – main number is (916) 481-6757
St. Robert Parish - (916) 451-1475
St. Rose Parish. Call (916) 421-1414
St. Stephen the First Martyr. Dial (916) 455-5114
Vietnamese Martyrs Parish – Phone number (916) 383-4276
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