Catholic Charity Wake County emergency assistance.
The primary Catholic Charity assistance program in Wake, Johnston, and Franklin counties is known as Catholic Parish Outreach. The organization can distribute emergency food assistance and other aid as resources allow.
However, the programs are not limited just to food. In addition, when available, Catholic Charities may be able to distribute baby items as well as small children's clothing. Other items for newborns and babies can include diapers and formula. Of course the organization is a great place to contact for referrals and information on government aid such as LIHEAP, WIC, housing and rent vouchers, food stamps, and similar support.
Case workers can also very importantly give hope to families across Wake County. They are a place to turn to for support, advice, and guidance, as well as referrals to local non-profits and government programs as indicated above. For example, clients of Catholic Charities can be referred to the local food stamp outreach program and given a resource list of other public and private assistance that is available throughout the greater Raleigh as well as Wake and Johnston County community. They are often looked upon as a model throughout the state of North Carolina for how to serve the low income, the working poor and less fortunate in the communities. Also keep in mind that they rely heavily on donations and generosity of the community, so if you can afford to donate time, food, or even money, any contributions are always appreciated.
The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh offers direct services as indicated, such as Emergency Food Assistance, Diapers and Baby Clothing, and Child Clothing. Every year almost 50,000 individuals receive some type of support or help from the organization, and they operate from a few different offices around Wake County. The primary centers to contact are noted below.
The Catholic Charity Center that is located at 2013 N. Raleigh Boulevard has ntro para Familias Hispanas, (the Hispanic Family Center) as well as the food pantry. Groceries, meals, and emergency food boxes are offered at no cost. Clothing may also be available on site for children who range from birth to 4 years of age. Pregnant women may also receive support, including formula, counseling, information on government assistance such as WIC, and more. Additional support and food programs will be provided around the holidays, such as traditional meals.
Centro para Familias Hispanas focuses on Hispanics. The center provides GED Classes, Family Support, Parenting Classes, legal aid, Disaster Response, Immigration Assistance, ESL Classes and more. Get help in acclimating to the US as well as North Carolina. Catholic Charities case workers provide services to and work with people regardless of their faith or background. The agency will advocate for economic and social justice, and also provide direct services within Wake and Johnston counties.
Another program is clinical counseling. This is offered to couples, individuals, and families, and this resource is administered from the Cary Counseling office (875 Walnut St., Suite 275) as well as 3000 Highwoods Blvd. (Suite 128) office location. Programs include Support Circles for Homeless Families, Adoption Services, parish social ministry services, pregnancy support, and other aid which is made available at the Highwoods Blvd. offices. Homeless can learn about transitional housing and other social services to help them get reacclimated. The Raleigh Regional staff and areas of service are listed below, if you’d like to speak to someone specifically.
Locations of Wake County Catholic Charity centers
- 3000 Highwoods Blvd., Raleigh, North Carolina 27604, phone number (919) 790-8533
- Catholic Parish Outreach/Centro para Familias Hispanas, 2013 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604, call (919) 873-0245