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Who We Are

Mission, Vision & Values

Catholic Charities is one of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California reaching more than 60,000 people in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties in 2021. We are an integral part of our communities and play a role in keeping our neighborhoods diverse, productive, safe, and healthy through more than 30 programs and social justice advocacy.

We create lasting, data-driven solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in our community - homelessness, inequality, aging in isolation, generational poverty, HIV/AIDS, and immigration to name a few. Tough issues we face with determination, grit, tenacity, and collaborative problem-solving with those we serve. Our results change lives.

Since 1853, Catholic Charities has reached out to all people in need regardless of religion, race, creed, or gender. In fact, the majority of our clients and employees are not Catholic. Our clients represent all of us: individuals, families, children adults, and seniors. We welcome everyone with compassion, understanding, and respect.

Our Faith

Catholic Charities was founded and thrives today on the social teachings of the Catholic Church. Though associated with the San Francisco Archdiocese, we operate independently as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We do not directly contribute funds to the church.

Our Impact

From an individual to a program to our agency, Catholic Charities sets goals for improvement, knowing the impact on each individual has much larger implications. City, county, and state-wide statistics about the populations we serve drive our commitment to each person that walks through our doors.

Our Impact This Year

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  • Individuals Safely Housed


  • Immigrants Received Assistance


  • Meals & Groceries Distributed


  • Children of Shelters
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