For over 110 years, 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. We regularly partner with community, business, and interfaith groups to reach out to anyone who needs help, including the homeless, single moms, people with HIV/AIDS, immigrants, and seniors.
Our Faith and Mission
Though associated with the San Francisco Archdiocese, we operate as an independent organization and do not directly contribute funds to the church.
Our Mission: Founded in 1907 and rooted in our faith traditions of charity and justice, Catholic Charities supports families, seniors, adults with disabilities, and youth through human services and opportunities for healthy growth and development.
For more than 110 years, the donors, volunteers, and staff of Catholic Charities have offered solutions and support to vulnerable people, responding to society’s most critical issues with compassion and opportunity. Together, we provide youth, homeless individuals and families, and seniors with strength and hope through stabilization, empowerment, and enrichment programs.
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.
Founded in 1907, Catholic Charities was formed to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake. Since then, the agency has been a leader in providing human services to those who need them most in the Bay Area.