Good Samaritans at Work: Roundtable Interview

Good Samaritans at Work: Roundtable Interview

We talk to four Good Samaritans who we see at work in our midst, and ask what it means to them to support the nearly 1 million people Catholic Charities provides hope and help to each year.

Adult Day Centers provide community for seniors

Adult Day Centers provide community for seniors

For more than 35 years, Catholic Charities has been providing a place for seniors to come together for social, educational, and nutritional activities that promote healthy aging.

Adoption services rebuild, reunite families

Adoption services rebuild, reunite families

Catholic Charities Maternity and Adoption Services has aided the needs of parents facing unplanned pregnancies and also families seeking to adopt for 100 years.

Trauma-informed counseling helps children overcome

Trauma-informed counseling helps children overcome

For 25 years, the Youth and Family Therapeutic Services program at Catholic Charities has provided trauma-informed and strength-based counseling services to children and families through individual, family, and group sessions.

WIC Centers put food on the table

WIC Centers put food on the table

Since 1993, Catholic Charities has been offering WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Food Centers to provide mothers and children with access to nutritious foods.

Refugee family finds peace, hope

Refugee family finds peace, hope

Zahid, his wife, Rabia, and their 6-year-old daughter, Sharon, came to the United States as refugees in October. According to Zahid, Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program literally “saved his life.”

Mentoring builds a bridge between generations

Mentoring builds a bridge between generations

Lori, a former corporate consultant who now runs a nonprofit organization, and Trinity, a 12-year-old sixth-grader, are unlikely friends. But through Catholic Charities mentorship program, they meet weekly, and learn from each other, laugh with each other, and experience new things together. 

Veteran transitions into civilian life

Veteran transitions into civilian life

Transitioning from military life to civilian life can be devastating. While in the service, soldiers are told what to do and have an easy way of going through life, everything is planned out for them. As a civilian, that perspective changes.

Mother obtains citizenship with help of Catholic Charities

Mother obtains citizenship with help of Catholic Charities

Ines originally came to Chicago with her four-year old son to help her sister care for their mother. One of six children, Ines has three siblings who live in America. It was supposed to be a short stay, but her mother’s condition worsened and she stayed longer. To support herself and son, Ines went to work.