Catholic Charities Helps Families Financially Impacted by COVID-19
July 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Catholic Charities has expanded its ability to help people in need of rent and utility assistance. Approximately 500 more people will be assisted so they can keep on their lights and air conditioning and stay in their homes. “Our Pathways Program provides rent and utilities assistance. We have various funding sources that […]

Homeless Find Housing Thanks to Hillsborough Hope
July 1, 2020

Faced with homelessness after a house fire, Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter in Tampa became a saving grace for Kishada. After living in her car for months, Kishada came to the shelter feeling anxious, but her experience there led her down a positive and restorative path. The 60-day emergency shelter dubbed “Hillsborough Hope” provided housing to […]

Catholic Charities Providing Hope for the Homeless
April 23, 2020

For Joshua, who is unemployed and homeless, Catholic Charities represents the difference between hope and despair. “I feel safe here,” says Joshua, 23, who is a resident of the newly established Catholic Charities Hillsborough Hope homeless shelter, located in Tampa. Before arriving at the shelter, that some call a tent city, Joshua had been living […]

Updates from Catholic Charities regarding available services and programs
April 8, 2020

Find the latest information from Catholic Charities on their website. For the time being (at least through April 30), Catholic Charities has closed its offices – see below for details on individual appointments Catholic Charities offices hours – All offices are now closed in compliance with Federal, State and Local requirements to maintain social distance and […]

Catholic Charities ‘United in Christ’: Response to the Corona Virus
March 16, 2020

Dear Friends of Catholic Charities: I am reaching out to our clients, our supporters (funders, donors, volunteers), vendors, colleagues and board members, community and government partners, parishioners, and members of the broader community, to share what Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg is doing in response to unprecedented health risk posed by the Corona Virus […]

Helping the Panhandle after Hurricane Michael
December 17, 2018

On October 8, 2018, Hurricane Michael slammed into the panhandle of Florida, leaving widespread devastation in its path. In the weeks that followed, the people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg generously responded by giving over $300,000 for disaster relief. These funds went directly to Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida to help with recovery efforts. […]

“Home for Christmas” with Support from Catholic Charities
December 17, 2018

Terry Oliver will be celebrating Christmas at his Homosassa home this year, after one-year away. Last October, he and his daughter were displaced from his house because of damage sustained from Hurricane Irma. His house was fixed thanks to the partnership between Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) and […]

Diocese Hosts Community Forum on Affordable Housing
August 17, 2018

Close to 30 individuals with experience in affordable housing gathered at the Pastoral Center of the Diocese of St. Petersburg on August 14th to discuss how to address an important community need – housing for low-income, working families and individuals. “We believe every person has the right to a decent place to live and a […]