Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida reaches out to care for our neighbors in need. We serve, empower, and advocate for impoverished and vulnerable families and individuals of any race, religion or national origin in 18 counties across the Florida Panhandle.
We strive to serve as many people as possible, and of those served last year, 90 percent were not Catholic.
Programs & Services:
Emergency Assistance: provides immediate assistance to the most vulnerable individuals and families by supplying basic needs. We offer emergency financial assistance and holiday aid for specific verifiable needs to eligible individuals and families.
Food Assistance: provided to individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet through our local food pantries and local offices. The Caring Coach, is our mobile food pantry that takes food and support to individuals and families in rural areas.
Pregnancy & Adoption: pregnancy services protect the dignity of women and the lives of unborn children by providing counseling, support, and resources to women overwhelmed by an unplanned pregnancy. Adoption services offer birth mothers the option to place their child with a forever family and adoptive family support services.
The Saint Barnabas House: a three to six month transitional living/work program. The program strengthens families by providing safe housing to those that are homeless or potentially homeless. The Saint Barnabas House assists individuals in achieving self-sufficiency and independence in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Matthew's Nursery: provides new moms in need with essential baby items.
Immigration & Refugee Services: provides legal services for family-based immigration cases. We provide a legal route to citizenship to qualified immigrants & refugees seeking liberty and freedom.
“Providing help, creating hope and serving all,” while working to rebuild lives with
compassion and dignity is what Catholic Charities is all about.