Frequently Asked Questions

How can someone begin receiving services from Catholic Charities?

There are many ways to receive help. The first is to reach out. Catholic Charities provides programs and services all across the Archdiocese of Hartford. If you or a loved one is in need, please call, email, or send a message through the Catholic Charities website or social media channels. The caring and conscientious staff members will respond to each inquiry. If Catholic Charities is not the best fit to assist, there may be other community resources that our experienced staff can recommend.

Where can I find my local Catholic Charities office?

Catholic Charities has nearly 30 locations across the Archdiocese of Hartford in Hartford, Manchester, Meriden, New Haven, Newington, Torrington, and Waterbury. Catholic Charities also operates several group homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. More than 400 individuals work for Catholic Charities. They sincerely appreciate your support, interest, and prayers.

Does Catholic Charities benefit non-Catholics, too?

Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths and backgrounds. While the mission of the organization is rooted in the Gospel and Catholic social teachings, no one must be Catholic to receive services or to work for Catholic Charities.

Where does funding come from?

About half of funding is from grants from state government agencies. About 20 percent is from program service fees. The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is about 10 percent of revenue. Catholic Charities is grateful for and depends upon the generosity of all individuals, families, and organizations whose investment in the mission makes a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Catholic Charities is a proud partnering agency of the United Way.