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Catholic Charities honored with McGivney award

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is proud to announce that it will be one of three recipients of the Blessed Michael McGivney Award from the Connecticut State Council of the Knights of Columbus. The award “recognizes individuals or organizations who have made significant humanitarian, civic and social contributions to their state, church or country,” according […]

Grant ensures Hartford parents have a BOOST

We are extremely grateful to be the recipient of a $125,000 grant from the M&T Charitable Foundation’s Amplify Fund that will go toward our innovative BOOST 2.0 program. BOOST is a collaboration among Catholic Charities, the Capital Campus of the Connecticut State Community College system, local employers, and other community partners. It was created to […]

Families learn how to create ‘education oasis’

It’s not unusual for parents to reach a point when they are simply unable to help a child with homework. Whether it’s trigonometry or chemistry or history, the parents might know little about the subjects or have forgotten everything they had learned in school. But those parents can still help, said Nick Lebron, director of […]

Museum brings STEAM to Hartford neighborhoods

Catholic Charities and the Children’s Museum of West Hartford are teaming up again to present a series of Family STEAM Days over the next few months. The free events will be at Catholic Charities centers in Hartford and will give children of all ages and their families a chance to take part in hands-on STEAM-related […]

Behavioral Health launches new women’s trauma group

The Catholic Charities Behavioral Health team in New Haven is adding a new program to help women struggling to cope with grief and loss due to traumatic experiences. A group will meet every Tuesday (1-2:30 p.m.) from Feb. 27 through April 12 (except March 12). The seven sessions will help women over 18 who are […]

Have a Heart helps clinic clients with basic needs

Catholic Charities invites you to partner with us for the Have a Heart Campaign for the month of February. The clients in our Behavioral Health programs at clinics in Hartford, New Haven, Torrington and Waterbury are often struggling with financial situations that only intensify the mental distress they are suffering. Basic essentials like toiletries are […]

Struggling veteran finds hope at clinic

For Veterans Day, we want to share the story of a veteran who is a client at our Behavioral Clinic at the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford. The clinic offers help through sessions with licensed clinicians and peer support specialists, who offer unique help with clients because they have been down similar paths as those now seeking recovery.

Help & Hope fundraiser a big success

The Help & Hope Breakfast on Nov. 17 was held to raise funds for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford and we thank everyone involved who made it a huge success. Special guests included keynote speaker UConn Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Hurley, Archbishop Leonard Blair, Coadjutor Archbishop Christopher Coyne, Hartford Mayor-Elect Arunan Arulampalan, WTNH News Anchor […]

TANF program lifts whole person to a better life

At the heart of all the work performed by Catholic Charities is this old proverb: Give people a fish today and tomorrow they’re hungry again, but teach them to fish and they’ll be fed for a lifetime. Our mission is to uplift people, give them hope, and open doors.  The people served by our programs […]

BOOST program earns Innovation grant

The BOOST 2.0 program created by Catholic Charities earned a $100,000 grant from Catholic Charities USA during the national organization’s Annual Gathering in Cleveland on Oct. 5, 2023.Luis Santiago, director of our Southside Family Center in Hartford, and Ivelisse Acevedo, the center’s Lead Family Specialist, were at the conference to promote BOOST, which is a […]