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Catholic Charities USA launches media campaign

“We Are There” is a foundational calling for our essential work and also the title of a national awareness campaign launched last week by Catholic Charities USA, the membership organization for the 168 Catholic Charities agencies that cover every inch of the United States. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is joining with the Catholic Charities […]

Community Schools teams work to make students safe

For many people, gun violence is something they only see in the news. But for others, these senseless tragedies can happen in their city or in their neighborhood, maybe hitting so close to home that they lose a family member or a friend. A prominent goal of the Community Schools programs that Catholic Charities offers […]

15 adults complete course in entrepreneurship

With a small group of family and friends on hand, a dozen people were handed certificates that represent a step toward them reaching their dreams of running their own successful business. The ceremony, held June 5 at the Asylum Hill Family Center in Hartford, was the culmination of an Entrepreneurship course taught over 6 weeks […]

Rhinos take it to the hoop in New Haven league

Go Rhinos! You’re probably wondering who — or what — are the Rhinos. That’s a basketball team from our afterschool program at Centro San Jose Family Center that plays in the New Haven Alternative Basketball League.  The league plays games in May and early June at Hillhouse High School in New Haven and provides a […]

Senior Director of Fund Development joins CCAOH

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is pleased to announce that David Sellery has joined the agency as the Senior Director of Fund Development to lead the nonprofit human service agency’s essential fundraising efforts. Sellery comes to CCAOH after serving as Director of Development and Member Engagement for the American Association of the Order of Malta […]

Seniors celebrate at annual Queen of Hearts

More than 100 people from our two senior centers in Hartford gathered for the annual Queen of Hearts celebration on Friday at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. For seniors who may not have had proms or quinceañeras, this fun and sometimes emotional party gives them a chance to dress up, dance and celebrate with friends. The […]

Hartford food pantry is bigger and better

With a crowd and news media watching, a ceremonial ribbon was cut Thursday morning to signal the reopening of a bigger, better El Centro Food Pantry in Hartford. The grand reopening comes after months of renovations funded by a $132,000 grant from Connecticut Foodshare. The need for a larger space had become evident in the […]

Clinics add immediate access for mental health

One of the hurdles to people receiving help with a mental health crisis is a lack of immediate care after they realize help is needed — they might ignore their problem if they can’t speak to someone right away. To help those people, three of the Behavioral Health clinics operated by Catholic Charities are starting […]

Course teaches grads to run their own business

A class to help people prepare to run their own business recently ended with 22 students receiving certificates. The course, taught at the El Centro Family Center at the Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford, helped the students learn about branding and marketing for a business, plus all of the complicated issues involved with […]

97-year-old a regular at senior fitness classes

In 1926, the New York Football Giants opened their second season of existence with a 21-0 win over the Hartford Blues in East Hartford. Frank Pepe’s “apizza” restaurant in New Haven was a year old and sold two pies — tomato and tomato with anchovies. The Model T was the most popular car on the […]