Who We Are

Catholic Charities is a non-profit agency serving people of all faiths in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties since 1920. We focus on children as our future, families as the backbone of our society, and the elderly as our link to our roots.

Our Mission

Reflecting God’s love, we partner with all to strengthen families and inspire people to achieve their fullest potential.

Our Vision

We envision a future where all individuals and families achieve greater safety, stability, and independence in compassionate communities where people are valued, connected, and take care of one another.

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Core Values

Consistent with our God-created human dignity, the cornerstone of our mission is the recognition that every person has basic rights as well as responsibilities. Central to our mission we are guided by these core values.

Dignity

The dignity of every human life is the foundation of a moral vision for society. Empowered by support for human dignity, individuals are expected to assume relative responsibilities for their growth and development.

Hope

A basic moral test is how the most vulnerable members of our society are faring. We put the needs of the vulnerable first, and we foster hope through our service, advocacy, and community action.

Diversity

We respect and celebrate the rich diversity of the human family. In all of our work, we demonstrate respect for our differences, including gender, age, race, creed, and culture.

Compassion

We demonstrate our deep concern by caring for the struggles of humankind and supporting individuals as they maximize their full potential.

Excellence

We pursue the highest-quality measurable outcomes in all services as we assist individuals in reaching their maximum level of self-sufficiency. We commit to using all human, material, environmental, and financial resources in a responsible and accountable manner.

Solidarity

In collaboration with our colleagues and partners, we demonstrate our belief in one human family, regardless of national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. Loving our neighbors has global dimensions.