Join one of our pilgrimages in Spain or Italy!
Pilgrimage is a transformative experience, filled with life-long memories, spiritual renewal, and adventure. A portion of the cost of each pilgrim’s trip also supports the work of Catholic Charities of California providing crucial services to Californians in need — a win, win, win!
Local Catholic Charities Organizations in California proudly serve immigrants in communities across the State. For over 60 years, these services have included everything from emergency food and housing assistance, to mental health counseling, to professional legal services.
Catholic Charities of California has received three consecutive awards from the Department of Social Services to serve unaccompanied, undocumented minors (UUMs) in California, where for decades, Local Catholic Charities Organizations have been providing these services. Most of these children are in crisis; they have survived dire hardships, including abuse, hunger, gang violence, and parental abandonment. Some are victims of sex or labor trafficking.
Research shows that increasing access to healthcare reduces poverty. ¹ Reducing poverty in California is a priority for Catholic Charities of California and Local Catholic Charities Organizations. For decades, Local Catholic Charities Organizations have assisted lower-income Californians to enroll in health coverage and access essential health services.
Food security for all Californians is a priority for Catholic Charities of California. At least 4 million low income Californians struggle with food insecurity. This means that, on a regular basis, they don’t have access to enough nutritious food to meet their basic nutritional needs.