Catholic Charities of California (CCC) invites you to join a seven-day walking pilgrimage!
CCC have organized 7-day walking pilgrimages along the Camino to the shrine of St James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and also along the Via Francigena – a lesser known, rare opportunity – to walk the ancient road to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
Pilgrimages are an enriching experience filled with life-long memories, spiritual renewal, and adventure. When people join us on pilgrimage, they are also helping to support the work of CCC to aid California’s most vulnerable residents.
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.