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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge proclaims the gospel vision of Jesus Christ as its mission by serving the needs of individuals and families, especially the poorest, and working with Church and community for justice, peace, and compassion in society.
Who We Are
Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge is the local Catholic Charities agency providing social services throughout the Diocese of Baton Rouge covering 12 civil parishes.
For over 50 years, they have been providing direct services and advocacy for the poor and the most vulnerable in our community.
They serve people of all religions, including families in financial crisis, newly arrivedrefugee families, seniors in need of jobs, pregnant women, disaster victims,homeless families, disabled adults, and ex-offenders.
95% of those receiving direct services are below the poverty line.
They are the number-1-referred-to agency by the United Way Info Line.
What We Do
Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has the following ongoing programs:
Behavioral Health-- Counseling by licensed clinical social workers at 5 locations throughout the diocese, Senior Care Outreach, Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth age 10-14
Migration and Refugee Resettlement--Refugee relocation, English as a Second Language school, Immigration Legal Services
Employment programs--Job Services, Staffing Solutions, Senior Employment
Social and Community Responsibility--Prison Ministry, Community Outreach, Transitional housing for male ex-offenders and low-income families.
Maternity & Adoption Services--Domestic and International Adoptions, Maternity Services to women with a crisis pregnancy regardless of her decision to parent or make an adoption plan, post adoption counseling
Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge also has many special events throughout the year to serve immediate needs.