Catholic Charities of Fairfield County
Over the last 95 years, Catholic Charities has grown to be one of the largest private family service agencies in Fairfield County.
It has been our privilege and mission to serve the most vulnerable in our communities through programs which alleviate hunger, support the elderly and those with physical and mental health challenges, provide safe care for children and safe haven for the homeless, and deliver fair and just services to immigrants, all without regard to age, race, religion, or ability to pay.
We don’t do what we do for Catholics; we do what we do because we are Catholic.
Help US to Help THEM!
Catholic Charities is very involved in efforts to support those affected by the devastating tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our staff has been deployed in Newtown on the campus of St. Rose of Lima Church, reaching out to adults and youth who are trying to cope. Nine of the deceased and their families were parishioners of St. Rose. Thousands of people are coming to the church, not only to attend services, but also to be consoled.
We have already initiated counseling support to one of the families who has lost a child and are prepared to reach out when others are ready. Additionally, counselors were positioned at three of our impacted Catholic schools, to offer on-site counseling to staff and students alike.
We have also been working with the teaching staff to provide them guidance in the best way to reach out to the students and create a comfort level around their returning to the classroom.
We are continuing to assess the need going forward, and our goal is to be a supportive presence to all those in need.
Catholic Charities would gratefully appreciate any donation which would help support our on-going efforts to continue to provide needed Trauma Response Services.
Ways to Give:
By credit card ~ Click the "Donate Now" tab at the top of this page and select "Trauma Response Fund" from the pull down menu for you gift designation; or
By check ~ Please make checks payable to "Catholic Charities/Trauma Response Fund" and mail them to:
Catholic Charities/Trauma Response Fund
238 Jewett Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
On behalf of the many in need, thank you for helping Catholic Charities provide assistance at this critical time.
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