Catholic Charities is one of the largest private family service agencies in Fairfield County. We serve the most vulnerable in our communities.

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Our programs and services address both immediate needs and provide support and preparation for fostering independence and self-sufficiency.

Helping Since 1916

Catholic Charities serves Fairfield County with programs that feed the hungry and homebound, shelter the homeless, strengthen families, assist with physical and mental health, and deliver consultation and assistance to immigrants. We serve all people without regard to age, race, religion, or ability to pay.


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Cutting the Ribbon on a Place of Hope and Hospitality

The dedication of the new Thomas Merton Family Center in Bridgeport was an occasion to celebrate Catholic social service, charitable giving, and the power of partnering with other health and social service providers to serve the most vulnerable in the Greater Bridgeport area.

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Fall 2023 Newsletter: The Thomas Merton Center

Fall 2023 Newsletter: The Thomas Merton Center

From The Director's Desk:As we enter the holiday season and see the ubiquitous #Blessed and Be Grateful signs displayed on everything from social media posts to home décor, at the Thomas Merton Center, being thankful is simply part of the culture each and every day....

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