We are one of the largest private social service providers in Connecticut, offering assistance throughout the 23 towns in the Bridgeport Diocese. 

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Couples Counseling: Strengthening Relationships Through Behavioral Health Services

In the complex tapestry of life, relationships hold a central place, and among them, romantic partnerships are among the most intricate. While love can be a source of immense joy, it can also bring its share of challenges and conflicts. This is where couples counseling, offered as part of New Outlook Counseling, emerges as a valuable resource for strengthening relationships and nurturing lasting bonds.

Programs and Services

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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Thomas Merton Center Celebrates Fifty Years of Serving the Community

Discover the inspiring journey of the Thomas Merton House of Hospitality, from its humble beginnings in 1974 to its evolution into the largest soup kitchen and pantry in Bridgeport. Learn how this beacon of hope has provided meals, support, and community to thousands, and explore its exciting future as it expands into the Thomas Merton Family Center, offering comprehensive services to those in need.

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Rebuilding Lives: Empowering Futures through Housing Case Management

After facing several challenges including homelessness, Mr. McNeill was matched with the CCR program. CCR offers strengths-based case management and permanent housing for individuals with histories of chronic homelessness and incarceration. With the support of this program, Mr. McNeill found a lifeline in Catholic Charities.

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Celebrating Success and Community at Merton Homes in 2023

Merton Homes proudly welcomed Marisol Ruiz-Shanley as the new case manager in December 2022, and her impactful work has resonated positively with clients and the community since then. This article is a heartfelt recap of the remarkable successes and accomplishments achieved by Merton Homes residents throughout 2023.

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