CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY
News and Stories
The Thomas Merton Family Center in Bridgeport has made significant progress since its groundbreaking event, which many of you attended. With the cooler months approaching, we are preparing to open the doors to our new location at 1406 State Street.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 109th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2023.
Every year, September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the alarming prevalence of suicide and the resources available to prevent it. For many, it is a time of reflection, education, and commitment to advocating for mental health. The mission of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (CCFC) New Outlook Counseling is to stand in solidarity with those struggling and to provide compassionate and professional care.
This Saturday, September 9th, New Covenant Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, will be participating in NBC 4 NY and Telemundo’s sponsorship of “Feeding our Families” in the tri-state area. Over 200 Stop and Shop locations will be the sites of local food pantries who will collect donated items to distribute to people in need. The overall goal is to reach $1 million in donated food throughout the region.
Sammy’s journey of compassion began when he crossed paths with Karen, the Volunteer Coordinator at the Thomas Merton Center (TMC), during a summer camping trip.
After a year of homelessness and life’s formidable challenges, Alissa became a participant in Catholic Charities of Fairfield County’s CCR Housing Program, where she was paired with Ms. Nataya Perry, a dedicated Senior Case Manager. Ms. Perry’s role was pivotal in helping Alissa secure housing and facilitating her connection to vital community resources.
BRIDGEPORT — Parishes throughout the diocese will take up a special collection to address the critical needs of those who have survived the Maui wildfires. Parishes have the options to hold the collection on the weekend of August 19 and 20 or the following weekend, August 26 and 27. Individuals can also make a donation.
As we navigate the challenges of today’s world, it is more crucial than ever to prioritize the mental health of our teenagers. The pressures of academic responsibilities, social interactions, and personal growth can take a toll on their well-being. That’s why Catholic Charities of Fairfield County is proud to introduce a program specifically designed to support teen mental health – New Outlook Counseling with Medication Management.
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County has enhanced its Medications Management program, also known as pharmacotherapy, to meet a growing need and better serve its clients with this critical aspect of mental health treatment.