How We Help

We put faith into action to comfort, care for, and advocate for all people in crisis by strengthening the vulnerable and promoting self-sufficiency. Our programs feed the hungry and homebound, shelter the homeless, strengthen families, assist the physically and emotionally challenged, and deliver consultation and assistance to immigrants. We serve all people without regard to age, race, or religion. All are welcome.


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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