The poor and the vulnerable in our communities are hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Catholic Charities is open and continues to provide all services but we need your help. Please see our wish list below of the items needed for our soup kitchens and food pantries. We need your financial assistance and food or supply contributions now more than ever to help your neighbors in need. We will also continue to update you regarding information on and the status of ALL our programs through this webpage and on all of our social media outlets.
Financial Need: Our resources will be directed to focus on meeting the unfolding and ever-changing needs of our clients. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the demand for our services to the poor and vulnerable in Fairfield County is exploding. Your support will help us remain responsive to their needs. Please consider a financial donation today to help us provide essential services to the most vulnerable of your neighbors. Click here to give.
Program Wish Lists
Many of our area residents are already living paycheck-to-paycheck. The current situation is has further reduced the income of many. Even the slightest reduction in income can create a financial crisis for the entire household. There is a difficult path ahead for many people increasing the number of people we serve. In-kind donations will help our programs continue to serve the populations that need their services, especially the soup kitchens and food pantries. Help us ensure that families will have access to healthy, nutritious food at this critical time.
New Covenant Center (Stamford) Wish List
Thomas Merton Center (Bridgeport) Wish List
Morning Glory Breakfast Program (Danbury) Wish List click here
Room to Grow Preschool (Norwalk) Wish List click here
If you want to donate, but cannot leave your house and feel more comfortable participating through an online donation, our programs all have online wish lists on Amazon. NOTE: we acknowledge that supplies are limited through Amazon. Our food services have the ability to quickly access supplies through wholesale distributors. Your monetary donations are much appreciated.
COVID-19 Anxiety Related Issues
Are you or a loved one experiencing COVID-19 anxiety related issues? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Our Behavioral Health Services Team is here to help and is offering telehealth individual and group services.
Click here for more information.
Program Updates & Information
7/24/2020 – Updated New Covenant Center volunteer information
6/3/2020 – The Thomas Merton Center is having a FOOD PANTRY DAY today! Also, St. Rose of Lima in Newtown will be hosting a Drive-Thru Food Drive on Saturday, June 13th on behalf of TMC. All the details can be found here.
6/3/2020 – New Covenant Center volunteer information
5/14/2020 – Click here to view the Thomas Merton Center Virtual Celebrity Breakfast
5/8/2020 – Click here to view the New Covenant Center Virtual Celebrity Breakfast
4/23/2020 – The Thomas Merton Center has updated their HOURS OF OPERATION.
4/4/2020 – Thank you from Mike Donoghue
4/1/2020 – Update on New Covenant Center
3/30/2020 – Behavioral Health Services
3/28/2020 – Room to Grow Preschool will remain closed until further notice.
3/19/2020 – Update on New Covenant Center
3/19/2020 – Update on the Morning Glory Breakfast Program
3/18/2020 – In response to the Coronavirus, the New Heights building is temporarily closed and we are providing assistance in the community. It is important that we remain in contact with our members to provide support and potential resources. We are checking our messages throughout the day. If you would like to speak with a staff person, please leave a message and someone will get back to you on the same day. Urgent or immediate needs should be directed to 911. Please check back daily for updated information and remember to leave your name and phone number. Stay safe and healthy. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
3/17/2020 – Behavioral Health Services continue to be open. Anyone requesting mental health counseling can call the Danbury (203-743-4412 Ext. 226) & Norwalk (203-750-9711 Ext. 30) programs to schedule an appointment. We are conducting initial interviews and on-going sessions for current clients on the telephone, as well as Medication Management.
3/16/2020 – Room To Grow Preschool will be closed beginning March 16th 2020 until Friday, March 27th, 2020. School will resume on Monday, March 30th, as long as State and City health officials approve.
3/16/2020 – New Covenant Center
3/14/2020 – Catholic Charities New Heights will be closed on 3/16/2020 to perform a deep cleaning of the facility in an effort to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus. Please call the facility prior to visiting and listen to the outgoing message for the most current information on closures. All messages will be returned on the same business day. Please be sure to leave your name and phone number. Stay healthy! New Heights (203) 794-0819
3/12/2020 – Catholic Charities memorandum to volunteers