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What We Do

At Catholic Charities we help people who are struggling by addressing the often complex issues at the root of their need. Through our national office’s advocacy and disaster relief programs — and its support of our network of member agencies — we’re making tangible progress toward better serving and loving our neighbors all across the country.


Our approach to reducing poverty is as multifaceted as its causes, with programs aimed at both the national and community level.

Advocacy & Policy

We’re working to improve legislative and social policy through our advocacy initiatives, which help governments better understand poverty’s impact on the economy and family. Spearheaded by our national office, our efforts are also closely informed by the work of our diverse community of member agencies.

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Supporting Our Member Community

Our national office also provides support to Catholic Charities member agencies nationwide — across the country and in other US territories. It is our privilege to help equip the work of our members and to share new and promising best practices; we also create opportunities for members to gather together for faithful community and encouragement.

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Alliance with Notre Dame

We’re combining our efforts with the research and analysis of one of the country’s leading Catholic universities to get closer to our ambitious goal: to change the way our nation talks about poverty and serves the millions of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet.

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