When you open your hands and hearts you join us in opening doors for the most vulnerable in our community. Blessings!
Many times over the years, we have heard the words, "I don't know what I would have done without the assistance given to me by Catholic Outreach". These words come from the young mother newly homeless and desperate for diapers and formula for her baby. They come from the 85 year old woman who had never had to request assistance before, but had no food, so she came and tearfully requested an emergency food box. They come from a harried mother of four just as school was ready to start and she needed suitable clothes for her children - she visited the free Clothing Bank and the children all looked great for the start of the new school year.
Each day 90-120 individuals who are literally homeless living on the street come to the Day Center for a shower, to do laundry, check mail, see a physician or therapist and just be for a short time in a safe place.
Our Annual report is entitled "The Last Resort" and each day when the doors open at 9:00 am the line is often very long with many who have come as their last resort.