Catholic Charities USA calls on Congress to support Housing First

In a letter to Congress, Catholic Charities USA President and CEO Sister Donna Markham urged members to adopt a Housing First approach to tackling housing instability in America. Housing First is an evidence-based approach to addressing housing instability by eliminating barriers to access housing. Once a family is housed, Catholic Charities agencies can then administer holistic case management services to address the full array of needs including mental health, opioid addiction, hunger, and job training. Read the full letter here.

Advocacy & Social Policy Initiatives

CCUSA's Advocacy and Social Policy team advocates for policies that uphold human dignity and promote integral human development. Informed by the experience of local Catholic Charities agencies, the team urges policy makers to encounter the needy and vulnerable in their communities and to create policies which assist and support them.

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