Immigration & Refugee Services

Catholic Charities has been providing assistance to immigrants and refugees for more than 100 years. Our agencies help them adjust to life in the United States by offering a wide range of social and legal services that help them get established in the community. The services inlcude housing and financial assistance, employment and training, language classes, adjustment of status, counseling, and other support. We advocate for just and compassionate migration and refugee policies that respect the life and dignity of each person.

Why We Do It

Our Catholic heritage includes a scriptural call to provide hospitality to newcomers as if welcoming Christ Himself. The Catholic Church, like our nation as a whole, finds its identity and roots in various immigrant communities. We affirm the inherent dignity bestowed by God on every human person, including immigrants and refugees, no matter the circumstances that compel a person to begin a new life in our community.

“It’s also the push in the heart of those who welcome: the desire to encounter, meet, dialogue… hope is the push to share the journey.”

POPE FRANCIS

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The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.

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