Catholic Charities USA supports the development of social enterprises – to provide employment pathways. We encourage our Catholic Charities agencies to provide programs promoting innovation and entrepreneurship leading to self-sufficiency.
Why We Do It
A decent job honors the dignity of the person
and supports the well-being of the community.
Developing social enterprise business models and building community alliances encourages innovation and job growth.
Employees of social enterprises make significant gains toward economic self-sufficiency and stability in the areas of housing and income, while decreasing their reliance on government benefits.
“Through work each person must earn his/her daily bread and contribute to the continual advance of science and technology and, above all, to elevating unceasingly the cultural and moral level of the society within which he/she lives in community with those who belong to the same family.”
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What We Do