CCUSA welcomes funding to help people in need in the American Rescue Plan

Alexandria, Va. – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is encouraged by the commitment to help people and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

“The American Rescue Plan provides important and necessary relief to those who continue to suffer as a result of this pandemic,” said Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of CCUSA. “While no piece of legislation contains everything one might wish, this COVID-19 relief legislation provides critical public funds to families struggling with unemployment, food insecurity and the threat of homelessness.  Private charities and philanthropies cannot do it alone. Catholic Charities USA remains committed to working with Congress and the administration to ensure that vulnerable persons and families find the care and support they need during these difficult times.”  

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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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A member of Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 13 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at