Finding free resources such as food, housing, and healthcare in the U.S. can be challenging to navigate — especially for immigrants new to the country. Knowing which resources are and are not available based on your citizenship status isn’t always straightforward. Fortunately, Catholic Charities USA offers various resources to all!
This article will answer the following questions about free resources:
- What is Catholic Charities USA?
- What kind of resources does this organization offer?
- How do I find a charity location near me?
- Do I need to be Catholic to receive help?
- Will receiving support from Catholic Charities USA affect my status in the U.S.?
- What do I do if I need immediate assistance?
What is Catholic Charities USA?
Catholic Charities USA is a century-old nationwide organization that aims to serve people in need and change the course of poverty in the country.
What kind of resources does this organization USA offer?
As seen here, CCUSA offers many programs, including:
- Affordable Housing
- Food & Nutrition
- Integrated Health
- Disaster Relief
- Social Enterprise
- Immigrant & Refugee
- Foundational Services
For immigrants and refugees specifically, this organization has agencies on the border ready to provide individuals and families with warm meals, shelter, and other support.
How do I find a charity location near me?
You will find a map of locations across the U.S. and a list of states below it. You can search the map based on your city, state, or zip code or click on your state from the list provided. Once you find a location near you, the site will provide the physical address, phone number, and website for that location. We recommend calling first to get clarity on what this location can do for you.
Do I need to be Catholic to receive help?
No! You do not have to be Catholic to receive help from this organization (and many others). Their website states, “At Catholic Charities [USA], we help people, regardless of their faith, who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues.”
Will receiving support from Catholic Charities USA affect my status in the U.S.?
You can receive this help without worry! First and foremost, you only have to disclose something about your legal status to yourself if you are comfortable. If you want more clarity on receiving help and citizenship status, click HERE.
What do I do if I need immediate assistance?
If, for some reason, CCUSA cannot aid you immediately, call 2-1-1 or visit findhelp.org.
If you’d like help from other churches and religious organizations, click here.
For food help, click here.