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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CALIFORNIA
Catholic Charities of California represents the 12 local Catholic Charities Organizations in the state of California. Every year these organizations provide more than 1.5 million professional social services to Californians who need help. Catholic Charities of California Inc. serves as the point of contact between state officials, legislators, foundations, and other statewide and national organizations.
1 – Catholic Charities of Sacramento
2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 733-0253 www.scd.org/catholic-charities-and-social-concerns/catholic-charities
2 – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
(707) 528-8712 www.srcharities.org
3 – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
990 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 972-1200 http://catholiccharitiessf.org
4 – Catholic Charities of the East Bay
433 Jefferson Street, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 768-3100 www.cceb.org
5 – Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton
1106 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95202
(209) 444-5900 www.ccstockton.org
6 – Catholic Charities Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
(408) 468-0100 www.catholiccharitiesscc.org
8 – Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno
149 N. Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 237-0851 www.ccdof.org
9 – Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
1531 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 251-3400 www.catholiccharitiesla.org
10 – Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties
1450 North D Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405
(909) 388-1239 www.ccsbriv.org
11 – Catholic Charities of Orange County
1820 East 16th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 347-9600 www.ccoc.org
12 – Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
P.O. Box 121831, San Diego, CA 92112-1831
(619) 231-2828 www.ccdsd.org
California’s local Catholic Charities organizations have been providing services to Californians for more than 100 years!
Our Emergency Preparedness Program has eight contracts through the California’s Office of Emergency Services, “California For All: Listos California” initiative. By December 2020 we will deliver outreach and emergency preparedness education to over 420,000 individuals across the state.
Local Catholic Charities Organizations in California have provided over 60,000 immigrants with Immigration Legal Services. Over 775 have been unaccompanied and undocumented minors. 10,000 have been seeking DACA. We have reached an estimated 50,000 people through Outreach and Education event.
Our CalFresh Healthy Living program has conducted 920 nutrition education classes that reached over 13,000 individuals.
Disaster Case Management Programs at Catholic Charities of California continue to partner with four local Catholic Charities Organizations and more than 20 other community agencies across 9 counties to assist 1,700 families recover from the recent wildfires.
Our Medi-Cal and Covered California programs have helped over 10,000 people apply for healthcare coverage at more than 50 sites across the state.
Kenneth Sawa, President
Reverend Monsignor Gregory Cox, Treasurer/Secretary
Board of Directors
Reverend Monsignor Gregory Cox, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
Gregory Kepferle, CEO, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Len Marabella, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Santa Rosa
Jilma Meneses, CEO, Catholic Charities San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo
Jeff Negrete, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno
Appaswamy “Vino” Pajanor, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
Margaret Peterson, CEO, Catholic Charities of East Bay
Ana Ventura Phares, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey
Elvira Ramirez, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton
Andy Rivas, Executive Director, California Catholic Conference
Kenneth Sawa, CEO, Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties
Rose Ann Stock, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Orange County
Most Reverend Jaime Soto, Bishop, Diocese of Sacramento
John Watkins, Director of Social Ministry, Catholic Charities of Sacramento
Shannon Lahey, Executive Director
Emily Battaglia, Director of Programs
Pam Richmond, Director of Finance
Elisa Pehlke, Nutrition Programs Director
Jesse Thompson, Directing Attorney
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
— Saint Teresa of Calcutta