about us

History

Toward the end of the Great Depression in 1933, Catholic Charities opened an office in downtown Phoenix with our first director, Eileen Ward, advocating for vulnerable children.

Over the years, Catholic Charities staff and volunteers continued to monitor the needs of central and northern Arizona communities and responded by providing life-changing services that protect and nurture children, help strengthen families and assist individuals in crisis - growing to serve communities.

We continue the thread of our early work today by delivering services in foster care, adoption and pregnancy counseling, North Star Youth Partnership and Westside Head Start early education. Over the years in response to community needs, our agency has grown to serve veterans and their families, sex-trafficked survivors, victims of domestic abuse, refugees and those experiencing homelessness. Working with our affiliate, Housing for Hope, we provide affordable housing, as well as the resources and services individuals and families need to feel at home in their community.

Catholic Charities is a place where miracles happen every day in the lives of more than 22,000 individuals every year. Join us in this incredible work and be a miracle to someone today.

 

 

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Catholic Charities is committed to making reasonable accommodations to the special needs of individuals with disabilities meeting the eligibility requirements of all versions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so these persons have access to available employment opportunities and services. To contact us if you are deaf or hard of hearing, please dial 7-1-1 to access the free telecommunications relay service.