Catholic Charities in the News

As the charitable arm of the Diocese of Phoenix, we help the most vulnerable in seven counties in Northern and Central Arizona.



PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 2, 2020): To ensure that clients can continue counseling sessions during COVID-19 and address issues for individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents, Catholic Charities Counseling Department sessions are moving online to ensure those who need assistance still have a resource during the stay-at-home order.

“We want to be sure that the challenges in today’s environment don’t affect our clients’ ability to get the counseling they need even if they can’t come to individual or group sessions,” said Anna Smith, MC, LPC, LISAC, Catholic Charities Senior Program Manager. “By taking advantage of online resources, we can continue to provide them the support, advice, direction and counseling that is so important, particularly today.”

Catholic Charities’ professional team provides counseling for emotional, physical, sexual or verbal abuse; adolescent behavior issues; anger management; anxiety; communication issues; depression; divorce; family conflict; grief and loss; HIV/AIDS; parenting; self-esteem; stress management; and substance abuse.

To arrange a counseling session, call 602-749-4405.

Counseling session costs, including virtual sessions, are based on a sliding scale for individuals paying by credit card or are covered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state’s Medicaid agency. For more information, visit

About Catholic Charities

Founded in 1933, Catholic Charities provides care for the vulnerable of all faiths in central and northern Arizona through programs in foster care, early education, veteran

services, refugee resettlement, and homeless outreach. Housing for Hope, a separate 501c3, is an affiliate of Catholic Charities and provides affordable housing. Learn more by visiting or Social connections include and

Jean Christofferson
Catholic Charities Community Services