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.


Catholic Charities Organizing Virtual Stress Management Groups

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 23, 2020): Stress management is a major challenge in today’s unprecedented environment. To help people cope, Catholic Charities counseling department is forming, low-cost, small, virtual support groups of 10 or fewer to assist individuals in finding healthy ways to manage stress.

“Stress is abundant right now, and it’s something we just can’t get away from. In addition, finances are tight for many, so we’re creating these small, very low-cost groups as an easy, accessible way for people to find help,” said Anna Smith, MC, LPC, LISAC, Catholic Charities Senior Program Manager. “The groups will be conducted via Zoom and run by an experienced member of our counseling team.”

Catholic Charities’ professional team also provides individual, virtual 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.

If you are interested in the group sessions, please call our counseling team at 602-749-4405 for more information on availability and cost.

If you are interested in individual, virtual counseling sessions, costs 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. Appointments for individuals can also be made by calling 602-749-4405.

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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