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Because of the caring staff at Catholic Charities, Taymara says she is able to live a healthy life and help others. Days after her 40th birthday, Taymara was rushed to the emergency room. She had been experiencing moderate to severe chest pains for months, but this time it was different. Taymara was having a heart attack. “The first thing... Read more

One hour before being taken off life-support, Brianne’s heart miraculously started beating on its own. She had been on life-support for three and a half months before her family made the decision to pull the plug. “I woke up to a different world” Before that, Brianne... Read more

J. got her discharge from the Air Force in 1999, and since then, life has been difficult. Chronic illness and back pain left her unable to finish her nursing degree. Eventually, she lost her home and her car.  Sadly, she had been living on the couches of friends and relatives for a year-and-a-half before she was referred to the Mansfield... Read more


When Traci lost her job due to an unexpected illness, Catholic Charities helped her family get back on track. Traci is a young widow from Mansfield who’s working to support her daughter and her two grandchildren.  “I was working a good job, but I got sick and needed surgery.  They kept me on the payroll for a while, but then they... Read more

"I don't know where I would be today if it weren't for the people at Catholic Charities. The good you do for people is nothing short of amazing." - J., Air Force veteran

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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