an organization for non-profit that offers assistance to the needy and the needy of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Catholic Charity’s purpose is to help alleviate poverty via basic needs such as shelter, food, clothing and educational. There are more than 300 programs available through Catholic Charity, both in both international and local settings. The programs offered include emergency assistance along with child welfare as well as assistance for families. Because of their extraordinary service, Catholic Charity has been recognized by the federal government. In 2000, the charity received the Secretary’s Award from the Department of Health and Human Services in recognition of its work to reduce infant mortality rates among low-income families.
Catholic Charity also has received many awards for its innovative services and programs. The charity was given the Outstanding Service Award by National Association of Social Workers in 2008 for its efforts with homeless young people. The purpose of Catholic Charity is to serve the community by providing programs to promote human dignity and the respect of vulnerable people and the weak. Catholic Charity is supported by private foundations, state agencies, corporations and individuals. Their majority of funds are derived from grants and government funds. vocnwf4kyn.