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Welcome and thank you for visiting Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton’s website! .  Our Mission Statement says it all: “we partner with others in advocating for justice and assisting those in need by providing help for today and hope for tomorrow”.

For over 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton has provided social services to people in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Alpine, and Mono counties, and throughout the years, it has served as a sign of hope in local communities for people of all ages, religions, and races. 

Today, Catholic Charities administers direct social services and advocacy through a variety of programs for the elderly, such as the Multipurpose Senior Services Program, Homemaker Services, Elder Abuse Prevention, and Transportation for seniors over 60 years or older, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and Respite Care.

The agency operates a food bank in Stockton, assists immigrants with family reunification, citizenship application assistance, Citizenship education classes, enrolls children and adults in health insurance programs, provides short-term counseling services for families and a youth engagement program and offers access to health care for pregnant women. Other services include application assistance for Cal Fresh to alleviate hunger and improve nutrition and the promotion of environmental justice.  

Thanks for taking the time to visit us! Please take a moment to browse through our site and learn more about our services that you or someone you know may need, learn more on how you can volunteer or join us in our work.

We appreciate your interest and your support.


Elvira Ramirez                                                    Msgr. John Armistead                                                                               

 Executive Director                                                   Board Chair