Catholic Charities Programs and Services
The agency provides services through three offices located in Stockton, Modesto and Sonora. Our programs and services help people in every stage of life: children, youth, families, and elders.
The Stanislaus offices are located at 2351 Tenaya Drive Suite D in Modesto. The Immigration Legal Services Program can be contacted at: (209) 444-5910.
Services for Seniors and Caregivers
Volunteers need for a FRIENDS program. Volunteers
will become a visitor to seniors in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home
at one of the many locations throughout Stanislaus County. Tasks may
include watching television, reading books, talking or any other fun interactive
activities. All volunteers must pass a background check and attend a short
orientation. The times and days depends on the schedule of the volunteer, who
will be matched with a senior with similar availability.
Home – Homemaker Services
This program provides services to seniors who are in need of assistance with house-keeping (light cleaning, cooking, laundry).
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights and quality care for residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities for the elderly, and those who attend adult day health care programs.
Senior Options is a case management program supporting the senior’s desire to remain independent and in their own homes and communities. The case manager identifies needs, helps the individual access direct services, and provides education and advocacy. Over 450 seniors in Stanislaus County have received services through this important program.
RSVP, Retired & Senior
RSVP is a part of America' largest network for
individuals ages 55 and over. By becoming a RSVP member, you will have an
opportunity to help others while choosing your own hours and sharing lifetime
experiences while strengthening your community
Social Security Representative Payee Program
As a Representative Payee Organization, we receive monthly SSA/SSI benefits on behalf of seniors who are unable to manage their money. This money is used only to pay for the senior’s current needs, including housing, utilities bills, food, and personal care items.
Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention (SEAPA)
The Elder Abuse Prevention Program was created to educate the public about the physical, emotional and financial abuse of our seniors. Outreach efforts include presentations and training sessions for Certified Nursing Assistants, facility staff, clergy, service organizations, financial institutions and other mandated reporters. Topics include mandated reporting procedures, identity theft, scams and other abusive situations which victimize seniors and other dependent adults.
Senior Transportation Program
Transportation Program provides seniors 60 years and over transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping. There are three vans, one of which is equipped with a wheel chair lift. We have two full-time drivers and a number of volunteer drivers who help to make this program possible.
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The Family Counseling Services Program provides linguistically and culturally responsive mental health treatment intervention and education to under served and diverse populations in our communities. Catholic Charities is committed to offering family wellness services that are professional, accessible, low-cost, short-term out-patient counseling to under served populations.
This program provides parenting education and develops parenting skills for high risk families through local Parishes. An 8-10 week Nurturing Parenting Program is offered, and case management is provided for participants as needed that leads to access of additional resources for these families. In addition, presentations that promote wellness, healthy physical and emotional development are available upon request.
Youth Engagement Program
In partnership with community organizations and youth groups this program aims to identify at risk youth to provide needed services that improve emotional and physical well being through concrete services such as mentoring and tutoring. Services include leadership development that is holistic and promotes community involvement.
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Environmental Justice Program
Educates and motivates Catholics in the Stockton Dioceses to a deeper reverence and respect for God’s creation, and engage local parishes in activities to resolve environmental problems.
Sustainable Communities Strategy
The Environmental Justice Project took the lead in forming a coalition of public health, faith-based, neighborhood, and environmental justice groups, as well as builders, business leaders, and planners in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. The goal is to make sure that traditionally under-represented communities are part of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to decide how the San Joaquin Valley will grow.
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Immigration Legal Services
The agency is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide low-cost consultations, legal counseling, and tutoring services to assist permanent residents achieve US citizenship. Services are provided by Case Managers accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Provides assistance to immigrants through low-cost professional and confidential immigration counseling, such as family petitions, hardship waivers, etc…
Citizenship Education Program
This program provides weekly English/Citizenship classes to assist Legal Permanent Residents pass the naturalization exam. Free childcare is provided.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
This program assists eligible individuals to complete applications for DACA that leads to work authorization and deferred action. In addition, the program provides workshops and presentations to the community regarding the DACA initiative.
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Nutrition Assistance Services
Provides education and assists with the application process and case management to maintain benefits. Cal-Fresh formally known as the USDA’s Food Stamp Program) is the nation’s best defense against hunger and food insecurity.
This program provides food and nutrition education to Cal-Fresh eligible individuals to promote healthy food preparation through demonstration and education.
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Other Services (Offered Seasonally)
Catholic Charities administers funds from the Emergency Food and Shelter program to provide emergency utility assistance to eligible households. This service is provided in partnership with volunteers, parishes and other community organizations.
In partnership with Wells Fargo, Catholic Charities assists families/individuals who are currently struggling with foreclosure notices. Assistance is given for basic needs such as utility bills, food and other basic needs.
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