Catholic Charities and Basic Needs
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Catholic Charities is heading toward a big birthday—we turn 100 next year! One of our earliest services was providing “relief” to families where the wage earner was either out of work or absent. Today, our Emergency Assistance centers have food pantries and clothing rooms, as well as highly-trained staff who talk with clients to sensitively discern the challenges and strengths in their situation, and come up with a plan that may include payment for utility bills, rent or security deposit, or a thorough screening to see if the client qualifies for government assistance programs. Sharon Tillmon, Director of Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Department, joins Monsignor Boland.