Providing Help. Creating Hope. Serving All.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. offers a variety of programs in DeSoto County that provide families and individuals with vital assistance designed to help them find their potential for success and to become more self-sufficient.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Prevention and Support Services
DeSoto County residents have historically found it difficult to enjoy decent employment. Catholic Charities helps those facing hardships with assistance with payments for rent, mortgage, and utilities, along with other basic needs for food, transportation, and prescription medications. Education is a primary focus of the Prevention and Support Services and families are provided with resources for other unmet needs such as budgeting, employment opportunities, and guidance with applying for other appropriate services.
Immigration and Family Reunification Services
DeSoto County is home to a large number of migrant families who wish to achieve citizenship or reunite with other family members. For those who are legal permanent residents, renewal of residence and employment documents is critical to their ability to remain productive members of the community. Catholic Charities provides low-cost assistance to individuals and families to help them realize their dreams.
Farm Worker Housing
Casa San Juan Bosco Farm Worker Housing is a Catholic Charities development located in Arcadia that provides quality and affordable homes to area farm workers and their families. The family-friendly neighborhood features 97 homes, playgrounds, soccer fields, a community garden and two community centers with a computer lab/library. Phase three is under construction and will provide housing for seniors.
Education and Enrichment Services
Education and enrichment activities are offered to both children and adults at the Casa San Juan Bosco Community Center. Catholic Charities efforts are supported by a group of volunteers who assist children with homework, and provide leadership for adult activities such as ESOL classes and Zumba classes. Catholic Charities is proud to partner with a variety of community agencies in bringing educational experiences to the residents of Casa San Juan Bosco.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES, DIOCESE OF VENICE, INC. SERVES ALL IN NEED REGARDLESS OF RACE, NATIONALITY, OR CREED.