Catholic Charities in the Church Parishes

Published in our 2017 Annual Report.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Parish and Community Ministries program provides resources, assistance and development to parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans to better care for people in need in their communities. Case managers work to connect those in need to available resources, programs and ministries within Catholic Charities and through our vast network of community partners.

Recently, the program was chosen to become a Benefits Enrollment Center through the National Council on Aging, which is designed to provide a benefit check-up for individuals and families who are receiving Medicare to ensure they’re receiving all other benefits for which they are eligible. The program creates a community-wide system of benefits access.

Parish and Community Ministries case managers see clients both by appointment and walk-ins at a variety of locations throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans including New Orleans East and the North Shore.

Each client receives a Benefits Enrollment Checkup, which uses a computer program to offer a comprehensive look at their financial situation and determine what services they are eligible to receive. The case manager then connects the client to these services

through other Catholic Charities programs or referrals to additional community resources. Many Parish and Community Ministries clients are in crisis and looking for a lifeline. Case managers help them get back on their feet and on the road to self-sufficiency.

Parish and Community Ministries’ services include:

  • Medicaid Applications
  • Employment Services
  • Food Stamp Applications
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Budgeting
  • Health and Social Services Referrals
  • Housing Referrals