OUR PURPOSE

We create a just society by welcoming the most vulnerable among us, walking beside them and working to meet their needs.

What Makes Us Unique

Our Mission

We help our neighbors meet immediate needs and face long-term challenges. We steward our resources with transparency and efficiency. Together, we create a community where everyone is able to live with dignity and hope.

Our Values

EMPATHETIC: We put people first.
WELCOMING: We serve everyone.
COMPELLING: Our programs create real change.
COLLABORATIVE: We work together to solve our city’s problems.
DISCERNING: We make wise decisions with our resources.

Our Mission

We help our neighbors meet immediate needs and face long-term challenges. We steward our resources with transparency and efficiency. Together, we create a community where everyone is able to live with dignity and hope.

Our Values

EMPATHETIC: We put people first.
WELCOMING: We serve everyone.
COMPELLING: Our programs create real change.
COLLABORATIVE: We work together to solve our city’s problems.
DISCERNING: We make wise decisions with our resources.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO) has been an open door, a warm welcome, dry ground, a defending voice, and a hand up for generations of Louisiana residents. Our shared stories and strong roots help a diverse community stand tall together. Meeting the needs of the whole person is our continued commitment. Here’s what sets CCANO apart:

OUR CATHOLIC IDENTITY

Our Catholic identity guides our values and practices and fuels our motivation to love our city well. Our staff and volunteers come from diverse backgrounds but all share the Catholic commitment to serve everyone, regardless of religion.

OUR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP

Our responsible stewardship of resources sets us apart. Ninety-five percent of all donations go directly to the needs of the people we serve. We believe in transparency. View copies of our most recent audited financials and 990 form and contact us with any questions.

OUR HOLISTIC APPROACH

Our holistic approach to programming serves the entire community and meets the full range of human needs. CCANO currently encompasses 29 different programs and one affiliated ministry that cover housing and homelessness, immigration and refugee services, children and family services, health and behavioral health services, justice and employment services, senior services, and disaster response services.

OUR LONG HISTORY

Our long history in New Orleans gives us deep structural knowledge and a rich network for doing good. The Ursuline nuns began serving the needy in the New Orleans area in 1727. In 1938, Associated Catholic Charities incorporated to coordinate the Archdiocese’s many service agencies. Renamed Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1996, CCANO is now one of the largest and most active Catholic Charities agencies in the country.

Where We Serve

CCANO serves the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and its nutrition services benefit seniors in the entire state of Louisiana.

70,099

people were served by CCANO’s programs and services.

9,436

volunteers gave Catholic Charities 295,318 hours of volunteer service.

133

homeless men, women and families received help transitioning to housing.

268

adults received mental health assistance through the Counseling Solution program.

2018-2019 data

201

individuals gained job-readiness skills through the Integrated Workforce Services program.

53,221

seniors across Louisiana received food and nutrition through Food for Seniors.

1,299

immigrants and refugees received guidance, counseling and assistance through Immigration Services.

1,754

new and expectant moms received support and care through our Pregnancy and Adoption Services.

2018-2019 data

70,099

people were served by CCANO’s programs and services.

9,436

volunteers gave Catholic Charities 295,318 hours of volunteer service.

133

homeless men, womenand families received help transitioning to housing.

268

adults received mental health assistance through the Counseling Solution program.

201

individuals gained job-readiness skills through the Integrated Workforce Services program.

53,221

seniors across Louisiana received food and nutrition through Food for Seniors.

1,299

immigrants and refugees received guidance, counseling and assistance through Immigration Services.

1,754

new and expectant moms received support and care through our Pregnancy and Adoption Services.

Our Staff

CCANO is guided by leadership staff and a board of directors.

MEET THE TEAM

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