Parish and Community Ministries
Our Parish and Community Ministry and Parish Social Ministry provides resources, assistance and development for our parishes to better care for the people in need in their communities. Our case managers strive to connect those in need to available resources, programs and ministries within Catholic Charities and through our network of community partners.
In 2014, throughout all 118 Catholic Church Parishes in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, at least one (and in most cases many more) program or service was at work in every church parish. Our Parish and Community Ministries team works to document and analyze the services experienced in each parish in order for us to assess and address the evolving needs of those in our Parishes. We look for ways to connect our social ministries to pastoral ministries, working to provide nourishment for the body and the soul through our collaborative work.
Recently, the Catholic Charities Parish and Community Ministries program was chosen to become a Benefits Enrollment Center through the National Council on Aging. This program is designed to provide a “benefit check-up” for individuals and families who are receiving Medicare to ensure they are receiving other benefits to which they may be eligible.
Greater New Orleans Area
Short term case management with limited direct assistance is available. Please contact our case manager, Vickie Leleu, at (504) 615-0165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Shore Pastoral Center- Case Management
69090 East Highway 190 Service Road
Covington, LA 70433
St. Charles Parish
St. Charles Parish Emergency Funds Assistance & Money Matters Financial Stability Program
100 Melonie Dr. Ste. F.
Boutte, LA 70039
Open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Serving St. Charles Parish residents only
Services Provided: Case Management, Utility & Rental/Mortgage Assistance, Prescription Assistance, Financial Stability Program, Referrals & Resources
Tanya Mott, Emergency Funds Assistance Case Manager Ext. 27
Charisse Sorapuru, UWSC Money Matters Case Manager Ext. 25
Please see Counseling Solutions
Parish Social Ministry
Parish Social Ministry entails service by local Catholic parishes on behalf of the social policy priorities of the Catholic Church and engagement by parishes in the mission and work of local Catholic Charities agencies and programs.
Catholic Charities provides personal consultation to parish social ministers on matters related to ministry and engagement. Activities in parishes also include the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, JustFaith, and Catholic Relief Services including the annual Lenten CRS Rice Bowl campaign.