Health Guardians

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.

Our Impact

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.

 


Case Management

Greater New Orleans Area

Short-term case management with limited direct assistance is available. Please contact our case manager, Vickie Leleu, at (504) 452-2161 or email vleleu@ccano.org.

North Shore

North Shore Pastoral Center- Case Management
69090 East Highway 190 Service Road
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 605-5840

St. Charles Parish

St. Charles Parish Emergency Funds Assistance & Money Matters Financial Stability Program
100 Melonie Dr. Ste. F.
Boutte, LA 70039
Kettly Prophete, Emergency Funds Assistance Case Manager (985) 307-6884
Sherry Rhodes, Money Matters Case Manager (985) 307-6883
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


Counseling

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.

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