Catholic Charities welcomes individuals and families of all faiths or no faith tradition, living in the 54 most eastern counties in North Carolina to participate in services.

Centro La Comunidad

For Centro la Comunidad services, visit Centro la Comunidad locations page.


Catholic Charities of the diocese of Raleigh provides professionally-trained bilingual clinical counseling services to individuals, couples, and families who:

  • Are experiencing emotional distress
  • Want to grow toward their full potential
  • Are experiencing difficulty dealing with stress, depression or anxiety
  • Desire increased skills to deal with life’s struggles
  • Desire healing from grief, loss or strained relationships

Counseling Services are provided from a perspective which recognizes the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, spiritual and physical aspects of an individuals’ healing or growth. Counseling is provided by licensed mental health therapists in English or Spanish in many areas of eastern North Carolina.

Clinical counseling is also provided in the school setting. If you are a school counselor please contact our offices to request services, or for further information.

Services can be paid for with private insurance, Medicaid or through a sliding fee scale based on income and family size.

Food Pantries

Catholic Charities of the diocese of Raleigh provides tangible assistance to meet basic needs of families by responding with food, clothing, baby items, and/or some limited discretionary financial assistance.

Please contact the Catholic Charities office closest to you to determine the type of emergency assistance they are able to provide you.


We are able to assist in the completion and submission of various legal documents from application to Naturalization to family unification. Our professional staff also provides informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Please be advised, our staff is not able to represent families during legal proceedings. All cases related to deportation or a removal situation are referred to the NC Justice Center.

Please contact Lauren Armbrester, BIA Accredited Representative, by email or at 919-286-1964 to schedule an appointment.


Catholic Charities case workers will assist pregnant families with the following services:

  • Work with pregnant women and families, and new families, as they prepare for birth and begin to establish a healthy environment in which to raise their child.
  • Referrals for clinical counseling, free of charge.
  • Provide health education and tangible resources to help families raise their children in healthy and loving homes.
  • We partner with other community agencies such as Project Gabriel, Birthchoice, and Project Rachel and Catholic parishes to support pregnant families.


Support of the Family

Services in Support of the Family provide assistance for poor, isolated and vulnerable families in Eastern North Carolina. Families receive a comprehensive assessment of needs, which results in either initial problem-solving for many issues, or a supported referral to connect with other services within the community. Additionally, clinical counseling services are available to resolve challenging family situations. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

The goals of Services in Support of the Family include:

  • Assisting families to develop skills and utilize opportunities to improve their lives
  • Assisting families to establish and/or maintain stable and supportive family environments.
  • Providing opportunities for families within neighborhoods and communities to meet and provide mutual support for each other.
  • Helping individuals with strong leadership abilities develop skills to benefit their community.

Volunteers play a very important role in the services that Catholic Charities provide. Volunteers work with poor and vulnerable families of all faith traditions, and quite a few only Speak Spanish.

Throughout our 5 regions we have volunteers working in the following capacities: filing, reception, working in the food pantry (stocking shelves with food, organizing and implementing logistics for food donations and distribution), entering data, and organizing donated clothes.

Volunteers can also be trained to assist with our Family Support Services program. Some responsibilities include: conducting screening interviews to identify clients’ needs, assisting in the ESL or GED classes, assisting with resume writing, and working in the childcare area.

To find out how you can volunteer, please contact the Durham Office at 919-286-1964.

  • Triangle Flooding ResponseAugust 3rd, 2016Severe storms, which delivered excessive rainfall in parts of Wake and Durham Counties in mid-July caused flash floods that forced more than a hundred families out of their homes. In response to the flooding, the American Red Cross opened a shelter for four days at Hillside High School in Durham, to assist families with lodging and […] Read more...
  • Catholic Charities wins at Durham Bulls gameJune 22nd, 2016Catholic Charities has teamed up with the Durham Bulls and Carolina Mudcats baseball teams this summer for two special fundraising nights. The first event took place on Monday, June 20, with approximately 500 people from throughout the diocese attending the Durham Bulls vs. Charlotte Knights baseball game in Durham. Catholic Charities supporters traveled from places […] Read more...
  • New Office Opens in DurhamNovember 21st, 2014On November 19, the Piedmont office opened at a new location after 15 years of serving clients at Broad Street in downtown Durham. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge blessed the new facility at 3711 University Drive in Durham. “We needed to move because we needed more space and a space that would serve the community in […] Read more...
  • Red Cross Names Catholic Charities “Community Partner of the Year”June 27th, 2014On Tuesday June 24th at the 2014 American Red Cross Triangle Chapter Annual Meeting, Catholic Charities was named “Community Partner of the ​Year.” Red Cross Regional CEO, Barry Porter, presented the award to Gary Skinner, Executive Director of Catholic Charities. Mr. Skinner shared his appreciation for this award, “Catholic Charities is thankful for this recognition […] Read more...
  • Catholic Charities to Assist Orange County Flood VictimsJuly 10th, 2013Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh and St. Thomas More Parish are partnering with The Green Chair Project and Triangle Red Cross to provide assistance to victims of the June 30 – July 1 rainfall that caused flooding for some Orange County residents. The agencies are coordinating a furniture donation drive scheduled for Saturday, July […] Read more...