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.

Counseling

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. You can find the locations of our food pantries here.

Immigration

Immigration specialists are located in the locations listed below. To receive immigration assistance, please contact the office nearest you.

Tar River Office, Greenville (252) 355-5111

Cape Fear Office, Wilmington (910) 251-8130

Raleigh, Centro para Familias Hispanas (910) 873-0245

 

Visit the Immigration page for more information about what services we provide.

Pregnancy

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. Below are current volunteer opportunities in our Fayetteville Office.  Please contact the office manager at 910-424-2020 ext. 21 for more information about volunteering with Catholic Charities.

  • Tax Assistance (VITA)
      • As a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteer, you will interact with people who need help preparing their tax returns at no cost to them.  Volunteers can serve as Instructors, Site Coordinators and Tax Preparers.
      • All volunteers will be provided with free tax law training, E-file Software training, and administrative support.
  • General Office Work
      • Responsibilities include: 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.
  • Family Support Services
      • 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 Fayetteville Office at 910-424-2020.

  • Fayetteville’s “Chocolate Affair” a Big SuccessFebruary 6th, 2016On Thursday, February 4th, the 12th Annual Chocolate Affair to Remember was held to benefit the Catholic Charities office in Fayetteville.  The elegant evening brought together various members of the community to celebrate and support the efforts provided by Catholic Charities staff. Over 150 individuals attended the event which raised over $13,000 to support local […] Read more...
  • New Space for Wilmington OfficeFebruary 1st, 2016For over a decade, Catholic Charities has provided services to the Wilmington community from their office on 4006 Princess Place Drive. In fiscal year 2014/15, over 660 families were served from this office impacting over 2,000 individuals. On February 1st, Catholic Charities opened a new office the Harrelson Center at 20 N. 4th Street, Suite […] Read more...
  • “A Chocolate Affair…To Remember” is a Big HitJanuary 30th, 2015The Catholic Charities Fayetteville Office hosted “A Chocolate Affair… to Remember” fundraiser on Thursday, January 29th. Guests were invited to the beautiful Skyview on Hay to enjoy live music, food, and a live and silent auction. This annual event raises money to support services that help families obtain financial self-sufficiency and maintain proper health and […] Read more...
  • George Quigley receives Bishop F. Joseph Gossman Community Leadership and Service AwardNovember 4th, 2014On Thursday, October 30th Bishop Michael F. Burbidge presented the Bishop F. Joseph Gossman Community Leadership and Service Award to Mr. George Quigley of Saint Ann in Fayetteville. The award was presented during the 2014 Annual Community Partners Recognition Dinner at the Saint Michael Parish Center in Cary. Mr. Quigley, who is a retired lieutenant colonel […] Read more...
  • Staff Reflection – MariaOctober 31st, 2014Maria Rau has been working as a student intern in the Fayetteville Regional Office since June. Maria has been providing clinical counseling to individuals, families, and couples. She has also been engaged in teaching Parenting Classes, as well as Family Case Management. Below is her reflection on what her time at Catholic Charities has meant to […] Read more...
  • 13th Annual: “A Chocolate Affair” to RememberFeb 24thJoin us on February 24th for "A Chocolate Affair" to Remember to support our Fayetteville Office. Read more...
  • Homeless & Hunger Stand DownNov 20thOn Friday November 20th, the United Way will be hosting the Homeless & Hunger Stand Down.  At this event, various organizations will be assisting individuals experiencing homeless by providing clothing, personal hygiene items, free haircuts, free flu shots, job placement assistance, health and dental screenings, veteran assistance, housing assistance, and educational assistance. Catholic Charities staff will be […] Read more...
  • 12th Annual A Chocolate Affair…to RememberFEB 4thCome join us for "A Chocolate Affair...To Remember" and support the Catholic Charities Fayetteville Office! Read more...