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. To make an appointment, call the following numbers:

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

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.

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. 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 Greenville Office at 252-355-5111.

  • Tar River Region receives new Regional DirectorJuly 10th, 2017Catholic Charities is excited to welcome Ethel Higgins as the new regional director for the Tar River region. Ms. Higgins’ journey to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh has taken her many places, but one thing has remained constant, her commitment to the Catholic Charities mission. Ms. Higgins was born and raised in Connecticut […] Read more...
  • Christmas Gifts Delivered to Families Impacted by Hurricane MatthewDecember 23rd, 2016Late in the afternoon on Thursday December 22nd, just 3 days before Christmas, Catholic Charities staff were met with a wonderful surprise. Like something out of a storybook, four boxes of pre-wrapped Christmas gifts were unexpectedly delivered without a note. With a little work, staff were able to track down the generous elves who put […] Read more...
  • Cans for Charity raises more than 3OO food items for Catholic CharitiesAugust 5th, 2016It was a balmy evening on Friday, July 29th for the Catholic Charities Cans for Charity event with the Carolina Mudcats.  This was the second game of the two part “Pitch in for Charity” series that Catholic Charities organized over the summer. Over one hundred fans came out to watch the Carolina Mudcats take on […] Read more...
  • Cans for Charity at Carolina Mudcats GameJuly 19th, 2016On Friday, July 29th, Catholic Charities will be hosting a “Cans for Charity” game with the Carolina Mudcats.  Fans who donate three cans of food at the game will receive a $3 discount on the $10 box seat special.  Cans that are collected at the game will be distributed among three food pantries which serve […] Read more...
  • My Experience as an Intern – Whitney, MSW CandidateApril 25th, 2016Interning at Catholic Charities is not what I expected at all; it has turned out to be more than I could have ever imagined. As an MSW (Masters of Social Work) student at ECU, we do not get to choose our place of internship, we are assigned a location. When I started working in August, […] Read more...
  • Hurricane Matthew Repair ProjectJuly 29Volunteers Needed Click here to register   Spots are limited. Registration closes July 15th. Sign up today! Project Description NC Catholics Volunteer has partnered with The United Methodist Church to assist families impacted by Hurricane Matthew. This opportunity is open to all interested in lending a hand to help those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Projects […] Read more...
  • National Parents Day – Greeville EventJul. 24thIn honor of National Parents Day, a Catholic Charities representative will be in attendance at the Sunday in the Park event at Town Common on Sunday July 24th. Read more...
  • Pitch in for Charity – Carolina Mudcats GameJul 29Join us for our canned food drive with the Carolina Mudcats!  If you have further questions, please contact Gabby Amos, by email or at (919) 821 – 9750. Carolina Mudcats Game Canned Food Drive Game Info: Carolina Mudcats v. Potomac Nationals Date: Friday July 29th Time: 7:00 p.m. Additional Information: Donated cans will result in […] Read more...