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.
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.
For adoption services, contact Joanne Fieschko at (252) 638-2188 ext 202.
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
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.
The Senior Pharmacy Program (SPP) of Catholic Charities assists low-income seniors, ages 6O and over, with prescription costs and limited medical supplies to help manage their chronic illnesses.
Seniors must meet income standards (generally up to 2OO% of the poverty level); must not be eligible for Medicaid; have no private insurance for prescription costs; and have a chronic illness covered by the Senior Pharmacy Program such as diabetes, glaucoma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, acid reflux disease, arthritis, or clinical depression.
This program is only available in the Coastal Region serving the counties of Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico. Vouchers are distributed at sites in the following cities: Alliance, Morehead City, New Bern, Trenton, and Vanceboro.
For more information about the program, please contact the New Bern Office by phone at 252-638-2188.
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 New Bern Office at 252-638-2188.
- Alice Sontag honored with John J. Carey AwardNovember 4th, 2014On Thursday, October 30, Catholic Charities honored Alice Sontag with the 2014 John J. Carey Award for Outstanding Contribution to Charity and Social Outreach Ministry. A retired teacher, Ms. Sontag is a member of Saint Peter the Fisherman Mission in Oriental. Gary Skinner, executive director of Catholic Charities, presented the award at the Community Partners Recognition […] Read more...
- Our response to storms in eastern North CarolinaApril 26th, 2014Severe weather passed through eastern North Carolina on Friday night with a tornado touching down in Beaufort County. This is the second tornado to touch down in Beaufort County in a 3-week time period. The other was in Belhaven. Our Catholic Charities regional directors have reported that impacted areas include Beaufort County (Washington and Chocowinity), […] Read more...
- Catholic Charities responds in BellhavenApril 8th, 2014Severe weather passed through eastern North Carolina on Monday night, with a tornado touching down in Beaufort County. Early Tuesday morning, Catholic Charities staff began responding to this disaster by reaching out to the local parish and food pantries in Belhaven, where some of the worst damage occurred. Staff worked to identify families who were […] Read more...
- Free Citizenship Workshop – July 20July 20Are you considering become a U.S. citizen? Come to this Catholic Charities workshop to learn more about the many advantages becoming a US citizen can offer to permanent residents. Read more...
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