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 Parish Outreach Food Pantry

Catholic Parish Outreach is the largest food pantry in Wake County, NC. We serve any resident of Wake, Johnston, or Franklin County who is referred to us in writing by an agency (such as the Department of Social Services), church (any denomination), community, or public service organization, based on need. Services are provided to those of all faiths, or no faith tradition.

For more information about the Catholic Parish Outreach Food Pantry, please visit the Program Website.

Centro para Familias Hispanas

For Centro para Familias Hispanas services, visit Centro para Familias Hispanas location 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.

To make an appointment for Counseling, please contact Donna Walker at or 919-790-8533.


We are able to assist in the completion and submission of various legal documents including: Applications for Citizenship, Naturalization, and Family Unification. Our professional staff also provide informational sessions to parish and community groups on immigration rights, responsibilities, and current immigration issues and resources.

Please be advised, our staff are 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 Luisa Martin-Price, BIA Accredited Representative, by email Luisa.MartinPrice@Raldioc.Org or at 919-861-7441 to schedule an appointment.

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

Oak City Outreach Center

The Oak City Outreach Center provides a place of hospitality on weekends where people can gather to receive and give nourishment that comes from sharing of food and fellowship. As one of the leaders of the churches providing food said, we hope it will be a place “where everyone knows your name” and everyone is welcome.

Please visit Oak City Outreach Center’s page for more information.

Support Circles for Homeless Families

This program is a highly collaborative effort of the Raleigh / Wake 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Wake County. Catholic Charities coordinates the efforts of the faith community to help families living in homeless shelters in Wake County transition to permanent housing. The goal of the Support Circle Program is to engage members of congregations to end homelessness by partnering with individuals and families to assist them in their transition from homeless shelters to permanent housing.

For more information, visit the Support Circle Program Page.

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 Raleigh Regional Office at 919-790-8533.

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