Catholic Parish Outreach
Terry Foley, Director
Catholic Parish Outreach, a Catholic Charities program, is celebrating 34 years of serving Wake, Franklin, and Johnston counties. We provide emergency food assistance and, when possible, small children's clothing and baby items, such as formula and diapers. CPO does more than just distribute food and children's clothing. The pantry gives hope to its clients by treating them with dignity and respect. Clients see volunteers coming together with one purpose - to help them. CPO also provides a food stamp outreach program and a resource list of other assistance throughout the community. It is a model throughout the state of how to serve the less fortunate in our communities. The kindness of CPO's supporters makes a difference in the lives of our clients long after the food we provide is gone. Any help you can give is deeply appreciated. We hope that you take the next step to learn more about CPO and how to help. Thanks!
Direct services provided by CPO are:
Emergency Food Assistance
Diapers and Baby Clothing
Centro para Familias Hispanas
Consuelo Kwee, Director
Centro para Familias Hispanas (the Hispanic Family Center) is dedicated to empowering Hispanic families to become more integrated in the community and to improve their quality of life by implementing programs of education, health, job training, and referrals to facilitate access to existing community resources.
Centro para Familias Hispanas began in 1997 by providing disaster relief in the Hispanic community after Hurricane Fran. Centro para Familias Hispanas was permanently established in 1998, by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh, to provide services of information, referrals, and case work to Hispanic families in need. As the Hispanic population began to grow quickly in Wake County (and considering the language difficulty and cultural differences of the population) we saw the need to increase and improve our services. Today, the Centro para Familias Hispanas has specialized personnel in family case management, immigration, family/ parent education, and preparation for kindergarten. In addition, Centro para Familias Hispanas provides a variety of programs for adults to enhance their educational or employment skills, from English as a Second Language (ESL) to General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and La Plaza Comunitaria (a partnership with the Mexican Consulate and Wake Technical Community College for adults to improve their literacy and educational levels).
BIA Accredited Representative
Veronica Alvarado x228
Fr. Robert Ippolito
Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
*Immigration services are by appointment only.
A portion of our services are made possible by our funding partner, Wake County SmartStart, an organization dedicated to ensuring children are prepared for success in school and life.