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.

St. Joseph Office in Burgaw

For Burgaw Social Services, visit Burgaw 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, 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.


To receive immigration assistance from our specialists, please contact the office nearest you.

Tar River Region, Greenville: 252-355-5111

Cape Fear Region, Wilmington: 910-251-8130

Raleigh Region, Centro para Familias Hispanas: 910-873-0245


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


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 Wilmington Office at 910-251-8130.

  • Wilmington Office Expands Partnership with St. Mary’s Tileston Outreach for AugustAugust 11th, 2016As an expansion of their partnership, Catholic Charities will operate a food pantry during the month of August while the St. Mary’s Tileston Outreach temporarily closes. Families will be able to receive food from the Catholic Charities location at the Harrelson Center on 4th Street in Wilmington from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday through […] Read more...
  • New Hope and a New Home After DisasterNovember 24th, 2015On Thursday, May 21st, a F1 tornado touched down in Columbus County.  At the time, 12-year-old Elmer Hernandez was alone in the home which was destroyed.  He hid in one of the only rooms that was left intact and was unharmed.  Reflecting back on that day, Elmer stated, “When I realized what was happening, I […] Read more...
  • New Partnership with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina AnnouncedNovember 19th, 2015Catholic Charities is excited to announce that they are partnering with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina to help ensure families are able to provide a healthy home environment for the children.  Through this partnership, the Catholic Charities Cape Fear Regional Office in Wilmington will serve as a distribution site for diapers.  Emilie Hart, the […] Read more...
  • Temporary Protected Status for Eligible Nationals of Honduras ExtendedNovember 3rd, 2014The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security has announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Honduras has been extended.  Eligible families must apply for this extension by December 15, 2014 to be considered.  The current extension will last for an 18 month period, from January 6, 2015 through July 5, 2016. Families may […] Read more...