Catholic Charities of Long Island

Catholic Charities of Long Island has provided “Care with Dignity…Life With Hope” to the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged since its founding in 1957. Now one of the most extensive human service networks in the region, it serves more than 50,000 people per year of every faith and background regardless of their ability to pay.

With its mission rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, the agency delivers not only technically proper care but heartfelt compassion that affirms the dignity of every human life. With nearly 500 employees and 60 sites from Elmont to the East End, it provides a range of programs for every stage of life.

Funding priorities include:

  • Drug and alcohol treatment
  • Food and nutrition services
  • Affordable housing (seniors, veterans, persons with special needs)
  • Immigration and refugee services
  • Mental health (outpatient clincs and residential)
  • Maternity services
  • Residential services for people with developmental disabilities
  • Senior services
  • Parish social ministries (a partnership with more than 100 parishes throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties that serves tens of thousands right in their own communities)