About Us

Action Statement

Catholic Charities provides compassionate social services that respond to the suffering of the vulnerable and those in crisis in our local communities.

Mission Statement

The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide services that impact family, neighborhood, and society so that lives are filled with hope.

Purpose Statement

We fight poverty and its consequences through crisis intervention services and by strengthening families resulting in new opportunities and changed futures.


Catholic Charities San Bernardino & Riverside Counties is a highly mission-driven organization dedicated to the alleviation of the suffering and the advancement of the poor and those in crisis in our local communities.

Catholic Charities is a non-profit, community based organization incorporated in the State of California in 1980 as a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation. Our Articles of Incorporation state the purpose of the corporation is to engage in social welfare activities in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside. As a public benefit corporation, Catholic Charities helps all people in our two-county region regardless of religious affiliation.

Catholic Charities is also a faith-based organization serving as the Official Social Outreach Ministry of the Diocese of San Bernardino. Though a separate corporation from the Diocese of San Bernardino, Catholic Charities is rooted in the religious and historic traditions of service in the larger community.  By virtue of our name and values, Catholic Charities is a visible and active Catholic presence in the community acting on behalf of the Bishop and the people of the Diocese of San Bernardino.

Catholic Charities serves all persons in need without regard for religious affiliation. In partnership with individuals, families and communities, we advocate for their needs and support their right to self-determination.

Our motto is “Providing Help, Creating Hope”, and we do this with a wide array of crisis intervention services and by strengthening families impacting thousands of adults, children, and seniors every year.  Our goal is to help distressed individuals and families by intervening when most needed to address their pressing financial, social, emotional and or physical needs in order to regain their stability following a crisis, so they can move forward with their lives.

Catholic Charities has a well-deserved local reputation for the seriousness in which we carry out our important work, our deep-felt concern for struggling families, and our high bar of accountability, trustworthiness, and resourcefulness.

Catholic Charities brings people of good will together to fight poverty and strengthen families. We believe that strong, stable, healthy families build strong, stable, healthy communities.  We play an integral part of the safety net that keeps people from utter destitution and give people a leg up when life has knocked them down.  We share in the social responsibility to care for the marginalized who feel at home with us, secure in the knowledge that we value them as people.  It is in our compassionate service to the poor and vulnerable that truly reflects the heart and soul of who we are in our Inland Counties.

Providing Help, Creating Hope

Values & Uniqueness


A significant factor that shapes our uniqueness is that San Bernardino and Riverside Counties are two of the largest counties by area in the United States, encompassing over 27,000 square miles with more than 4 million residents. Our geographic region includes urban cities, extensive suburban developments, rural agricultural pockets, and tiny communities scattered throughout a very large unincorporated and isolated desert. Catholic Charities addresses this geographic challenge with a well-coordinated and complicated web of staff, services, and locations.

Array Of Services

Catholic Charities is quite unique in the broad range of services provided by one organization.  Most frequently, families come to us due to an unexpected personal or financial crisis and without the resources they need to resolve the crisis on their own.  Varying problems require varying solutions, and therefore require a broad range of interventions and services. Catholic Charities assists families to regain their stability by providing the vitally necessary social services and by increasing access to other services that may available in the community, so families may move beyond the crisis and forward with their lives.


Catholic Charities staff is as diverse as the community it serves in every way.  Our staff is exceptional and bonded by an eagerness to share with others whatever each has to bring to the table based on their education, personal experience, and specific training. Those employed at Catholic Charities readily accept that our work is not just a job – it is a mission.  Our culture of kindness and service is the backbone of who we are and what we are able to accomplish in the community.