Catholic Charities of California United
We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(4) organization representing the twelve Catholic Charities
organizations in the State of California. Catholic Charities of
as a strong voice at the State Capitol for Catholic
Charities organizations in California and the poor and vulnerable
people we serve.
We are committed to finding and promoting
solutions at the state and local levels to reduce poverty and human suffering in our state.
Our Catholic values, teachings, and traditions
provide the foundation for the work we do at the local,
state, and federal levels.
California is a coalition of organizations working
together at the State
Capitol to reduce poverty.
To reduce poverty and promote self sufficiency in
Compassion, Justice and the Common Good.
Local Catholic Charities organizations
Catholic Charities of California’s twelve local organizations
provide direct services to more than 1.5 million people each
year. On a daily basis, organizations deliver crucial services
to California's poorest and most vulnerable populations.
These services include shelter and housing, education and
training, social services, financial literacy, refugee and
immigrant assistance, food-related services, clothing and
utility assistance, job training and more.
Catholic Charities of California United (CCCU) — Advocates
for the Poor
CCCU recognizes that it is not enough to provide services for
the needs of the poor and vulnerable: Action needs to
be taken to change structures and policies that keep people
in poverty. CCCU advocates on behalf of Catholic
Charities organizations and clients at the state and federal
levels of government. CCCU is the co-founder of Step Up
California, a nonpartisan coalition of organizations
dedicated to reducing poverty and promoting self sufficiency
in California. CCCU serves on the Advisory Committee for
Senator Liu’s Pathways to Economic Security. CCCU also sits
on the planning committees for the Alliance to Transform
CalFresh and the California Earned Income Tax Credit and
Asset Building Coalition.