Catholic Charities awarded grant from Citizens Bank

October 24, 2019 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington received a $10,000 grant from Citizens Bank. The grant will help to prevent homelessness in low-income families who are vulnerable to unforeseen economic disruptions that threaten permanent housing. The Citizens Bank grant will assist clients and help to alleviate the threat of future crises by providing financial coaching and case management support.

Citizens Bank is focused on fighting hunger, teaching money management, and strengthening communities. Citizens Helping Citizens aims to provide the tools and support to drive the economic vitality of the streets, neighborhoods, and towns.

Richelle A. Vible, Catholic Charities Executive Director said, “This funding will aid us in providing residents throughout the Diocese with funding that will help alleviate some of the burdens they face with their basic needs expenses. It will also allow us to provide counseling and case management services to our clients to prevent future economic crises. We sincerely thank Citizens Bank for its continued generosity and collaboration.”

The Catholic Charities Basic Needs program empowers low-income households to become more self-sufficient. Clients are provided supportive case management services including budget guidance to enhance financial stability, information about and referrals to additional community services, and assistance with obtaining and securing income. Clients of Catholic Charities routinely receive referrals to our internal programs, including our food pantries, diaper bank, thrift services, energy assistance, behavioral health services, and shelters. We positively impact an average of 30,000 individuals each year through Catholic Charities Basic Needs program.

Those in need of assistance should call the closest Catholic Charities office in their county to make an appointment. In New Castle County, call 302-655-9624; in Kent County, call 302-674-1600; and in Sussex County, call 302-856-9578; and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, call 410-651-9608.

About Catholic Charities, Inc.

Established in 1830 as St. Peter’s Orphanage in Wilmington, Catholic Charities delivers critical direct-care human services annually to more than 80,000 individuals and families residing in Delaware and the nine counties of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. No one is excluded from service because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or ability to pay. Services provide help for people that result in positive changes in their daily lives and create strong and productive individuals and families. Learn more at www.ccwilm.org.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $162.7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations, and institutions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management, and small business offerings. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com.