Catholic Charities receives grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware

February 23, 2021 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has received a $100,000 BluePrints for the Community grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, it was announced today. Catholic Charities will use the grant money to support its Behavioral Health Services Program for low income families to address emotional, […]

Stock the Pantry’ Food Drive helps Catholic Charities serve the needy

January 27, 2020 – Wilmington, DE –  Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington again asks for all its communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods in order for the agency to meet the unprecedented need for food assistance during the pandemic. The COVID-19-related shelter in place and state of emergency […]

Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities Executive Director Richelle Vible to retire in March

January 8, 2020. – Wilmington, DE – The Diocese of Wilmington will conduct an international search for executive director for Catholic Charities after longtime leader Richelle Vible announced plans to retire in March. Vible announced her intentions in a letter to colleagues Jan. 8. She said her retirement will begin March 3, her 13th anniversary […]

Bishop’s 5K raises nearly $20,000 for Diocese of Wilmington Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Dialog photo/Don Blake By Mike Lang, Dialog Reporter Two hundred runners at Saint Mark’s High School, joined by another 95 virtual entrants, participated Nov. 21 in the Bishop’s 5K, the annual benefit for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. Catholic Charities expects to raise between $18,000 and $19,000 from the […]

Catholic Charities asks donors to Warm Up Winter for the most vulnerable

November 18, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – As temperatures start to decline, Catholic Charities is preparing to Warm Up Winter for its most vulnerable neighbors by collecting new and “gently used” coats, hats, gloves, blankets, and other bedding at each of its service locations throughout the months of November, December and January. Richelle Vible, Executive […]

Cathy Weaver tapped to head Marydale Retirement Village

August 5, 2020 – Newark, DE – Ms. Catherine (Cathy) Weaver, former healthcare executive and school superintendent, has assumed the position of Property Manager of Marydale Retirement Village, a residential community for seniors and persons with disabilities, located in Newark, Delaware. Marydale Retirement Village, operated by Catholic Ministry to the Elderly, Inc., and supervised by […]

Catholic Charities expands emergency food assistance hours and locations in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore

July 2, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is expanding its hours and locations for emergency food assistance. Added locations include the main, Dover and Georgetown offices. Expanded hours at the Thrift Center, Casa San Francisco and Seton Center now offer food availability every weekday. Casa San Francisco also […]

Catholic Charities of Diocese of Wilmington pushes on despite immense increase in requests for goods, services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, Dialog photo/Don Blake By Mike Lang, Dialog Reporter April 28, 2020 – Wilmington, DE – Despite skyrocketing demands brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has maintained the level of service its clients have come to expect, executive director Richelle Vible said […]

Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program provides $1.3 Million in Basic Needs Assistance to those in need

In less than 8 weeks, Catholic Charities Basic Needs Program has processed more than $1.3 million in payments for rent, mortgage, and utilities for hundreds of neighbors affected by the pandemic due to job loss, reduced work hours, and increased expenses. We have also helped those who have lost their homes find safe and affordable […]

Catholic Charities Continues Essential Services During Public Health Crisis

February 2021 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington remains fully committed to our mission of service to the needy and vulnerable in our communities. How You Can Help Catholic Charities invites the community to join us in providing support and assistance to those in need. Please pray for our staff, our clients, and for […]

Maggie and Avery Bare of Georgetown hold coat drive for Catholic Charities

February 2, 2020 – Georgetown, DE – Georgetown girls Maggie and Avery Bare hosted their third coat drive this winter, donating 244 coats to Catholic Charites’ most vulnerable neighbors. Maggie, who is 11 years old, and Avery, age 8, started this annual tradition with the intention of giving back. Their efforts have made a huge impact […]

Your Act of Kindness can Change a Life!

December 2019 – During this holiday season, the spirit of Christmas is all around us! The community becomes more giving, more caring, and increasingly more kind. Watch for random acts of kindness all around, in parking lots, at the mall, or in line at the grocery store. The warmth, compassion, and kindness is evident at […]

Catholic Charities to honor Michael J. Hare at 2020 Annual Tribute Dinner

November 13, 2019 – Wilmington, DE – Delaware native Michael J. Hare will receive the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award at the Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will present the award at the dinner to be held […]

Catholic Charities receives grant to help prevent homelessness in Kent County

October 25, 2019 – Dover, DE – Catholic Charities recently received a $28,000 grant from the Potter Trust to help relieve homelessness for clients in Kent County, Delaware. The CenDel Foundation and the Delaware Community Foundation, which administer funds from the Potter Trust — a gift left by Col. Potter — announced Thursday they have […]

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 […]

Catholic Charities receives grant for Casa San Francisco

August 8, 2019 – Wilmington, DE – The Casa San Francisco program of Catholic Charities recently received a $5,000 grant from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation and its Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support (FACES) program. Funding will purchase transportation services from local vendors so that clients can attend appointments, apply for jobs, and attend […]

Catholic Charities welcomes two case managers at Seton Center

March 19, 2019 – PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Catholic Charities is pleased to announce that Tomasha Blount and Shontia Edwards have joined the staff at its Seton Center location as case managers. The two bring with them a variety of community service experiences that will support the clients that come to the agency for support. […]

Catholic Charities receives donation from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation

January 2, 2019 – WILMINGTON, DE – Catholic Charities, Inc., has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Catholic Charities will use the gift to support its Food Assistance program throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. “Catholic Charities is grateful for the support […]

Seton Center founders move on to new projects

December 19, 2018 – PRINCESS ANNE MD – Two beloved staff members of Seton Center, Sr. Cecilia McManus and Sr. Eileen Eager, will be leaving the program they founded in 1983 at the end of the year. “Catholic Charities thanks the Sisters for their 38 years of dedicated service to the most vulnerable on the […]

Catholic Charities to honor Major General Francis Vavala at 2019 Annual Tribute Dinner

October 29, 2018 – WILMINGTON DE– Major General (Ret) Francis Vavala, Delaware’s Former Adjutant General, will receive the Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award at Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner on Wednesday, April 03, 2019.   The Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, will present the award at the dinner […]