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

Updated 09/20/2020 As the public health emergency continues, 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 During this difficult time, Catholic Charities invites the community to join us in providing support and assistance to those in […]

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 […]

Catholic Charities receives federal funding for Bayard House maternity program

October 16, 2018 – WILMINGTON DE – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has received a 3-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. The $200,000 per-year grant will support Catholic Charities Bayard House program, the only licensed residential maternity program in Delaware for homeless, […]

Bishop Malooly rededicates Marydale Retirement Village

May 2, 2018 – NEWARK DE – Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D. Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, rededicated the Marydale Retirement Village, an affordable senior rental com-munity, 135 Jeandell Drive, Newark, DE, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The rededication marks the completion of the comprehensive campus renovation of the senior housing community. The […]

Catholic Charities Celebrates National CACFP Week in March

February 21, 2018 – WILMINGTON DE – During National CACFP Week, March 11 to 17, 2018, Catholic Charities joins with Delaware family child care providers in acknowledging the many ways our community benefits from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Catholic Charities, as one of three Delaware sponsors of the program, works to […]

It’s Time to “Stock the Pantry” at Catholic Charities

January 17, 2018 – WILMINGTON DE – Catholic Charities Inc. again asks all its communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods in order for the agency to meet the continued high demand for emergency food distributions. The food drive will continue throughout the month of February 2018. Donors can drop off food […]