Together, we Give Meaning to Mercy
Children in our communities suffer at the hands of slaveholders who exploit them for profit. Families who’ve been forced to leave their homelands come to the East Bay seeking hope and a new life. Pope Francis calls us to be the church on the street, bringing mercy to the most vulnerable. But what is mercy? Mercy is compassion put into action. We are Catholic Charities of the East Bay; we are the church on the streets. Come join us. Together, we Give Meaning to Mercy.
Peace and Justice for Teens
Safe House for Child Victims of Sex Trafficking:Your Act of Mercy in the Year of Mercy
Catholic Charities of the East Bay is pleased to announce that through a partnership with the District Attorney’s Office, the Oakland Police Department, and the Diocese of Oakland, we will pursue a series of safe houses and independent living facilities for girls victimized by child sex traffickers. Our vision is to be a regional, statewide and national leader in providing healing, hope and dignity for the victims of child sex slavery. Your act of mercy in this year of mercy will help us cast a light on the epidemic of human trafficking.
Transforming Lives – Healing Trauma
Lily had long been the target of bullies. After moving to a new school, her senior year was going well until her best friend betrayed her. He began bullying Lily on the internet and shared her personal photos. Catholic Charities stepped in and was able to help Lily through the difficult time and repair the harmful climate at school. This is her story.
Transforming Lives – Fostering Self-Sufficiency
Imagine if you were fighting stage 4 liver cancer. Imagine receiving an eviction notice, knowing you would be forced from your home unless you paid rent that you simply could not pay. Imagine the fear of homelessness, dreading that your child, or grandchild, would be taken away from you. That is the fear Cassandra lived with, day after day, until a family friend referred them to Catholic Charities of the East Bay’s Critical Family Needs program. This is their story.
Be the Hands of Hope
Hundreds of families in the East Bay are living here because they’ve been forced to leave their homeland. Others suffer from severe grief and trauma. And way too many struggle every day just to put food on their tables. Pope Francis calls us to be the “church on the street.” We have a responsibility to help those less fortunate. We are Catholic Charities of the East Bay … We are the hands of Hope.
Wounded Places – Trailer
Too many children growing up in impoverished communities wrestle with the trauma of street violence, structural racism and almost unrelenting adversity. This special pre-release from The Raising of America series asks not what’s wrong with them but what happened to them, and how can traumatized children and communities heal. Catholic Charities and RTIP’s was profiled in this documentary.
What is Restorative Justice?
This short films looks into what Restorative Justice IS: A simple, practical approach to criminal justice that is rooted in our faith as Christians and Catholics.
Marian Castelluccio, director of mental health at Catholic Charities of the East Bay, appeared on KQED Newsroom in the wake of the Davon Ellis murder. The panel of experts discussed restorative justice, trauma counseling and what we are doing to “Change the Culture.”
Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering
Pope Francis delivered this inspiring message to the Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering October 4th in Charlotte, NC. Pope Francis reminds us that the poor have gifts to offer us – All we need to do is draw near.
For Steve and Peg Wilcox, involvement in Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) has been a decades-long commitment. Hear what inspires them to help: “It’s all about the dignity of each human life and recognizing the gifts that we all have.”