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Taking the Step Toward Citizenship

Taking the Step Toward Citizenship

For many legal immigrants living in the United States, figuring out how to begin the process of becoming a citizen can be daunting. There are many forms to fill out, fees and an exam that tests an applicant’s knowledge of U.S. history and laws. At Catholic Charities...
A Day in The Life of a Catholic Charities Housing Counselor

A Day in The Life of a Catholic Charities Housing Counselor

When the workday ends, the calls and text messages keep coming. There’s the pregnant woman who is not sure how she will pay next month’s rent and a despondent father who recently lost his only child and who doesn’t know how he will go on. Another call is from someone...
Staff Spotlight: Supervising Attorney Abigail L’Esperance

Staff Spotlight: Supervising Attorney Abigail L’Esperance

Catholic Charities recently welcomed Abigail “Abby” L’Esperance, who joins the agency as a Supervising Attorney for Immigration Legal Services. Abby has been an immigration attorney for 15 years and is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and the New College of California,...
Housing Services Continue to Be Available

Housing Services Continue to Be Available

Housing assistance continues to be available to Alameda County and Contra Costa County residents who are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’ve falling behind on rent, need assistance with security deposits or future...
Volunteer Spotlight: Taylor Marshall

Volunteer Spotlight: Taylor Marshall

In the run up to Christmas, the Catholic Charities East Bay’s development team worked long hours to make sure our Joy Bells program, which delivers holiday presents to some of our neediest families, was a success. Joining staff were volunteers, including students from...