What Do You Have to Be Thankful For?

Imagine if you were fighting stage 4 liver cancer. Imagine receiving an eviction notice, knowing that 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,...

Take Action – Stand in solidarity with Syrian refugees

By Eric L. Steckel In the wake of the tragic events in Paris on November 13, 2015, Catholic Charities of the East Bay urges the community to stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of Syrians and others displaced by the violence in their homeland. While...

Christopher Martinez Selected Chief Program Officer

It is with much joy that I announce that Christopher Martinez has been selected as our new Chief Program Officer (CPO). Christopher joined Catholic Charities of the East Bay in October, 2014 as Director of Legal Immigration Services. He is very passionate and...
Thank You! We Are “the Hands of Hope”

Thank You! We Are “the Hands of Hope”

By Steve Mullin Last month, in the midst of our 2015 Annual Appeal “Be the Hands of Hope,” I received a touching e-mail from a “friend of Catholic Charities.” She described to me how her daughter-in-law, a mother of 4 on a very limited budget, heard our appeal during...
3 Little Known Facts About “Deacon Blues” and Immigration

3 Little Known Facts About “Deacon Blues” and Immigration

By Eric L. Steckel Most of us are familiar with the Catholic Deacons. If you came of age in the ‘70’s, you know the Steely Dan song “Deacon Blues.” If you are an NCAA basketball fan, you know the Wake Forest “Demon Deacons.” A little known fact: The song “Deacon...