Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
committed to the judeo-christian vision of love, hope, peace & justice for all
Dear Friends and Family of Catholic Charities
“I stayed, but I stayed in a not-very sanitary house where there were rats, there were cockroaches and other very unpleasant things.”
This was the environment 81-year-old Mariana a senior with various health issues, had to stay in to have a roof over her head. For her, this was the only option besides turning to a shelter for a place to sleep. An unhealthy environment for elder seniors is a story we are unfortunately very familiar with at Catholic Charities. Older generations who no longer can work are having difficulty finding housing while also struggling with various health concerns. In the city of San Diego, inflation has made it hard for people to find proper housing. In 2022 the average cost of rent was between $2,187 to $3,570. A range that is so difficult for people who are retired and living off a fixed income of social security to afford, just like in the case of Mariana.
The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) filing fee to apply for DACA is $495.00. Many applicants who qualify to become DACA recipients for the first time do not have the resources to cover the USCIS filing fee.
Apply to become a U.S. Citizen!
A judge from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California temporarily blocked the increase in filing fees that were scheduled to take effect on October 2nd! WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE INJUNCTION TO STOP THE INCREASE IN NATURALIZATION FEES WILL BE LIFTED. DONT DELAY, START YOUR APPLICATION TODAY BEFORE YOU ARE CAUGHT OFFGUARD WITH A FEE INCREASE!
You & Me
DISCOVER THE LIFE-CHANGING STORIES OF THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TOGETHER BY CATHOLIC CHARITIES AND LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP US MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.
Serving San Diego & Imperial County Communities
FOR I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME SOMETHING TO EAT, I WAS THIRSTY AND YOU GAVE ME SOMETHING TO DRINK
The Hands That Feed Us
In this California border town, migrant farm workers line the streets at night in hopes of getting hired for the day. If they’re chosen, the bus leaves now and work starts by sunrise.
The Invisible Homeless
In an epicenter of America’s homeless crisis, the streets are “swept” of living humans each morning—where homeless women go, and how they got here.
Stand in solidarity with the poor and vulnerable in our communities. We invite you as individuals, or as a group to build relationships through presence and service.
Home Away From Home
For many refugees, home is a place they may never return. See resettlement through the eyes of a DRC refugee.
Good Samaritan Society members are our special benefactors who make a monthly gift in support of our programs and services.
Disaster Relief and Recovery
Our disaster response team – along with the knowledge and expertise of our member agencies – mobilizes quickly and effectively to aid those experiencing or recovering from disasters.
Naturalization & Citizenship
Learn about the naturalization application process for U.S. citizenship, eligibility requirements, fee waiver options, English language exemptions, and responses to frequently asked questions in our informative video!
Plan de Emergencia
Caridades Católicas, Diócesis de San Diego (CCSD) es una organización no lucrativa reconocida por la Mesa de Apelaciones de Emigración y por el Servicio de Emigración y Naturalización de los Estados Unidos (USCIS), para proveer asistencia legal de migración a costos nominales.
He came not to be served, but to serve.
We are a ministry of the church caring for the poor and the vulnerable. Our ministry is based on the person of Jesus, who “came not to be served, but to serve.” We believe in the dignity of the human person, and are committed to the Judeo-Christian vision of justice and peace.
Committed to Judeo-Christian Vision of Love, Hope, Peace & Justice for All
Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego, Administration offices are located at The Pastoral Center, 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego 92117. There are no direct services provided at this location. All direct services are housed at sites throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties. If you are unsure of any department’s office or service location, please call 619 323-2841.