Catholic Charities is the social services arm of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Founded in 1907 to care for the orphans of the San Francisco earthquake, Catholic Charities is an independent non-profit organization. All financial contributions directly support Catholic Charities’s programs in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma Counties. Catholic Charities serves and advocates for the poor, the sick, the distressed, children, youth, families, immigrants and seniors, regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by local law.
Rita da Cascia
Rita da Cascia provides unique intensive, coordinated case management services to women and their children impacted by chronic illness and homelessness. Rita da Cascia families may have substance abuse problems, mental health conditions and/or financial needs. Additionally, Rita da Cascia operates the nine-unit Hazel Betsey housing program.
Rita da Cascia ensures that women and children are connected to vital medical, financial, legal and psychiatric services. Through this program, families receive assistance with medical management, care coordination and wellness support. Families are brought together through the activities program for stabilization and socialization coordination.
Rita da Cascia is a designated Special Project of National Significance and serves as a major link in the Centers of Excellence collaboration continuum of care through education, counseling and treatment coordination. – less